Local news from the Society of Petroleum Engineers

NED Student Chapter Hosts a Day Course

ned_chapterRecently, SPE NED University student chapter organized a certified course on the topic “Basics of Directional Drilling.”  The 7-hour course was held at an NED auditorium, with 225 in attendance. Mr. Shoaib Farooqui, Base Manager Karachi at Weatherford Oil Tool M.E Limited, instructed the course. Continue reading

Recent USC Student Chapter Activities

usc_picture1Recently, representatives from the The University of Southern California’s SPE Student Chapter gave presentations, participated in technical sessions, received awards, and helped to present the USC Petroleum Engineering Program on the exhibition floor at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Continue reading

Dundee Chapter hosts seminar

Members of the Dundee Student Chapter visit with Sally Knudson (third from left) following her seminar.

Sally Knudson, a renowned reservoir engineer, was the featured speaker at a seminar on the potential of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), hosted recently by the University of Dundee SPE Student Chapter. The seminar was attended by 48 students and faculty, each of whom received a copy of the publication How the Indstry Works – An Insider Guide.

AGH U of Science and Technology to Sponsor Conference

27-29 May 2009 are the dates for a technical conference sponsored by the AGH University of Science and Technology. The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for the presentation and exchange of ideas, methods and results in petroleum geology, drilling, geo-engineering, reservoir engineering and gas engineering.

Penn State SPE participates in National Engineering Week

penn1Penn State SPE participated, along with Pittsburgh SPE, in National Engineering Week at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA, 20-21 February. National Engineering Week includes a large recruiting/career day that takes place every year and is open to people of all ages. Both groups worked with elementary-aged kids up to adults. The young students were able to work with sand art and create their own oil reservoir. Continue reading

Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering hosts a video show

video1Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering hosted a video show, “A Day in Exxon Rig, Gulf of Mexico” on 3 March for 31 attendees. The programme was held at the Conference Hall with the aim to help the students get familiarized with offshore rigs and its operations.

Kyoto University SPE Student Chapter hosts seminar

kusc-100x52Kyoto University SPE Student Chapter – KUSC hosted a workshop at the Katsura Campus for around 46 attendees on 7 January. This seminar was a kind of “recruitment workshop,” based on presentations given by the companies which introduced their activities to the students, bringing also some technical information about drilling, equipments, business and oil exploration related activities. Continue reading