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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
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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.

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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!

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SPE Student Chapter Marietta College Visit Museum

Chapter members and guests visited the Parkersburg Oil and Gas Museum.  The tour started off with a video on how the American oil and gas industry started. The video also showed some old pumping units that used a single line and wooden wheels to pump all the wells in old, large fields.

The group standing in front of some oilfield art. From left to right: Aaron Kurts, Philip Burnham, Dean Bendele, Craig Enos, Ryan Ellis, Heath Pottmeyer, Scott Burnham, Ryan Godwin, Steve Shamblin, Matthew Johnson, and David McCain.

After the video, the students walked around the museum and discovered the wooden wheels and other old oilfield tools such as horse transported fire carts and a nitro glycerine canister.   At the end of the tour, they went outside to look at an old wire line and service truck.

The students said it was amazing to see how far the industry has come in the last century.

Texas A&M University’s Chapter hosts interesting Lunch & Learn

Members of the SPE Chapter, along with members of the American Association of Drilling Engineers Chapter, had a unique Lunch & Learn on  March 10. Greg Hall, the owner of Drillers Supply International, was the guest speaker.  The company was responsible for the rescue of the Chilean miners.  Hall spoke about the challenges faced during the rescue.  Chapter members were honored to have him speak of this experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: The Texas A&M Chapter Officers and sponsors.

From left to right: Matt Martin, Treasurer; Betty Robbins, Sponsor; Mike King, Sponsor; Greg Hall, Speaker; Jeremy Adrian, President; Alexsandra Martinez, Vice-President; Trey Kubacak, Grad-Rep.

 

Studentactivities@spe.org would like to thank Chad Kosa, Chapter Secretary, for continuing to submit the chapter’s reports to us.

 

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PE Student Chapter University of Tulsa’s Recent Activities

The University of Tulsa chapter has submitted a lot of activity reports to us recently.  Here’s a highlight of their 2011 achievements so far:

Engineering week – the chapter held a “Middle School Open House” where students from Tulsa school visited the University and toured the different aspects of engineering available to them.  The chapter had a booth set up with a few hands on activities and educated the students about the roles of petroleum engineers.

Tulsa University Service Day – Chapter members visited the Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (SCPA) to volunteer their services. The Students spent their day shoveling gravel and transporting it to the animal pens to provide the animals with a better environment.

Lunch and Learn – The chapter’s last Lunch and Learn covered the benefits of continuing on with SPE after graduation into SPE Young Professionals and the SPE Mid-Continent region.  These benefits included career guidance, networking, professional events, and numerous links to knowledge from the spe.org.  The presentations were given by Lauren Silverman from Baker Hughes and Mark Bozeck from Frac Tech.  Lunch was provided by SPE YP and Mid-Cont, and drinks were provided by University Of Tulsa SPE.

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Congratulations University of Arkansas College (UACCM) – SPE Student Chapter of the Month for March!

Although just recently established, SPE Student Chapter UACCM has come out running very strong!  Their student members of the chapter

  • were recognized at an event discussing Well Control-Current Trends and Concerns with speaker Odon Simoneaux.
  • participated in an event where Ron Walsmith presented a discussion on EPA, GHG and Methane Emissions in Gas Production and Transmission.
  • participated in fundraising activities at their Student Government Association’s Fall Fest and also the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund Annual Golf Tournament.
  • volunteered during the American Red Cross Blood Drive.


With all these events, the team is working hard to maintain a successful excellent student chapter.  Congratulations once again UACCM for being selected the March 2011 SPE Student Chapter of the Month!

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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.

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2011 International Student Paper Contest Winners

Undergraduate Division

1st Place – Parag Bandyopadhyay, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

2nd Place –  Jeffrey Adams, Texas A&M University

3rd Place – Rodolfo Oliveira, Universidad Federal do Espirito Santo

Master’s Division

1st Place-  Sneha Panchadhara, Louisiana State University

2nd Place-  Guenther Glatz, Stanford University

3rd Place-  Varun Pathak, University of Alberta

PhD Division

1st Place –  Zhouyuan Zhu, Stanford University

2nd Place – Abelardo Barreto, Universidade Estadual Norte Flumnese

3rd Place-  Livia Moreira, Yale University

View past years’ winners.