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: 3-4 May 2023

Venue: Africa Student Congress, Accra, Ghana
Submission Deadline: 15 February 2023
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: spc@spe.org

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

Event Date: 17 October 2022

2023 Winners
Undergraduate: Andi Magfirah, Universitas Pertamina
Master’s/PhD: Yosuke Ichikawa, Waseda University

Venue: Adelaide Australia (APOGCE)/Hybrid Virtual
Submission Deadline: 25 July 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: apspc@spe.org

For 2023, the Canada and Rocky Mountain Regions have been merged into one contest. 

Event Date: 20 April 2023

Venue: Virtual
Abstract Deadline: 13 March 2023
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

For 2023, the Eastern and Mid-Continent Regions have been merged into one contest.

Event Date: 20 May 2023

Venue: Virtual
Abstract Deadline: 10 April 2023
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Event Dates: 20 - 22 March 2023

Venue: ASEC 2023, Zagreb, Croatia
Submission Deadline: 10 February 2023
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: James Whitaker

For 2023, the Gulf Coast and Southwestern Regions have been merged into one contest.

Event Date: 15-16 April 2023

Venue: Texas A&M University
Abstract Deadline: 13 March 2023
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Event Date: 13 June 2023

Venue: SPE LACPEC, Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Abstract Deadline: 13 March 2023
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Event Dates: 15 March 2023

Venue: Gas & Oil Technology Showcase and Conference, 13–15 March 2023
Submission Deadline: 23 January 2023
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: rspcmena@spe.org

Event Dates: 2023 Contest: 13 - 14 Oct 2022

2023 Winners:
Undergraduate: Paul Ubiododo Chibuzor Amagada, Kazan National Research Technological University
Master's:
Ayomikun Bello, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
PhD:
Alexandra Scerbacova, Perm National Research Polytechnic University

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

Event Dates: To be confirmed

Venue: To be confirmed
Submission Deadline: 15 March 2023
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: rspc.sa@spe.org

Event Date: 22 May 2023

Venue: Anchorage Alaska, in conjunction with the Western Regional Meeting
Abstract Deadline: 20 April 2023
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: regprograms@spe.org