On December 15, Southwest Petroleum University held an opening ceremony. SWPU is a newly established student chapter that has grown to over 200 members, based in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Dr. Qingyou Lui, vice president of Southwest Petroleum University, congratulated the student chapter on its establishment and encouraged SPE SWPU student chapter to broaden their horizon and strengthen cooperation with other chapters.

Included in the opening ceremony festivities was a technical seminar titled “Oilfield Economics and Value of Information Analysis,” presented by Dr. Joe Voekler from Chevron Corporation.

The successful establishment of the SPE SWPU student chapter has been off to a great start, as they have hosted and sponsored several activities, such as hosting the first SPE student paper contest of the Chengdu Sichuan section.

Congratulations, SWPU, on establishing your student chapter. Keep up the great work!