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: April 2022 (tentative)

Venue: TBC
Submission Deadline: TBC
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

2022 Contest

Venue: SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition
Submission Deadline: 31 July 2021
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact: apspc@spe.org

Event Date: May 2022 (tentative)

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

Event Date: 21 May 2022

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

Event Dates: 7 - 9 March 2022

2021 Winners: 
Undergraduate: Nandana Ramabhadra Agastya, Middle East Technical University
Master’s: Ibrahim Mabrouk, Heriot Watt University
PhD: Tadjer Mohamed Amine, Stavanger University

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

Event Date: April 2022 (tentative)

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

Event Date: June 2022 (tentative)

Venue: TBD (potentially hybrid)
Abstract Deadline: 22 April 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Event Dates: May 2022

2021 Winners
Undergraduate: Ahmed El-Agnaf, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Master's: Mariya Yousuf Al Shirawi, Sultan Qaboos University
PhD:
Intisar Khalifa Al-Busaidi, Sultan Qaboos University

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

Event Date: 14 May 2022

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

Event Date: May 2022 (tentative)

Venue: Virtual Competition
Abstract Deadline: 4 March 2022
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply Now
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: May 2022

2021 Winners
Undergraduate:
Saransh Surana, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad
PhD: Intisar Khalifa Al-Busaidi, Sultan Qaboos University

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

Event Date: May 2022 (tentative)

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

Event Date: April 2022 (tentative)

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