Category Archives: Middle East, North Africa and India

Congratulations to the March Student Chapter of the Month – Indian Institute of Technology

The Indian Institute of Technology student chapter located in Kharagpur, India faced its obstacles head-on in order to increase membership fivefold from the previous year. With the goal of recruiting more members, the student chapter held a 3-day membership drive, garnering the attention of 150 of students with 120 submitted applications for membership.

The student chapter organized several technical workshops and hosted guest lecturers with hopes of continuing the tradition of introducing industry experts from the field of oil and natural gas to its members. In September 2011, the IITK student chapter, along with the Department of Mining, jointly organized an Introductory Seminar. The guests consisted of highly respected and experienced industry professionals from Oil India Limited.

A significant accomplishment for the student chapter was hosting an Inter College Petroleum case study competition in 2011 GREATSTEP. GREATSTEP is an annual departmental festival of mining engineering and India’s largest geo-resource festival.

This year, GREATSTEP had a special inclination toward the petroleum industry in accordance with the theme “Petra la Mineria.” The event was the highlight of the festival with participation from 23 different teams from 12 colleges across India. The problem statement was based on “Oil production by Texado in Ecuadorian rain forest.”

A total of seven teams were selected for the final round, comprised of students from Indian School of Mines, IT-BHU, NIT Raipur and Indian Institute of Technology. At the closing ceremony of GREATSTEP, Indian Institute of Technology was inaugurated and t-shirts were distributed to student members, participants, faculties and guests. Overall, the event was a success.


Congratulations, Indian Institute of Technology for winning SPE March Student Chapter of the Month!

Bangalore Section organizes education day at Kendriya Vidyalaya

The Young Professional committee of SPE Bangalore Section organized an education day at Kendriya Vidyalaya in DRDO, Bangalore on 18 February. The event was organized to guide school students interested in mathematics and science towards a career in the oil and gas sector which is one of the most exciting and challenging sectors.  Continue reading

Nominate a Colleague for the Distinguished Lecturer Program

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.

Check out the new Young Members Video Library

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!

Visit the Young Members Video Library

Mehran student chapter

Mehran Student Chapter Visit Tando Alam Oil Complex

On January 7, the Mehran student chapter visited the Tando Alam Oil Complex, part of the Oil & Gas Development Company (OGDCL), Pakistan.  Twenty students along with faculty members enjoyed a presentation by Mr. Imtiaz Ali Hakro, a production engineer at Tando Alam Oil Complex. Hakro gave a brief overview about the field operations, surface facilities and well completion assembly.

Mehran student chapter

Guest Speaker Dr. Yogendra Soni Conducts a Workshop at Maharashtra Institute of Technology

Dr. Yogendra Soni, a former reservoir engineer and a consultant, conducted a workshop on “Application of Reservoir Engineering Problems” for three days at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology. Soni illustrated historical developments related to reservoir simulation and covered the basic concepts of the subject. Members of the MIT student chapter where able to gain knowledge about the various commands for the backbone of modeling in CMG’s Builder.

Soni provided case studies for the students to solve and evaluated the solutions presented by the students. At the end of the workshop, a test was conducted and judged based on the understanding of the subject. Successful candidates were awarded with a certificate.

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies SPE Student Chapter To Host SPE Fest 2012

When

10th -12th February 2012

Where

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies SPE Student Chapter

Events Include:

  • Techuminati (Paper Presentation)
  • Experience Sharing Programme
  • Virtuso (Poster Presentation)
  • Symposium 2012
  • Source Code (Programming)
  • Shutter Speed (Photography)
  • Noesis (Quiz)
  • Soccer Match

Eminent Personalities Visiting the Chapter:

  • Mr. John Hoppe, Development Disciplines Manager, Shell India
  • Mr. Alain Labastie, 2011 President SPE International
  • Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva, Director Offshore, ONGC
  • Dr. Tarum Chakraborti, President, SPE North India Section

For more information about UPES SPE FEST 2012, email upesspefest@gmail.com

The Middle East Technical University–Cyprus Organizes a Photo Exhibition

SPE METU NCC student chapter organized a “Summer Practice Guidance & Photo Exhibition” seminar on December 12. Selected Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering students who had their summer practice shared their experiences with other students. They shared their difficulties, positives and social and technical terms.  The photo exhibition also showcased photos from the summer practice.

In addition to the photo exhibition, Prof. Dr. Salih Saner presented the Past President award to the previous student chapter president Harun Yarim.

British University in Egypt SPE Student Chapter Competes for a Gold Medal in Soccer Faceoff

BUE student chapter competed in a soccer game against other SPE student chapters in to win a gold medal. The Soccer league is organized by the YP and SPE Egypt student chapters. The winners of the soccer game are awarded gold medals, second place receive silver medal, and third place receive a bronze medal. The BUE student chapter ranked second, receiving a silver medal.

BUE Soccer Team

The competition didn’t end with soccer!  The BUE student chapter competed against other student chapter in SPE Trivia. SPE Trivia was a competition where teams are challenged to answer both technical and non-technical questions associated with the oil and gas industry.

BUE juniors team in SPE Trivia contest

Congratulations BUE student chapter on winning the silver medal!