SPE Bangalore Section and SPE ISM Student Chapter, in association with AAPG ISM Student Chapter, successfully organised Shell Day on 23 February 2014 at the Golden Jubilee Lecture Theatre at Indian School Of Mines, Dhanbad. The team of dignitaries from Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd. comprised of Kirk Hansen (Principle Pore Pressure Prediction Specialist), Paul Taylor (Geophysics Advisor), Rituraj Singh (Reservoir Engineer), Anshul Kapoor (Reservoir Engineer), Vinay Shinde (Graduate Recruitment and Marketing Team Lead) and Abhinandan Kohli (Petrophysicist).
The event started with a panel discussion on the evening of 22 February, chaired by Prof Dr. M. K. Mukherjee, Paul Taylor, Kirk Hansen, Rituraj Singh, Abhinandan Kohli, and Anshul Kapoor. The agenda of discussion was ‘Career Prospects in E&P Industry’. The experienced panel tackled the questions with great enthusiasm resulting in a compelling discussion.
The next day kick-started with the challenging Shell Case Study competition. The event received a staggering 60 entries, out of which 10 were selected for onstage presentation and assessed by the Shell delegates. The constructive feedback provided by the judges, who appreciated the quality of the proposed solutions, was a great learning experience for the participants as well as the audience.
The post lunch session started with the Game Changing Ideas competition. Designed on the grounds of Shell Ideas 360, this event called for the innovative ideas that aim to provide security in terms of Food, Water, and Energy in the future. The judges and audience enjoyed the enthralling ideas presented by the participants.
This event was followed by the HSSE Video contest, which was the perfect platform for the participants to showcase innovation and creativity. The challenge of identifying an HSSE hazard in the working environment and surroundings and conveying the message within 30 seconds was tackled well by the participants. This was followed by HSSE Poster contest based on a similar theme. These events incorporated awareness about potential risks and hazards amidst the students highlighting the importance of HSSE evaluation and risk mitigation.
The final event, ‘Pre-Intern Talk’ by Vinay Shinde, provided an insight into Shell as a company and focussed on the qualities Shell looks for in their interns.
The finale for the day was the Shell Outstanding Student Award. The judges declared Abhishek Singh as the 2014 Shell Outstanding Student. This was followed by the declaration of results for the day’s events. The wide scale participation, the presence of experienced dignitaries, and duly organised events ensured that Shell Day was a huge success yet again.