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President’s Luncheon with current SPE President, Alain Labastie.

Star Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients Attend ATCE 2011

The 2011 Star Scholarship & Fellowship recipients travelled from all over the globe to attend ATCE 2011 in Denver, Colorado. They were thrilled to receive this opportunity to meet their peers and learn from some of the industry’s leaders.
Each year, SPE awards Star Scholarships and Fellowships representing a 1-million-dollar commitment to education. SPE Star Scholarships and Fellowships are available in all 15 regions; apply by 15 March. Find out how to apply.

President’s Luncheon with current SPE President, Alain Labastie.

SPE Student Chapter Escuela Politécnica Nacional Opens Invitation to Congress

First Technical Congress of Enhanced Oil Recovery
15-17 November 2011, Quito, Ecuador

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The SPE Student Chapter Escuela Politécnica Nacional is hosting the First Technical Congress of Enhanced Oil Recovery.

The EPN-SPE Student Chapter aims, with this congress, to create a much clearer, updated and practical view of the methods for the additional oil recovery for students from different universities whose future profession is related to the oil industry.

For more information, please contact:
Ernesto Haro
EPN SPE Student Chapter Committee
EPN Facebook Page


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!


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!

SPE Curtin Chapter Pic

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.