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Section officers discuss operations, make recommendations

reg_off_con_feb08.jpegSection officers from across Europe met recently in Amsterdam to discuss section activities and recommendations to the SPE Board of Directors. Pictured (left to right): Constantin Popa, Romanian Section; Mike Gunningham, Netherlands Section; Klaus Potsch, South, Central and Eastern Europe Region Director; Matthew Kirkman, Azerbaijan Section; Vasile Badiu, Romanian Section ; John Donachie, North Sea Region Director; Andrey Gladkov, Moscow Section; Marin Cikes, Croatian Section ; Jan Drechsler, Stavanger Section; Sandra Cobianco, Italian Section ; Annette Poulsen, Aberdeen Section; Colin David, London Section

I-Tech Student Chapter starts off year with activities

itech_trip.jpgSPE Student Chapter Istanbul Technical University members enjoyed a presentation from Tarik Kandemir on 8 February 2008 during their Coffee Time. They also enjoyed a visit to Einstein Museum on 11 February 2008. The chapter has planned four technical trips for this fall term. For more information, visit their redesigned website at www.speitech.org.

Kazakh National Technical University Student Chapter to host Youth Forum

Event: 5th International Oil & Gas Youth Forum
Date: April 19-20, 2008
Location: Kazakh National Technical University
22 Satpayev Str., Almaty, Kazakhstan

Contact:  forum2008kntu@gmail.com

This Forum is sponsored by the SPE Student Chapter at Kazakh National Technical University.  It will include Presentations by E&P company representatives; Students’ scientific and practical conference, with papers presented in English, Kazak, Russian languages; IQ Game; Round table;  Debate Tournament between International and Kazakhstani students; Lectures & Training for students; and a “Petroleum party” for Forum participants.

SPE announces Students Technical Conference/Exhibition, Call for Papers

Event: The Sixth Society of Petroleum Engineers Students Technical Conference and Exhibition
Date: 5-7 June 2008
Location: Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria
Theme: The Academia and Challenges of Sustaining Human Capital Requirement of the Oil and Gas Sector.

Panel Discussion: 

  1. Place of Crisis Management in Ensuring Optimal Oil and Gas Industry Activities
  2. Personal Development Plan – Career in E & P

Deadline for Paper Submission: 30 April 2008

Contacts: Dr Gordian Obi- gordianobi@yahoo.com; Dr K. Idehen- kiidehen@yahoo.com; Dr Irwin Akpoborie- tonyakpoborie@justice.com or tony.akpoborie@gmail.com.

SPE UNIBADAN is the February Chapter of the Month

feb.JPGThe University of Ibadan Student Chapter (SPE UNIBADAN) has been chosen as the February Chapter of the Month. The chapter also has recently organized a Catch Them Young Program by visiting the Christ Ambassador International College, ibadan Oyo state, Nigeria on 13 December. The program is channeled to discover the eager young minds of tomorrow’s petroleum engineers in colleges and high schools in Nigeria. Continue reading

Dundee University student chapter travels to TOTAL's UK headquarters

The Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Chapter of the Centre for cepmlp-academic-visit-to-total_thumbnail2Energy of Dundee University attended the Universities Open Day at TOTAL’s UK headquarters having the chance to learn more about North Sea E&P challenges and shake hands with key managers from this leading industry. Pictured are attendees Diepriye Douglas, Garba Malumfashi, Humphrey Onyeukwu, Imeh Okon, Akinjide Adesokan, Nkiru Okobi, Ozim Obasi, Olusola Olanipekun, Marcus Felipe Werneck, Juan Arespacochaga, Peter B. Ogwunte, Jairo Ching Castillo (President of the Chapter) and Thomas Rattray (MBA Director and Academic Coach).

Dundee University student chapter travels to TOTAL’s UK headquarters

The Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Chapter of the Centre for cepmlp-academic-visit-to-total_thumbnail2Energy of Dundee University attended the Universities Open Day at TOTAL’s UK headquarters having the chance to learn more about North Sea E&P challenges and shake hands with key managers from this leading industry. Pictured are attendees Diepriye Douglas, Garba Malumfashi, Humphrey Onyeukwu, Imeh Okon, Akinjide Adesokan, Nkiru Okobi, Ozim Obasi, Olusola Olanipekun, Marcus Felipe Werneck, Juan Arespacochaga, Peter B. Ogwunte, Jairo Ching Castillo (President of the Chapter) and Thomas Rattray (MBA Director and Academic Coach).

I-Tech high-tech field trip

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Members of the Istanbul Technical University SPE Student Chapter took a 3-day tour of the Denizli Geothermal Field recently, and were told of the variety of uses for geothermal energy, which is usually exploited using E&P technology. Geothermal wells, for instance, are currently used to generate electricity, heat buildings, and provide hot water to hotels and homes.