Category Archives: Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

President’s Award for Section Excellence Recipients

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 Winning Sections



Gulf Coast

LA Basin


Saudi Arabia


2011 Most Improved Sections

Calgary and Port Harcourt (tie)

2011 Most Innovative New Program

Ghana and London (tie)

Previous Years

Outstanding Student Chapters Announced

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award (OSC) is presented to the chapters whose programs, activities, and levels of participation during a single academic year distinguish that chapter from others.

2011 Award Recipients

University of Ibadan

UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta

Istanbul Technical University

University of Trinidad and Tobago

NED University of Engineering & Tech

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Tyumen State Oil and Gas University

Student Chapters that Achieved the Gold Standard, 2011

University of Ibadan
Institute of Management & Technology (IMT)

Malaysia University of Technology (UTM)
UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta
University of Petroleum China, Beijing

Istanbul Technical University
TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Latin America
Universidad Industrial De Santander
Universidade Estadual de Campinas
University of Trinidad and Tobago

Middle East
University of Cairo
Indian School of Mines
Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)
NED University of Engineering & Technology
King Saud University
Suez Canal University
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

North America
University of Oklahoma
Texas A&M University
University of Texas at Austin
University of Tulsa
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Marietta College
University of Calgary

Tyumen State Oil and Gas University


SPE Ibadan Student Chapter Visits SOWSCO and Baker Hughes

Students from the SPE Ibadan student chapter recently participated in a field trip to Port Harcourt in Niger Delta. The field trip included a tour of the facilities of SOWSCO Well Services to learn about cementing, brine and completion, fluid filtration, inventory management, maintenance, laboratory design of slurry and other activities. They also visited Baker Hughes Inc. drilling and logging facilities, as well as Baker Hughes’ Completion and Production facilities at Oil and Gas Free Zone. They visited Gil Automations and learned about remote well monitoring, smart completions and various other things. Dr. Saka Matemilola welcomed them to his residence to learn more about “The Making of a Good Petroleum Engineer”.
Ibadan Chapter Photo
Ibadan Chapter Photo
Ibadan Chapter Photo
Ibadan Chapter Photo

The Outstanding Section YP Committee Award Recipients Announced

The Outstanding Section YP Committee Award recognizes up to three of the best Section YP Committees: most improved, most innovative and overall excellence. The information collected from the award applications identifies best YP practices for circulation across SPE.


Overall Excellence: Gulf Coast Section

Most Innovative: Saudi Arabia Section

Most Improved: London Section


Aberdeen Section


Aberdeen Section


Saudi Arabia Section

Congratulations to SPE Student Chapter University of Ibadan, SPE Student Chapter of the Month for May!

Ibadan Student Chapter conquered obstacles such as lack of program funding, low availability of venues for the Catch Them Young (CTY) Program, and time interference with lectures. They succeeded in the production of SPE notebooks, member impression badges, and the inauguration of two new units (Technical/Maintenance and Health Unit, Safety, Security and Environment Unit). Rising above their obstacles they have been able to ensure all 33+ new students in the department are SPE student members. They have been able to purchase their own public address system, speakers, wireless microphones, amplifier system and a generator for power supply.

Ibadan Photo

Their activities include: Catch Them Young and Quiz Competitions at 18 secondary schools; Ibadan Student Paper Contest; visiting and donating to the Ibadan Orphanage; participation at Student Technical Conference and Exhibition at University of Benin; sinking a manually operated hydraulic borehole for the people of Araromi Idowu Village; and participation at a career fair at Schlumberger.

They are steadily completing their goal of increasing awareness of SPE and exposing secondary school students to the petroleum engineering discipline.

Congratulations once again to SPE Student Chapter University of Ibadan for a job well done!

SPE PTI Student Chapter Holds a Successful PTI Engineering Week

Recently, the SPE chapter of the Petroleum Training Institute held its largest activity “SPE PTI Engineering Week.” The theme was “The Future of the Young Professional in the Dynamic E&P Industry”.

Day 1: Rally; The first day of the event, SPE members rallied around the community and spread the SPE gospel, enlightened the public about SPE and the efficacy of SPE to the community and the nation at large.

Day 2: Distinguished Lectures, Panel of Discussions, and Petro Quiz: The second day was loaded with guest lecturers such as Dr K.I Idehen, and many others. The panel of discussion was comprised of Dr. K.I. Idehen , Mr Aliyu..A , and Mr Asuelimen L.. Prizes were given to the winners of the Petro Quiz.

Day 3: Paper Presentations, Guest Lecture, and Exhibition: The guest lecture was delivered by a professional from Total E&P, Mr Gideon Madu. Papers were presented and the two winners were given prizes.

It was a great week and one of its kind!

PTI Photo

SPE Bergen's One Day Seminar Attracts Hundreds of Attendees

The 17th One Day Seminar organized by the SPE Bergen section brought together more than 400 attendees. Operator attendance exceeded 25%, with delegates and speakers from several oil companies. The Young Professionals Workshop, a new feature of this year’s seminar, was visited by 80professionals. The seminar also brought together more than 60 high-end technical presentations. For more details, soon-to-be-posted presentations and pictures, visit SPE Bergen’s section website.