On 13 September 2010, Mr. Ruchir Srivastav, University Alumni and currently current employee for Reliance Industries Limited, E&P visited campus. He interacted with the students and shared his corporate and technical experience. Mr. Srivastav gave a lecture on Well completion and various technologies involved in it. He also shared his memories of last years at University. Later he answered various queries of students related to technology and career prospects. There was 70 members at the meeting.
Congratulations to King Saud University SPE Student Chapter for being selected Student Chapter of the Month for October!
King Saud University Student Chapter has been on the go with new programs, field trips, sporting events and all kinds of things. They recently developed a new program that chooses a member and an administrative each month based on specific standers that a member or an administrative must achieve to be honored. The SPE-KSU member for August is Yazeed S. Alowaisi and SPE-KSU Administrative Person of the month is Abdullah A. Al-Abdusalam. Earlier in the year around 15 students and 4 faculty attended the Ganadriah, a heritage and cultural festival.
20 student chapter members participated in the Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition and its associated events that was held in Al-khobar city. There was a geological trip to (Dammam Dome) where students visited the well-known prosperity well and the details of its discovery and the geological beds that lie in its formation. Then the students headed to another geological site to review the geological characteristics and the types of the rocks along with the theories of the Composition and sedimentation. The trip was very interesting and fun providing information on the geological history of the eastern province, history of the sediment oil and its migration. 12 students attended petroleum engineering courses at Saudi Aramco participating in seminars and paper contests. During their kick-off meeting for this year the chapter president gave a speech about the chapter’s previous activities and showed a video highlighting the chapter’s main events. The chapter organized its first Ramadan Iftar this year.
Once again Congratulations Students at King Saud University Student Chapter – SPE October Student Chapter of the Month! We wish this very active chapter continued success!
On September 2, 2010 Mr. Turley, former Marathon VP of Engineering & Technology, came to Marietta to lecture for 2 hours on the Macondo well blowout that occurred in April, 2010. Topics included: casing design, drilling mud systems, hydrostatic pressure and the effects of a gas kick. There were 51 attendees – 44 members, 2 guests, and 5 faculty members.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers- Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering students’ chapter inaugurated the chapter office for the current academic year (2010-2011) in the gracious presence of industrial experts from ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) and esteemed academicians of the institution. Our students were fortunate in having guest lecturers from Shri S.V. Rengachari ( Basin Manager, ONGC) & Col Jitendra Prasad (Head, Regional Lab, ONGC). Mr.Emmanuel Singh (Secretary, SPE Chennai Section) addressed the freshmen on SPE section & chapter operations thereby encouraging their involvement in the society. The inauguration programme was followed by technical presentations by students of the department and technicultural skit by the students in the penultimate year. Being one of its kinds in chapter’s path, the events were considered a success.
150 members attended this along with fifteen guests and fifteen faculty members.
PetroBowl at 2010 ATCE once again had student chapter teams compete in a tournament-style contest that tests their knowledge of SPE and the E&P industry. Congratulations to the 2010 PetroBowl champions – University of Oklahoma!
SPE UPES Student Chapter hosted a guest lecture given by Mr. Santanu Hati, Chief Engineer (Production) at ONGC Ltd, Mumbai. At the event, there were approximately 230 attendees present. The event started with the faculty interaction in which a discussion was held with the faculties of the petroleum department. This was followed by a student interaction session in which Mr. Santanu Hati addressed the students on ‘How to Write a Technical Article’. In his talk, he quoted the importance of writing technical papers and shared his experience on the benefits of writing. He also mentioned emphasized the opportunities SPE provides globally in presenting technical papers. Later, Mr. Hati visited the various facilities at the university campus.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology SPE Chapter sponsored the Maiden Ambassador Lecture Program on 3 September 2010. Approximately 180 people attended the event to listen to the Ambassador Lecturer, Etta Agbor, Regional YP Coordinator for Africa.
The event started with a lamp lighting ceremony to inaugurate C-IIIP followed by speeches from the director, Prof. T. Kumar, and SPE ISM faculty sponsor Prof. Ajay Mandal. The event featured two guest lectures from Vipin Kumar, Principal Petroleum Engineer, Cairn India and Parvez Khan, Sand Control Specialist, Baker Hughes.
The topic of the lectures was sand control measures in Mangala Field, Rajasthan. A question-and-answer session followed the lectures and enthusiastic students and professors asked numerous questions.
The event concluded with Prof. S. K. Patra and Ankit Agarwal,Vice-President of the ISM SPE student chapter, thanking both the guest lecturers on behalf of the ISM.
The China University of Petroleum Beijing (CUPB) SPE student chapter invited Probjot Singh from ConocoPhillips, an expert in paraffin precipitation and flow assurance, to give the lecture and answer questions. During the lecture, Singh outlined the dangers of paraffin deposition through an analysis of the production practice in both the Staffa Field and the Badami Field. This was followed by a thorough demonstration of the methods to prevent and eliminate the paraffin deposition in the field.
After the meeting, Singh, accompanied by university faculty and the president of SPE CUPB Student Chapter, toured the campus and the Storage and Transportation laboratory.
SPE NED student chapter, in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Quality Control, arranged training on First Aid for its final-year engineering students at the petroleum engineering department. Dr. Yousuf Sanjrani, head of the human resource development at National Refinery Pakistan explained to the students the necessary steps to be taken in regards to first aid for different injuries. He also elaborated on how to check vitals and the do’s and don’ts of first aid. The event was attend by about 40 students.