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NED Student Chapter Organizes Course on Stress,Time Management

On May 29,  SPE NED Student Chapter, in collaboration with Petroleum Institute of Pakistan, organized a day’s course called “Stress and Time Management” at NED University Auditorium. The course was conducted in two sessions. Syed Nazir Abbas Zaidi, GM Supply, Pakistan State Oil, conducted the first session on stress management, and after lunch, Bilal Ahmed, ATrO, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd., conducted the session on time management. Students from across the university attended the course. In the first session on stress management, Zaidi defined the meaning of stress. Continue reading

Penn State SPE participates in National Engineering Week

penn1Penn State SPE participated, along with Pittsburgh SPE, in National Engineering Week at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA, 20-21 February. National Engineering Week includes a large recruiting/career day that takes place every year and is open to people of all ages. Both groups worked with elementary-aged kids up to adults. The young students were able to work with sand art and create their own oil reservoir. Continue reading

Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering hosts a video show

video1Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering hosted a video show, “A Day in Exxon Rig, Gulf of Mexico” on 3 March for 31 attendees. The programme was held at the Conference Hall with the aim to help the students get familiarized with offshore rigs and its operations.

Kyoto University SPE Student Chapter hosts seminar

kusc-100x52Kyoto University SPE Student Chapter – KUSC hosted a workshop at the Katsura Campus for around 46 attendees on 7 January. This seminar was a kind of “recruitment workshop,” based on presentations given by the companies which introduced their activities to the students, bringing also some technical information about drilling, equipments, business and oil exploration related activities. Continue reading

Middle East Sub Regional Student Paper Contest Winners Announced

Gulf Region

  • First Place, master’s: Ibrahim Alwaili, Sultan Qaboos University
  • Second Place, master’s: Ahsen Rasheed Ghani, Heriot Watt University
  • First Place, undergraduate: Ahmad Salah El Din Ibrahim, The Petroleum Institute – Abu Dhabi
  • Second Place, undergraduate: Mehrnoosh Saneifar, Texas A&M University at Qatar


  • First Place, master’s: Joal John, MIT-Pune
  • First Place, undergraduate: Krupa Kannan, MIT-Pune
  • Second Place, undergraduate: Mohit Kaul, MIT-Pune


  • First Place, master’s: Islam Elsayed Selim, Cairo University
  • Second Place, master’s: Ahmed Reda, Cairo University
  • First Place, undergraduate: Ramy Magdy, Cairo University
  • Second Place, undergraduate: Ahmed Hegazy, Cairo University


  • First Place, doctorate: Samaneh Soroush, Tarbiat Modares University
  • Second Place, doctorate: Kourosh Khadivi, Sharif University Of Technology
  • First Place, master’s: Arash Haghighi, Tehran University
  • Second Place, master’s: Sadjad Hagparast, Petroleum University of Technology
  • First Place, undergraduate: Seyed Hamed Mirhaj, Petroleum University of Technology
  • Second Place, undergraduate: Ehsan Heidaryan, Azad University Masjidsolyma


  • First Place, master’s: Haiat Al Haj, Al Fateh University
  • First Place, undergraduate: Nadeer Bin Said, Al Fateh University
  • Second Place, undergraduate: Abdul Nasser Wanis, Al Fateh University


  • First Place, undergraduate: Amir Nadeem, Ned University
  • Second Place, undergraduate: Syed Amir Mahmud, Ned University