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SPE KFUPM Student Chapter Holds a Festival for Educating Children

Under the auspices of Princess Ghada bent Abdullah ben AbdulAlziz ben Julewi Al Saud, The Society of Petroleum Engineers in King Fahd University (SPE-KFUPM) and the national society of Medical Students conducted the 2nd STEPS Festival April 7-9 2010, attended by many famous Saudi and International persons.
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Essam Adel Al-Ghumgham, director of SPE KFUPM chapter, said the annual festival aims to protect children by spreading useful knowledge to the children and their families. The criteria of the festival goes beyond creativity by exposing children to different themes called “Worlds” out of which they gather useful information. Famous characters from kids TV shows attended the event and volunteers dressed as cartoon characters.

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The SPE-KFUPM cooperated with the local voluntary groups to bring in orphans to participate in this event.  The children had a great time thanks to the SPE members and the members of the voluntary team “Be Different”, a Saudi group that aims mainly to promote the voluntary spirit in the youth generations and to serve the community.

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Great job, KFUPM!

Tyumen State Oil & Gas U. Chapter’s IOG Conference Proves Successful, Winners Announced

The Tyumen State Oil & Gas University SPE Student Chapter IV International Oil & Gas Conference (IOGC) “Up-to-Date Technologies for Western Siberia Fuel-Energy Complex” was held in THE West Siberian Innovation Center of Oil and Gas, Tyumen, Russia, and brought together students and young professionals from all over Russia and Belarus.

IOGC 2010 featured technical sessions with approximately 34 papers on innovative technologies, case studies and best practices in E&P. TNK-BP and Schlumberger were Gold sponsors of the conference.

IOGC is conducted for the 4th time since 2007 and every year the number of participants grows. This year, the opening ceremony was performed together with our partner non-for-profit organization “Mir Nauki”. Irina Terentyeva and Yuliya Grigoryeva prepared exhibition of children’s drawings called “We Are the Children of Oilmen!”. Professors of TSOGU were proud to cut the ribbon and open the exhibition.

During the technical session, new technologies were discussed by students of Russian universities and young professionals from different oil & gas and service companies of Tyumen region: TNK-BP, Schlumberger, LUKOIL, Rosneft, Surgutneftegas, and Yugson-Service.

It was very hard for the jury to decide what papers were the best.

Tyumen Photo

Nomination “Topicality”

  • 1 prize – Petrenko Sergey (Nefteyugansk, KMAO, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Zyryanov Viktor (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Minullin Bulat (Oktyabrskiy, Bashkortostan)

Nomination “Innovation”

  • 1 prize – Borisenko Aleksey (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Knyazheva Natalya (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Ivanova Kseniya (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Novelty”

  • 1 prize – Galios Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Mezentsev Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Rychkov Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Practical importance”

  • 1 prize – Kovalenko Igor (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Lopatin Ruslan (Tyumen, Russia),
  • 3 prize – Sorokin Sergey (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Originality”

  • 1 prize – Schajkhutdinov Damir (Almetyevsk, Tatarstan)
  • 2 prize – Guscthina Yuliya (Moscow, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Molchan Vitaly (Gomel, Byelorussia)

The chapter is looking forward to meeting again with students and young professionals at the 5th International Oil and Gas Conference in 2011. For more information, please visit the chapter website.

Tyumen State Oil & Gas U. Chapter’s IOG Conference Proves Successful, Winners Announced

The Tyumen State Oil & Gas University SPE Student Chapter IV International Oil & Gas Conference (IOGC) “Up-to-Date Technologies for Western Siberia Fuel-Energy Complex” was held in THE West Siberian Innovation Center of Oil and Gas, Tyumen, Russia, and brought together students and young professionals from all over Russia and Belarus.

IOGC 2010 featured technical sessions with approximately 34 papers on innovative technologies, case studies and best practices in E&P. TNK-BP and Schlumberger were Gold sponsors of the conference.

IOGC is conducted for the 4th time since 2007 and every year the number of participants grows. This year, the opening ceremony was performed together with our partner non-for-profit organization “Mir Nauki”. Irina Terentyeva and Yuliya Grigoryeva prepared exhibition of children’s drawings called “We Are the Children of Oilmen!”. Professors of TSOGU were proud to cut the ribbon and open the exhibition.

During the technical session, new technologies were discussed by students of Russian universities and young professionals from different oil & gas and service companies of Tyumen region: TNK-BP, Schlumberger, LUKOIL, Rosneft, Surgutneftegas, and Yugson-Service.

It was very hard for the jury to decide what papers were the best.

Tyumen Photo

Nomination “Topicality”

  • 1 prize – Petrenko Sergey (Nefteyugansk, KMAO, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Zyryanov Viktor (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Minullin Bulat (Oktyabrskiy, Bashkortostan)

Nomination “Innovation”

  • 1 prize – Borisenko Aleksey (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Knyazheva Natalya (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Ivanova Kseniya (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Novelty”

  • 1 prize – Galios Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Mezentsev Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Rychkov Dmitry (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Practical importance”

  • 1 prize – Kovalenko Igor (Tyumen, Russia)
  • 2 prize – Lopatin Ruslan (Tyumen, Russia),
  • 3 prize – Sorokin Sergey (Tyumen, Russia)

Nomination “Originality”

  • 1 prize – Schajkhutdinov Damir (Almetyevsk, Tatarstan)
  • 2 prize – Guscthina Yuliya (Moscow, Russia)
  • 3 prize – Molchan Vitaly (Gomel, Byelorussia)

The chapter is looking forward to meeting again with students and young professionals at the 5th International Oil and Gas Conference in 2011. For more information, please visit the chapter website.

