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University Students Programme

Since its inception in 2005, the Young Members Activities series has grown rapidly in size, global representation and importance, offering a business platform for experts, researchers and leaders of the oil and gas industry to network, to recruit and share technical and industrial information with high school and university students. SPE continues to play an important role in spreading the word and educating students on the latest technologies and give extraordinary examples from major companies within the oil & gas industry.

2014 SPE Regional University Students Programme

This programme is for the benefit of the best undergraduate geosciences and engineering students from national and international institutions. The Steering Committee selected 65 students to attend the programme.

The purpose of this programme is to give the students a clear insight of the industry that they are about to join; to allow them to return to their universities and colleges with a positive message to relate to their fellow students; and to provide opportunities for students to form new friendships and to work together on joint activities. At the same time, the students will be interacting with a number of major industry employers who are constantly looking to recruit the best talent from institutions across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

University Challenge

The Society of Petroleum Engineers is holding a 2014 Regional University Students Programme “University Challenge” alongside the 2014 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), 10–13 November 2014.

The purpose of the Education Week is to give students a clear insight into the petroleum industry, to work together on a joint technical project and to provide opportunities for students to extend their network. During this event, the students will be interacting with a number of major industry employers who will be offering job opportunities to a selection of students.

The University Challenge Steering Committee finalised the list of top students who are studying in engineering, geosciences and science degree programmes from qualified institutions across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Invited students will be asked to research an energy related topic, with guidance from a Young Professional Mentor from one of the sponsoring companies. The students will then work with a number of peers during the week to develop a final report and compete against other teams at the event. During this week, the students will take part of a number of activities such as non-technical discussions, career fair, team building activities led by young professionals and field trips.

After the event, participating students are encouraged to share their final presentations with their peers and faculty while sharing their experience and learnings from the ADIPEC Conference and University Challenge. 

1st and 2nd Year University Students Programme

This programme is to encourage national students from different disciplines to consider a career in the oil and gas industry. The programme will include an Industry Education Session where invited speakers will present about their day-to-day job responsibilities, challenges, achievements and the importance of adding value to the industry.

The programme will also address the world of opportunities for non-energy professionals and what they can add to the energy industry. The University Students Programme will be a mix of educational discussions and team building activities where students will also have the opportunity to visit the ADIPEC exhibition to learn about the cutting-edge products and services companies are showcasing.

Steering Committee

Yousef Rashed Al Nuaimi, Chairperson

Jonny Macklin, Co-chair      
Baker Hughes

Ruba Saleh, Co-chair     

Abdulrahman Al Hebsi  
Mubadala Petroleum

Adedayo Dada                

Animesh Kumar              

Bashayer Saif Al Muhairi 

Celine Duheron              

Hamza Ahmad Khan      
Baker Hughes

Khalfan Shuaili                

Khalid Javaid   

Louai Machhour                                            

Mohammed Hakim       

Nansi Zakak                    

Nelly El Ridy                    

Rabih El Chaar                

Ray Richardson              

Sami Abdulla Al Saadi    

Shorooq Al-Saqabi         

Sultan Al Ghaithi            

Takeshi Hokari               
Mitsui & Co


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