The Paskong Handong SPE PSU Student Chapter Outreach Program is an annual event held to bring benefits to the indigenous people of Palawan. Gifts, school supplies, canned goods and clothing were given this year to children at the Tagabinet Elementary School in Puerto Princesa City. Tagabinet is a small community at the foot of the mountains, with no electricity supply. The photos below show the cheer the PSU Student Chapter brought to these children. What an accomplishment!
The SPE NED Student Chapter Orientation Program was arranged for freshmen students of the petroleum department.
A 90-minute presentation was delivered by Mr. Sami Toor and Mr. Faisal Anwar. The presentation gave a background on SPE before focusing on the benefits of being a member of the student chapter. The Chapter Officers were introduced, and the freshmen learned of the achievements of the chapter in previous years.
The session was a success, resulting in about 45 new members signing up for SPE and joining the NED Student Chapter.
After the success of their Christmas Buffet Breakfast, University of Trinidad and Tobago Student Chapter had raised enough funds to make some hampers, which brought Christmas cheer to the Couva community. The hampers contained food, toiletries and toys for children. The hampers were greatly appreciated.
Members of the Palawan State University Chapter were invited by the Rotary Club of Puerto Pincesca to volunteer on site at the Dorm construction for the Nuns of Macarascas. Twenty members participated in this activity. Their hard work is evident in these photos.
The chapter has been involved with many curricular, extra-curricular and community activities in the last month. Highlights include: Continue reading
Our New Year Student Chapter of the Month, University of Petroleum China, Beijing (CUPB) has been a very busy chapter.
They had chapter representatives participate in the monthly meeting of SEP-NCI in Lido hotel. The corporate SPE members were managers and technicians were from Schlumberger, Newfield, Corelab, Petrofac, ExxonMobil and other notable petroleum companies. The theme of this meeting was “The Application of Geomechanics in Research of Shale and Gas”. The speaker was Dr. Zheng Zhiqiong. The General Manager, Sales and Marketing of North Asia of Baker Hughes, Inc. The meeting enable participating students to learn how to improve their standards in making wise career goals.
Members of this chapter attended The 2nd Oil & Gas Horizons” meeting held at Gubkin University in Moscow Russia. The president of CUPB Chapter made a presentation on their chapter including their outstanding accomplishments. During the essay contest at this event, Shang Yun, Wang Ping, and Li Qiu from CUPB, all won awards!
CUPB Student Chapter hosted the technical lecture “Wellbore Cement Integrity Issues in Carbon Capture and Storage”. Petromentor International Education Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Supported this event where Professor Mileva Radonjic from Louisiana State University presented the lecture. Dr. RAdonjic gave detailed introduction to the process, summarized the risks and actively discussed the topic with the attending students.
Last month CUPB hosted a two day visit of visitors from Malaysia University of Technology (UTM). Chen Mian, the dean of the Petroleum Engineering Department, and Liang Yongtu, the Deputy Party Secretary of the department met the guests in the international center. The event included personal introductions, lively visits, speeches and taking photos. Communication included discussion of traditional culture and petroleum engineering knowledge. They visited labs on heavy crude oil refining, hole stability, oil/gas field development, gas preservation, transportation, oil geology and related topics.
University of Petroleum China, Beijing is definitely expanding their knowledge and growing their chapter! Congratulations, once again CUPB on being SPE January Student Chapter of the new year!
Keep up the Good Work!!
2011 International Student Paper Contest Winners
1st Place – Parag Bandyopadhyay, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
2nd Place – Jeffrey Adams, Texas A&M University
3rd Place – Rodolfo Oliveira, Universidad Federal do Espirito Santo
1st Place- Sneha Panchadhara, Louisiana State University
2nd Place- Guenther Glatz, Stanford University
3rd Place- Varun Pathak, University of Alberta
1st Place – Zhouyuan Zhu, Stanford University
2nd Place – Abelardo Barreto, Universidade Estadual Norte Flumnese
3rd Place- Livia Moreira, Yale University
View past years’ winners.
On 10th December, Assistant Professor Mileva Radonjic of Louisiana State University gave a technical lecture titled “Wellbore Cement Integrity Issues in Carbon Capture and Storage”.
This activity was supported by Petromentor International Education Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
The students gained a lot of useful information from this session.
Members of the Montana Tech chapter recently participated in a Thanksgiving community food drive. In addition to collecting food from the campus, they also purchased $200 of food, which was then distributed.
The chapter also took part in the Montana Tech Christmas Bazaar, where over $7,000 was raised by the chapter.
A one-day tour of the oil and gas industry was organized for students on August 4, 2010. A total of 18 students visited Saudi Aramco where they were introduced to the Oil and Gas Business. The tour started with a presentation on the different disciplines of the industry such as exploration, drilling and production, followed by a 3D movie describing the industry’s role in supplying the world with needed energy.
The tour was concluded with a visit to Saudi Aramco’s Event Solution Center. At the center, students were familiarized with how the center functions and how its multidisciplinary team integrates data to achieve successful decision in a timely manner.