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Build the World Quarterly Winner Announced

Congratulations to the second quarter winner of the 2014 Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest, Deena Al-Khayyal, Saudi Arabia Section!

Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest begins 1 January and ends 31 December each year. By sharing information about the value and benefits of SPE membership and recruiting friends and colleagues, members are rewarded with cash prizes. Quarterly prizes are drawn at the end of March, June, September and December. Learn contest details.

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SPE Recognizes Outstanding and Gold Standard Student Chapters

Congratulations to the 2014 award recipients.

Outstanding Student Chapters

2014 Award Recipients

  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Chapter
  • American University of Cairo Chapter
  • Bandung Institute of Technology Chapter
  • British University Chapter
  • Cairo University Chapter
  • Gubkin University Chapter
  • Heriot-Watt University, Dubai Chapter
  • Kazakh-British Technical University Chapter
  • King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Chapter
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology Chapter
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Chapter
  • Nazarbayev University Chapter
  • Stanford University Chapter
  • Suez Canal University Chapter
  • Universidade Estadual De Campinas Chapter
  • Universidade Estadual Do Norte Fluminense- Darcy Ribeiro Chapter
  • University of Bucharest Chapter
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Chapter
  • University of Port Harcourt Chapter

Gold Standard Student Chapters

2014 Award Recipients

  • Balochistan University of Information, Technology, Engineering, & Management Sciences Chapter
  • Covenant University Chapter
  • Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia Chapter
  • Delft University Chapter
  • Indian Institute of Technology Chapter
  • Instituto Politecnico Nacional Chapter
  • Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas Chapter
  • King Saud University Chapter
  • Marietta College Chapter
  • Mehran University College of Engineering & Technology Chapter, Khairpur
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology Chapter
  • Texas A&M University Chapter
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville Chapter
  • Texas Tech University Chapter
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg Chapter
  • Escola Politeca Da Universidade de Sao Paulo
  • University of Aberdeen Chapter
  • University of Nigeria Chapter
  • University of Uyo Chapter

View all past Outstanding and Gold Standard Student Chapter award winners »

Congratulations to the 2014 Star Scholarship and Fellowship recipients

Congratulations to the following 2014 Star Scholarship and Fellowship recipients!
*Award amounts vary by region. Learn more about the Star Scholarship and Fellowship Program.

Abd El-Aziz Abd El-Kawy, Ahmed – Middle East, Fellow
Ahmadova, Nurlana – North Sea, Scholar
Alfi, Masoud – Gulf Coast North America, Fellow
Amoo, Charles – Africa, Fellow
Arshanda, Muhammad Ichsan – Southern Asia Pacific, Fellow
Bainbridge, Simon – Southwestern North America, Scholar
Bongiovanni, Claudia – Western North America, Fellow
Bouhouche, Mohamed Amine – Middle East, Scholar
Bugheanu, Alexandra Delia – South, central, and Eastern Europe, Scholar
Charoentanaworakun, Achara – Northern Asia Pacific, Scholar
Cherry, Jamal – Eastern North America, Fellow
Cichostepski, Kamil – South, Central, and Eastern Europe, Fellow
Dovbysh, Vadim – Russia and Caspian, Scholar
Durant, Keiron – South America and Caribbean, Fellow
Elahi Naraghi, Morteza – Southwestern North America, Fellow
Elgamal, Ahmed – Middle East, Scholar
Elliott, Jacob – Western North America, Scholar
Fei, Haoxiang – Southern Asia Pacific, Scholar
Forward, Trevor – Canada, Scholar
García, Diego – South America and Caribbean, Scholar
Guinn, Phillip – Eastern North America, Scholar
Harrington, Jonah – Mid-Continent North America, Scholar
Hutahaean, Junko – North Sea, Fellow
Karatela, Ehtesham – Southern Asia Pacific, Fellow
Kondaveeti, Vikran Sai – South Asia, Fellow
Krasnova, Ekaterina – Russia and Caspian, Fellow
Kumar, Sanyog – Rocky Mountain North America, Fellow
LeBlanc, Gerard – Eastern North America, Scholar
Lin, Zhi – Gulf Coast North America, Scholar
Manu, Andra – South, Central, and Eastern Europe, Scholar
Manu, Isaac – Africa, Scholar
Martis, Rithesh – South Asia, Fellow
Mohanathan, Yogeshwary – Northern Asia Pacific, Scholar
Mustafina, Adeliya – Russia and Caspian, Fellow
Okereke, Chidiebere – Africa, Scholar
Olson, Luke – Rocky Mountain North America, Scholar
Omosebi, Omotayo – Africa, Fellow
Paldanius, Ryan – Western North America, Scholar
Patel, Rajan – Canada, Fellow
Rafiee, Javad – Mid-Continent North America, Fellow
Sarkar, Prakhar – South Asia, Scholar
Shah, Swej – North Sea, Fellow
Shakhmaliyev, Ramiz – Russia and Caspian, Scholar
Shamsuddin, Annur Asma Sayidah – Northern Asia Pacific, Fellow
Sherafati, Marjan – Western North America, Fellow
Srivastava, Sukriti – South Asia, Scholar
Szczesiul, Patrycja – South, Central, and Eastern Europe, Fellow
Tripp, Brandon – Eastern North America, Fellow
Tu, Claudia Yuan– Ming – Southern Asia Pacific, Scholar
Wong, Celine – North Sea, Scholar
Yasuda, Eric – South America and Caribbean, Fellow
Ydrogo, Henger – South America and Caribbean, Scholar
Zayed, Mostafa – Middle East, Fellow
Zhu, Bin – Northern Asia Pacific, Fellow

Build the World Quarterly Winner Announced

Congratulations to the first quarter winner of the 2014 Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest, Jean Jimenez, Western Venezuela Petroleum Section!

Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest begins 1 January and ends 31 December each year. By sharing information about the value and benefits of SPE membership and recruiting friends and colleagues, members are rewarded with cash prizes. Quarterly prizes are drawn at the end of March, June, September and December. Learn contest details.

Do you need help recruiting?

UNT Student Chapter

The University of North Texas (UNT) SPE Student Chapter Tours Well Sites

UNT Student Chapter
People in the photo (from left to right): Erin Wood – UNT SPE Treasurer; Ryan Burch – UNT SPE student member; Michael Warren – JW Operating Sr. Operations Engineer; Armstrong Ekpete – UNT SPE student member; Martin Steenbock – UNT SPE student member; Michael McClain – UNT SPE President

The University of North Texas (UNT) SPE student chapter was recently invited by JW-Operating to tour four well sites located in the Justin, Texas, USA area of the Barnett Shale.  Three of the sites were chosen to illustrate varying artificial lift systems and at the final pad on the tour students were able to witness a work-over rig in action. Michael Warren organized the event and solicited assistance from district engineers Shane Haberman and John Lacik, all of JW-Operating Company. The visit lasted roughly four hours with about 30 minutes at each location and some additional time in the field office showing students plunger lift valves and equipment. This was a great experience for the UNT SPE student chapter members and we cannot thank JW-Operating enough for their support of our growing student chapter.