Distinguished lecturer Dr. Hazim Abass of Saudi Aramco helped celebrate 50 years of the Distinguished Lecturer Program by speaking at Tyumen State Oil & Gas University. Dr. Abass is a graduate of Baghdad’s University of Oil & Gas and the Colorado School of Mines in Denver. He is now a leading petroleum engineer at Saudi Aramco. Dr. Abass holds 9 patents and has written 40 research articles. The student chapter enjoyed a lecture on the “Use and Misuse of Applied Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering”. It was Dr. Abass’s first trip to Russia, and he was excited to share his experience of working in the petroleum industry. He worked at the Halliburton research center in Oklahoma and then moved to the Venezuela research center. The TSOGU student chapter was honored to have the opportunity to interact and gain the knowledge of someone with Dr. Abass’s experience.
First Technical Congress of Enhanced Oil Recovery
15-17 November 2011, Quito, Ecuador
The SPE Student Chapter Escuela Politécnica Nacional is hosting the First Technical Congress of Enhanced Oil Recovery.
The EPN-SPE Student Chapter aims, with this congress, to create a much clearer, updated and practical view of the methods for the additional oil recovery for students from different universities whose future profession is related to the oil industry.
Please join us in congratulating RGIPT – they have been extremely busy the past month!
The chapter organised “A Blood Donation Camp: Ardaan” at their campus, for the first time in RGIPT, in association with Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University. The aim was to spread awareness on the importance of blood donation and how it can save lives. Over 70 students participated.
A poster competition titled ‘Accidents in Oil and Energy Sector’ was organised. 45 abstracts were initially submitted, and 12 teams were then selected and asked to create one poster per team. The posters were judged on the content covered, organization of matter, quality/clarity of poster and how well the team answered questions from a panel of 6 judges, including faculty members. The three highest scoring teams were awarded with a prize.
The chapter launched a career guidance program, covering schools in and around the city. The aim was to make young students realize what they could achieve by making their way to the petroleum industry.
Topics covered included:
- An introduction to the petroleum industry and importance of this sector to the society.
- The role of petroleum engineers and their demand around the world
The RGIPT Chapter is going to continue the program in other schools in the future.
Additionally, over 100 students attended a Distinguished Lecturer session led by Mr. Chaman Lal, General Manager (Reservoir Division, KDMIPE Dehradun), who is also the Membership Chairperson of the SPE North India Section. He shared his vast experience of petroleum reservoir industry with the students.
RGIPT have shown that a chapter can give back to the community, educate their members and raise awareness of the importance of the industry to future generations. Congratulations RGIPT!