Category Archives: Middle East, North Africa and India

President’s Award for Section Excellence Recipients

The President’s Award for Section Excellence recognizes SPE sections who display exemplary efforts in technology dissemination, section operations, member benefits, society and community benefits, and innovation. The awards are presented to an officer of each section during the President’s Luncheon at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

2013 President’s Award for Section Excellence

  • Lloydminster
  • Roswell
  • Atyrau-Kazakhstan
  • Poland
  • Warri Nigeria
  • Mexico
  • Gulf Coast
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Aberdeen

Section Excellence Award

2013 Section Award for Innovation

  • Caracas Petroleum
  • Samara Section
  • Los Angeles Basin
  • Aberdeen

Innovation Award

2013 Most Improved Section Award

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • East Kentucky
  • Macae
  • Oman

Most Improved Award

2013 Section Award for Outstanding YP Activity

  • Abuja
  • Atyrau-Kazakhstan
  • Bangalore
  • Los Angeles
  • Gulf Coast

Outstanding YP Activity Award

2013 Section Award for Outstanding Student Support

  • Abuja
  • Azerbaijan
  • German
  • Permian Basin
  • Dallas

Outstanding Student Support Award

SPE Recognizes Outstanding and Gold Student Chapters

Congratulations to the following who have displayed meritorious achievements in 2013!

Outstanding Student Chapters

2013 Award Recipients

  • University of Lagos
  • Malaysia University of Technology (UTM)
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Universidade Estadual Do Norte Fluminense – Darcy Ribeiro
  • NED University of Engineering & Technology
  • University of Tulsa
  • Tyumen State Oil & Gas University

2013 Gold Student Chapters
Africa

  • University of Uyo
  • University of Lagos

Asia

  • Bandung Institute of Technology
  • Malaysia University of Technology (UTM)
  • UPN “Veteran” Yoguyakarta
  • China University of Petroleum, Beijing

Europe

  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • IFP-Ecole Nationale Supirieure Du Pitrole & Des Moteurs
  • Mining University of Leoben
  • University of Clausthal
  • AGH University of Science and Technology
  • University of Aberdeen

Latin America

  • Universidade Estadual Do Norte Fluminense
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro
  • Universidade Estacio de Sa
  • Instituto Technologico De Buenos Aires
  • Pontificia Univ Catolica Do Rio De Janeiro-PUC RIO
  • Universidad Nacional Del Comahue (Capitulo Estud. Del Comahue)
  • Universidade Estadual De Campinas

Middle East

  • University of Cairo
  • Indian School of Mines
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • NED University of Engineering & Technology
  • Suez Canal University
  • Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)
  • Heriot-Watt University, Dubai
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
  • British University
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

North America

  • Montana Tech
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Southern California
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tech Tech University
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Marietta College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • Stanford University
  • New Mexico Tech
  • University of Calgary

Russia

  • Gubkin University
  • Tyumen State Oil & Gas University

View all past Outstanding Student Chapter award winners »

Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest Winners Announced for 2012-2013

Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer meetings and submitting evaluations during the 2012–2013 DL season.

The winners of the 2012–2013 DL Evaluation Contest are:

  • Less than 150 members: Balikpapan
  • Between 150-500 members: Warri Nigeria
  • More than 500 members: London

A new DL season (2013–2014) begins in September. The evaluation process has been simplified, and you will now be able to complete and submit DL’s evaluations online, utilize the QR code on an evaluation, or email in your evaluations.

To ensure that your section is entered into and wins the 2013–2014 Evaluation Contest, please:

  • Attend all section meetings featuring Distinguished Lecturers.
  • Listen, engage and evaluate the DL’s presentation.
  • Fill out and submit the Section Attendees’ Tour Evaluation form for every DL visit.

Winning sections will receive:

  • USD 500 per winning section to the section account
  • Acknowledgment on SPE.org

Learn more about the contest »

Fill out and submit a Section Attendees’ Tour Evaluation form »

2013 Star Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the following 2013 Star Scholarship and Fellowship recipients!

