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.

Regional
Region Date Contest Information

Africa

11 March 2017

Venue: University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
Deadline: 31 December 2016
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Contact: Rspcafrica@spe.org

*Please note the venue and date of of this Contest has moved from Uganda to Nigeria due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Asia Pacific

25 October 2016

Winners:

  • Bachelors: Jessie Chen, University New South Wales
  • Masters/PhD: Aliu Abdulmumin Omeiza, Southwest Petroleum

Canada

25 March 2017

Venue: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Deadline: 25 February 2017
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: Apply now

Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Eastern North America

22 April 2017

Venue: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Deadline: 25 March 2017
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: Apply now

Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Europe

5 April 2017

Venue: AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland
Deadline: 31 December 2016
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Contact: rspceurope@spe.org

Gulf Coast North America

1 April 2017

Venue: Rice University, Houston, TX
Deadline: 4 March 2017
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: Apply now

Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Middle East

6 March 2017

Venue: 20th Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference, Bahrain 
Deadline: 26 January 2017
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Contact: rspcmena@spe.org

Mid-Continent North America

8 April 2017

Venue: SPE International Headquarters, Richardson, Texas, USA
Deadline: 11 March 2017
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: Apply now

Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Rocky Mountain North America

1 February 2017

Winners:

  • Bachelors: Manju Pharkavi Murugesu, Colorado School of Mines
  • Masters: Jessica Iriarte, Colorado School of Mines
  • PhD: Mohammad Sabti, University of Wyoming

Russia & Caspian

17-18 October 2017

2017 Winners::

  • Bachelors: Roman Hutman, Gomel State Technical University n.a. P.O. Sukhoy, Belarus
  • Masters: Aleksey Petrov, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
  • PhD: Semen Buddeniy, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

2018 Contest now open:

Venue: SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference, Moscow, Russia 
Deadline: 15 June 2017
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: Apply now 
Contact: spemos@spe.org

South America and Caribbean

16 May 2017

Venue: 2017 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Deadline: 31 January 2017
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Contact: regprograms@spe.org

South Asia

4 – 6 April 2017

Venue: SPE Oil and Gas India Conference and Exhibition, Mumbai, India 
Deadline: 31 January 2017
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Contact: rspc.sa@spe.org 

Southwestern North America

1 February 2017

Winners:

Bachelors: William Barrett Dubois, University of Texas at Austin

Masters: Nkemakonam Uzodimma Egboga, University of Texas at Austin

PhD: Ali Abouie, University of Texas at Austin

Western North America

7 April 2017

Venue: Los Angeles, CA (Venue to be confirmed) 
Deadline: 24 March 2017
Abstract: Max 300 words
Applications: Apply now

Contact: regprograms@spe.org