Category Archives: Students

SPE NED Student Chapter Presents Projects at the POGEE Conference

The SPE NED Student Chapter was given a complimentary stall by POGEE at the POGEE Conference and Exhibition held at the Expo Centre Karachi from 19th to 22nd May. The students displayed 6 projects at the stall, the subjects of which included synthesis of biodiesel, geothermal power plant, CO2 sequestration, coal bed methane, drilling rig model, and tidal energy.
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All the projects had attracted about 500 visitors from upstream, downstream, and energy industries. The visitors had shown great interest in all the projects, but especially in biodiesel. The rig model, tidal energy, and geothermal power plant had also drawn attention from the visitors. For the upstream sector, CO2 sequestration and coal bed methane were of greater interest. The rig model helped those unfamiliar with the upstream industry understand basic drilling operation.

The SPE NED Student Chapter’s Representatives shared with the visitors the benefits of becoming members of SPE. The response of industry personnel was overwhelming. Everyone appreciated the efforts of the students, and the event proved to be very successful. It gave an excellent exposure to the students and encouraged them to continue their work in future.

Great job, SPE NED student chapter!

SPE Marietta Student Chapter is Chapter of the Month for June!

Yay Marietta College! Your chapter has been selected as the SPE Student Chapter of the Month for June! SPE Marietta College Student Chapter has been a very busy chapter. Some of the students are planning, along with Dr. Chase, Chair of the Marietta College Petroleum Engineering and Geology Department, to attend ATCE in Florence, Italy. Within the last several months, they have: participated in a community service project with the Harvest of Hope; attended a trip to the Unconventional Gas Conference; planned a basketball tournament as a social activity; and completed their only fund raiser, the Marietta SPE Golf Outing. The Golf Outing included five technical presentations on the Marcellus Shale and related technologies.

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They have successfully initiated a new program called Officers in Training, which utilizes Officers elect, allowing a much smoother regime change. This chapter has increased involvement of students in activities promoting the industry and the Society while promoting a positive image.

Marietta Photo

Congratulations, Marietta College SPE Student Chapter!

SPE KFUPM Student Chapter Holds a Festival for Educating Children

Under the auspices of Princess Ghada bent Abdullah ben AbdulAlziz ben Julewi Al Saud, The Society of Petroleum Engineers in King Fahd University (SPE-KFUPM) and the national society of Medical Students conducted the 2nd STEPS Festival April 7-9 2010, attended by many famous Saudi and International persons.
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Essam Adel Al-Ghumgham, director of SPE KFUPM chapter, said the annual festival aims to protect children by spreading useful knowledge to the children and their families. The criteria of the festival goes beyond creativity by exposing children to different themes called “Worlds” out of which they gather useful information. Famous characters from kids TV shows attended the event and volunteers dressed as cartoon characters.

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The SPE-KFUPM cooperated with the local voluntary groups to bring in orphans to participate in this event.  The children had a great time thanks to the SPE members and the members of the voluntary team “Be Different”, a Saudi group that aims mainly to promote the voluntary spirit in the youth generations and to serve the community.

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Great job, KFUPM!

Tyumen State Oil & Gas U. Chapter’s IOG Conference Proves Successful, Winners Announced

The Tyumen State Oil & Gas University SPE Student Chapter IV International Oil & Gas Conference (IOGC) “Up-to-Date Technologies for Western Siberia Fuel-Energy Complex” was held in THE West Siberian Innovation Center of Oil and Gas, Tyumen, Russia, and brought together students and young professionals from all over Russia and Belarus.

IOGC 2010 featured technical sessions with approximately 34 papers on innovative technologies, case studies and best practices in E&P. TNK-BP and Schlumberger were Gold sponsors of the conference.

IOGC is conducted for the 4th time since 2007 and every year the number of participants grows. This year, the opening ceremony was performed together with our partner non-for-profit organization “Mir Nauki”. Irina Terentyeva and Yuliya Grigoryeva prepared exhibition of children’s drawings called “We Are the Children of Oilmen!”. Professors of TSOGU were proud to cut the ribbon and open the exhibition.

During the technical session, new technologies were discussed by students of Russian universities and young professionals from different oil & gas and service companies of Tyumen region: TNK-BP, Schlumberger, LUKOIL, Rosneft, Surgutneftegas, and Yugson-Service.

It was very hard for the jury to decide what papers were the best.

Tyumen Photo

Nomination “Topicality”

  • 1 prize – Petrenko Sergey (Nefteyugansk, KMAO, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Zyryanov Viktor (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Minullin Bulat (Oktyabrskiy, Bashkortostan)

Nomination “Innovation”

  • 1 prize – Borisenko Aleksey (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Knyazheva Natalya (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Ivanova Kseniya (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Novelty”

  • 1 prize – Galios Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Mezentsev Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Rychkov Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Practical importance”

  • 1 prize – Kovalenko Igor (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Lopatin Ruslan (Tyumen, Russia),
  • 3 prize – Sorokin Sergey (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Originality”

  • 1 prize – Schajkhutdinov Damir (Almetyevsk, Tatarstan)
  • 2 prize – Guscthina Yuliya (Moscow, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Molchan Vitaly (Gomel, Byelorussia)

The chapter is looking forward to meeting again with students and young professionals at the 5th International Oil and Gas Conference in 2011. For more information, please visit the chapter website.

