Upcoming Student Paper Contests

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

Region Date Contest Information


23–26 April 2014

Held during the 12th SPE Nigeria Council Student Technical Conference and Exhibition at Petroleum Training Institute, Warri, Delta State Nigeria

Abstract Submission Deadline: 13 December 2013
Paper Submission Deadline: 28 February 2014

Contact: student_programs@spenigeriacouncil.org

Asia Pacific

2013 Contest Completed


27 August 2014

Hosted by the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Abstract submission deadline: 2 June 2014
(Successful applicants will be then notified by the end of 16 June.)

Contacts: Javi Hashemi and Jillian Thomas



2–3 June 2014

Venue: Imperial College London
Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 April 2014
Contact: Jade Abbott

Gulf Coast North America

4–5 April 2014

Hosted by the University of Houston SPE Chapter

Contact: Chapter President Zarina Hudaybergenova

Latin America/


2013 Contest Completed

Middle East

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14–16 February 2014

India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Venue: MIT, Pune, India
Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 October 2013
Contact: info@spesc.mitpune.edu.in

11 May 2014

Middle East and North Africa

Venue: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Abstract Submission Deadline: 17 November 2013
Contact: Maria Morozova

Rocky Mountain/Mid Continent/Eastern North America

11–12 April 2014

Held in conjunction with the Improved Oil Recovery Symposium (IOR).

Abstract submission deadline: 21 March 2014
Contact: Mohammad Shahvali

Russia & Caspian

2013 Contest Completed

Western North America

5 April 2014

Hosted by the Stanford University Chapter
Venue: Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, Stanford University
Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2014
Contact: Prof Anthony Kovscek