In late October, fifteen SPE students from the University of Aberdeen attended a Distinguished Lecturer Series that featured Jerald Dethlefs from ConocoPhillips. Dethlefs spoke at the Douglas hotel about the near-surface external casing corrosio, cause, remediation, and mitigation.
SPE student chapter at University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) recently assisted the university with the First Annual Mr. and Ms. UTT Pt. Lisas Pageant. The current student chapter treasurer, Cleon Theophille, won the Mr. UTT title and Cherise Ransome won the Ms UTT title.
University of Cairo Student Chapter recently hosted their first Ambassador Lecturer Program. The Ambassador Lecturer Program is designed to connect students with the oil and gas industry through lectures presented by young professionals who are 35 years old or younger.
The lecturers share their career development experience since graduation, explore cutting-edge technology, and describe what it is like to work in the E&P industry. The program aims to present the vision of SPE and provide an opportunity for students to hear a young engineer’s perspective on issues confronting the industry.
The student chapter has shown appreciation to: Eng. Ahmed Ali; Eng. Mohamed Kamal; Eng. Hazem Abdul Sattar;
Eng. Eslam AL Araby; Geo. Radwa Obahha; Eng. Nael Sadek. University of Cairo Student Chapter also offer special thanks to their guests from Sapesco Company: Ms. Manal Koka and Eng. Ahmed Magdy.
The students of this chapter solved membership problems by appointing team representatives to update new members on all activities available and assist them with the registration process. This has resulted in the chapter having close to 400 current members. They have sponsored an inter-college football tournament; conducted campus cleaning drives; began work on a video conferencing facility; conducted a panel discussion on Climate Change; participated in the regional student paper contest; conducted Petrowalk (an event to educate young students about SPE and petroleum engineering); and many other events.
Students of ISM Student Chapter have hosted guest lecturers: Mrs. Archana Kumar, who spoke about the importance and impact of post graduation on a petroleum engineer’s career; Professor Prabir Daripa, who spoke on “The effect of chemicals on porous medium during EOR”; and Mr. Vikas Kumar, who spoke on “Practical Aspects of Wire Line Formation Testing and Well Testing”.
One of their goals is to increase the number of students sent to conferences and competitions in order to increase student interaction with global chapters.
Indian School of Mines Student Chapter is doing an excellent job! Once again, congratulations!
SPE Student Chapter King Saud University (KSU) held its annual open sports day on October 14 at the Sports Arial Dome at King Saud University. More than 50 students attended along with 6 faculty members.
The students were randomly divided into teams of 6 players. Every team played 6 games in football, basketball and volleyball. The teams who got the highest score made up the top 3. There were also separate tournaments of table tennis and handball.
Eng. Abdulbari Arefi in his speech emphasized the importance of these social activities as they strengthen the social bond between the SPE KSU members and the faculty. He previewed some of the programs the chapter will hold in the near future and encouraged the students to participate. Finally, Arefi congratulated KSU for being the SPE Student Chapter of the Month of October.
SPE Student Chapter King Saud University (KSU) attended the 3rd Saudi Arabia International Oil & Gas Exhibition on October 10. Seven students represented KSU at the conference, having traveled from Riyadh City to Dammam City. Sponsoring companies were impressed by the way King Saud University students handled scientific questions and debates. The chapter is poised to participate in many more events in the coming months.
On 9 October, SPE Student Chapter King Saud University (KSU) held its annual welcoming party along with the celebration of being the Chapter of the Month for October!
This was also a congratulatory event for the petroleum and natural gas engineering department for attaining ABET accreditation. During the party, the vice president of the engineering college gave a speech along with the chairman of the petroleum and natural gas engineering department. SPE Student Chapter KSU President, Sayed Hassan Mohamed, also spoke. KSU student chapter spokesmen Sami Talbi presented on the chapter’s plans and the opportunities for the students to get involved. The presentations ended with the cutting of the cake by the guest of honor but the celebrations continued.
On October 14, the SPE Student Chapter China University of Petroleum Beijing (CUPB) held the technical lecture of “Water Quest”. Zhang Hongquan, an associate professor from Tulsa University was invited. During the 2-hour lecture Professor Zhang first analyzed the current situation of water resources in China and other areas of the world and put forward his research and acknowledgement on water use and saving. Based on the theory of water circulation, he proposed some creative views, such as improving the arid climate in the northeast China and revitalizing the Silk Road through water transfer. He then engaged in a lively conversation about water transfer and its feasibility with the students.
After that, Professor Zhang shared his latest patent “Overhead Receiver”. The new technology, which is used for exploration of gas hydrate, helps to solve the problem of high cost and difficulty of the submarine gas hydrate exploration.
The interactive session came last. The active communication between students and Professor Zhang warmed the atmosphere. After the lecture, Professor Zhang took pictures with the Executive Committee of SPE, and then they exchanged souvenirs.