Category Archives: United States

Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest Winners Announced

The 2010-11 Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest is now over, and the winners have been selected!  The prize is awarded to three sections, one from each division. The sections winning the USD 500 prize are:

  • Less than 150 members: Michigan
  • Between 151-500 members: North India
  • More than 500 members: Lagos Nigeria

Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer meetings and submitting evaluations during this DL season.

Learn more about the contest »

Fill out and submit a Section Attendees’ Tour Evaluation form »

 

Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship Winner Announced

Congratulations to Sharjeel Aziz! He has been awarded the 2011 Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship. His scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Sharjeel graduated number 1 out of a total of 611 graduating students from James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas. He made a perfect score on the  math section of the SAT (a common university entrance exam used in the US).  He also scored perfectly on the mathematics level 2 section of the SAT subject exam.

His long list of outstanding achievements and leadership roles include (but not limited to):

  • Welch Summer Scholars Program at Texas Tech University
  • High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) – NASA Internship
  • 1st Place in State – Future Business Leaders of America Business Calculations
  • 1st Place in Algebra and 2nd in Geometry – University of Houston Regional Math Contest
  • 1st Place in Calculator, Science (physics subsection), and Mathematics – University Interscholastic League (UIL)
  • Vice President – Mu Alpha Theta, Junior Engineering and Technological Society (J.E.T.S), Computer Science Club
  • President – Chess Club at his high school

When Sharjeel finds free time, he enjoys tennis, basketball, and reading. His immediate future plans include attending California Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in petroleum engineering. Congratulations again, Sharjeel!

Congratulations to SPE August Student Chapter of the Month – Middle East Technical University Cyprus!

The SPE August Student Chapter of the Month Middle East Technical University Cyprus (North Cyprus Campus) is staying busy while growing their membership.

The students of this chapter have been eagerly participating in and hosting petroleum engineering events.  They visited TPAO Akcakoca Natural Gas production facilities and three Offshore Production platforms, including GSP Bigfoot 3 that was doing drilling operation on Akcakoca shore.  They also visited the Research Laboratory of Turkish Petroleum Corporation. Some of the students attended the two day IPETGAS 2011 Chamber of Geophysical Engineers and UCTEA Chamber of Petroleum Engineers. They have also participated in the SPE Turkey Paper Contest. It is an objective of this chapter to learn and participate as much as possible with anything to do with petroleum engineering.

Keep up the great work Middle East Technical University Student Cyprus Chapter and once again, congratulations!

2011 Southwestern North America Regional Awards Winners Announced at Banquet

Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level. The following winners were announced at the 2011 Southwestern North America Regional Awards Banquet.

Leonard Taylor, Amarillo section, Regional Service award
George Sharpe, Four Corners section, Regional Service award
Melinda Bujnoch, Trans-Pecos Section, Regional Service award
W. Hoxie Smith, Permian Basin, Health Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility   award
Timothy A Leach, Permian Basin, Management and Information award
W.A. Baker II, Permian Basin, Drilling Engineering
Olumayowa Famodimu, Permian Basin, Young Member Outstanding Service
Matt Corser, Permian Basin, Production and Operations
David H Boes, Permian Basin, Projects, Facilities and Construction
James E. Geitgey, Permian Basin, Reservoir Description and Dynamics
Chevron, Distinguished Corporate Support
Calvin Serpas, Permian Basin, Formation Evaluation
Robert Reyes, Permian Basin, Completions, Optimization and Technology
Dr. Thomas W. Engler, Roswell section, Distinguished Achievement – Petroleum Engineering Faculty

Seated row, from left: W. A. Baker, II, James E. Geitgy, Calvin Serpas, W. Hoxie Smith, Matt Courser; standing row, from left: Dr. Ganesh Thakur - 2012 SPEI President, Dr. Sam Gibbs, Robert Reyes, David H. Boes, Mike Reiken, Olumayowa Famodimu, Dr. Tom Engler, Billy W. Harris-SWNA Regional Director; and not shown: Melinda Bujnoch, Timothy Leach, Leonard Taylor, George Sharpe.

Build the World Quarterly Winner Announced

Congratulations to the first quarter winner of the 2012 Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest, Mr. Hans-Uwe Brackel from the SPE German Section!

Previous quarterly winner: Wolfgang Ludwig, SPE German Section.

Build the World SPE member recruitment contest begins 1 January and ends 31 December each year. By sharing information about the value and benefits of SPE membership and recruiting friends and colleagues, members are rewarded with cash and valuable prizes. Quarterly prizes are drawn at the end of March, June, September and December.

Do you need help recruiting?

SPE Student Member Applications to Go Paperless Effective 1 September 2011

In order to process applications more efficiently, accurately, and in an environmentally friendly way, SPE will transition to an online-only student member application and renewal process on 1 September 2011. The online application takes less than five minutes to complete.

If you have questions, contact service@spe.org. We thank you in advance for your support!

 

 

Congratulations SPE Student Chapter of the Month for June – University of Tulsa!

Student members of the SPE University of Tulsa Student Chapter have been staying busy. They recently represented their chapter at the (AIS) Association of International Students International Night where they enjoyed Indian and Asian food and performances.

The chapter competed against the Chemical Engineering Department in their Annual Spring Soccer Game.

