Upcoming Student Paper Contests

If a contest or a division is not held in your assigned region, you can request to present your paper in an assigned alternate region. Every region has only one alternate region. To make an alternate region paper request, or if the alternate region is not holding a contest, please contact spc@spe.org.

Find your chapter to see which region you can apply for or view our Student Paper Contest Region Map.
Regional Contests
SPC Region Date Contest Information

Africa

16 March 2018

Winner

Undergraduate: Hajara Kabeer Abdulfatah, Nile University of Nigeria

Asia Pacific
(Includes Northern Asia Pacific countries, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Australia)

23 - 25 October 2018

2018 Winners

Undergraduate: Reem Alsadoun, University of New South Wales
Masters: Mohammed Kurdi, University of New South Wales
PhD: Mei Li, Southwest Petroleum Technology
2019 Event Details

2019 Contest

Venue: SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 
Deadline: 6 July 2018
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply now
Contact: rspcap@spe.org

Canada

24 March 2018

Venue: Calgary, AB
Deadline: 
25 February 2018
Abstract: 
Max 425 words
Applications: 
APPLICATIONS CLOSED 
Contact: 
regprograms@spe.org

Eastern North America

22 February 2018

Winners

Undergraduate: Brennan Flores, Louisiana State University
Masters: Evan Galimberti, Pennsylvania State University
PhD: Renato Peixoto Coutinho, Louisiana State University

Europe

12 April 2018

Winners

Undergraduate: Yasir Yousuf Thara, Middle East Technical University - Northern Cyprus
Masters: Pierre Hacquard, IFP School
PhD: Alsu Valiakhmetova, Heriot-Watt University

Gulf Coast North America

31 March 2018

Winners

Undergraduate: Miranda Jones, Texas A&M University
Masters: Tian Liu, Texas A&M University
PhD: Sheng Luo, Texas A&M University

Middle East

23 - 26 April 2018 (exact date to be confirmed) 

Venue: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Section Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition (ATS&E) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Deadline: 15 February 2018
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Contact: rspcmena@spe.org

Mid-Continent North America

15 April 2018

Venue: Tulsa, OK
Deadline: 
14 March 2018
Abstract: 
Max 425 words
Applications: 
APPLICATIONS CLOSED 
Contact: 
regprograms@spe.org

Rocky Mountain North America

19 April 2018

Venue: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA
Deadline: 5 April 2018
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Russia and Caspian

October 2018 (specific date to be confirmed)

2018 Winners
Undergraduate: Tagir Nafikov, Almetyevsk State Oil Institute
Masters: Dmitry Vladimirov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
PhD: Yan Nevmerzhitskiy, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

2019 Contest Information 
Venue: Moscow, Russia (specific venue to be confirmed) 
Deadline: 15 June 2018
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply now
Contact: spemos@spe.org

South America and Caribbean
(All South America and Caribbean Regions)

25 June 2018

Venue: SPE Trinidad and Tobago Section Energy Resources Conference Hyatt Regency Trinidad, #1 Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Deadline: 15 April 2018
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply now
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

South Asia
(Includes India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh)

1 - 3 June 2018

Venue: University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Contact: rspc.sa@spe.org 

Southwestern North America

22 February 2018

Winners

Undergraduate: Jack Trueblood, The University of Texas at Austin
Masters: Jenny Ryu, The University of Texas at Austin
PhD: Mahmood Shakiba, The University of Texas at Austin

Western North America

23 April 2018

Venue: Garden Grove, CA (TBC)
Deadline: 23 March 2018
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Contact: regprograms@spe.org