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Texas A&M University Student Chapter to host fundraiser

WHO: Texas A&M University Student Chapter
WHAT: 2008 Sporting Clay Tournament Fundraiser Event
WHEN: 9 a.m October 25, 2008
WHERE: Gunsmoke Shooting Range; Snook, TX
WHY: Your organization will help fund the SPE Texas A&M Student Chapter to cover expenses acquired throughout the school year.

Application Deadline is Wednesday, 23 August. For more information, contact garrett.martin@pe.tamu.edu or kory.izard@pe.tamu.edu. For more information about the shooting range, visit their website.

Texas A&M University Student Chapter to host fundraiser

WHO: Texas A&M University Student Chapter
WHAT: 2008 Sporting Clay Tournament Fundraiser Event
WHEN: 9 a.m October 25, 2008
WHERE: Gunsmoke Shooting Range; Snook, TX
WHY: Your organization will help fund the SPE Texas A&M Student Chapter to cover expenses acquired throughout the school year.

Application Deadline is Wednesday, 23 August. For more information, contact garrett.martin@pe.tamu.edu or kory.izard@pe.tamu.edu. For more information about the shooting range, visit their website.

Technical conference draws large crowd

Students and faculty from 17 SPE Student Chapters attended the SPE Students’ Technical Conference and Exhibition, 26-28 June, hosted by the Petroleum Training Institute. More than 290 attended technical sessions and (pictured) demonstrations of oil field equipment such as this drilling rig.

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Karachi Chapter hosts mud logging class

karachi_thumbnailThe University of Karachi SPE Student Chapter held a course on Mud Logging, Coring & Well Testing Techniques, 28 June. The course was attended by 77  SPE Student members, 22 guests, and several faculty members and professionals. Certificates and gifts were presented to the course coordinator, instructor, and the volunteers who helped organize the event.

SPE announces new student chapters

Congratulations to the newest student chapters just approved!

Anambra State University, ULI
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Covenant University, Nigeria
Kyoto University, Japan
Novosibirsk State University, Russia
University of Vila Velha, Brazil
University of Oslo, Norway

Maritime Academy hosts E-program for school children

Isaac Opoku, president of the SPE Reginal Maritime Academy Student Chapter, put on an environmental program for children in the DA school in Prampram, Ghana. Opoku identified various energy sources, how some contribute to global warming, and how children can work to conserve resources and protect the environment. The program is part of the chapter’s on-going outreach efforts.

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University of Dundee takes a field trip to Scotland

The University of Dundee Student Chapter took 17 students of the SPE CEPMLP on a field trip to ExoonMobil Chemical Plant at Mosmorran, Fife, Scotland on 14 May. The students were enthusiastic about this much anticipated trip. At ExxonMobil, the group was met by a team of staff who gave them a screen presentation of the history of ExoonMobil, Mosmorran and the workings of the industry. They then took a drive around all of the facilities and the power control room.

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STAR Program selections for 2008 announced

All selections have been made for the STAR Program for 2008, and arrangements are in progress.

The STAR Program sponsors students to attend ATCE at no cost. This is not a program that can be applied for. The SPE International Board of Directors identifies specific universities, and one student from each of those universities is chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Student chapter officer
  • In his/her 3rd year of university
  • If more than one person fits the above criteria, the person with the highest grade point average is selected

Congratulations To The First Participants Selected for the STAR Program!

1. Andrzej Kwiecień, AGH University of Science and Technology
2. Mauro Duarte da Silva Carvalho, Augustino Neto University
3. Tetarani Fitriasih, Bandung Institute of Technology 
4. Orawan Kittiyaowamarn, Chulalongkorn University
5. Somtochukwu Sibeudu Okezie, Federal University of Technology (FUTO)
6. Natalia (Natasha) A. Vasilyeva, Gubkin University
7. Anuar Totikbay, Kazakh National Technical University 
8. Sultan M. Al-Sarhani, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
9. Jacob Buma, Perth Student Chapter
10. Rahma Ahmed Mirza Al Rahma, Petroleum Institute
11. Thelma N. Ochonogor, Robert Gordon University
12. Mohammad Hossain Nikpoor, Tehran Petroleum University of Technology
13. Aleksey A. Borisenko, Tyumen State Oil and Gas University
14. Fernando Perin Munerato, Universidade Estadual De Campinas
15. Gabriel Huong Nai Hui, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
16. Ahmed Ragab Mohamed, University of Cairo
17. Rui Wang, University of Petroleum China, Beijing
18. Emmanuel U. Ekweanua, University of Port Harcourt
19. Laura Marcela Pérez Arenas, University of Santander
20. Rochelle Steyn, University of Western Cape & University of Stellenbosch

King Saud Chapter has busy month

Members of the King Saud University SPE Student Chapter attended the First Saudi Innovation Exhibition focusing on innovations related to exploration and production. The student chapter members also organized a 6 day SPE recruiting campaign, which brought the chapter’s membership to more than 600. Trips during the month included a visit to the Disabled Children’s Association and a field trip to a natural gas distribution company.