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.

COVID-19 Updates: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent restrictions on travel, all Regional SPC competitions are aiming to run as virtual competitions. A guide on how this will be run can be found in the Student Paper Contest Video Conferencing Guide (pdf). For any questions, please email the Young Member Programs Team at spc@spe.org.

Information for Regional Winners: With restrictions and advice from recognized organisations from across the globe being so fluid, it is impossible for us to make predictions as to how things will develop. We are not confident that travel restrictions will be sufficiently lifted in time for all student contestants to secure visas and tickets to attend ATCE for the International round of SPC. We wish to enable SPC contestants to stay ahead of the curve and avoid disappointment, so we will not be asking students to travel to ATCE this year and we aim to allow all student to present virtually. For more information, please see the full statement here.
 
Find your chapter to see which region you can apply for or view our Student Paper Contest Region Map.

Event Dates: 5 May 2022

2022 Winners
Undergraduate:
Gbenga Thompson Awojinrin, University of Ibadan

Venue: Online
Submission Deadline: 31 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: Ola Davies

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

2022 Winners
Undergraduate:
A Muhammad Athallah Naufal, Universitas Pertamina
Master's/PhD: Ali Al-amani Azlan, Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia

2023 Contest

Event Date: 17 October 2022
Venue:
 Adelaide Australia (APOGCE)/Hybrid Virtual
Submission Deadline: 25 July 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: apspc@spe.org

Event Date: 21 May 2022

Venue: Virtual Competition
Abstract Deadline: 22 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Event Date: 21 May 2022

2022 Winners
Master’s: Hanif Yoga, Pennsylvania State University
PhD: Xuanqing Lou, Pennsylvania State University

Venue: Virtual Competition
Abstract Deadline: 21 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

**The Eastern North America contest is combined with the Mid-Continent North America Region.

Event Dates: 7 - 9 March 2022

2022 Winners
Master’s:
Amalachukwu Immaculata Muoghalu, IFP School
PhD:
Georgy Borisochev, Heriot-Watt University

Venue: ASEC 2022 at the University of Zagreb Student Chapter
Submission Deadline: 18 February 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: Ola Davies

Event Date: 9-10 April 2022

2022 Winners
Undergraduate:
Katelynn Kinslow, Texas A&M University
Master’s: Andres Villarroel, University of Houston
PhD: Moises Velasco, University of Texas at Austin

Venue: Virtual Competition
Abstract Deadline: 4 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

**The Gulf Coast North America contest is combined with the Southwestern North America Region.

Event Date: 25 June 2022 

2022 Winners
Undergraduate: Leidy Viviana Ortiz Perez, Universidad Nacional De Colombia
Master’s: Jhon Fredy Gallego Arias, Universidad Nacional De Colombia
PhD: Oscar Enrique Medina Erazo, Universidad Nacional De Colombia

Venue: SPE LACR Student Symposium, Panama City, Panama
Abstract Deadline: 22 April 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Event Dates: 30 June - 2 July 2022

2022 Winners
Undergraduate:
Afsha Ayaz Shaikh, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Master's:
Aisha Al Badi, Sultan Qaboos University
PhD:
Ahmed Hamdy Hasan Elsayed Gowida, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Venue: Online
Submission Deadline: 1 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: rspcmena@spe.org

Event Date: 21 May 2022

2022 Winners
Master’s:
Hanif Yoga, Pennsylvania State University
PhD: Xuanqing Lou, Pennsylvania State University

Venue: Virtual Competition
Abstract Deadline: 21 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

**The Mid-Continent North America contest is combined with the Eastern North America Region.

Event Date: 21 May 2022

2022 Winners
PhD:
Zuhao Kou, University of Wyoming

Venue: Virtual Competition
Abstract Deadline: 22 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Event Dates: 2023 Contest: 13 - 14 Oct 2022

2022 Winners:
Undergraduate: Vladislav Dormenev, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
Master's: Oussama Brahimi, Saint Petersburg Mining University
PhD: Pavel Afanasev, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Venue: Online (alongside SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference)
Submission Deadline: 1 May 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: spemos@spe.org

Includes India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh

Event Dates: June/July 2022

2022 Winner
Undergraduate:
Bhautik Agrawal, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad

Venue: Online
Submission Deadline: 1 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: rspc.sa@spe.org

Event Date: 9-10 April 2022

2022 Winners
Undergraduate:
Katelynn Kinslow, Texas A&M University
Master’s: Andres Villarroel, University of Houston
PhD: Moises Velasco, University of Texas at Austin

Venue: Virtual Competition
Abstract Deadline: 4 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

**The Southwestern North America contest is combined with the Gulf Coast North America Region.

Event Date: 25 April 2022

2022 Winners
Master’s:
Cody Keith, University of Alaska Fairbanks
PhD: Saro Meguerdijian, University of Southern California

Venue: Virtual Competition
Abstract Deadline: 4 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: regprograms@spe.org