Category Archives: By Region

Billings Petroleum Section’s Offers Generous Support to a Regional Science Bowl

The Billings Petroleum section recently provided outstanding support to the Big Sky Regional Science Bowl, a component of the US Department of Energy National Science Bowl program. The Bowl was held February 3-4, 2012, in Billings, Montana, and attracted a total of 210 students. The section donated five lock-out buzzer systems to use for future competitions, a gift that cost $2,875. This generous gesture will benefit the Montana youth for years to come. Way to go, Billings Petroleum Section!

More information on this event can be found here:

About the National Science Bowl

DOE launched its National Science Bowl competition in 1991 to encourage high school students to excel in science and math and to pursue careers in those fields. The National Science Bowl’s high school competition now involves more than 13,000 students. DOE introduced the National Science Bowl’s competition for middle school students in 2002. It now involves more than 5,000 students. http://science.energy.gov/nsb/

 

SPE Ecuador offers technical conference

In order to promote the knowledge and encourage the development and use of technologies to improve the productivity and recovery of oil fields in the country, the International Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Ecuador Section, under the direction of Engineer Italo Cedeño, organized the SPE Conference Ecuador on Enhanced Oil Recovery. 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!

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Congratulations to the February Student Chapter of the Month, University of Manchester!

The University of Manchester student chapter was only established in 2011, but they have already worked hard to put the chapter’s goals into action. The students want to increase technical knowledge, establish professional networking opportunities and create communication and relationships with other student chapters within the London Section.

To assist its members in increasing their knowledge of the industry, the chapter hosted guest lecturer Mike J. Smith. Mr. Smith, formerly the British Petroleum’s Vice President of Reservoir Management, gave a lecture on the topic of “Deepwater Drilling and Macondo”.  He covered techniques and equipment for extracting hydrocarbons from underwater reservoirs and the challenges connected to this process.

Increasing interaction amongst other student chapters within the London Section prompted the Manchester Student chapter to organize the 1st SPE Northern Universities Winter Football Cup. Other universities that participated included the University of Leeds and University of Salford. The event comprised  5  a-sided teams from each university. The chapters competed for a trophy and the honor of being champions of the first ever inter-chapter competition. Not only did the student chapter organize the event, but they were crowned the winners as well!

Engaging its members, the University of Manchester promotes team building and strengthens team spirit with activities like bowling and rock climbing.

Congratulations, University of Manchester, for being selected as the SPE February Student Chapter of the Month!

SPE Novosibirsk State University Student Chapter to Host Conference

The 6th International Siberian Early Career GeoScientists Conference

When: 9th -23rd June 2012

Where: Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia

Events Include:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Training Sessions
  • Field Trips

Important Dates:

  • 20th February 2012 – Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 March 2012 – Information regarding accepted Abstracts

For more information and to register, visit http://sibconf.igm.nsc.ru.

Palawan student chapter gives back

Palawan State Student Chapter Gives Back During Annual Outreach Program

The Palawan State University student chapter held its annual outreach program entitled “Pamaskong Handog ng” in Tagabinet, Palawan, Philippines. Forty-five members of the Palawan State student chapter, along with faculty members, trekked seven kilometers of muddy fields for two hours to reach Purok Kayasan, a desolated small town in Tagabinet, primarily composed of Tagbanua natives.

Palawan State student chapter

The student chapter prepared goods composed of rice, canned goods, milk and old clothes. The goods were distributed to seventy Tagbanua and Batuk families. Along with the goods, school supplies were given to small children.

Palawan student chapter gives back

Congratulations, Palawan student chapter for your hard work and giving to others!

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.