Akanni, Olatokunbo – Gulf Coast North America, Fellow
Alade, Olalekan – Africa, Fellow
Alklih, Mohamad – Middle East, Scholar
Amini, Shohreh – Eastern North America, Fellow
Ampiah, Chris – North Sea, Scholar
Anpoas, Sarayut – Northern Asia Pacific, Scholar
Atsepoyi, Aboyowa – Rocky Mountain North America, Scholar
Awadalla, Hesham – Middle East, Scholar
Bahe, Brianna – Western North America, Scholar
Bal, Berk – South, Central and Eastern Europe, Scholar
Banerjee, Shiladitya – Southern Asia Pacific, Scholar
Barber, Sarah - North Sea, Fellow
Cavazza, Michael – Eastern North America, Scholar
Chao, Yuan – Northern Asia Pacific, Fellow
Dabirian, Ramin – Mid-Continent North America, Fellow
Diminick, Chad – Eastern North America, Scholar
Ditty, Nicole – Southern Asia Pacific, Fellow
Drozd, John – Southwestern North America, Scholar
Farhadi Nia, Shahram – Western North America, Fellow
Fouladi, Jamileh – Middle East, Schola
Grijalva, Oscar – South, Central and Eastern Europe, Fellow
Gupta, Ankit – Middle East, Scholar
Hashimoto, Marcos – South America and Caribbean, Fellow
Hossain, Khaled Jahid – Middle East, Scholar
Kadiri, Muhammed-Mukhtar – Middle East, Fellow
Kocak, Damla – South, Central and Eastern Europe, Scholar
Kruglick, Alex – Southwestern North America, Fellow
Laputina, Elizaveta – Russian and Caspian, Scholar
Lu, Vi – South, Central and Eastern Europe, Fellow
MacTough, Harry – Western North America, Scholar
Mammadli, Nicat – Russian and Caspian, Scholar
Manikyanivas, Vamsi – Southern Asia Pacific, Scholar
Ng, Kahyin – North Sea, Scholar
Norris, Jennifer – Gulf Coast North America, Scholar
Olabode, Abiola – Eastern North America, Fellow
Oladeji, Olamide – Africa, Scholar
Olarte-Peña, Andres – South America and Caribbean, Scholar
Omotoso, Adedapo – Africa, Scholar
Orisamika, Benjamin – Africa, Fellow
Plazas Niño, Fernando – South America and Caribbean, Scholar
Pu, Wanli – Rocky Mountain North America, Fellow
Qi, Qianru – Western North America, Fellow
Saif, Tarik – North Sea, Fellow
Severson, Eric – Mid-Continent North America, Scholar
Shahi, Shivam – Canada, Fellow
Stock, Julia – South America and Caribbean, Fellow
Streletskaya, Vlada – Russian and Caspian, Fellow
Trinavartat, Pannapon – Northern Asia Pacific, Scholar
Wang, Annie – Canada, Scholar
Wen, Chuang – Northern Asia Pacific, Fellow
Woodward, Brian – Middle East, Fellow
Yerramilli, Sanjay Surya – Middle East, Fellow
Yuan, Yudong – Southern Asia Pacific, Fellow
Ziatdinov, Arthur – Russian and Caspian, Fellow

2013 Star Scholarship Recipients
2013 Star Scholarship Recipients
2013 Star Fellowship Recipients
2013 Star Fellowship Recipients

James Allen at the 2013 SPE Digital Energy Conference and Exhibition

James Allen, BP America, talks about what he gained from the technical sessions, how he benefited from the exhibition and what being a member of SPE for 34 years has done for him professionally.

Watch the short interview now »

SPE Suez Canal Student Chapter

Congratulations Suez Canal Student Chapter—March Chapter of the Month!

The student chapter has been busy hosting the SPE North Africa Sub-Regional Paper Contest—which was a huge success.

SPE Suez Canal Student Chapter

In addition to hosting the paper contest, they organized two training days at Halliburton, and field trips to Kuwait Energy Company and Qaran Petroleum Company.

The Suez Canal student chapter also launched ECHO; an online magazine published weekly. ECHO covers several categories; including; IQ, Eminent Figures, latest technologies, and worldwide news in the form of blogs. Another accomplishment includes adding Petroleum Engineering for the first time to the Egyptian Engineering Day. The yearly competition allows petroleum engineering students to participate with their projects.

SPE Suez Canal Student Chapter

Congratulations Again Suez Canal Student Chapter—March Student Chapter of the Month!

 

Attend the International Conference on Developing Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

Students, research scholars, and industry personnel are invited to attend the International Conference on Developing Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the London School of Energy Studies. This event will be held 1-3 March 2013.

More information »

2012 International Student Paper Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following winners of the recent SPE International Student Paper Contest held at ATCE! These regional winners qualified to compete on the international level. All participants were great and the judges had an extremely difficult challenge.

2012 International Student Paper Contest Winners

Undergraduate Division

1st Place – Oliver Wilson, University of Tulsa

2nd Place –  Zi-Chen Xu, China University Of Petroleum, Beijing

3rd Place – Kyle Mathews, Louisiana State University

Master’s Division

1st Place-  Riteja Dutta, Pennsylvania State University

2nd Place-  Vivek Swami, University of Calgary

3rd Place-  Rayah Al-Hattali, Sultan of Qaboos University

PhD Division

1st Place –  Mahdy Shirdel, University of Texas at Austin

2nd Place – Michael Krause, Stanford University

3rd Place – Yahya Hashemian, University of Tulsa

Learn more about SPE Regional Student Paper Contests and ISPC »

SPE Welcomes 7 New Student Chapters

We are pleased to announce and welcome to SPE the following new student chapters. These new student chapters were just approved at the 2012 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). Congratulations!

  • Dibrugarh University, India
  • Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, Nigeria
  •  All Nations University, Ghana
  • Chongqing University of Science and Technology, China
  • Brigham Young University, USA
  • Nkumba University, Uganda
  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan
Contact information for these chapters can be found here.