Category Archives: United States

Eastern North America Regional Award Recipients Named

Five SPE members from the Eastern North America Region were recognized for their contribution to SPE and technical expertise two weeks ago in West Virginia. Learn more about regional awards and nominate an outstanding individual at  http://www.spe.org/about/honors/regional_awards.php.

Left to right: Richard Fulcher; Charles Boyer; Mark Spears, 2010 President’s Award Winner, Most Improved Section; Bill Rubin; David Freeman.

Guest Lecturer Visits Marietta

On September 2, 2010 Mr. Turley, former Marathon VP of Engineering & Technology, came to Marietta to lecture for 2 hours on the Macondo well blowout that occurred in April, 2010. Topics included:  casing design, drilling mud systems, hydrostatic pressure and the effects of a gas kick.  There were 51 attendees – 44 members, 2 guests, and 5 faculty members.

President’s Award for Section Excellence Recipients

The purpose of the SPE President’s Award For Section Excellence is to recognize SPE sections whose efforts in member programs, technology dissemination, and cooperation with other SPE sections distinguish them. Because the award recognizes exceptional merit in a number of areas, it is not required that an award be given every year; up to six awards may be given annually. Learn more.

2011 winning sections

2011 Winning Sections

Aberdeen

Bangalore

Gulf Coast

LA Basin

Moscow

Saudi Arabia

Warri

2011 Most Improved Sections

Calgary and Port Harcourt (tie)

2011 Most Innovative New Program

Ghana and London (tie)


Previous Years

Marietta SPE Student Chapter Holds a Charity Event

The Marietta SPE Student Chapter organized and participated in a community service event in late August. Eighteen members, four faulty, and over 200 guests attended. The SPE students dedicated over 50 hours of community service by staffing the Annual EVE Auction in Marietta, Ohio. Students arrived early to set up auction tables and help facilitate the event. The purpose for the event was to raise money for battered spouses in order to help them get back on their feet.

Tyumen Photo

The photo features Marsha Hupp, Marietta College SPE Vice President, showing an auction item during the silent auction.

Outstanding Student Chapters Announced

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award (OSC) is presented to the chapters whose programs, activities, and levels of participation during a single academic year distinguish that chapter from others.

2011 Award Recipients

University of Ibadan

UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta

Istanbul Technical University

University of Trinidad and Tobago

NED University of Engineering & Tech

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Tyumen State Oil and Gas University

Student Chapters that Achieved the Gold Standard, 2011

Africa
University of Ibadan
Institute of Management & Technology (IMT)

Asia
Malaysia University of Technology (UTM)
UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta
University of Petroleum China, Beijing

Europe
Istanbul Technical University
TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Latin America
Universidad Industrial De Santander
Universidade Estadual de Campinas
University of Trinidad and Tobago

Middle East
University of Cairo
Indian School of Mines
Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)
NED University of Engineering & Technology
King Saud University
Suez Canal University
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

North America
University of Oklahoma
Texas A&M University
University of Texas at Austin
University of Tulsa
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Marietta College
University of Calgary

Russia
Tyumen State Oil and Gas University

 

The Outstanding Section YP Committee Award Recipients Announced

The Outstanding Section YP Committee Award recognizes up to three of the best Section YP Committees: most improved, most innovative and overall excellence. The information collected from the award applications identifies best YP practices for circulation across SPE.

2011

Overall Excellence: Gulf Coast Section

Most Innovative: Saudi Arabia Section

Most Improved: London Section

2010

Aberdeen Section

2009

Aberdeen Section

2008

Saudi Arabia Section

SPE Marietta Student Chapter is Chapter of the Month for June!

Yay Marietta College! Your chapter has been selected as the SPE Student Chapter of the Month for June! SPE Marietta College Student Chapter has been a very busy chapter. Some of the students are planning, along with Dr. Chase, Chair of the Marietta College Petroleum Engineering and Geology Department, to attend ATCE in Florence, Italy. Within the last several months, they have: participated in a community service project with the Harvest of Hope; attended a trip to the Unconventional Gas Conference; planned a basketball tournament as a social activity; and completed their only fund raiser, the Marietta SPE Golf Outing. The Golf Outing included five technical presentations on the Marcellus Shale and related technologies.

Marietta Photo

They have successfully initiated a new program called Officers in Training, which utilizes Officers elect, allowing a much smoother regime change. This chapter has increased involvement of students in activities promoting the industry and the Society while promoting a positive image.

Marietta Photo

Congratulations, Marietta College SPE Student Chapter!