Tyumen State Oil & Gas U. Chapter’s IOG Conference Proves Successful, Winners Announced

The Tyumen State Oil & Gas University SPE Student Chapter IV International Oil & Gas Conference (IOGC) “Up-to-Date Technologies for Western Siberia Fuel-Energy Complex” was held in THE West Siberian Innovation Center of Oil and Gas, Tyumen, Russia, and brought together students and young professionals from all over Russia and Belarus.

IOGC 2010 featured technical sessions with approximately 34 papers on innovative technologies, case studies and best practices in E&P. TNK-BP and Schlumberger were Gold sponsors of the conference.

IOGC is conducted for the 4th time since 2007 and every year the number of participants grows. This year, the opening ceremony was performed together with our partner non-for-profit organization “Mir Nauki”. Irina Terentyeva and Yuliya Grigoryeva prepared exhibition of children’s drawings called “We Are the Children of Oilmen!”. Professors of TSOGU were proud to cut the ribbon and open the exhibition.

During the technical session, new technologies were discussed by students of Russian universities and young professionals from different oil & gas and service companies of Tyumen region: TNK-BP, Schlumberger, LUKOIL, Rosneft, Surgutneftegas, and Yugson-Service.

It was very hard for the jury to decide what papers were the best.

Tyumen Photo

Nomination “Topicality”

  • 1 prize – Petrenko Sergey (Nefteyugansk, KMAO, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Zyryanov Viktor (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Minullin Bulat (Oktyabrskiy, Bashkortostan)

Nomination “Innovation”

  • 1 prize – Borisenko Aleksey (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Knyazheva Natalya (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Ivanova Kseniya (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Novelty”

  • 1 prize – Galios Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Mezentsev Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Rychkov Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Practical importance”

  • 1 prize – Kovalenko Igor (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Lopatin Ruslan (Tyumen, Russia),
  • 3 prize – Sorokin Sergey (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Originality”

  • 1 prize – Schajkhutdinov Damir (Almetyevsk, Tatarstan)
  • 2 prize – Guscthina Yuliya (Moscow, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Molchan Vitaly (Gomel, Byelorussia)

The chapter is looking forward to meeting again with students and young professionals at the 5th International Oil and Gas Conference in 2011. For more information, please visit the chapter website.

Congratulations to SPE Student Chapter University of Ibadan, SPE Student Chapter of the Month for May!

Ibadan Student Chapter conquered obstacles such as lack of program funding, low availability of venues for the Catch Them Young (CTY) Program, and time interference with lectures. They succeeded in the production of SPE notebooks, member impression badges, and the inauguration of two new units (Technical/Maintenance and Health Unit, Safety, Security and Environment Unit). Rising above their obstacles they have been able to ensure all 33+ new students in the department are SPE student members. They have been able to purchase their own public address system, speakers, wireless microphones, amplifier system and a generator for power supply.

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Their activities include: Catch Them Young and Quiz Competitions at 18 secondary schools; Ibadan Student Paper Contest; visiting and donating to the Ibadan Orphanage; participation at Student Technical Conference and Exhibition at University of Benin; sinking a manually operated hydraulic borehole for the people of Araromi Idowu Village; and participation at a career fair at Schlumberger.

They are steadily completing their goal of increasing awareness of SPE and exposing secondary school students to the petroleum engineering discipline.

Congratulations once again to SPE Student Chapter University of Ibadan for a job well done!

SPE Marietta College Student Chapter Launches Officers in Training Program

Marietta College’s SPE Student Chapter has started a new program called Officers in Training. During the last round of Officer elections, the chapter also elected underclassmen (sophomores and freshmen) to be Officers Elect. The Officers Elect for this year will become the new officers in the next election year. This new program should allow for a smoother regime change and help the chapter communicate information to younger students. Great idea, Marietta College!
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From left to right: Dr. Robert Chase (Petroleum Department Chair), Dean Bendele (Welcoming Committee Chair), Ellen Schott (Secretary Elect), Matt Boothe (Historian Elect), Scott Burnham (Treasurer), Brandon Knight (Historian), Heath Pottymeyer (President Elect), David Johnson (President), Craig Enos (Secretary), Marsha Hupp (Vice President), Matthew Johnson (Treasurer Elect), Not Shown is John Fryman (Vice President Elect)

SPE CUPB Student Chapter Raises Money For Earthquake Victims

On April 26, the CUPB SPE Student Chapter began to raise funds in order to donate to the quake-hit zone Yushu, where the 7.1-magnitude quake claimed the lives of at least 2,064 people, with 12,135 injured and 175 missing. In this activity, students were encouraged to sign to pray for the people affected and donate money to them.
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Pictures and posters of the earthquake were shown so that the seriousness of the earthquake would be known. Within a day, the students had received 1,564 RMB donations and posted the money to Red Cross Society of China.Through this activity, the CUPB students made the situation of Yushu known to more students and spread their concerns and wishes to the people of Yushu.
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The students also intend to raise more concerns for the environment.