The Trump administration is set to reduce the number of federally regulated waterways protected under the US Clean Water Act in a bid to help the energy and agriculture industries, according to a media report. The 1972 Clean Water Act has driven significant improvements in US water quality, according to the first comprehensive study of water pollution over the past several decades by researchers at UC Berkeley and Iowa State University.
A contest where teams of college students design and build an automated drilling rig able to deal with hazardous obstacles in a test block, showed how a small change can be engineered to matter. Vimlesh Bavadiya is leading a team of engineering students at the University of Oklahoma (OU) to repeat its victory in SPE’s Drillbotics competition next year.
SPE President Nathan Meehan provides guidance to young professionals and students on how to handle the downturn. Is Getting an Advanced Degree the Key to a Financially Rewarding Career? Start a career or study further? Should I Consider Graduate School? Graduate school can have a big impact on your career, but it isn't for everyone.
The program gives SPE members a way to contribute to the E&P industry by sharing industry insights and practical career advice with young professionals, or by helping university students with academic and career direction. Young professionals also have the unique opportunity to serve as mentors to students. It's easy to communicate via email, Skype, LinkedIn or other social media.
For student members, we offer scholarships and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry. Awards an outstanding student who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. The Nico van Wingen Memorial Graduate Fellowship in Petroleum Engineering is supported by the van Wingen fund of the SPE Foundation. Scholarships for undergraduates and fellowships for graduate students support those pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry. Smith’s example of inspired leadership, professional success, personal integrity, and boundless dedication was his heritage to the mining industry which he served all of his adult life.
Since its inception in 2005, the Young Members Activities series has grown rapidly in size, global representation, and importance, offering a business platform for experts, researchers and leaders of the oil and gas industry to network, recruit and share technical and industrial information with high school and university students. SPE continues to play an important role in spreading the word and educating students on the latest technologies and give extraordinary examples from major companies within the Oil and Gas industry. Top engineering and geoscience degree programmes students in their senior years of study from qualified institutions across the Middle East and North Africa Region. Are you a young professional interested in mentoring or volunteering? If so, please contact Jackie Hoffmann for more information.
The Young Member Engagement Committee (YMEC) is responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities directed towards young members, including university students and young professionals (under the age of 35). The activities aim to develop technical and leadership skills, providing both peer groups with guidance and support to facilitate their career progression. Activities to improve industry image, encourage networking between young members and industry, and to attract young people to the industry are also supported. Members serve one year terms, renewable up to a maximum of three consecutive years. Note that although YMEC strives to have the majority of its members represented by YPs, this role is not exclusive to YPs.