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International Young Professionals Competition

“World Energy…Gate to the Future”

Energy demand is expected to increase about 35% in the next 30 years. This demand will be driven by a large increase in electricity demand to generate power for homes, businesses, and industries. In the mix of energy resources, oil and gas have played an important role for decades and are expected to be the leading two energy fuels over the next 50 years and beyond, despite the fast growth of renewables.

The future of this energy demand growth depends on access to reliable and affordable energy so that economies can prosper. This growth has to be balanced with the need to protect the environment to ensure healthier lives for us and our children.

Discuss how oil and gas would continue to play an important role in the future of energy supply and what steps should be taken to ensure that such supplies are accessed, produced and used in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

Competition Format

  • Young Professionals need to submit 350 words abstract and if their paper is selected they have to write extended abstract (2000–4000 words); full manuscript is optional
  • PowerPoint Presentation and Poster Presentations will be selected for the competition
  • 8 final papers will be selected for Power Presentation Competition and 22 will be Posters
  • Winners will get valuable prizes and the papers will be published on SPE Library.
  • Deadline to submit your abstract is 30 August

All abstracts to be submitted to May Asmer, IPTC young members manager, at

Schedule of Events

21 January

Time Programme


Arrival and Registration


Introduction and Welcome Speech by SPE President


Presentation by SPE Qatar Section and David Khemakhem


Coffee Break


YP Presentation Competition (Meeting Room)


YP Poster Presentations (Youth Pavilion)

*winners will be announced at 7th IPTC Closing ceremony