Category Archives: Middle East, North Africa and India

The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Celebrates Two Years and Raises Awareness

The UPES student chapter celebrated two years as a student chapter with SPE with a cake cutting ceremony. The student chapter has seen tremendous growth since 2009.

They have hosted several seminars, social activities and awareness programs, including a CV-Building Workshop where students learned how to create a good CV and learned the difference between a CV and a resume.

On December 1st, the World AIDS Day, the UPES student chapter undertook a campaign to raise awareness amongst the student body.  They presented a street play and displayed a banner that faculty and students were able to sign. The campaign also included a Facebook slogan writing competition and poster making competition.

Worlds AIDS Day Banner being signed

In conjunction with the Worlds AIDS Day campaign, the UPES student chapter also hosted “GOOGLE Mania”, where participants were tested on their technical knowledge, logical ability and thinking capability. Teams were given a questionnaire, which they had to use the search engine GOOGLE to answer. The focus of the event was to test the teams speed, and their logical reasoning to enter the right search string to receive the correct answer as soon as possible.

GOOGLE Mania, teams going for the win

Congratulations, UPES for two years with SPE, keep up the good work!

First Annual New Faces of Engineering College Edition Winner Announced

The National Engineers Week Foundation and partners honor top college engineering students by recognizing the most promising engineering professionals of tomorrow with their first annual New Faces of Engineering College Edition program.

Fifteen engineering students in their third, fourth or fifth year were selected. Winners are recognized for academic excellence, leadership within student organizations, outstanding communication skills, non-engineering related community service and involvement in the engineering industry.

Moustafa Ezzat, a 5th year student form the British University in Egypt and student member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), was among the winners.

Congratulations, Moustafa Ezzat!

Learn more about engineering careers.

Congratulations SPE Student Chapter of the Month for November – Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology!

Please join us in congratulating RGIPT – they have been extremely busy the past month!

The chapter organised “A Blood Donation Camp: Ardaan” at their campus, for the first time in RGIPT, in association with Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University. The aim was to spread awareness on the importance of blood donation and how it can save lives. Over 70 students participated.

Volunteers

A poster competition titled ‘Accidents in Oil and Energy Sector’ was organised. 45 abstracts were initially submitted, and 12 teams were then selected and asked to create one poster per team. The posters were judged on the content covered, organization of matter, quality/clarity of poster and how well the team answered questions from a panel of 6 judges, including faculty members. The three highest scoring teams were awarded with a prize.

Poster Display

The chapter launched a career guidance program, covering schools in and around the city. The aim was to make young students realize what they could achieve by making their way to the petroleum industry.

Topics covered included:

  • An introduction to the petroleum industry and importance of this sector to the society.
  • The role of petroleum engineers and their demand around the world

The RGIPT Chapter is going to continue the program in other schools in the future.

Additionally, over 100 students attended a Distinguished Lecturer session led by Mr. Chaman Lal, General Manager (Reservoir Division, KDMIPE Dehradun), who is also the Membership Chairperson of the SPE North India Section. He shared his vast experience of petroleum reservoir industry with the students.

RGIPT have shown that a chapter can give back to the community, educate their members and raise awareness of the importance of the industry to future generations.  Congratulations RGIPT!

“You Got 5” With the UPES Student Chapter

On 15 September, the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies student chapter organized an event named “You Got 5”. The event was based on social themes. The students were supplied with a social theme and allotted 5 minutes for preparation after which they had to perform their theme in a skit, monologue, or another method.  Judges decided a winner from 8 teams of participants for a cash grand prize.

The following day, the UPES student chapter held a Tree Plantation Drive. With the help of University staff, 52 silver oak trees were planted.

Congratulations UPES for all of your hard work!

UPES Student Chapter Alumni Speaks at Chapter Forum

Mr. Shashwat Shubham was the guest speaker at the UPES student chapter forum.  An alumni of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Mr. Shubham Is currently working as a tester/domain at Tata Consultancy Services, in collaboration with Halliburton.

Mr. Shubham gave brief ideas regarding IT Companies in the oil & gas industry while sharing his experiences from working in the field. Mr. Shubham advised that “one needs to have 40-50% core petroleum knowledge to secure a good position in the petroleum field”.  He also encouraged students to join IT companies as they offer numerous opportunities for petroleum engineers.

SPE RGCE Student Chapter Inducts New Officers

A special inaugural program inducting the new officers for the 2011-2012 academic year was held on 19 August for the SPE Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering Student Chapter.  Guest of honor Dr. Nagendra Gandhi, Head Chemical Engineering Department at Anna University Chennai, delivered a speech about job opportunities in the oil and gas industry and research in the E&P sector.

Student Chapter president Jai Prakash Kohar conducted a seminar on reservoirs, its evaluation, estimation and management. This was Jai’s first seminar in the technical session as a final year petroleum engineering student.

Congratulations to the SPE RGCE Student Chapter new officers!