The 2010-11 Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest is now over, and the winners have been selected! The prize is awarded to three sections, one from each division. The sections winning the USD 500 prize are:
- Less than 150 members: Michigan
- Between 151-500 members: North India
- More than 500 members: Lagos Nigeria
Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer meetings and submitting evaluations during this DL season.
Congratulations to Sharjeel Aziz! He has been awarded the 2011 Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship. His scholarship is renewable for up to four years.
Sharjeel graduated number 1 out of a total of 611 graduating students from James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas. He made a perfect score on the math section of the SAT (a common university entrance exam used in the US). He also scored perfectly on the mathematics level 2 section of the SAT subject exam.
His long list of outstanding achievements and leadership roles include (but not limited to):
- Welch Summer Scholars Program at Texas Tech University
- High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) – NASA Internship
- 1st Place in State – Future Business Leaders of America Business Calculations
- 1st Place in Algebra and 2nd in Geometry – University of Houston Regional Math Contest
- 1st Place in Calculator, Science (physics subsection), and Mathematics – University Interscholastic League (UIL)
- Vice President – Mu Alpha Theta, Junior Engineering and Technological Society (J.E.T.S), Computer Science Club
- President – Chess Club at his high school
When Sharjeel finds free time, he enjoys tennis, basketball, and reading. His immediate future plans include attending California Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in petroleum engineering. Congratulations again, Sharjeel!
The SPE August Student Chapter of the Month Middle East Technical University Cyprus (North Cyprus Campus) is staying busy while growing their membership.
The students of this chapter have been eagerly participating in and hosting petroleum engineering events. They visited TPAO Akcakoca Natural Gas production facilities and three Offshore Production platforms, including GSP Bigfoot 3 that was doing drilling operation on Akcakoca shore. They also visited the Research Laboratory of Turkish Petroleum Corporation. Some of the students attended the two day IPETGAS 2011 Chamber of Geophysical Engineers and UCTEA Chamber of Petroleum Engineers. They have also participated in the SPE Turkey Paper Contest. It is an objective of this chapter to learn and participate as much as possible with anything to do with petroleum engineering.
Keep up the great work Middle East Technical University Student Cyprus Chapter and once again, congratulations!
At the Gubkin University student chapter meeting, the students summarized all the activities in past academic year and announced plans for the future season. More than 50 persons attended the meeting, including university professors, Moscow section board and oil and gas companies, as well as chapter members.
The students presented an upcoming chapter activity for the 2010-2011 academic year: The Second International Scientific and Practical Conference “Oil and Gas Horizons” will be held 6-7 December 2011. The chapter is pleased to finally be participating in OnePetro; they have established an English SPEaking Club (to improve language skills and communicate with industry experts in English); and they participated in 7 large international events, attended 3 international student conferences, and organized 9 meetings with professionals from oil and gas companies and 2-day training on presentation skills. This year, the chapter received their own office at the university.
Professor Anatoly Zolotukhin, faculty sponsor and Pro-Rector of Gubkin University, presented appreciation letters to Andrey Gladkov, chairman of SPE Moscow section, to Gubkin University and to companies that have supported the Chapter.
The Third International Scientific and Practical Conference “Oil and Gas Horizons” will be held 14-15 November 2011, in Moscow, Russia. All the proceedings and reports at the conference will be in English.
SPE-UTM (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), SPE-UTP (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS) and SPE-UCSI will be hosting the Southeast Asia SPE Student Chapter Conference 2011 (SASC’11) in November.
SASC’11 aims to provide a platform for students to:
- exchange ideas and information relative to the Oil & Gas Industry
- expose their potential
- learn more about the technology within the industry.
Date: 25th – 26th November 2011
Location: Dewan Senat, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor
Who should attend: All the Southeast Asia SPE Student Chapters’ representatives. Please note that there is a limit of up to THREE students and ONE lecturer for each Student Chapter.
For further inquires and a registration form, please contact:
Board of Directors SASC’11:
Li Lei (Chairman, SPE-UTM), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tan Kok Liang (Member, SPE-UTP), email: email@example.com
Lim Pui Thai (Member, SPE-UCSI), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level. The following winners were announced at the 2011 Southwestern North America Regional Awards Banquet.
Leonard Taylor, Amarillo section, Regional Service award
George Sharpe, Four Corners section, Regional Service award
Melinda Bujnoch, Trans-Pecos Section, Regional Service award
W. Hoxie Smith, Permian Basin, Health Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility award
Timothy A Leach, Permian Basin, Management and Information award
W.A. Baker II, Permian Basin, Drilling Engineering
Olumayowa Famodimu, Permian Basin, Young Member Outstanding Service
Matt Corser, Permian Basin, Production and Operations
David H Boes, Permian Basin, Projects, Facilities and Construction
James E. Geitgey, Permian Basin, Reservoir Description and Dynamics
Chevron, Distinguished Corporate Support
Calvin Serpas, Permian Basin, Formation Evaluation
Robert Reyes, Permian Basin, Completions, Optimization and Technology
Dr. Thomas W. Engler, Roswell section, Distinguished Achievement – Petroleum Engineering Faculty
Congratulations to the first quarter winner of the 2012 Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest, Mr. Hans-Uwe Brackel from the SPE German Section!
Previous quarterly winner: Wolfgang Ludwig, SPE German Section.
Build the World SPE member recruitment contest begins 1 January and ends 31 December each year. By sharing information about the value and benefits of SPE membership and recruiting friends and colleagues, members are rewarded with cash and valuable prizes. Quarterly prizes are drawn at the end of March, June, September and December.
Do you need help recruiting?
Good news for SPE TSOGU Student Chapter! Aleksei Nelaev, Student Chapter Secretary and 4th year student of Tyumen State Oil and Gas university, has been chosen as SPE STAR Scholarship recipient! He will receive USD 2,500 as a result of this award.
Aleksei wrote several essays describing his views on the petroleum industry and his own future career as a petroleum engineer. It was easy for him, Aleksey said, because of his specialization is development and exploration of oil and gas fields and also because he is winner and prize holder of many international and all-Russian conferences.
This student chapter continues to move forward and they have even more plans for the future, including participation in scholarship and fellowship programs, participation in conferences and congresses, exchange programs (with universities in France and Germany) and hosting a big conference and forum in the near future.
The SPE Student Chapter of the Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti – Romania is the first one of its kind made for the petroleum engineering students in the country of Romania. This chapter is supporting and informing students and young professionals in the petroleum industry who want to benefit from SPE activities with help from the SPE Romanian Section. Continue reading
A big congratulations goes to Maxim Nazarenko, who is the recipient of the “Schlumberger Scholarship Award for the Academic Year 2010/2011”.
Maxim was awarded the prize of USD 1,600 on May 25. Candidates were required to have a good knowledge of English and good grades. Schlumberger also assessed how active the students were and how effectively they could work in a team. Maxim said “This award, undoubtedly, will help me in my University career. This summer I am going to improve my English at a UK language school.” Congratulations, Maxim!