Sponsored by the SPE Colombia Section (with special thanks to Cesar Patino, Ecopetrol SA) and held in Bucaramanga, 16 teams from 4 universities competed with over 250 spectators. This was the first time the Colombian Student Chapters had worked together, and it was so successful that they have decided to make it an annual event. Continue reading
Congratulations to the University of Aberdeen for hosting their first official SPE Student Chapter Meeting. The first meeting had 43 members in attendance. Alan Dick, from the SPE Aberdeen Section, presented to the Engineering Department Students. His topic of discussion was SPE – he elaborated on the various aspects and activities about SPE.
To promote healthy teamwork and as a bid to ease some stress among the burgeoning students of ISM, the SPE ISM chapter organised a football match under floodlights between BG Warriors and Shell Super-kings, the names chosen very germane. The game was played on 21st September at 21:30 IST in the Upper playground of the campus. It was inaugurated by Dr. Ajay Mandal, the faculty sponsor of the chapter. The game went on for about an hour but could find no clear winner as both teams matched each other stroke for stroke. The game went into extra time and finally after two hours of competitive and enjoyable football, Shell Super-kings defeated the Warriors by 3-1 in extra time.
The game rejuvenated the students and left some happy memories for all the final year students participated. This game also went a long way in giving a much needed respite to the students from their intense academic schedule.
On 13 September 2010, Mr. Ruchir Srivastav, University Alumni and currently current employee for Reliance Industries Limited, E&P visited campus. He interacted with the students and shared his corporate and technical experience. Mr. Srivastav gave a lecture on Well completion and various technologies involved in it. He also shared his memories of last years at University. Later he answered various queries of students related to technology and career prospects. There was 70 members at the meeting.
Congratulations to King Saud University SPE Student Chapter for being selected Student Chapter of the Month for October!
King Saud University Student Chapter has been on the go with new programs, field trips, sporting events and all kinds of things. They recently developed a new program that chooses a member and an administrative each month based on specific standers that a member or an administrative must achieve to be honored. The SPE-KSU member for August is Yazeed S. Alowaisi and SPE-KSU Administrative Person of the month is Abdullah A. Al-Abdusalam. Earlier in the year around 15 students and 4 faculty attended the Ganadriah, a heritage and cultural festival.
20 student chapter members participated in the Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition and its associated events that was held in Al-khobar city. There was a geological trip to (Dammam Dome) where students visited the well-known prosperity well and the details of its discovery and the geological beds that lie in its formation. Then the students headed to another geological site to review the geological characteristics and the types of the rocks along with the theories of the Composition and sedimentation. The trip was very interesting and fun providing information on the geological history of the eastern province, history of the sediment oil and its migration. 12 students attended petroleum engineering courses at Saudi Aramco participating in seminars and paper contests. During their kick-off meeting for this year the chapter president gave a speech about the chapter’s previous activities and showed a video highlighting the chapter’s main events. The chapter organized its first Ramadan Iftar this year.
Once again Congratulations Students at King Saud University Student Chapter – SPE October Student Chapter of the Month! We wish this very active chapter continued success!
The Society of Petroleum Engineers- Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering students’ chapter inaugurated the chapter office for the current academic year (2010-2011) in the gracious presence of industrial experts from ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) and esteemed academicians of the institution. Our students were fortunate in having guest lecturers from Shri S.V. Rengachari ( Basin Manager, ONGC) & Col Jitendra Prasad (Head, Regional Lab, ONGC). Mr.Emmanuel Singh (Secretary, SPE Chennai Section) addressed the freshmen on SPE section & chapter operations thereby encouraging their involvement in the society. The inauguration programme was followed by technical presentations by students of the department and technicultural skit by the students in the penultimate year. Being one of its kinds in chapter’s path, the events were considered a success.
150 members attended this along with fifteen guests and fifteen faculty members.
This past July, the Sabah Section held their first Energy4me educational outreach event. A group of 15 young professionals visited 112 pupils and 17 teachers at SK Kabajang in Beufort, Sabah. This was the first destination chosen as part of the Sabah Section’s strategic plan for educational outreach as part of their Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Continue reading
Take Advantage of ATCE!
If you are planning to attend the 2010 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Florence this September, here are some tips for getting the most out of your trip: Continue reading
Congratulations to the newest student chapters just approved!
Atyrau Oil and Gas Institute, Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
The SPE Student Chapter at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing recently held a “Petroleum Knowledge Competition.” Fifty-two students from various departments of the university attended the competition, and sixteen of those students made it past the first round of the competition. Those sixteen students were then divided into four teams to compete against each other. The four teams were: Brave Drilling Bit, Gambit, Crown, and Black Gold. The competition consisted of the teams answering technical and non-technical questions associated with the oil and gas industry. Continue reading