Students of the chapter hosted Mr. Ron Hinn (TU’77) of Petroskills to visit the chapter.  He gave a presentation  focused on how to become a valuable asset early on in your career in a volatile industry.  He spoke extensively of the importance of developing the competencies that will aid in career performance and about making a difference in one’s career throughout life.  Cole Walton and Ross Lubbers of XTO Energy were also hosted by the chapter and gave a presentation on drilling operations in the Bakken in the Williston Basin.  They focused on drilling problems and solutions as well as XTO’s operations.  The student members that attended 2010 ATCE in Florence, Italy organized a meeting to meet and talk about their experiences during the event.  J.P. Dick, founder and manager of Pinnacle Energy Services, provided a Lunch & Learn presentation about reservoir engineering considerations and his personal experiences since graduating for the University of Tulsa in 1983 to members of the chapter.  University of Tulsa SPE Student Chapter’s current president, Emily Woner and Vice President, Krisna Wardhana accepted the award for  1st Place for University of Tulsa Finest Organization for 2010-2011.  The chapter received $500 for this award!

Students also recently participated in Service Day at Tulsa SPCA by shoveling and transporting gravel to animal pens so they can have a better environment.

Students are currently planning an educational forum for the graduate students for Fall 2011; a clay shoot fundraising event; Spring Soccer Day; energy4me programs; and preparing for Petrobowl at 2011 ATCE.

Bravo, University of Tulsa SPE Student Chapter, for winning Student Chapter of the Month for June!  Keep up your exceptional level of performance!

2012 Star Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the following 2012 recipients!

Africa Region
Scholarship
Fritz Agbor
Uchechukwu Mogbolu
Fellowship
Oluseye Adeyemi
Oluwaseun Fadipe
Canada
Scholarship
Roshan Philip
Fellowship
Joseph Paul Lagasca
Eastern North America Region
Scholarship
Anna Boyer
David Trocquet, Jr.
Derek Craig
Dylan Tirpak
Garrett Bromley
Fellowship
Brian Downey
Joseph Joyce
Racha Trabelsi
Gulf Coast North America Region
Scholarship
Eric Redondo
Fellowship
Andrea Hersey
Mid-Continent North America Region
Scholarship
Tyler Harper
Fellowship
Mojtaba Pordel Shahri
Middle East Region
Scholarship
Abdelrahman Eldiasty
Anas Najy
Muhammad Shahrukh
Shubham Sharma
Siddhanta Batshas
Fellowship
Ahmed Alzahabi
Ibrahim Gawish
Zeina Jendi
North Sea Region
Scholarship
Nicholas de Moura Brasil
Sarah Barber
Fellowship
Reza Dashtpour
William Anthony
Northern Asia Pacific Region
Scholarship
Domingos Jorge
Tuchaphon Phetsiripun
Fellowship
Hao Chen
Xuan Gao
Rocky Mountain North America Region
Scholarship
Matthew Kocak
Fellowship
Chunlei Liu
Russia & Caspian Region
Scholarship
Peyruz Gasimov
Ekaterina Eshcherkina
Fellowship
Ivan Deshenenkov
Ivan Arsenevsky
South America & Caribbean Region
Scholarship
Daniel Braga
John Pinto Carvajal
Fellowship
Paola Pastor Chacon
Rodolfo Oliveira
South, Central, East Europe Region
Scholarship
Kahraman Barut
Maciej Kobielski
Fellowship
Artem Shpakov
Tudor Precup
Southern Asia Pacific Region
Scholarship
Kevin Betts
Matthew Cooper
Fellowship
Ramadhan Harmanto
Reda Abdel Azim
Southwestern North America Region
Scholarship
Kailey Brunetto
Fellowship
Harpreet Singh
Western North America Region
Scholarship
Connor Mattson
Jasper Jackson
Fellowship
Diego Vasquez
Mehrdad Gharib Shirangi

SPE Student Chapter Tulsa University Wins University Award

Congratulations to the Tulsa Chapter, who received first prize in Tulsa University’s “Finest Organization” Award for 2010-2011.

Student organizations within the University are assessed based on outstanding membership involvement, programming, community service, and student benefits.

The prize was $500 from the Tulsa University Student Association.

SPE Student Chapter University of Oklahoma Raises Over $17,000 for the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

At the University of Oklahoma Relay For Live event, teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

The University of Oklahoma SPE Student Chapter has participated in the OU Relay for Life event for at least five years.  For the past three years they have steadily increased the amount they been able to raise. This year, the SPE Relay for Life team raised over $17,400.

Funding came from:

  • Contacts within the oil & gas industry
  • Donations from generous alumni (some as recent as 2010 graduates)
  • Several corporate sponsorships
  • Creating and selling Engineers’ Club t-shirts
  • Selling homemade cookies in the Students’ Union a few weeks before the event

The Chapter had a full team of 15 students this year – SPE members ranging from freshmen to graduates. Halliburton  donated coveralls for each team member.  The team won the American Cancer Society HOPE Trophy for the third consecutive year.  The award is given to the team that raises the most funds, has the best participation during Relay for Life, sells over 20 Luminarias, and has a full team (15 members).

New this year, the Chapter also helped to organize a benefit concert in Norman featuring the band Fiawna Forte on April 1, sponsored by Gray Wireline.

What a fantastic achievement everyone!