Category Archives: Asia Pacific

SPE Student Chapter Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Recruits New Members

The PETRONAS student chapter recently organized and held an “Education and Exposure Week”.  The main objectives of this program were to:

  • Cultivate and foster the interest and awareness of the oil and gas industry among the UTP student community.
  • Promote the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS student chapter.
  • Provide a platform for experienced personnel in the oil & gas industry to share their experiences and knowledge with students

The week resulted in over 270  students signing up to be members of the student chapter.

Guest Speaker Ms Zahidah Bt Mohd Zaid from PETRONAS Research Private Limited was invited to give a talk on “Enhanced Oil Recovery.”

 

SPE Student Chapter Palawan State University Donate to Tagabinet School

The Paskong Handong SPE PSU Student Chapter Outreach Program is an annual event held to bring benefits to the indigenous people of Palawan. Gifts, school supplies, canned goods and clothing were given this year to children at the Tagabinet Elementary School in Puerto Princesa City.  Tagabinet is a small community at the foot of the mountains, with no electricity supply. The photos below show the cheer the PSU Student Chapter brought to these children.  What an accomplishment!

SPE announces New Student Chapter of the Month

Way to Go to SPE January 2011 Student Chapter of the Month – University of Petroleum China, Beijing!

Our New Year Student Chapter of the Month, University of Petroleum China, Beijing (CUPB) has been a very busy chapter.

They had chapter representatives participate in the monthly meeting of SEP-NCI in Lido hotel.  The corporate SPE members were managers and technicians were from Schlumberger, Newfield, Corelab, Petrofac, ExxonMobil and other notable petroleum companies.  The theme of this meeting was “The Application of Geomechanics in Research of Shale and Gas”.  The speaker was Dr. Zheng Zhiqiong. The General Manager, Sales and Marketing of North Asia of Baker Hughes, Inc.  The meeting enable participating students to learn how to improve their standards in making wise career goals. 

Members of this chapter attended The 2nd Oil & Gas Horizons” meeting held at Gubkin University in Moscow Russia.  The president of CUPB Chapter made a presentation on their chapter including their outstanding accomplishments.  During the essay contest at this event, Shang Yun, Wang Ping, and Li Qiu from CUPB, all won awards! 

CUPB Student Chapter hosted the technical lecture “Wellbore Cement Integrity Issues in Carbon Capture and Storage”.  Petromentor International Education Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Supported this event where Professor Mileva Radonjic from Louisiana State University presented the lecture.  Dr. RAdonjic gave detailed introduction to the process, summarized the risks and actively discussed the topic with the attending students. 

Last month CUPB hosted a two day visit of visitors from Malaysia University of Technology (UTM).  Chen Mian, the dean of the Petroleum Engineering Department, and Liang Yongtu, the Deputy Party Secretary of the department met the guests in the international center.  The event included personal introductions, lively visits, speeches and taking photos.  Communication included discussion of traditional culture and petroleum engineering knowledge.  They visited labs on heavy crude oil refining, hole stability, oil/gas field development, gas preservation, transportation, oil geology and related topics.

University of Petroleum China, Beijing is definitely expanding their knowledge and growing their chapter!  Congratulations, once again CUPB on being SPE January Student Chapter of the new year! 

Keep up the Good Work!!

View the International Student Paper Contest Winners

2011 International Student Paper Contest Winners

Undergraduate Division

1st Place – Parag Bandyopadhyay, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

2nd Place –  Jeffrey Adams, Texas A&M University

3rd Place – Rodolfo Oliveira, Universidad Federal do Espirito Santo

Master’s Division

1st Place-  Sneha Panchadhara, Louisiana State University

2nd Place-  Guenther Glatz, Stanford University

3rd Place-  Varun Pathak, University of Alberta

PhD Division

1st Place –  Zhouyuan Zhu, Stanford University

2nd Place – Abelardo Barreto, Universidade Estadual Norte Flumnese

3rd Place-  Livia Moreira, Yale University

View past years’ winners.

2010 SPE Chili Contest Held by Student Chapter CUPB

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.

SPE Student Chapter CUPC Holds Student Workshop

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.

SPE Student Member Chosen As a Finalist for Mind Odyssey Competition at Petrotech Conference

Leon Prebeau-Menezes, graduate student at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary and a student member of SPE is representing Team Canada as one of the top 3  finalists for Mind Odyssey, a world competition hosted by the 3rd World Petroleum Congress – Petrotech Conference, New Delhi.
Alberta’s Premier Ed Stelmach is expected to attend the World Petroleum Congress-Petrotech Conference at the 9th International Petrotech 2010 Oil and Gas Conference in New Delhi, Southeast Asia’s largest petroleum show.
The winners Prebeau-Menezes Team Canada and S. Bratt Slett of Norway are scheduled to jointly present their topic on Geothermal Energy for Increasing Oil Recovery to help the oil & gas industry move toward sustainable energy. The competition will be to a world audience in New Delhi November 2, 2010, at the Mind Odyssey Final Challenge. Mr. D.K. Pande,  Director (Exploration) of ONGC India who is also the Vice President of the World Petroleum Council, will be welcoming the local and global delegates.
Mind Odyssey world competition is a challenge where innovative ideas are sought to contribute toward the advancement of energy industry, offer value addition, deliver new benefits and provide solutions for the many challenges faced by the industry: effective management of resources, breakthrough advances in technology, technological developments for new sources of conventional, alternate and green energy sources, and providing solutions to future energy crises.
Learn More:
http://www.fueltheyouth.com/in/program-third-wpc-petrotech-youth-forum
http://www.fueltheyouth.com/in/announcement-results

SPE Student Chapter CUPB Holds a Technical Lecture

On October 14, the SPE Student Chapter China University of Petroleum Beijing (CUPB) held the technical lecture of “Water Quest”. Zhang Hongquan, an associate professor from Tulsa University was invited. During the 2-hour lecture Professor Zhang first analyzed the current situation of water resources in China and other areas of the world and put forward his research and acknowledgement on water use and saving. Based on the theory of water circulation, he proposed some creative views, such as improving the arid climate in the northeast China and revitalizing the Silk Road through water transfer. He then engaged in a lively conversation about water transfer and its feasibility with the students.

After that, Professor Zhang shared his latest patent “Overhead Receiver”. The new technology, which is used for exploration of gas hydrate, helps to solve the problem of high cost and difficulty of the submarine gas hydrate exploration.

The interactive session came last. The active communication between students and Professor Zhang warmed the atmosphere. After the lecture, Professor Zhang took pictures with the Executive Committee of SPE, and then they exchanged souvenirs.