Category Archives: By Region


SPE Student Chapter Tyumen State Oil and Gas University Advertises Their Annual Conference

Members of the TSU Student Chapter made a short film to promote the  Annual Conference titled “Modern Technologies for the Oil and Gas Industry of West Siberia.” The conference will take place in April 2011 at the West Siberian Innovation Center of Oil and Gas. The film covered general information about the conference and information on the paper contest. The Chapter felt it was a good way to attract new members and raise interest in the event from other chapters.  They are promoting the event as a place for young professionals and students to share experiences and ideas.



SPE President Alain Labastie visits Student Chapter PDPU

SPE 2011 President Alain Labastie gave a presentation to members of the PDPU Student Chapter on 24 January. He discussed:

·         the importance of the Petroleum Industry with respect to GHG emissions
·         the challenges that young petroleum graduates face in the workforce, and how to apply university education in the field
·         the different SPE fellowship programs on offer
·         continuing membership with SPE after graduation

All the students found the talk highly motivating.

Alain Labastie also judged a poster competition based on “Green Earth and Global Warming” and presented certificates to the winners.  Creativity, conceptual design and aesthetics were included in the judging categories.

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February Student Chapter of the Month – University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma SPE Student Chapter has been a very busy successful chapter.  They have been constantly striving to increase their membership and to keep their members active in professional, service and social events.

This chapter has been awarded the Hope Award for their accomplishments during the University of Oklahoma’s Relay for Life, raising just under $12,000 for the American Cancer Society. They participated in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Habitat for Humanity Shack-A-Thon, OU Big Event, American Red Cross Blood Drives and many other ongoing events.

They hold the most recent coveted title of SPE Petrobowl Champions, which they won at ATCE in Florence, Italy. The chapter hosted a booth at the College of Engineering Shell Fall Festival where they spoke to students about the Society of Petroleum Engineers. This chapter continues to hold technical meetings every 2-3 weeks and have hosted Linn Energy, Cimarex, Anadarko, Devon Energy and Chesapeake at these meetings.

The University of Oklahoma SPE Student Chapter has several plans projected to keep their members busy maintaining a successful chapter.

Congratulations, University of Oklahoma SPE Student Chapter. Continue to strive and achieve excellence.


SPE Student Chapter Palawan State University Donate to Tagabinet School

The Paskong Handong SPE PSU Student Chapter Outreach Program is an annual event held to bring benefits to the indigenous people of Palawan. Gifts, school supplies, canned goods and clothing were given this year to children at the Tagabinet Elementary School in Puerto Princesa City.  Tagabinet is a small community at the foot of the mountains, with no electricity supply. The photos below show the cheer the PSU Student Chapter brought to these children.  What an accomplishment!


SPE Student Chapter NED recruits new members

The SPE NED Student Chapter Orientation Program was arranged for freshmen students of the petroleum department.

A 90-minute presentation was delivered by Mr. Sami Toor and Mr. Faisal Anwar.  The presentation gave a background on SPE before focusing on the benefits of being a member of the student chapter.  The Chapter Officers were introduced, and the freshmen learned of the achievements of the chapter in previous years.

The session was a success, resulting in about 45 new members signing up for SPE and joining the NED Student Chapter.