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Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest Winners Announced for 2013-2014

Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer meetings and submitting evaluations during the 2013–2014 DL season.

The winners of the 2013–2014 DL Evaluation Contest are:

  • Less than 150 members: Lisbon
  • Between 150-500 members: Warri Nigeria
  • More than 500 members: Kuala Lumpur and Mexico

A new DL season (2014–2015) begins in September. The evaluation process has been simplified, and you will now be able to complete and submit DL’s evaluations online, utilize the QR code on an evaluation, or email in your evaluations.

To ensure that your section is entered into and wins the 2014–2015 Evaluation Contest, please:

  • Attend all section meetings featuring Distinguished Lecturers.
  • Listen, engage and evaluate the DL’s presentation.
  • Fill out and submit the Section Attendees’ Tour Evaluation form for every DL visit.

Winning sections will receive:

  • USD 500 per winning section to the section account
  • Acknowledgment on SPE.org

Learn more about the contest »

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

Build the World Quarterly Winner Announced

Congratulations to the second quarter winner of the 2014 Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest, Deena Al-Khayyal, Saudi Arabia Section!

Build the World of 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 prizes. Quarterly prizes are drawn at the end of March, June, September and December. Learn contest details.

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Dave Nwosu explaining a point to participants

Energy4me comes to 50 secondary schools in Lagos state

In a move first of its kind in Nigeria, the Society of Petroleum Engineers has collaborated with the Lagos Power Kids Program to bring Energy4me to 50 secondary schools in Lagos state. The Lagos Power Kids Program is an initiative of the Lagos state government as part of the power sector development plan to help improve energy efficiency and conservation practice among its citizens. The Power kids program is an interactive, extra-curricular club activity specifically aimed at students of the junior secondary school sector and currently runs as a reward for the top schools which won the Governor’s award for Public schools. One thousand students participated in the program.

SPE prepared the oil and gas module and distributed the Energy4me packs and posters for the students and lecturers. On 4 March 2014, SPE Lagos section held a teach the trainers workshop where the 50 teachers and 10 supervisors were taken through the module and the experiment.  The Lagos section volunteers had an interactive session with the teachers answering various questions posed by them.

Dave Nwosu explaining a point to participants
Energy4me volunteer, Dave Nwosu explaining a point to participants
Question time
Question time
volunteers with the teachers
SPE volunteers with the teachers

 

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SPE Bangalore Section Organises “Shell Day” at ISM Dhanbad

SPE Bangalore Section and SPE ISM Student Chapter, in association with AAPG ISM Student Chapter, successfully organised Shell Day on 23 February 2014 at the Golden Jubilee Lecture Theatre at Indian School Of Mines, Dhanbad. The team of dignitaries from Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd. comprised of Kirk Hansen (Principle Pore Pressure Prediction Specialist), Paul Taylor (Geophysics Advisor), Rituraj Singh (Reservoir Engineer), Anshul Kapoor (Reservoir Engineer), Vinay Shinde (Graduate Recruitment and Marketing Team Lead) and Abhinandan Kohli (Petrophysicist).

The event started with a panel discussion on the evening of 22 February, chaired by Prof Dr. M. K. Mukherjee, Paul Taylor, Kirk Hansen, Rituraj Singh, Abhinandan Kohli, and Anshul Kapoor. The agenda of discussion was ‘Career Prospects in E&P Industry’. The experienced panel tackled the questions with great enthusiasm resulting in a compelling discussion.

The next day kick-started with the challenging Shell Case Study competition. The event received a staggering 60 entries, out of which 10 were selected for onstage presentation and assessed by the Shell delegates. The constructive feedback provided by the judges, who appreciated the quality of the proposed solutions, was a great learning experience for the participants as well as the audience.

The post lunch session started with the Game Changing Ideas competition. Designed on the grounds of Shell Ideas 360, this event called for the innovative ideas that aim to provide security in terms of Food, Water, and Energy in the future. The judges and audience enjoyed the enthralling ideas presented by the participants.

SPE Bangalore Section

This event was followed by the HSSE Video contest, which was the perfect platform for the participants to showcase innovation and creativity. The challenge of identifying an HSSE hazard in the working environment and surroundings and conveying the message within 30 seconds was tackled well by the participants. This was followed by HSSE Poster contest based on a similar theme. These events incorporated awareness about potential risks and hazards amidst the students highlighting the importance of HSSE evaluation and risk mitigation.

The final event, ‘Pre-Intern Talk’ by Vinay Shinde, provided an insight into Shell as a company and focussed on the qualities Shell looks for in their interns.

The finale for the day was the Shell Outstanding Student Award. The judges declared Abhishek Singh as the 2014 Shell Outstanding Student. This was followed by the declaration of results for the day’s events. The wide scale participation, the presence of experienced dignitaries, and duly organised events ensured that Shell Day was a huge success yet again.

Build the World Annual Winners Announced

Congratulations to the annual winners of the 2013 Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest.

Obadiah Kato – SPE Uganda Section

Nathan Meehan- SPE Gulf Coast Section

Herbert Bell - SPE Dallas Section

Majed Ayed Al-Suwailem - SPE Saudi Arabia Section

Tevin Vongvanich - SPE Thailand Section

John-Martin Donachie - SPE Aberdeen Section

Sameh Macary - SPE Atyrau-Kazakhstan Section

Manuela Badea - SPE Romanian Section

Jufrihadi Jufrihadi  - SPE Java Indonesia Section

Emmanuel Singh – SPE North India Section

 

Build the World of 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 prizes. Quarterly prizes are drawn at the end of March, June, September and December. Learn contest details.

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How to See the World in 300 Days or Less

Jim CraftonOne of the most rewarding ways to “See the World” is to become an SPE Distinguished Lecturer.  Not only will you literally have the opportunity to “See the World”, but in doing so you will help make possible one of the most effective teaching programs, technology dissemination programs, professional recognition programs and have one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. The SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program recognizes the technical development and knowledge transfer skills of a select number of SPE members, typically about 30, who can expect to visit up to 40 different SPE Sections around the world, speaking to as many as 2000 members and guests. There is even the possibility of participation in SPE webinars and videos. These SPE Distinguished Lecturers are selected from a group of perhaps 100 nominees, which out of a membership of over 100,000, is a privilege in its own right.

Your opportunity to recognize those who have outstanding technical skills coupled with the ability to tell their story to a broad audience and who have the time and desire to “See the World” is open from February through 15 March. Even better, once selected, the Society handles both travel arrangements and expenses for the lecturers. You could give your nominee the opportunity to outrun volcanoes, travel on unique airlines, outwit customs agents, meet friends in faraway places and in general just have a spectacular time sharing their knowledge with our SPE members throughout the world.

Jim Crafton
SPE Distinguished Lecturer
2003-2004

Read more about the nomination process »