Category Archives: By Region

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!

Texas A&M University Student Chapter Visits the Ocean Star Museum

On 11 September, the Texas A&M Student Chapter visited the Ocean Star Museum in Galveston, Texas, USA. Dr. Lane, who was the tour guide for the rig trip, familiarized the students with the components of an offshore drilling rig. The field trip was an overall success and has been scheduled to be for a yearly event for the TAMU student chapter.

What a wonderful experience TAMU Student Chapter.  Keep up the good work!

“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!

Congratulations SPE Student Chapter of the Month for October – Curtin University!

SPE Student Chapter Curtin University moved beyond obstacles to excel forward excellently!  They have grown from 55 to 227 members. They have been able to maintain a high level of support and services for this greater variety of students.  Their long-term goal is to provide easier access for students to meet industry representatives and to form professional relationships. In meeting this goal, the chapter has operated exclusive networking functions providing students the opportunity to meet more than 30 industry representatives from various major oil and gas companies within Perth and Australia.

The students of this chapter place a great deal of emphasis on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and community involvement.  So, many of them participated in the annual City to Surf Fun Run in Perth to benefit the Activ Foundation.  The activities ranged from 12k walks to half marathons. They lend support to “50 for Kids” and are planning to become involved with the local charity, Telethon.

Awesome job, Curtin Student Chapter!  Congratulations for earning SPE October Student Chapter of the Month!

Distinguish Lecturer Visits Tyumen State Oil & Gas University Student Chapter

The SPE Distinguish Lecturer program continued to celebrate its 50th Anniversary at the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University SPE Student Chapter meeting with Distinguish lecturer Artur Stankiewicz, who is a Global Fluid Domain Head and Scientific Advisor Reservoir Fluids & Geochemistry at Schlumberger.

Mr. Stankiewicz, who has been a guest speaker at TSOGU several times before, spoke to the members about asphaltenes. Mr. Stankiewicz gave the audience a new point of view on the problem and gave examples of his experiences in the field.

During the meeting, Past President Alexey Borisenko (Schlumberger) highlighted the accomplishments that the student chapter has achieved over the past year by winning the Outstanding Student Chapter Award and the Gold Standard Award.

 

UTT SPE Student Chapter Registers 50 New Members

The University of Trinidad and Tobago attended the new student orientation at the Omeara Campus and recruited 50 new members. The student chapter officers expounded on the benefits of being a SPE student member.

Our Secretary and Treasurer assisting new students in the registration process to become members of SPE.
Our Public Relations Officer informing new students at the University about UTT’s SPE Student Chapter and presenting brochures regarding SPE and the student chapter.
Executive Officers of UTT SPE Student Chapter at the University’s Orientation Day.

The UTT SPE Student Chapter also talked with students at the University of S.F.T.I. about becoming student members of SPE.

Executive members telling new students pursuing the petroleum engineering about the benefits of becoming a member of SPE.
Vice-President proudly displaying an article published on the Express Newspaper the recent accomplishments of our chapter receiving the prestigious awards of Gold Standard and Outstanding Student Chapter once again.

 

Congratulations UTT SPE Student Chapter on recruiting your new members!

University of Trinidad and Tobago Student Chapter Visits the Elderly

On 3 September, the University of Trinidad and Tobago student chapter visited the Couva Extended Care Centre, a facility that houses the elderly and mentally challenged. The student chapter donated hampers to the centre while singing and dancing with the residents.  The charity event was appreciated by the Couva Care Centre staff and patients.

Congratulations, UTT student chapter on all your hard work and making a difference in the lives of others!

Executive members of the UTT SPE Student Chapter (from left to right: President- Nishka Rampersad, Vice-President-Shena LaFoucade, Public Relations Officer- Rebecca Jadoonanan, Treasurer –Vanya Nagir).
Hampers donated to the Couva Extended Care Centre.
Student chapter President and Treasurer distributing refreshments to the patients.
Patients at the Centre enjoying refreshments provided.
The executive members engaged in singing and dancing with the patients.