SPE Live: Outlook for Energy After COVID-19 —What’s Next?

Join us for this SPE Live as we take a look through the spyglass and anticipate what 2022 has in store for the future of the energy sector. 

Guest Speakers:
Tom Blasingame, 2021 SPE President, Texas A&M University
Kamel Ben-Naceur, 2022 SPE President, Nomadia Energy
Qasem Al-Kayoumi, SPE Middle East and North Africa Regional Director
(formerly ADNOC)

This SPE Live conversation will be moderated by Pam Boschee, JPT Managing Editor,
Society of Petroleum Engineers.

This SPE Live is categorized under the Management technical discipline.

Kamel Ben-Naceur

2022 President

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Kamel Ben-Naceur is CEO of Nomadia Energy Consulting, where he advises on sustainable energy policies and global/regional energy economics and outlooks. He has worked as a chief economist for a major oil and gas company and oilfield services company. Ben-Naceur has also worked as a director of the International EnergyAgency and as an energy minister for the Tunisian government. He has chaired several SPE global committees, including Business Management and Leadership, the International Forum Series, and CO2Capture and Storage. He has also taught several SPE courses on global energy, and strategic thinking and planning. He was technical director for Management & Information on the SPE International Board of Directors from 2008–2011. Ben-Naceur was also an SPE Distinguished Lecturer from 2009–2010 and received an SPE Distinguished Member Award and SPE Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He has co-authored over 120 publications and 17 books. Ben-Naceur holds a bachelor’s degree from the Paris Diderot University and a master’s degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

Tom Blasingame

2021 President

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Tom Blasingame is a Professor and holder of the Robert L. Whiting Professorship in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station Texas.  He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M — all in Petroleum Engineering.  In teaching and research activities, he focuses on petrophysics, reservoir engineering, analysis/interpretation of well performance, exploitation of unconventional reservoirs, and technical mathematics. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M.  He served as Assistant Department Head (Graduate Programs) for the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M from 1997 to 2003, and has been recognized with several teaching and service awards from Texas A&M.

Blasingame is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (2000) and the recipient of the SPE Distinguished Service Award (2005), the SPE Uren Award (for technology contributions before age 45) (2006), the SPE Lucas Medal (SPE’s preeminent technical award) (2012), the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal (2013), the SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty (2014), and SPE Honorary Membership (2015).  He has served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2005-2006) and as the SPE Technical Director for Reservoir Description and Dynamics (2015-2018).  He has prepared approximately 160 technical articles and has chaired numerous technical committees and technical meetings.

Qasem Al-Kayoumi

Regional Director

SPE Middle East and North Africa (formerly ADNOC)

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