Members of the UPES Chapter volunteered at the Second Annual Dehradun Tree Festival in aid of Green Doon, an NGO working for environmental causes. More than 1,000 children from local schools attended the festival.
The chapter’s environmental section, the “Theme Based Plantation Team,” had a stall at the festival and educated children about biodiesel. The team’s vision is to protect and improve the natural environment for present and future generations, based on sustainable development.
Other activities of the day included drama, poster making, free speech, fancy dress, and poem and essay competitions, all based on an environmental theme.
The UT&T chapter used their YouTube channel to raise awareness of their annual Charity Christmas Buffet Breakfast. Over 140 people attended.
Proceeds from the event will go toward two important charitable projects that the UT&T Chapter plans to embark upon:
– Water collection for hurricane victims
– Food hampers for underprivileged families
SPE student members at Marietta College hosted 2nd Annual Student Technical Sessions (ASTS), where students came together to share knowledge gained through summer internships.
Members also volunteered at “Up Til Dawn”, where students gathered to mail out donation request letters on behalf of St. Jude’s Hospital. Recipients of these letters were able to send their donations in a prepaid envelope back to Marietta College. The donations were then given to St. Jude’s Hospital.
To round things off, the students travelled to the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Colorado Avalanche hockey match. A fun evening was had by all!
Margaret Watson, Society of Petroleum Engineers
HORSEHEADS, New York, 15 November 2010 – The Society of Petroleum Engineers has established a new section in the United States in the Twin Tiers area of Northern Pennsylvania and Southern New York. The SPE Twin Tiers Section is the first new SPE section in the US since 2007 and was established to provide a resource for the Twin Tiers region and the rapidly growing Marcellus Shale development through community education, professional development and networking.
At this time, the Twin Tiers section consists of 32 members and it is actively looking for new members and to coordinate efforts with existing members. If you are interested in joining or working with the SPE Twin Tiers Section, please contact the Section Chairman, Adam Bell at (607) 742-0450, firstname.lastname@example.org, 224 North Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845 or the Section Membership Chairman Nat Hendricks at (718) 834-1010 email@example.com.
SPE membership includes engineers, scientists, technicians, managers, operators, educators and other professionals who work in the global upstream oil and gas industry, as well as student members. Student members are enrolled in petroleum engineering programs and related fields at universities around the world.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves 92,000-plus members in 117 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, conferences, workshops, forums, and website atwww.spe.org.
Sponsored by the SPE Colombia Section (with special thanks to Cesar Patino, Ecopetrol SA) and held in Bucaramanga, 16 teams from 4 universities competed with over 250 spectators. This was the first time the Colombian Student Chapters had worked together, and it was so successful that they have decided to make it an annual event. Continue reading
SPE Russian Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2010 took place 26-28 October in Moscow. Members of Tyumen SPE Student Chapter participated in the conference. New devices, facilities, and technologies were presented by oil and gas services companies.
Ivan Sinsov, Aleksey Nilaev, Ruslan Lopatin and Dmitry Galios all presented their papers, with postgraduate student Ivan Sinsov from the Engineering of Oil and Gas Reservoirs department (Tyumen State Oil and Gas University) placing second in the PhD division.
On October 30, 2010, five members of SPE Student Chapter CUPB participated in the “2010 SPE Chili Contest” held in Youhuameidi Villa, Beijing, China.
The 2010 SPE Chili Contest, sponsored by the SPE North China International Section, is held twice a year. It promotes communication and cooperation between the oil companies and the SPE Student Chapters with fun activities. The SPE members who took part in this activity were mainly managers and engineers from Schlumberger, Weatherford, Baker Hughes, Anadarko, and other well-known oil companies.
On November 6, 2010, the SPE Student Chapter CUPB held a workshop “My Internship”. Ramsey, President of SPE Northern China International Section and President of Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Limited; Michael Long, production manager of Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Limited; and Lei Yujiang, the Deputy Party Secretary of CUPB, were present at the activity along with other officers. Also, some students with internship experiences from four SPE student chapters, Peking University, RIPED, CUGB and CUPB, were invited.
In the opening speech, Ramsey spoke highly of the achievements earned by the SPE CUPB Student Chapter in the last years. The representatives from four SPE student chapters shared their internship experiences with listeners with the theme “My Internship”.
In the end, Lei Yujiang made a concluding speech. He pointed out that the student chapter was an important academic organization of the university and achieved a lot. He hoped that more students would join in the chapter and benefit from it. Finally, Ramsey, Michael Long and the representatives of four student chapters chatted with the listeners.
In late October, fifteen SPE students from the University of Aberdeen attended a Distinguished Lecturer Series that featured Jerald Dethlefs from ConocoPhillips. Dethlefs spoke at the Douglas hotel about the near-surface external casing corrosio, cause, remediation, and mitigation.
SPE student chapter at University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) recently assisted the university with the First Annual Mr. and Ms. UTT Pt. Lisas Pageant. The current student chapter treasurer, Cleon Theophille, won the Mr. UTT title and Cherise Ransome won the Ms UTT title.