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SPE announces New Student Chapter of the Month

Way to Go to SPE January 2011 Student Chapter of the Month – University of Petroleum China, Beijing!

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!!

View the International Student Paper Contest Winners

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.

Montana Tech SPE Student Chapter Lend a Helping Hand

Members of the Montana Tech chapter recently participated in a Thanksgiving community food drive.  In addition to collecting food from the campus, they also purchased $200 of food, which was then distributed.

The chapter also took part in the Montana Tech Christmas Bazaar, where over $7,000 was raised by the chapter.


Saudi Arabia Students Visit Saudi Aramco

A one-day tour of the oil and gas industry was organized for students on August 4, 2010. A total of 18 students visited Saudi Aramco where they were introduced to the Oil and Gas Business. The tour started with a presentation on the different disciplines of the industry such as exploration, drilling and production, followed by a 3D movie describing the industry’s role in supplying the world with needed energy.

The tour was concluded with a visit to Saudi Aramco’s Event Solution Center. At the center, students were familiarized with how the center functions and how its multidisciplinary team integrates data to achieve successful decision in a timely manner.


SPE Student Chapter NED Holds Annual Dinner

The main social event for the NED student chapter was the 2010 Annual Dinner. 170 students, faculty and guests from the industry attended. Guests bid farewell to the graduating class of 2006-2007.

The event was a  great opportunity for the students to showcase their skills. Some created imaginative and witty short films which were thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by the audience. Live acts were equally well-received.

Sumair Ahmed, SPE NED Student Chapter President 2010, gave a farewell speech and introduced the 2011 Committee to the audience.

Everyone had an enjoyable evening.

SPE Student Chapter UPES Goes Green

Members of the UPES Chapter volunteered at the Second Annual Dehradun Tree Festival in aid of Green Doon, an NGO working for environmental causes.  More than 1,000 children from local schools attended the festival.

The chapter’s environmental section, the “Theme Based Plantation Team,” had a stall at the festival and educated children about biodiesel.  The team’s vision is to protect and improve the natural environment for present and future generations, based on sustainable development.

Other activities of the day included drama, poster making, free speech, fancy dress, and poem and essay competitions, all based on an environmental theme.

SPE Student Chapter University of Trinidad & Tobago Raises Money for Charity

The UT&T chapter used their YouTube channel to raise awareness of their annual Charity Christmas Buffet Breakfast.  Over 140 people attended.

Proceeds from the event will go toward two important charitable projects that the UT&T Chapter plans to embark upon:

– Water collection for hurricane victims

– Food hampers for underprivileged families

SPE Student Chapter Marietta College Staying Busy

SPE student members at Marietta College hosted 2nd Annual Student Technical Sessions (ASTS), where students came together to share knowledge gained through summer internships.

Members also volunteered at “Up Til Dawn”, where students gathered to mail out donation request letters on behalf of St. Jude’s Hospital.  Recipients of these letters were able to send their donations in a prepaid envelope back to Marietta College.  The donations were then given to St. Jude’s Hospital.

To round things off, the students travelled to the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Colorado Avalanche hockey match.  A fun evening was had by all!