The University of Manchester student chapter was only established in 2011, but they have already worked hard to put the chapter’s goals into action. The students want to increase technical knowledge, establish professional networking opportunities and create communication and relationships with other student chapters within the London Section.
To assist its members in increasing their knowledge of the industry, the chapter hosted guest lecturer Mike J. Smith. Mr. Smith, formerly the British Petroleum’s Vice President of Reservoir Management, gave a lecture on the topic of “Deepwater Drilling and Macondo”. He covered techniques and equipment for extracting hydrocarbons from underwater reservoirs and the challenges connected to this process.
Increasing interaction amongst other student chapters within the London Section prompted the Manchester Student chapter to organize the 1st SPE Northern Universities Winter Football Cup. Other universities that participated included the University of Leeds and University of Salford. The event comprised 5 a-sided teams from each university. The chapters competed for a trophy and the honor of being champions of the first ever inter-chapter competition. Not only did the student chapter organize the event, but they were crowned the winners as well!
Engaging its members, the University of Manchester promotes team building and strengthens team spirit with activities like bowling and rock climbing.
Congratulations, University of Manchester, for being selected as the SPE February Student Chapter of the Month!
The 6th International Siberian Early Career GeoScientists Conference
When: 9th -23rd June 2012
Where: Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia
- Oral Presentation
- Training Sessions
- Field Trips
- 20th February 2012 – Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
- 1 March 2012 – Information regarding accepted Abstracts
For more information and to register, visit http://sibconf.igm.nsc.ru.
The Palawan State University student chapter held its annual outreach program entitled “Pamaskong Handog ng” in Tagabinet, Palawan, Philippines. Forty-five members of the Palawan State student chapter, along with faculty members, trekked seven kilometers of muddy fields for two hours to reach Purok Kayasan, a desolated small town in Tagabinet, primarily composed of Tagbanua natives.
The student chapter prepared goods composed of rice, canned goods, milk and old clothes. The goods were distributed to seventy Tagbanua and Batuk families. Along with the goods, school supplies were given to small children.
Congratulations, Palawan student chapter for your hard work and giving to others!
On January 7, the Mehran student chapter visited the Tando Alam Oil Complex, part of the Oil & Gas Development Company (OGDCL), Pakistan. Twenty students along with faculty members enjoyed a presentation by Mr. Imtiaz Ali Hakro, a production engineer at Tando Alam Oil Complex. Hakro gave a brief overview about the field operations, surface facilities and well completion assembly.
Dr. Yogendra Soni, a former reservoir engineer and a consultant, conducted a workshop on “Application of Reservoir Engineering Problems” for three days at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology. Soni illustrated historical developments related to reservoir simulation and covered the basic concepts of the subject. Members of the MIT student chapter where able to gain knowledge about the various commands for the backbone of modeling in CMG’s Builder.
Soni provided case studies for the students to solve and evaluated the solutions presented by the students. At the end of the workshop, a test was conducted and judged based on the understanding of the subject. Successful candidates were awarded with a certificate.
Five representatives from the China University of Petroleum student chapter attended the monthly meeting for SPE-NCI in Beijing. The students were able to network with senior managers and technicians from oil and gas companies such as Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Anadarko, MIE, Roc Oil and Core Lab.
The guest speaker was Yan Pan from Chevron. Yan graduated from Stanford University with an MS and PhD in Petroleum Engineering. After graduation she joined Chevron, engaging in well logging, reservoir simulation and the training program for engineers. Ms. Pan’s topic of discussion was “Why is Well Testing Is More Valuable to You Today”. She discussed the current advanced technologies related to reservoir simulation, the new techniques for in-situ measurements of dynamic well, and reservoir data that is of practical use with many kinds of explanation methods of data.
Along with expanding their knowledge of the petroleum engineering industry, the CUPB student chapter also made time to give back. On January 13, the CUPB student chapter visited the AiDi Rest House. They provided fitness equipment and fruit to elderly residents. They exchanged greetings and cleaned the yard of the house to provide a clean and comfortable environment for the elderly.
Keep up the good work China University of Petroleum student chapter!
The BUE student chapter hosted the North Africa Sub Regional Student Paper Contest for the undergraduate and post-graduate divisions. Participants met with industry professionals from Baker Hughes, North Sinai Gas Company and academic professionals.
Participants enjoyed lunch while networking with oil and gas professionals.
The University of Suriname organized an official presentation of the newly established organization. The purpose of the event was to give insight on SPE as an organization and recruit new members. A brief introduction of the chapter was presented by the student chapter president who also highlighted the benefits of being an SPE member, upcoming events and future ideas for professional development.
In addition to the presentation of the chapter, Mrs. Lilian Mwakipesile – Arnon, membership chair for the SPE Suriname Section, expressed her sections support and encouragement for the student chapter.
Welcome, SPE University of Suriname student chapter; you’re off to a great start. Keep up the good work!
10th -12th February 2012
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies SPE Student Chapter
- Techuminati (Paper Presentation)
- Experience Sharing Programme
- Virtuso (Poster Presentation)
- Symposium 2012
- Source Code (Programming)
- Shutter Speed (Photography)
- Noesis (Quiz)
- Soccer Match
Eminent Personalities Visiting the Chapter:
- Mr. John Hoppe, Development Disciplines Manager, Shell India
- Mr. Alain Labastie, 2011 President SPE International
- Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva, Director Offshore, ONGC
- Dr. Tarum Chakraborti, President, SPE North India Section
For more information about UPES SPE FEST 2012, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The UTT student chapter of the month has been keeping busy engaging its current members and recruiting new ones. The executive member of the UTT student chapter visited the University’s S.F.T.I campus where they demonstrated the benefits of being a student member of SPE.
They highlighted the achievements that the student chapter has achieved and seminars and forums that the chapter has hosted, including a seminar on “Production Optimization using ESPs, presented by a past graduate of UTT who is currently training at Petrotrin.
Along with recruiting and retaining members, the UTT chapter encourages it members to give back to the community. The student chapter held its annual blood drive in September that allowed each chapter member to give blood.
Also, in September, the student chapter donated hampers to the elderly and mentally challenged at the Couva Extended Care Centre. They singed and danced while visiting with the patients.
On November 30, UTT student chapter hosted their third annual “Trini Christmas Breakfast” from which the proceeds from the dishes that were sold are used to prepare food hampers for those who are less fortunate.
Congratulations, University of Trinidad and Tobago for achieving student chapter of the month. Keep up the great work!