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AiDi Rest House

China University of Petroleum Attends SPE-NCI Meeting in Beijing

Five representatives from the China University of Petroleum student chapter attended the monthly meeting for SPE-NCI in Beijing. The students were able to network with senior managers and technicians from oil and gas companies such as Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Anadarko, MIE, Roc Oil and Core Lab.

The guest speaker was Yan Pan from Chevron. Yan graduated from Stanford University with an MS and PhD in Petroleum Engineering.  After graduation she joined Chevron, engaging in well logging, reservoir simulation and the training program for engineers. Ms. Pan’s topic of discussion was “Why is Well Testing Is More Valuable to You Today”. She discussed the current advanced technologies related to reservoir simulation, the new techniques for in-situ measurements of dynamic well, and reservoir data that is of practical use with many kinds of explanation methods of data.

China University of Petroleum student chapter

Along with expanding their knowledge of the petroleum engineering industry, the CUPB student chapter also made time to give back. On January 13, the CUPB student chapter visited the AiDi Rest House. They provided fitness equipment and fruit to elderly residents. They exchanged greetings and cleaned the yard of the house to provide a clean and comfortable environment for the elderly.

AiDi Rest House

Keep up the good work China University of Petroleum student chapter!

University of Suriname student chapter

University of Suriname Present Student Chapter to Potential Members

The University of Suriname organized an official presentation of the newly established organization.  The purpose of the event was to give insight on SPE as an organization and recruit new members.  A brief introduction of the chapter was presented by the student chapter president who also highlighted the benefits of being an SPE member, upcoming events and future ideas for professional development.

University of Suriname student chapter

In addition to the presentation of the chapter, Mrs. Lilian Mwakipesile – Arnon, membership chair for the SPE Suriname Section, expressed her sections support and encouragement for the student chapter.

University of Suriname student chapter and membership chair for the SPE Suriname Section

Welcome, SPE University of Suriname student chapter; you’re off to a great start. Keep up the good work!

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

Congratulations to SPE January Student Chapter of the Month – University of Trinidad and Tobago

The UTT student chapter of the month has been keeping busy engaging its current members and recruiting new ones. The executive member of the UTT student chapter visited the University’s S.F.T.I campus where they demonstrated the benefits of being a student member of SPE.

They highlighted the achievements that the student chapter has achieved and seminars and forums that the chapter has hosted, including a seminar on “Production Optimization using ESPs, presented by a past graduate of UTT who is currently training at Petrotrin.

Along with recruiting and retaining members, the UTT chapter encourages it members to give back to the community.  The student chapter held its annual blood drive in September that allowed each chapter member to give blood.

Also, in September, the student chapter donated hampers to the elderly and mentally challenged at the Couva Extended Care Centre. They singed and danced while visiting with the patients.

On November 30, UTT student chapter hosted their third annual “Trini Christmas Breakfast” from which the proceeds from the dishes that were sold are used to prepare food hampers for those who are less fortunate.

Congratulations, University of Trinidad and Tobago for achieving student chapter of the month. Keep up the great work!

 

 

2011 SPE President Alain Labastie Visits University of Pau

Mr. Labastie was introduced by the UPPA student chapter president Brice Siewe during a visit to University of Pau. Mr. Labastie presented on “Hydrocarbons Reserves and Resources: Facts and Myths”. He spoke about unconventional resources, which represent huge resources, and the challenges associated with converting them into reserves and production. These challenges include high technology development, investment and a large open field of jobs. Another aspect of their exploitation is that they can remodel economy by allowing countries to become energetically independent.

As he concluded his talk, Mr. Labastie gave details about SPE, the members, student chapters, conferences, forums and workshops that SPE offers.

Southwest Petroleum University Holds Opening Ceremony

On December 15, Southwest Petroleum University held an opening ceremony. SWPU is a newly established student chapter that has grown to over 200 members, based in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Dr. Qingyou Lui, vice president of Southwest Petroleum University, congratulated the student chapter on its establishment and encouraged SPE SWPU student chapter to broaden their horizon and strengthen cooperation with other chapters.

Included in the opening ceremony festivities was a technical seminar titled “Oilfield Economics and Value of Information Analysis,” presented by Dr. Joe Voekler from Chevron Corporation.

The successful establishment of the SPE SWPU student chapter has been off to a great start, as they have hosted and sponsored several activities, such as hosting the first SPE student paper contest of the Chengdu Sichuan section.

Congratulations, SWPU, on establishing your student chapter. Keep up the great work!

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.

Team photo

University of Manchester Student Chapter Wins the SPE Northern Universities Winter Football Cup

In an effort to promote student involvement with peers from other universities, the University of Manchester organized the SPE Northern Universities Winter Football Cup. The football cup comprised two 5-a-side teams from each university. The winning team competed for a trophy and the honor of being champions of the first ever inter-chapter competition. The University of Manchester not only organized the football cup but was also crowned the winner! The event was followed by a social gathering with the hopes of establishing a network for future young professionals in the north of England.

Congratulations on your win, University of Manchester!

Team photo

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Distinguished Lecturer Speaks at Tyumen State Oil and Gas University

Dr. Abass

Distinguished lecturer Dr. Hazim Abass of Saudi Aramco helped celebrate 50 years of the Distinguished Lecturer Program by speaking at Tyumen State Oil & Gas University. Dr. Abass is a graduate of Baghdad’s University of Oil & Gas and the Colorado School of Mines in Denver. He is now a leading petroleum engineer at Saudi Aramco. Dr. Abass holds 9 patents and has written 40 research articles. The student chapter enjoyed a lecture on the “Use and Misuse of Applied Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering”. It was Dr. Abass’s first trip to Russia, and he was excited to share his experience of working in the petroleum industry. He worked at the Halliburton research center in Oklahoma and then moved to the Venezuela research center. The TSOGU student chapter was honored to have the opportunity to interact and gain the knowledge of someone with Dr. Abass’s experience.

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