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Texas A&M University Student Chapter Visits the Ocean Star Museum

On 11 September, the Texas A&M Student Chapter visited the Ocean Star Museum in Galveston, Texas, USA. Dr. Lane, who was the tour guide for the rig trip, familiarized the students with the components of an offshore drilling rig. The field trip was an overall success and has been scheduled to be for a yearly event for the TAMU student chapter.

What a wonderful experience TAMU Student Chapter.  Keep up the good work!


“You Got 5” With the UPES Student Chapter

On 15 September, the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies student chapter organized an event named “You Got 5”. The event was based on social themes. The students were supplied with a social theme and allotted 5 minutes for preparation after which they had to perform their theme in a skit, monologue, or another method.  Judges decided a winner from 8 teams of participants for a cash grand prize.

The following day, the UPES student chapter held a Tree Plantation Drive. With the help of University staff, 52 silver oak trees were planted.

Congratulations UPES for all of your hard work!

SPE Curtin Chapter Pic

Congratulations SPE Student Chapter of the Month for October – Curtin University!

SPE Student Chapter Curtin University moved beyond obstacles to excel forward excellently!  They have grown from 55 to 227 members. They have been able to maintain a high level of support and services for this greater variety of students.  Their long-term goal is to provide easier access for students to meet industry representatives and to form professional relationships. In meeting this goal, the chapter has operated exclusive networking functions providing students the opportunity to meet more than 30 industry representatives from various major oil and gas companies within Perth and Australia.

The students of this chapter place a great deal of emphasis on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and community involvement.  So, many of them participated in the annual City to Surf Fun Run in Perth to benefit the Activ Foundation.  The activities ranged from 12k walks to half marathons. They lend support to “50 for Kids” and are planning to become involved with the local charity, Telethon.

Awesome job, Curtin Student Chapter!  Congratulations for earning SPE October Student Chapter of the Month!


Distinguish Lecturer Visits Tyumen State Oil & Gas University Student Chapter

The SPE Distinguish Lecturer program continued to celebrate its 50th Anniversary at the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University SPE Student Chapter meeting with Distinguish lecturer Artur Stankiewicz, who is a Global Fluid Domain Head and Scientific Advisor Reservoir Fluids & Geochemistry at Schlumberger.

Mr. Stankiewicz, who has been a guest speaker at TSOGU several times before, spoke to the members about asphaltenes. Mr. Stankiewicz gave the audience a new point of view on the problem and gave examples of his experiences in the field.

During the meeting, Past President Alexey Borisenko (Schlumberger) highlighted the accomplishments that the student chapter has achieved over the past year by winning the Outstanding Student Chapter Award and the Gold Standard Award.


Executive Officers of UTT SPE Student Chapter at the University’s Orientation Day.

UTT SPE Student Chapter Registers 50 New Members

The University of Trinidad and Tobago attended the new student orientation at the Omeara Campus and recruited 50 new members. The student chapter officers expounded on the benefits of being a SPE student member.

Our Secretary and Treasurer assisting new students in the registration process to become members of SPE.
Our Public Relations Officer informing new students at the University about UTT’s SPE Student Chapter and presenting brochures regarding SPE and the student chapter.
Executive Officers of UTT SPE Student Chapter at the University’s Orientation Day.

The UTT SPE Student Chapter also talked with students at the University of S.F.T.I. about becoming student members of SPE.

Executive members telling new students pursuing the petroleum engineering about the benefits of becoming a member of SPE.
Vice-President proudly displaying an article published on the Express Newspaper the recent accomplishments of our chapter receiving the prestigious awards of Gold Standard and Outstanding Student Chapter once again.


Congratulations UTT SPE Student Chapter on recruiting your new members!

Executive members of the UTT SPE Student Chapter (from left to right: President- Nishka Rampersad, Vice-President-Shena LaFoucade, Public Relations Officer- Rebecca Jadoonanan, Treasurer –Vanya Nagir)

University of Trinidad and Tobago Student Chapter Visits the Elderly

On 3 September, the University of Trinidad and Tobago student chapter visited the Couva Extended Care Centre, a facility that houses the elderly and mentally challenged. The student chapter donated hampers to the centre while singing and dancing with the residents.  The charity event was appreciated by the Couva Care Centre staff and patients.

Congratulations, UTT student chapter on all your hard work and making a difference in the lives of others!

Executive members of the UTT SPE Student Chapter (from left to right: President- Nishka Rampersad, Vice-President-Shena LaFoucade, Public Relations Officer- Rebecca Jadoonanan, Treasurer –Vanya Nagir).
Hampers donated to the Couva Extended Care Centre.
Student chapter President and Treasurer distributing refreshments to the patients.
Patients at the Centre enjoying refreshments provided.
The executive members engaged in singing and dancing with the patients.












University of Oklahoma Student Chapter Enjoys Redhawk Game

The University of Oklahoma Student chapter enjoyed an Oklahoma City Redhawks baseball game with Chesapeake Energy on a Sunday afternoon. Chesapeake is the second largest producer of natural gas. The members enjoyed free sodas, water, hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and cookies. It was a great opportunity for the members to interact and share information about SPE, the petroleum industry and coursework.

The University of Oklahoma Student Chapter not only knows how to have fun but they make a difference by donating blood. About 34 members and non-members participated in a blood drive hosted by The Oklahoma Blood Institute at the Rawl Engineering Practice Facility.

The chapter also hosted their cabinet meeting on 26 August, discussing plans and goals for the upcoming year.

Awesome work University of Oklahoma Student Chapter!