The September SPE student chapter of the month is British University in Egypt (#6052)!

The students of this chapter has goals to progress more internationally, increase awareness of SPE, learn about other cultures and network with them.  Their campaign is “One Petroleum World Without Borders”.  They are overcoming language barriers and finding ways to manage expenses with a lack of funds.

The students are contacting schools and scheduling Energy4me sessions with the aid of SPE Brochures; have finished planning their chapter’s new uniforms, magazine and campus booth.  They are planning now also for their “SPE Market” project, are in negotiation for a Schlumberger’s Petrel software grant, and are planning to organize and host a “Middle East Petrobowl Competition” at their campus for Middle East chapters for better networking opportunities. Their chapter’s website will soon be released, and they have had social trips as part of their summer fun.

British University in Egypt chapter has completed a 1-month educational program with Yangtze University and are now preparing for two other programs: one at Texas A&M, USA, and the other at North Carolina University, USA.  They have had a successful international coordination between their chapter and Chengdu Study Group consisting of a dinner meeting, greeting and recognition awards distribution.  The 3-day event planned and completed with networking, exchanging cultures, social outings, knowledge sharing, as well as planning for future events. They have also conducted three SPE awareness sessions at three different universities in China ( Yangtze University, South West Petroleum University “SWPU” and Chengdu University of technology “CDUT”).   They have participated at the SEG ExxonMobil Student Educational Program in Turkey and are currently preparing a team to participate in Denver at ATCE 2011.  There is also a team preparing to participate at IPTC 2011 Education Week in Bangkok, Thailand.  Other accomplishments include summer internships at these companies: Schlumberger, Halliburton, Shell, Dana Gas, Eni, Gupco, Agiba and Suco.

The British University in Egypt (BUE) has overcome obstacles and had outstanding achievements, now adding SPE Student Chapter of the Month for September to their long list!  Congratulations!