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
2011 International Student Paper Contest Winners
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
1st Place- Sneha Panchadhara, Louisiana State University
2nd Place- Guenther Glatz, Stanford University
3rd Place- Varun Pathak, University of Alberta
1st Place – Zhouyuan Zhu, Stanford University
2nd Place – Abelardo Barreto, Universidade Estadual Norte Flumnese
3rd Place- Livia Moreira, Yale University
View past years’ winners.
In late October, fifteen SPE students from the University of Aberdeen attended a Distinguished Lecturer Series that featured Jerald Dethlefs from ConocoPhillips. Dethlefs spoke at the Douglas hotel about the near-surface external casing corrosio, cause, remediation, and mitigation.
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.
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.
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!
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Congratulations to the University of Aberdeen for hosting their first official SPE Student Chapter Meeting. The first meeting had 43 members in attendance. Alan Dick, from the SPE Aberdeen Section, presented to the Engineering Department Students. His topic of discussion was SPE – he elaborated on the various aspects and activities about SPE.
The purpose of the SPE President’s Award For Section Excellence is to recognize SPE sections whose efforts in member programs, technology dissemination, and cooperation with other SPE sections distinguish them. Because the award recognizes exceptional merit in a number of areas, it is not required that an award be given every year; up to six awards may be given annually. Learn more.
2011 Winning Sections
2011 Most Improved Sections
Calgary and Port Harcourt (tie)
2011 Most Innovative New Program
Ghana and London (tie)
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology SPE Chapter sponsored the Maiden Ambassador Lecture Program on 3 September 2010. Approximately 180 people attended the event to listen to the Ambassador Lecturer, Etta Agbor, Regional YP Coordinator for Africa.
SPE Student Chapter at Federal University of Technology in Owerri, Nigeria recently held their annual week of events. The events included an Ambassador Lecturer program, a field trip, and community service projects.