SPE Russian Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2010 took place 26-28 October in Moscow. Members of Tyumen SPE Student Chapter participated in the conference. New devices, facilities, and technologies were presented by oil and gas services companies.
Ivan Sinsov, Aleksey Nilaev, Ruslan Lopatin and Dmitry Galios all presented their papers, with postgraduate student Ivan Sinsov from the Engineering of Oil and Gas Reservoirs department (Tyumen State Oil and Gas University) placing second in the PhD division.
On October 30, 2010, five members of SPE Student Chapter CUPB participated in the “2010 SPE Chili Contest” held in Youhuameidi Villa, Beijing, China.
The 2010 SPE Chili Contest, sponsored by the SPE North China International Section, is held twice a year. It promotes communication and cooperation between the oil companies and the SPE Student Chapters with fun activities. The SPE members who took part in this activity were mainly managers and engineers from Schlumberger, Weatherford, Baker Hughes, Anadarko, and other well-known oil companies.
On November 6, 2010, the SPE Student Chapter CUPB held a workshop “My Internship”. Ramsey, President of SPE Northern China International Section and President of Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Limited; Michael Long, production manager of Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Limited; and Lei Yujiang, the Deputy Party Secretary of CUPB, were present at the activity along with other officers. Also, some students with internship experiences from four SPE student chapters, Peking University, RIPED, CUGB and CUPB, were invited.
In the opening speech, Ramsey spoke highly of the achievements earned by the SPE CUPB Student Chapter in the last years. The representatives from four SPE student chapters shared their internship experiences with listeners with the theme “My Internship”.
In the end, Lei Yujiang made a concluding speech. He pointed out that the student chapter was an important academic organization of the university and achieved a lot. He hoped that more students would join in the chapter and benefit from it. Finally, Ramsey, Michael Long and the representatives of four student chapters chatted with the listeners.
In late October, fifteen SPE students from the University of Aberdeen attended a Distinguished Lecturer Series that featured Jerald Dethlefs from ConocoPhillips. Dethlefs spoke at the Douglas hotel about the near-surface external casing corrosio, cause, remediation, and mitigation.
SPE student chapter at University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) recently assisted the university with the First Annual Mr. and Ms. UTT Pt. Lisas Pageant. The current student chapter treasurer, Cleon Theophille, won the Mr. UTT title and Cherise Ransome won the Ms UTT title.
University of Cairo Student Chapter recently hosted their first Ambassador Lecturer Program. The Ambassador Lecturer Program is designed to connect students with the oil and gas industry through lectures presented by young professionals who are 35 years old or younger.
The lecturers share their career development experience since graduation, explore cutting-edge technology, and describe what it is like to work in the E&P industry. The program aims to present the vision of SPE and provide an opportunity for students to hear a young engineer’s perspective on issues confronting the industry.
The student chapter has shown appreciation to: Eng. Ahmed Ali; Eng. Mohamed Kamal; Eng. Hazem Abdul Sattar;
Eng. Eslam AL Araby; Geo. Radwa Obahha; Eng. Nael Sadek. University of Cairo Student Chapter also offer special thanks to their guests from Sapesco Company: Ms. Manal Koka and Eng. Ahmed Magdy.
The students of this chapter solved membership problems by appointing team representatives to update new members on all activities available and assist them with the registration process. This has resulted in the chapter having close to 400 current members. They have sponsored an inter-college football tournament; conducted campus cleaning drives; began work on a video conferencing facility; conducted a panel discussion on Climate Change; participated in the regional student paper contest; conducted Petrowalk (an event to educate young students about SPE and petroleum engineering); and many other events.
Students of ISM Student Chapter have hosted guest lecturers: Mrs. Archana Kumar, who spoke about the importance and impact of post graduation on a petroleum engineer’s career; Professor Prabir Daripa, who spoke on “The effect of chemicals on porous medium during EOR”; and Mr. Vikas Kumar, who spoke on “Practical Aspects of Wire Line Formation Testing and Well Testing”.
One of their goals is to increase the number of students sent to conferences and competitions in order to increase student interaction with global chapters.
Indian School of Mines Student Chapter is doing an excellent job! Once again, congratulations!
Five SPE members from the Eastern North America Region were recognized for their contribution to SPE and technical expertise two weeks ago in West Virginia. Learn more about regional awards and nominate an outstanding individual at http://www.spe.org/about/honors/regional_awards.php.
Left to right: Richard Fulcher; Charles Boyer; Mark Spears, 2010 President’s Award Winner, Most Improved Section; Bill Rubin; David Freeman.
SPE Student Chapter King Saud University (KSU) held its annual open sports day on October 14 at the Sports Arial Dome at King Saud University. More than 50 students attended along with 6 faculty members.
The students were randomly divided into teams of 6 players. Every team played 6 games in football, basketball and volleyball. The teams who got the highest score made up the top 3. There were also separate tournaments of table tennis and handball.
Eng. Abdulbari Arefi in his speech emphasized the importance of these social activities as they strengthen the social bond between the SPE KSU members and the faculty. He previewed some of the programs the chapter will hold in the near future and encouraged the students to participate. Finally, Arefi congratulated KSU for being the SPE Student Chapter of the Month of October.