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How to See the World in 300 Days or Less

Jim CraftonOne of the most rewarding ways to “See the World” is to become an SPE Distinguished Lecturer.  Not only will you literally have the opportunity to “See the World”, but in doing so you will help make possible one of the most effective teaching programs, technology dissemination programs, professional recognition programs and have one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. The SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program recognizes the technical development and knowledge transfer skills of a select number of SPE members, typically about 30, who can expect to visit up to 40 different SPE Sections around the world, speaking to as many as 2000 members and guests. There is even the possibility of participation in SPE webinars and videos. These SPE Distinguished Lecturers are selected from a group of perhaps 100 nominees, which out of a membership of over 100,000, is a privilege in its own right.

Your opportunity to recognize those who have outstanding technical skills coupled with the ability to tell their story to a broad audience and who have the time and desire to “See the World” is open from February through 15 March. Even better, once selected, the Society handles both travel arrangements and expenses for the lecturers. You could give your nominee the opportunity to outrun volcanoes, travel on unique airlines, outwit customs agents, meet friends in faraway places and in general just have a spectacular time sharing their knowledge with our SPE members throughout the world.

Jim Crafton
SPE Distinguished Lecturer
2003-2004

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View the 2013 Regional Student Paper Contest Winners

2013 Winners

Africa Region

Undergraduate Division
Joseph Bamisebi, University of Ibadan

PhD Division
Naomi Amoni Ogolo, University of Port Harcourt

Asia Pacific Region

Undergraduate Division
Suyang Zhu, Southwest Petroleum University

Postgraduate Division
Mohammed Al Hamdan, University of New South Wales

Canada Region

Undergraduate Division
Mia Jovic, Univeristy of Calgary

PhD Division
Obinna Ezulike, University of Alberta

Europe Region

Undergraduate Division
Lukas Mosser, Mining University Leoben

Postgraduate Division
Vijay Ashok Mulchandani, TU Clausthal

PhD Division
Lu Dinh Vi, Politecnico di Torino

Gulf Coast North America Region

Undergraduate Division
Brandon Hilts, University of Texas, Austin

Postgraduate Division
Shaina Kelly, University of Texas, Austin

PhD Division
Kan Wu, University of Texas, Austin

Mid Continent/Eastern/Rocky Mountain North America Region

Undergraduate Division
Son Dang, University of Oklahoma

Postgraduate Division
Bahri Kutlu, University of Tulsa

PhD Division
Shu Luo, Dallas Fort Worth

Middle East Region

Undergraduate Division
Omar Karbouj, Kuwait University

Postgraduate Division
Kayode Omotunde, Heriot-Watt University

Russia and Caspian Region

Undergraduate Division
Alexander Kolchin, Ufa State Petroleum Technological University

Postgraduate Division
Elena Evdokimova, Herriot Watt University

PhD Division
Yulia Maslennikova, Kazan Federal University

South America & Caribbean Region

Undergraduate Division
Alan Yamaguchi, University of Sao Paulo

Postgraduate Division
Alexandre Nunes Barreto, North Fluminese State University

PhD Division
Ivana Flores Luthi, UNICAMP

Western North America Region

Postgraduate Division
Hamza Aljamaan, Stanford University

PhD Division
Obiajulu Isebor, Stanford University

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2013 International Student Paper Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following winners of the recent SPE International Student Paper Contest held at ATCE! These regional winners qualified to compete on the international level in New Orleans. All participants were of an incredibly high standard, and the judges had a difficult challenge deciding the winners.

2013 International Student Paper Contest Winners

Undergraduate Division

1st Place -  Suyang Zhu, Southwest Petroleum University

2nd Place –   Lukas Mosser, Montan University of Leoban

3rd Place -  Brandon Hilts, University of Texas in Austin

Master’s Division

1st Place-   Shaina Kelly, University of Texas in Austin

2nd Place-   Hamza Aljamaan, Stanford University

3rd Place-   Omokayode Omotunde, Heriot Watt University

PhD Division

1st Place –   Obiajulu Isebor, Stanford University

2nd Place -  Shu Luo, University of Tulsa

3rd Place -  Mohammed Al Hamdan, University of New South Wales

Learn more about SPE Regional Student Paper Contests and ISPC »

View 2012 International Student Paper Contest Winners »

Build the World Quarterly Winner Announced

Congratulations to the third quarter winner of the 2013 Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest, Mahdi Namvar, Hobbs Petroleum Section!

The previous quarterly winner was Cyrusba Dagogo-Jack, Port Harcourt 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 prizes. Quarterly prizes are drawn at the end of March, June, September, and December. Learn contest details »

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