Congratulations to SPE Student Chapter University of Ibadan, SPE Student Chapter of the Month for May!

Ibadan Student Chapter conquered obstacles such as lack of program funding, low availability of venues for the Catch Them Young (CTY) Program, and time interference with lectures. They succeeded in the production of SPE notebooks, member impression badges, and the inauguration of two new units (Technical/Maintenance and Health Unit, Safety, Security and Environment Unit). Rising above their obstacles they have been able to ensure all 33+ new students in the department are SPE student members. They have been able to purchase their own public address system, speakers, wireless microphones, amplifier system and a generator for power supply.

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Their activities include: Catch Them Young and Quiz Competitions at 18 secondary schools; Ibadan Student Paper Contest; visiting and donating to the Ibadan Orphanage; participation at Student Technical Conference and Exhibition at University of Benin; sinking a manually operated hydraulic borehole for the people of Araromi Idowu Village; and participation at a career fair at Schlumberger.

They are steadily completing their goal of increasing awareness of SPE and exposing secondary school students to the petroleum engineering discipline.

Congratulations once again to SPE Student Chapter University of Ibadan for a job well done!

SPE Marietta College Student Chapter Launches Officers in Training Program

Marietta College’s SPE Student Chapter has started a new program called Officers in Training. During the last round of Officer elections, the chapter also elected underclassmen (sophomores and freshmen) to be Officers Elect. The Officers Elect for this year will become the new officers in the next election year. This new program should allow for a smoother regime change and help the chapter communicate information to younger students. Great idea, Marietta College!
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From left to right: Dr. Robert Chase (Petroleum Department Chair), Dean Bendele (Welcoming Committee Chair), Ellen Schott (Secretary Elect), Matt Boothe (Historian Elect), Scott Burnham (Treasurer), Brandon Knight (Historian), Heath Pottymeyer (President Elect), David Johnson (President), Craig Enos (Secretary), Marsha Hupp (Vice President), Matthew Johnson (Treasurer Elect), Not Shown is John Fryman (Vice President Elect)

SPE CUPB Student Chapter Raises Money For Earthquake Victims

On April 26, the CUPB SPE Student Chapter began to raise funds in order to donate to the quake-hit zone Yushu, where the 7.1-magnitude quake claimed the lives of at least 2,064 people, with 12,135 injured and 175 missing. In this activity, students were encouraged to sign to pray for the people affected and donate money to them.
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Pictures and posters of the earthquake were shown so that the seriousness of the earthquake would be known. Within a day, the students had received 1,564 RMB donations and posted the money to Red Cross Society of China.Through this activity, the CUPB students made the situation of Yushu known to more students and spread their concerns and wishes to the people of Yushu.
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The students also intend to raise more concerns for the environment.

SPE’s Indian School of Mines Student Chapter Organizes Video Conference on Economics of Oil and Gas

A video conferencing session was organized by the SPE ISM Student Chapter on the topic “Economics of Oil and Gas.” The chief speaker was Mr. Bhoj Raj Choudhary, a YP working for GGR (Geo Global Resources), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. These sessions were 2 hours each, wherein the present economic scenario was discussed by students and professors alike. The sessions continued for four days starting from the 5th April to 9th April 2010. An extremely productive and informative discussion on how to increase the economic condition of the petroleum industry also took place alongside the conferencing session. The depleting petroleum resources have been one of our major concerns over the past few decades and a lot was thought over this issue. The session on NELP (National Exploration and Licensing Policy) was particularly captivating and intriguing. Certificates were also handed out to all the students who had successfully completed the course.

ISM videoconferencing Photo

The conference was attended by more than 50 students, all of whom gained a lot of valuable information and knowledge by being a part of this. This was also a chance for them to interact with industry professionals. It was also marked by the presence of professors of the Petroleum Engineering Department, Indian School of Mines. These include the Director of the School Prof. T. Kumar, HOD Prof. A.K. Pathak, Prof. S. Laik, Prof. V.P. Sharma, Prof. S.K.Patra, AMN Ghosh Chair, and others. At the conclusion of each day’s session refreshments were served by the organizing committee. All in all, the entire event was one of a kind to be hosted after a long time and the problem discussed yielded useful results.

SPE’s Indian School of Mines Student Chapter Organizes Video Conference on Economics of Oil and Gas

A video conferencing session was organized by the SPE ISM Student Chapter on the topic “Economics of Oil and Gas.” The chief speaker was Mr. Bhoj Raj Choudhary, a YP working for GGR (Geo Global Resources), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. These sessions were 2 hours each, wherein the present economic scenario was discussed by students and professors alike. The sessions continued for four days starting from the 5th April to 9th April 2010. An extremely productive and informative discussion on how to increase the economic condition of the petroleum industry also took place alongside the conferencing session. The depleting petroleum resources have been one of our major concerns over the past few decades and a lot was thought over this issue. The session on NELP (National Exploration and Licensing Policy) was particularly captivating and intriguing. Certificates were also handed out to all the students who had successfully completed the course.

ISM videoconferencing Photo

The conference was attended by more than 50 students, all of whom gained a lot of valuable information and knowledge by being a part of this. This was also a chance for them to interact with industry professionals. It was also marked by the presence of professors of the Petroleum Engineering Department, Indian School of Mines. These include the Director of the School Prof. T. Kumar, HOD Prof. A.K. Pathak, Prof. S. Laik, Prof. V.P. Sharma, Prof. S.K.Patra, AMN Ghosh Chair, and others. At the conclusion of each day’s session refreshments were served by the organizing committee. All in all, the entire event was one of a kind to be hosted after a long time and the problem discussed yielded useful results.