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Guest Lecturer Visits Marietta

On September 2, 2010 Mr. Turley, former Marathon VP of Engineering & Technology, came to Marietta to lecture for 2 hours on the Macondo well blowout that occurred in April, 2010. Topics included:  casing design, drilling mud systems, hydrostatic pressure and the effects of a gas kick.  There were 51 attendees – 44 members, 2 guests, and 5 faculty members.

Rajiv Gandhi College Student Chapter Inauguration

The Society of Petroleum Engineers- Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering students’ chapter inaugurated the chapter office for the current academic year (2010-2011) in the gracious presence of industrial experts from ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) and esteemed academicians of the institution.  Our students were fortunate in having guest lecturers from  Shri S.V. Rengachari ( Basin Manager, ONGC) & Col Jitendra Prasad (Head, Regional Lab, ONGC). Mr.Emmanuel Singh (Secretary, SPE Chennai Section) addressed the freshmen on SPE section & chapter operations thereby encouraging their involvement in the society. The inauguration programme was followed by technical presentations by students of the department and technicultural skit by the students in the penultimate year. Being one of its kinds in chapter’s path, the events were considered a success.

150 members attended this along with fifteen guests and fifteen faculty members.

President’s Award for Section Excellence Recipients

The purpose of the SPE President’s Award For Section Excellence is to recognize SPE sections whose efforts in member programs, technology dissemination, and cooperation with other SPE sections distinguish them. Because the award recognizes exceptional merit in a number of areas, it is not required that an award be given every year; up to six awards may be given annually. Learn more.

2011 winning sections

2011 Winning Sections

Aberdeen

Bangalore

Gulf Coast

LA Basin

Moscow

Saudi Arabia

Warri

2011 Most Improved Sections

Calgary and Port Harcourt (tie)

2011 Most Innovative New Program

Ghana and London (tie)


Previous Years

SPE UPES Student Chapter Holds a Guest Lecture

SPE UPES  Student Chapter hosted a guest lecture given by Mr. Santanu Hati, Chief Engineer (Production) at ONGC Ltd, Mumbai. At the event, there were approximately 230 attendees present. The event started with the faculty interaction in which a discussion was held with the faculties of the petroleum department. This was followed by a student interaction session in which Mr. Santanu Hati addressed the students on ‘How to Write a Technical Article’. In his talk, he quoted the importance of writing technical papers and shared his experience on the benefits of writing. He also mentioned emphasized the opportunities SPE provides globally in presenting technical papers. Later, Mr. Hati visited the various facilities at the university campus.


SPE ISM Dhanbad Chapter Inaugurates Program

SPE Indian School of Mines Dhanbad Chapter hosted an inaugural event for the Cairn – Industry Interaction Programme (C-IIIP). More than 150 students and many professors attended the event.

The event started with a lamp lighting ceremony to inaugurate C-IIIP followed by speeches from the director, Prof. T. Kumar, and SPE ISM faculty sponsor Prof. Ajay Mandal. The event featured two guest lectures from Vipin Kumar, Principal Petroleum Engineer, Cairn India and Parvez Khan, Sand Control Specialist, Baker Hughes.

The topic of the lectures was sand control measures in Mangala Field, Rajasthan. A question-and-answer session followed the lectures and enthusiastic students and professors asked numerous questions.

The event concluded with Prof. S. K. Patra and Ankit Agarwal,Vice-President of the ISM SPE student chapter,  thanking both the guest lecturers on behalf of the ISM.

SPE CUPB Student Chapter Hosts Guest Lecturer

The China University of Petroleum Beijing (CUPB) SPE student chapter invited Probjot Singh from ConocoPhillips, an expert in paraffin precipitation and flow assurance, to give the lecture and answer questions. During the lecture, Singh outlined the dangers of paraffin deposition through an analysis of the production practice in both the Staffa Field and the Badami Field. This was followed by a thorough demonstration of the methods to prevent and eliminate the paraffin deposition in the field. 

After the meeting, Singh, accompanied by university faculty and the president of SPE CUPB Student Chapter, toured the campus and the Storage and Transportation laboratory.

SPE NED Student Chapter Learns First Aid

SPE NED student chapter, in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Quality Control, arranged training on First Aid for its final-year engineering students at the petroleum engineering department. Dr. Yousuf Sanjrani, head of the human resource development at National Refinery Pakistan explained to the students the necessary steps to be taken in regards to first aid for different injuries. He also elaborated on how to check vitals and the do’s and don’ts of first aid. The event was attend by about 40 students.
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Marietta SPE Student Chapter Holds a Charity Event

The Marietta SPE Student Chapter organized and participated in a community service event in late August. Eighteen members, four faulty, and over 200 guests attended. The SPE students dedicated over 50 hours of community service by staffing the Annual EVE Auction in Marietta, Ohio. Students arrived early to set up auction tables and help facilitate the event. The purpose for the event was to raise money for battered spouses in order to help them get back on their feet.

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The photo features Marsha Hupp, Marietta College SPE Vice President, showing an auction item during the silent auction.