Young Professional members of the Canadian Section will hear a talk 25 June by Dr. David H. Manz, inventor and developer of the BioSand Water Filtration (BSF) system, which is proven to reduce gastrointestinal disease by greater than 60 percent. There are more than 300,000 BSF’s in use in more than 100 countries. Where use of traditional slow sand filtration is limited to treating high quality water supplies for medium to large communities the BSF technology is affordable and appropriate for use in the homes of the poorest families in developing countries to treat almost any water supply they have available.
Sally Knudson, a renowned reservoir engineer, was the featured speaker at a seminar on the potential of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), hosted recently by the University of Dundee SPE Student Chapter. The seminar was attended by 48 students and faculty, each of whom received a copy of the publication How the Indstry Works – An Insider Guide.
27-29 May 2009 are the dates for a technical conference sponsored by the AGH University of Science and Technology. The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for the presentation and exchange of ideas, methods and results in petroleum geology, drilling, geo-engineering, reservoir engineering and gas engineering.
The Global Petroleum Research Institute (GPRI) and Texas A&M University are sponsoring a Disappearing Road competition to design an environmentally friendly drilling site that could be worth USD 10,000 to the univeristy or college engineering department with the best plan. Read contest rules... Check the website for any additional information.
Some 50+ members of the University of Oklahoma SPE Student Chapter recently hosted 2003-2004 SPE Distinguished Lecturer Neal Nagel, who, “gave an exciting and informative presentation including aspects of rock mechanics, stresses around the wellbore, and well planning. Dr. Nagel showed simulations of rock stress and failure using a geomechanics simulation called FLAC3D. The main thing OU SPE was able to take away from this presentation was a greater appreciation and understanding of a problem that could potentially cost a company a lot of money,” according to Chapter Secretary Kyle Ray. Also on the agenda of the November meeting was discussion of the chapter’s outreach programs: Adopt-a-Child and the Sooner Elementary Engineering and Science Clubs.
Members of the Universidad de Cuyo SPE Student Chapter have had an active year, according to their website. Since April, members have attended two technical meetings, hosted a barbeque, and participated in a program to promote petroleum engineering as a curriculum choice for entering freshmen.
Istanbul Technical Univeristy (I-Tech) Student Chapter has been named the November Chapter of the Month. Thirty chapter members took the first ever tour of an offshore facility earlier this year, thanks to the Turkish Petroleum Corporation TPAO. Students were escourted on the tour by TPAO officials who explained the operations and safety features.
The 13 contestants in the SPE Eastern/Mid-Continent/Rocky Mountain Regional Student Paper Contest, held 16 October at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, took time out to visit the monument to four former US Presidents at Mt. Rushmore. 12 of the 13 are pictured (l to r) back row: Taylour Burton, Basar Basbug, Sarah Kassis, Tomas Mora, Pablo Limpias; front Row: Karhik Gopalan, D.J. Snyder, Michael Presho, Denis Pone, Bryan Orr, Saken Konyrbayev, Peter Liang. View the winners’ names from all regions.
SPE Eastern/Mid-Continent/Rocky Mountain Regional Student Paper Contest participants at Mt. Rushmore.