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NED University of Engineering & Technology is September Student Chapter of the Month

Congratulations to the SPE Student Chapter of the Month for September, NED University of Engineering & Technology! This chapter has been roaring busy! They are constantly fulfilling their goal of enhancing the professional and social bond between students of petroleum engineering, the oil and gas industry and SPE Student Chapters throughout the world.

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They publish the brilliant newsletter Newseye highlighting the activities and achievements of the chapter. They organized several training sessions including one on Introduction of Drilling Fluid and Mud Field Testing featuring  Syed Muhammad Amir, Drilling Fluid Engineer of MI Swaco, attended by 76 students. They arranged field trips, including one for final year students to the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) drilling site in Hundi with more than 40 attendees.

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Recognizing the current world challenges, students of this chapter collaborated with Petroleum Institute Of Pakistan (PIP) and organized a certified course on Time and Stress Management. Dr. S.N.A. Zaidi and Bilal Ahmed Khan taught the sessions.  More than 350 students attended this event.  NED chapter held other similar seminars.  The chapter was allotted a complimentary stall at the Pakistan Oil Gas and Energy Exhibition. Students displayed 6 projects during this 4-day event that more than 500 visitors attended. They hosted a Young Professional Lecture, as well as other lectures.  They even implemented a unique program in which senior students share their experiences and knowledge with the junior students.

NED Photo
NED Photo

NED Student Chapter has definitely excelled and earned the honor of September Student Chapter of the Month. We applaud them!


SPE Student Chapter University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Hosts Chairman of SPE India Council

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies SPE Student Chapter hosted a visit of the SPE India Council Officer on 16 August. Close to 200 attendees welcomed Sudhir Vasuedeva, Director of Offshore ONGC and Chairman of SPE India Council. He visited laboratories, ongoing projects and various infrastructural developments within the campus. He gave a presentation on “Challenges in Exploitation of Deep Offshore Oil & Gas Reservoirs.” Vasudeva was highly impressed by the progress of the chapter in such a short span and promised to extend all the support.

UPES Chapter Photo

UPES Chapter Photo


SPE Sabah Section Reaches 112 Students

Sabah Section plants “tree of hope” on the school compound to conclude program
Sabah Section plants “tree of hope” on the school compound to conclude program

This past July, the Sabah Section held their first Energy4me educational outreach event.  A group of 15 young professionals visited 112 pupils and 17 teachers at SK Kabajang in Beufort, Sabah.  This was the first destination chosen as part of the Sabah Section’s strategic plan for educational outreach as part of their Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Continue reading

Outstanding Student Chapters Announced

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award (OSC) is presented to the chapters whose programs, activities, and levels of participation during a single academic year distinguish that chapter from others.

2011 Award Recipients

University of Ibadan

UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta

Istanbul Technical University

University of Trinidad and Tobago

NED University of Engineering & Tech

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Tyumen State Oil and Gas University

Student Chapters that Achieved the Gold Standard, 2011

University of Ibadan
Institute of Management & Technology (IMT)

Malaysia University of Technology (UTM)
UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta
University of Petroleum China, Beijing

Istanbul Technical University
TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Latin America
Universidad Industrial De Santander
Universidade Estadual de Campinas
University of Trinidad and Tobago

Middle East
University of Cairo
Indian School of Mines
Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)
NED University of Engineering & Technology
King Saud University
Suez Canal University
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

North America
University of Oklahoma
Texas A&M University
University of Texas at Austin
University of Tulsa
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Marietta College
University of Calgary

Tyumen State Oil and Gas University



SPE Student Chapter of the Month for August

Congratulations to Tyumen State Oil and Gas University!  The students of this chapter started off the year busy and have been running ever since.  Their list of goals included increasing membership, going on field trips, conducting conferences and locating a sponsor.  They have been quite successful with most of these items.  They are creating strong collaboration with other student chapters, professional members and industry company representatives.
Tyumen Chapter Photo
Tyumen Chapter recently celebrated five years of establishment with a special event.  This chapter organized the IV International Oil and Gas Conference bringing together students and young professionals from all over Russia and Belarus.  The event included technical sessions and paper contests.  They have successfully organized blood drives, and an awesome recruitment day.  Students participated in the Schlumberger Fellowship Program for TSOGU students, where 4 SPE members became winners.  Chapter members participated in the “East Meets West Program in Krakow, Poland along with chapter members from Ukraine, France, UK, Germany and Poland.  Some of them presented in the poster contest during this event.  Tyumen Chapter was visited by 2011 SPE President Alain Labastie and SPE Young Member Programs Manager, Melissa Schultea.  Field trips include visiting the Training Center of KCA Deutag Drilling Company, as well as the Schlumberger Siberian Training Center.  There were over 18 students that attended the Distinguished Lecturer Program presented by Dr. Santos lecturing on “Ways to Successfully Reduce the Well Blowouts”.  Chapter members were presented a program by Sergey Parkhonyuk, from Schlumberger,  “Propping Agents Characteristics in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations.
Tyumen Chapter Photo
Tyumen Chapter Photo
Tyumen State Oil & Gas University SPE Student Chapter is doing a terrific job and has many more celebrations to come!  Congratulations  on being August Student Chapter of the Month!

A Modern Day Odyssey

The primary task of an SPE Distinguished Lecturer is to provide an engaging presentation of the best  technology of the oil and natural gas industry to the far corners of the world for the some 170 SPE Sections, from Grayville, Illinois to Perth, Australia.  Occasionally, that commitment takes on monumental proportions, especially when a volcano intervenes, such as Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokul did recently. Continue reading


SPE Tyumen State Oil and Gas University Student Chapter Celebrates 5th Anniversary

“Five years of success. And it only the beginning” is the motto of the SPE Tyumen State Oil and Gas University student chapter. In these five years, a lot has happened: lectures of known lecturers, field trips to companies, social projects, technical meetings and corporate parties.

Tyumen Chapter Photo

At a recent banquet, after a small opening address, 2010 president of the chapter, Aleksey Borisenko, showed a short presentation of all the activities that the chapter has participated in during the last 5 years. The photographs took the members back to those former years and all agreed they’ve enjoyed themselves.
Tyumen Chapter Photo

Aside from students, the chapter also had guests: Michael Karnauhov, managing chair of  gas and gas condensate deposits, a member of SPE who has always supported the chapter’s activities, and Andrey Korotchenko, the first president of the student chapter SPE and currently the president of the professional section. Visitors noticed that student’s chapter constantly grows and gets stronger. Andrey Korotchenko was awarded a congratulatory certificate from the main section of SPE. Aleksey Borisenko received a certificate the chapter had received in 2005 at the  opening of the section from Andrey Korotchenko.

Tyumen Chapter Photo

All members of the chapter and the visitors were awarded congratulatory certificates in honor of the chapter’s fifth anniversary. The banquet ended with tea and questions.

Congratulations, Tyumen chapter, on your 5th anniversary!