Distinguished Lecturers are nominated by their peers, and selected by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee for quality, timeliness and relevance of presentations. We solicit nominations from each region of the world to cover all disciplines.
Do you know someone who is an authority in their field and an experienced public speaker? Nominate by 31 March. The process is now easier and faster.
Working alongside the SPE Young Professionals Coordinating Committee, SPE has launched the Young Members Video Library. The library contains a collection of video resources for your learning and development. Topics range from career advice and personal skills to industry training and more. The library will continue to grow over the coming months, so keep checking back for new content!
Congratulations to the 2012 SPE Nico van Wingen Fellowship Recipient – Amirmasoud Kalantari Dahaghi!
Mr. Kalantari-Dahaghi is a PhD student in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University. Amirmasoud received his BS in petroleum engineering from Petroleum University of Technology and MS in petroleum and natural gas engineering from West Virginia University in 2010.
His current research interests include modeling & simulation of shale gas reservoirs and computational Intelligence application in shale gas modeling. He played a coordinating role in several shale gas projects in Petroleum Engineering & Analytics Research Lab. (PEARL) at West Virginia University. Amirmasoud has published several technical papers and has presented in SPE conferences and also served as a technical reviewer for several SPE and other petroleum engineering related journals.
The University of Suriname organized an official presentation of the newly established organization. The purpose of the event was to give insight on SPE as an organization and recruit new members. A brief introduction of the chapter was presented by the student chapter president who also highlighted the benefits of being an SPE member, upcoming events and future ideas for professional development.
In addition to the presentation of the chapter, Mrs. Lilian Mwakipesile – Arnon, membership chair for the SPE Suriname Section, expressed her sections support and encouragement for the student chapter.
Welcome, SPE University of Suriname student chapter; you’re off to a great start. Keep up the good work!
The UTT student chapter of the month has been keeping busy engaging its current members and recruiting new ones. The executive member of the UTT student chapter visited the University’s S.F.T.I campus where they demonstrated the benefits of being a student member of SPE.
They highlighted the achievements that the student chapter has achieved and seminars and forums that the chapter has hosted, including a seminar on “Production Optimization using ESPs, presented by a past graduate of UTT who is currently training at Petrotrin.
Along with recruiting and retaining members, the UTT chapter encourages it members to give back to the community. The student chapter held its annual blood drive in September that allowed each chapter member to give blood.
Also, in September, the student chapter donated hampers to the elderly and mentally challenged at the Couva Extended Care Centre. They singed and danced while visiting with the patients.
On November 30, UTT student chapter hosted their third annual “Trini Christmas Breakfast” from which the proceeds from the dishes that were sold are used to prepare food hampers for those who are less fortunate.
Congratulations, University of Trinidad and Tobago for achieving student chapter of the month. Keep up the great work!
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.
The deadline to submit all nomination documents has been moved from November 1 to November 15.
Up to two awards of USD 5,000 are available. Nominations forms and applications can be completed online. Learn more.
The University of Trinidad and Tobago attended the new student orientation at the Omeara Campus and recruited 50 new members. The student chapter officers expounded on the benefits of being a SPE student member.
The UTT SPE Student Chapter also talked with students at the University of S.F.T.I. about becoming student members of SPE.
Congratulations UTT SPE Student Chapter on recruiting your new members!
On 3 September, the University of Trinidad and Tobago student chapter visited the Couva Extended Care Centre, a facility that houses the elderly and mentally challenged. The student chapter donated hampers to the centre while singing and dancing with the residents. The charity event was appreciated by the Couva Care Centre staff and patients.
Congratulations, UTT student chapter on all your hard work and making a difference in the lives of others!
Congratulations to Gerrit Verbeek! He has been awarded the 2011 Henry Dewitt Smith Fellowship. He is awarded the 6000 USD fellowship.
Gerrit is pursuing a Master’s degree in petroleum engineering at The University of Oklahoma, USA. He also completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Oklahoma, graduating summa cum laude. He is fluent in English and Dutch. Gerrit is currently doing research on an algorithm called the Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) under Dr. Deepak Devegowda in the reservoir engineering department and is expected to complete his degree in 2012. His motivation, self-discipline, initiative and his capacity for hard work earned him internships with BP Alaska, Apache Corporation and Range Resources Corporation.
Congratulations again, Gerrit!