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


10th -12th February 2012


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


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.

BUE Soccer Team

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!

Worlds AIDS Day Banner being signed

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.


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!