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.
The KSU Student Chapter held its first luncheon discussion at the Almena Hotel in Riyadh. The team discussed how it would be possible to become Chapter of the Month, and how to prepare for the Student Paper Contests. All of the committee and sub-committee members attended and each person left with a list of tasks to complete.
The Paskong Handong SPE PSU Student Chapter Outreach Program is an annual event held to bring benefits to the indigenous people of Palawan. Gifts, school supplies, canned goods and clothing were given this year to children at the Tagabinet Elementary School in Puerto Princesa City. Tagabinet is a small community at the foot of the mountains, with no electricity supply. The photos below show the cheer the PSU Student Chapter brought to these children. What an accomplishment!
The SPE NED Student Chapter Orientation Program was arranged for freshmen students of the petroleum department.
A 90-minute presentation was delivered by Mr. Sami Toor and Mr. Faisal Anwar. The presentation gave a background on SPE before focusing on the benefits of being a member of the student chapter. The Chapter Officers were introduced, and the freshmen learned of the achievements of the chapter in previous years.
The session was a success, resulting in about 45 new members signing up for SPE and joining the NED Student Chapter.
After the success of their Christmas Buffet Breakfast, University of Trinidad and Tobago Student Chapter had raised enough funds to make some hampers, which brought Christmas cheer to the Couva community. The hampers contained food, toiletries and toys for children. The hampers were greatly appreciated.
Members of the Palawan State University Chapter were invited by the Rotary Club of Puerto Pincesca to volunteer on site at the Dorm construction for the Nuns of Macarascas. Twenty members participated in this activity. Their hard work is evident in these photos.
The chapter has been involved with many curricular, extra-curricular and community activities in the last month. Highlights include: Continue reading
Our New Year Student Chapter of the Month, University of Petroleum China, Beijing (CUPB) has been a very busy chapter.
They had chapter representatives participate in the monthly meeting of SEP-NCI in Lido hotel. The corporate SPE members were managers and technicians were from Schlumberger, Newfield, Corelab, Petrofac, ExxonMobil and other notable petroleum companies. The theme of this meeting was “The Application of Geomechanics in Research of Shale and Gas”. The speaker was Dr. Zheng Zhiqiong. The General Manager, Sales and Marketing of North Asia of Baker Hughes, Inc. The meeting enable participating students to learn how to improve their standards in making wise career goals.
Members of this chapter attended The 2nd Oil & Gas Horizons” meeting held at Gubkin University in Moscow Russia. The president of CUPB Chapter made a presentation on their chapter including their outstanding accomplishments. During the essay contest at this event, Shang Yun, Wang Ping, and Li Qiu from CUPB, all won awards!
CUPB Student Chapter hosted the technical lecture “Wellbore Cement Integrity Issues in Carbon Capture and Storage”. Petromentor International Education Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Supported this event where Professor Mileva Radonjic from Louisiana State University presented the lecture. Dr. RAdonjic gave detailed introduction to the process, summarized the risks and actively discussed the topic with the attending students.
Last month CUPB hosted a two day visit of visitors from Malaysia University of Technology (UTM). Chen Mian, the dean of the Petroleum Engineering Department, and Liang Yongtu, the Deputy Party Secretary of the department met the guests in the international center. The event included personal introductions, lively visits, speeches and taking photos. Communication included discussion of traditional culture and petroleum engineering knowledge. They visited labs on heavy crude oil refining, hole stability, oil/gas field development, gas preservation, transportation, oil geology and related topics.
University of Petroleum China, Beijing is definitely expanding their knowledge and growing their chapter! Congratulations, once again CUPB on being SPE January Student Chapter of the new year!
Keep up the Good Work!!
2011 International Student Paper Contest Winners
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
1st Place- Sneha Panchadhara, Louisiana State University
2nd Place- Guenther Glatz, Stanford University
3rd Place- Varun Pathak, University of Alberta
1st Place – Zhouyuan Zhu, Stanford University
2nd Place – Abelardo Barreto, Universidade Estadual Norte Flumnese
3rd Place- Livia Moreira, Yale University
View past years’ winners.
On 10th December, Assistant Professor Mileva Radonjic of Louisiana State University gave a technical lecture titled “Wellbore Cement Integrity Issues in Carbon Capture and Storage”.
This activity was supported by Petromentor International Education Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
The students gained a lot of useful information from this session.