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SPE announces new student chapters

Congratulations to the newest student chapters just approved!

Anambra State University, ULI
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Covenant University, Nigeria
Kyoto University, Japan
Novosibirsk State University, Russia
University of Vila Velha, Brazil
University of Oslo, Norway

University of Dundee takes a field trip to Scotland

The University of Dundee Student Chapter took 17 students of the SPE CEPMLP on a field trip to ExoonMobil Chemical Plant at Mosmorran, Fife, Scotland on 14 May. The students were enthusiastic about this much anticipated trip. At ExxonMobil, the group was met by a team of staff who gave them a screen presentation of the history of ExoonMobil, Mosmorran and the workings of the industry. They then took a drive around all of the facilities and the power control room.


STAR Program selections for 2008 announced

All selections have been made for the STAR Program for 2008, and arrangements are in progress.

The STAR Program sponsors students to attend ATCE at no cost. This is not a program that can be applied for. The SPE International Board of Directors identifies specific universities, and one student from each of those universities is chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Student chapter officer
  • In his/her 3rd year of university
  • If more than one person fits the above criteria, the person with the highest grade point average is selected

Congratulations To The First Participants Selected for the STAR Program!

1. Andrzej Kwiecień, AGH University of Science and Technology
2. Mauro Duarte da Silva Carvalho, Augustino Neto University
3. Tetarani Fitriasih, Bandung Institute of Technology 
4. Orawan Kittiyaowamarn, Chulalongkorn University
5. Somtochukwu Sibeudu Okezie, Federal University of Technology (FUTO)
6. Natalia (Natasha) A. Vasilyeva, Gubkin University
7. Anuar Totikbay, Kazakh National Technical University 
8. Sultan M. Al-Sarhani, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
9. Jacob Buma, Perth Student Chapter
10. Rahma Ahmed Mirza Al Rahma, Petroleum Institute
11. Thelma N. Ochonogor, Robert Gordon University
12. Mohammad Hossain Nikpoor, Tehran Petroleum University of Technology
13. Aleksey A. Borisenko, Tyumen State Oil and Gas University
14. Fernando Perin Munerato, Universidade Estadual De Campinas
15. Gabriel Huong Nai Hui, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
16. Ahmed Ragab Mohamed, University of Cairo
17. Rui Wang, University of Petroleum China, Beijing
18. Emmanuel U. Ekweanua, University of Port Harcourt
19. Laura Marcela Pérez Arenas, University of Santander
20. Rochelle Steyn, University of Western Cape & University of Stellenbosch

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 2008 Oil and Gas Symposium coming soon

Title: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Student Chapter 2008 Oil and Gas Symposium
Date: 14-15 October 2008
Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor Darul Ta’zim

For Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information:
Mr. Syamsul Affandi Hasan +6.016.2732707
Mr. Mohammad Solehin Mohammad Sabli +6.012.5507302
Mr. Sukhdev Singh a/l Gilcharan Singh (Sponsorship) +6.012.5398669

Oil and Gas Symposium 2008
Petroleum Engineering Department
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
81310 Skudai
Johor Darul Ta’zim
Tel : +6.012.8762479

SPE Malaysia Student Chapter Conference 2008 to be in June

SPE-UTP-SC will be organizing the Society of Petroleum Engineers Malaysia Student Chapter Conference 2008 (SPEMSCC 08) with a theme of “Empowering Future Young Professionals.” The main objective is to provide an opportunity for the graduating students to engage in discussions about the future directions for young professionals in the oil and gas industry.

Event: Society of Petroleum Engineers Malaysia Student Chapter Conference 2008
Date: 9-12 June 2008
Location: Undercroft, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, MALAYSIA

SPE-King Saud University hosts membership campaign

ksu1During the week of March 10, SPE-KSU students organized SPE recruiting campaign at King Saud University. They invited students from different colleges and majors to attend. The presentations included an SPE overview with the benefits of SPE membership followed by instructions on how to apply and renew online, how to complete the membership application, and how to use e-library.

During 9-12 march, SPE-KSU committee organized a distinguished (full-time) SPE booth in the engineering college hall, at KSU, Riyadh, which resulted in 608+ SPE-KSU new members.

Recent visits in the Distinguished Lecturer Program

  • The Bahrain section hosted Ron Harrell, Distinguished Lecturer who spoke at the section meeting on 13 January 2008. Pictured, from left, are Hisham Zubari, Manager of Engineering for BAPCO; Ron Harrell; Dr Mirza, the Minister of Oil and Gas Affairs and Chairman of the National Oil and Gas Authority and Chairman of Tender Board for the Kingdom of Bahrain.


  • 2007-08 Distinguished Lecturer William Ott speaks to the Romanian Section officers at his March lecture.


I-Tech Student Chapter starts off year with activities

itech_trip.jpgSPE Student Chapter Istanbul Technical University members enjoyed a presentation from Tarik Kandemir on 8 February 2008 during their Coffee Time. They also enjoyed a visit to Einstein Museum on 11 February 2008. The chapter has planned four technical trips for this fall term. For more information, visit their redesigned website at

Kazakh National Technical University Student Chapter to host Youth Forum

Event: 5th International Oil & Gas Youth Forum
Date: April 19-20, 2008
Location: Kazakh National Technical University
22 Satpayev Str., Almaty, Kazakhstan


This Forum is sponsored by the SPE Student Chapter at Kazakh National Technical University.  It will include Presentations by E&P company representatives; Students’ scientific and practical conference, with papers presented in English, Kazak, Russian languages; IQ Game; Round table;  Debate Tournament between International and Kazakhstani students; Lectures & Training for students; and a “Petroleum party” for Forum participants.