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Ms. Ezeoba (in white) demonstrating how to prepare Oil Based Mud.

SPE Student Chapter University of Ibadan Takes a Field Trip to MI-Swaco

Here is a summary of the Ibadan Chapter’s recent field trip to MI-Swaco.

Venue: Port Harcourt Office of MI-Swaco, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Speakers: Mrs. Riman and Ms. Ezeoba

Highlights of the Program:

  • A visit to the laboratory
  • A lecture on safety in the laboratory
  • Description of various equipment in the laboratory
  • Preparation of Oil-Based Mud by the students
  • A visit to the storage facility
Ms. Ezeoba (in white) demonstrating how to prepare Oil Based Mud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From L-R (Front Row) John, Deborah, Tunde, Tosin, Mrs Riman, Ayowole, Bolaji, Ms. Ezeoba, Sope, Tope and Toba

 

 

SPE Student Chapter Kazakh National Technical University Invites You to the 8th International Oil and Gas Youth Forum

The KNTU Chapter wish to invite other SPE student members to participate in their International Oil & Gas Forum, which will take place on April 16-17, 2011.   The organization of Annual Forum has become a tradition for the chapter.

Address: Kazakh National Technical University named after K.I. Satbayev; 22 Satbayev Str., Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan.

For more information, or if you want to attend, visit our official website www.kntu-spe.org or contact spe.forum2011@gmail.com.

The Forum’s objectives include:

  • The study and analysis of the development of the global petroleum industry.
  • Discussion of students’ ideas on science and technical decisions for oil and gas exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing development.
  • Interaction between experienced professionals of oil and gas industry and students.

The Forum will contain:

  • Guest presentations about the latest technologies of  the industry brought by leading engineers of major companies.
  • The Round Table with participation of companies’ representatives, University officials and students.
  • Role Game
  • “Oil Games”: Petroleum Engineering intellectual contest
  • Paper contest
  • Technical Sessions: training, seminars and lectures by professionals
  • Petroleum Party
Moret Comprehensive College win the quiz in the Zone A round.

SPE Student Chapter University of Ibadan Holds “Catch Them Young” Program

The University of Ibadan Chapter successfully ran a series of three workshops at different venues (or “zones”).  Overall, approximately 400 students from 10 colleges and schools participated.

The idea of the scheme was to give students an insight into the petroleum and engineering industry. The events proved to be popular with the participants.

The following Chapter members gave talks on the topics “Petroleum Engineers Make a World of Difference”, “SPE and its Benefits” and “Safety Tips”: Gbenga Abe, Tunde Awojobi, Toba Isehunwa, Demeji Adeyemi, Yinka Bamidele, Gerald Ekechukwu, Rufus Oluwaseyi  and Victor Oyebokun.

The program also included the following:

  • Quiz Competition for participating schools
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Award of Certificate of Participation
  • Presentation of a short drilling video
Moret Comprehensive College win the quiz in the Zone A round.
The Zone C Q&A session was extremely useful.
SPE Student Chapter University of Idaban President Gbenga Abe giving the certificate to Zone B participants.
Zone A participants.

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.

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SPE Student Chapter KNUST Visits Ashanti Mines

On October 2nd, approximately 250 attendees, 143 of those SPE members of the SPE Student Chapter Kwame – Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, visited the Anglo-Gold Ashanti Mines Sansu Shaft at Obuasi as part of a Geology field observation. The mine is the biggest in Ghana and one of the largest in Africa.

Kwame Photo

The members toured the general geology and specific geology areas of the site, including the Sansu Shaft, which is the largest shaft there. Members saw the actual operations involved in the selection of the rock and the breaking of it. They went on to observe the conveyor system and the processing unit. Finally, the students were guided through the chemical processing to see gold processing.

Kwame Photo

German Section of SPE Hosts Student Technical Conference

A yearly event, Student Technical Conference hosted by the Germen Section of SPE recently took place in Wietze, Germany on the 7th and 8th of October. The program was both enjoyable and educational. Several universities were given the opportunity to speak at the event. The universities included TU Clausthal and TU Berlin among others. There were over 15 prominent speakers. 10 participants took part in the poster contest. A program summary is available for download. Cheers to a successful event!