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SPE Middle East Students Petrobowl
When: March 10 – March 12, 2012
Location: The British University of Egypt Campus
The 3 day event includes:
Icebreakers, Guest Speakers, Workshops, Petrobowl,
To Register or if you have questions, email email@example.com
Team Registration Deadline is 20 February 2012.
The University of Manchester student chapter was only established in 2011, but they have already worked hard to put the chapter’s goals into action. The students want to increase technical knowledge, establish professional networking opportunities and create communication and relationships with other student chapters within the London Section.
To assist its members in increasing their knowledge of the industry, the chapter hosted guest lecturer Mike J. Smith. Mr. Smith, formerly the British Petroleum’s Vice President of Reservoir Management, gave a lecture on the topic of “Deepwater Drilling and Macondo”. He covered techniques and equipment for extracting hydrocarbons from underwater reservoirs and the challenges connected to this process.
Increasing interaction amongst other student chapters within the London Section prompted the Manchester Student chapter to organize the 1st SPE Northern Universities Winter Football Cup. Other universities that participated included the University of Leeds and University of Salford. The event comprised 5 a-sided teams from each university. The chapters competed for a trophy and the honor of being champions of the first ever inter-chapter competition. Not only did the student chapter organize the event, but they were crowned the winners as well!
Engaging its members, the University of Manchester promotes team building and strengthens team spirit with activities like bowling and rock climbing.
Congratulations, University of Manchester, for being selected as the SPE February Student Chapter of the Month!
The 6th International Siberian Early Career GeoScientists Conference
When: 9th -23rd June 2012
Where: Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia
- Oral Presentation
- Training Sessions
- Field Trips
- 20th February 2012 – Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
- 1 March 2012 – Information regarding accepted Abstracts
For more information and to register, visit http://sibconf.igm.nsc.ru.
10th -12th February 2012
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies SPE Student Chapter
- Techuminati (Paper Presentation)
- Experience Sharing Programme
- Virtuso (Poster Presentation)
- Symposium 2012
- Source Code (Programming)
- Shutter Speed (Photography)
- Noesis (Quiz)
- Soccer Match
Eminent Personalities Visiting the Chapter:
- Mr. John Hoppe, Development Disciplines Manager, Shell India
- Mr. Alain Labastie, 2011 President SPE International
- Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva, Director Offshore, ONGC
- Dr. Tarum Chakraborti, President, SPE North India Section
For more information about UPES SPE FEST 2012, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The UTT student chapter of the month has been keeping busy engaging its current members and recruiting new ones. The executive member of the UTT student chapter visited the University’s S.F.T.I campus where they demonstrated the benefits of being a student member of SPE.
They highlighted the achievements that the student chapter has achieved and seminars and forums that the chapter has hosted, including a seminar on “Production Optimization using ESPs, presented by a past graduate of UTT who is currently training at Petrotrin.
Along with recruiting and retaining members, the UTT chapter encourages it members to give back to the community. The student chapter held its annual blood drive in September that allowed each chapter member to give blood.
Also, in September, the student chapter donated hampers to the elderly and mentally challenged at the Couva Extended Care Centre. They singed and danced while visiting with the patients.
On November 30, UTT student chapter hosted their third annual “Trini Christmas Breakfast” from which the proceeds from the dishes that were sold are used to prepare food hampers for those who are less fortunate.
Congratulations, University of Trinidad and Tobago for achieving student chapter of the month. Keep up the great work!
Mr. Labastie was introduced by the UPPA student chapter president Brice Siewe during a visit to University of Pau. Mr. Labastie presented on “Hydrocarbons Reserves and Resources: Facts and Myths”. He spoke about unconventional resources, which represent huge resources, and the challenges associated with converting them into reserves and production. These challenges include high technology development, investment and a large open field of jobs. Another aspect of their exploitation is that they can remodel economy by allowing countries to become energetically independent.
As he concluded his talk, Mr. Labastie gave details about SPE, the members, student chapters, conferences, forums and workshops that SPE offers.
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!
SPE METU NCC student chapter organized a “Summer Practice Guidance & Photo Exhibition” seminar on December 12. Selected Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering students who had their summer practice shared their experiences with other students. They shared their difficulties, positives and social and technical terms. The photo exhibition also showcased photos from the summer practice.
In addition to the photo exhibition, Prof. Dr. Salih Saner presented the Past President award to the previous student chapter president Harun Yarim.
Some of SPE’s most active and excited members are the students. Our 230 student chapters span six continents, and several times a month we receive new chapter activity reports about the latest field trips, fundraisers and competitions hosted all over the world. Being a student member is both fun and educational, and we want you to join!
Membership is not free by default, but our professional members will cover your dues in full if you are not able to pay. All you have to do is check the box “have professional member cover my dues” during the sign-up process. Otherwise, annual fees range from USD 10 to 14. Yes, that’s it! See the chart at the bottom of our join page for details.
Connect with peers
Belonging to a student chapter will give you the footing and support you need as you begin your involvement at SPE. Our chapters divide their time between activities that enrich their education and give back to the community.
And, don’t worry, it’s not all work. Our chapters know how to have fun! Earlier this month, the University of Manchester Student Chapter organized the SPE Northern Universities Winter Football Cup in England. We document many of these activities on this blog.
Connect with the industry
You’ll get a head start on networking and have access to industry professionals at the 60+ events and meetings SPE holds all over the world.
The student registration fees to attend these events are significantly lower than those of professionals and, sometimes, they are waived entirely. The largest conferences and workshops typically offer some type of networking or competition event geared toward students. Winners from the annually held regional paper contests are flown each year to the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (last year’s conference was held in Florence, Italy!) to compete in the international paper contest. This is one of our most popular conferences, and it attracted 9,400 oil and gas professionals from 57 countries this past November. Learn about the conference here.
If you can’t make it to an event, our eMentoring Program can match you with a professional member from anywhere in the world. Our mentors are ready to dispense their wisdom at your request, whether by email or phone, and you remain paired for an entire year. As with all student programs at SPE, this one is free!
This is just a slice of the benefits our students experience after becoming a member. Check out our students page to learn all the ways you can benefit from membership and get involved.
We dedicate more than one million dollars every year to scholarships and fellowships. You must be an SPE member to apply for most of them. Our SPE sections also give out scholarships to students in their regions. Learn more.
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