The SPE London young professionals (YPs) group organized its very first international field trip for members in September 2009. The 2-day event consisted of 1 day of technical training, provided by Schlumberger; an evening professional networking event with Paris YPs; and 1 day of social activities in the center of Paris. The London Section sponsored travel for two students from London-based universities, as well as a representative from the Paris School of Mines.
The technical training session was organized at Schlumberger’s Clamart Research, Technology, and Product Center in Paris and was provided by Schlumberger, free of charge to the YP groups. During the session, YPs were given presentations on well testing, well-test design, cementing, logging-while-drilling, and production-logging technologies commercialized by Schlumberger in the field. YPs also toured the Schlumberger oilfield-technology testing facilities, with a question-and-answer session following the tour. Included in the second-day social activities was a sightseeing tour of Paris.