Saudi Arabia Section Hosts YP Technical Symposium 

The SPE Saudi Arabia Section hosted its third Young Professional (YP) Technical Symposium in March at the Plaza Conference Center, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. "We as young professionals are cognizant that the future is laden with opportunities, but also full of challenges," said Yousif Al-Tahan, vice-chairman for YP and Student Outreach (YP&SO), Saudi Arabia Section, at the opening ceremony. "The future doesn't worry us--it excites us." It was the largest YP gathering ever in the country, with more than 400 delegates from local and international oil companies participating. Saudi Aramco President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Khalid A. Al-Falih opened the gathering by emphasizing his company's support for technical professionals in their career growth.