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The University of North Texas (UNT) SPE Student Chapter Tours Well Sites

UNT Student Chapter
People in the photo (from left to right): Erin Wood – UNT SPE Treasurer; Ryan Burch – UNT SPE student member; Michael Warren – JW Operating Sr. Operations Engineer; Armstrong Ekpete – UNT SPE student member; Martin Steenbock – UNT SPE student member; Michael McClain – UNT SPE President

The University of North Texas (UNT) SPE student chapter was recently invited by JW-Operating to tour four well sites located in the Justin, Texas, USA area of the Barnett Shale.  Three of the sites were chosen to illustrate varying artificial lift systems and at the final pad on the tour students were able to witness a work-over rig in action. Michael Warren organized the event and solicited assistance from district engineers Shane Haberman and John Lacik, all of JW-Operating Company. The visit lasted roughly four hours with about 30 minutes at each location and some additional time in the field office showing students plunger lift valves and equipment. This was a great experience for the UNT SPE student chapter members and we cannot thank JW-Operating enough for their support of our growing student chapter.

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2013 Winners

Africa Region

Undergraduate Division
Joseph Bamisebi, University of Ibadan

PhD Division
Naomi Amoni Ogolo, University of Port Harcourt

Asia Pacific Region

Undergraduate Division
Suyang Zhu, Southwest Petroleum University

Postgraduate Division
Mohammed Al Hamdan, University of New South Wales

Canada Region

Undergraduate Division
Mia Jovic, Univeristy of Calgary

PhD Division
Obinna Ezulike, University of Alberta

Europe Region

Undergraduate Division
Lukas Mosser, Mining University Leoben

Postgraduate Division
Vijay Ashok Mulchandani, TU Clausthal

PhD Division
Lu Dinh Vi, Politecnico di Torino

Gulf Coast North America Region

Undergraduate Division
Brandon Hilts, University of Texas, Austin

Postgraduate Division
Shaina Kelly, University of Texas, Austin

PhD Division
Kan Wu, University of Texas, Austin

Mid Continent/Eastern/Rocky Mountain North America Region

Undergraduate Division
Son Dang, University of Oklahoma

Postgraduate Division
Bahri Kutlu, University of Tulsa

PhD Division
Shu Luo, Dallas Fort Worth

Middle East Region

Undergraduate Division
Omar Karbouj, Kuwait University

Postgraduate Division
Kayode Omotunde, Heriot-Watt University

Russia and Caspian Region

Undergraduate Division
Alexander Kolchin, Ufa State Petroleum Technological University

Postgraduate Division
Elena Evdokimova, Herriot Watt University

PhD Division
Yulia Maslennikova, Kazan Federal University

South America & Caribbean Region

Undergraduate Division
Alan Yamaguchi, University of Sao Paulo

Postgraduate Division
Alexandre Nunes Barreto, North Fluminese State University

PhD Division
Ivana Flores Luthi, UNICAMP

Western North America Region

Postgraduate Division
Hamza Aljamaan, Stanford University

PhD Division
Obiajulu Isebor, Stanford University

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2013 International Student Paper Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following winners of the recent SPE International Student Paper Contest held at ATCE! These regional winners qualified to compete on the international level in New Orleans. All participants were of an incredibly high standard, and the judges had a difficult challenge deciding the winners.

2013 International Student Paper Contest Winners

Undergraduate Division

1st Place -  Suyang Zhu, Southwest Petroleum University

2nd Place –   Lukas Mosser, Montan University of Leoban

3rd Place -  Brandon Hilts, University of Texas in Austin

Master’s Division

1st Place-   Shaina Kelly, University of Texas in Austin

2nd Place-   Hamza Aljamaan, Stanford University

3rd Place-   Omokayode Omotunde, Heriot Watt University

PhD Division

1st Place –   Obiajulu Isebor, Stanford University

2nd Place -  Shu Luo, University of Tulsa

3rd Place -  Mohammed Al Hamdan, University of New South Wales

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