Position: Chairman, SPE Digital Energy Technical Section
Saeed Mubarak is the Chairman of SPE Digital Energy International Technical Section (DETS), a member in the advisory Committee of SPE Data Science and Engineering Analytics (DSEA), and an industry advisor for Texas A&M University SPE student chapter. He has served in numerous international technical steering, advisory board, program committees member, and in the SPE International M&I awards advisory committee.
Saeed has twenty-eight years of Petroleum Industry and has served the industry in various capacities that span across local and international levels, technical and administrative, simple to leadership roles. He was an SPE international distinguished lecturer, a panelist, keynote or invited speaker and discussion leader of in numerous events held in 20 counties including conferences, workshops, forums, symposia and social events. He has developed several technical courses and workshops, mostly about digital oil fields and challenging paradigms. He is also a recognized as a thought provoking author who has published tens of articles to promote innovation and challenge conventional wisdom within & beyond the digital energy and intelligent field including a book titles: “Any Version of History is just a Story”.
He is currently an intelligent fields and petroleum engineering consultant at Saudi Aramco, based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He began his career in 1992 with Saudi Aramco where he worked as Reservoir, Production, Drilling & Completion, Facilities, Knowledge Management, and Intelligent Fields engineer and specialist. He has led several important teams including the strategic team managing the world’s largest intelligent fields in Saudi Aramco.
His contributions to industry were recognized by renowned technical, governmental and social authorities. He is recipient of several recognitions including the 2009 SPE Regional Management and Information award, 2012 WorldOil Innovative Thinker award, 2013 Saudi King’s award for innovation and the 2014 SPE international award for management and information. He also earned the 2011/2012 SPE Saudi Section "Community Service Award" for his contribution to Social programs. He was a finalist in 2016 WorldOil Lifetime Achievement award, and the recipient of the international 2019 SPE Distinguished Service Award, and the 2019 SPE Distinguished member award. Saeed holds a bachelor degree in Chemical engineering and a master degree in petroleum engineering, both from KFUPM and he has graduated from Saudi Aramco Technologist Development Program as Realtime Reservoir Management and Intelligent Fields specialist.