TWA Brief East Meets West Ninth Congress Attracts Students From 36 Universities

Katarzyna Sienkiewicz, UPS, Yogashri Pradhan, Endeavor Energy Resources, Abhijeet Anand, Schlumberger, Luis Valencia, Chevron;, James Allotey-Okai, Halliburton Ghana 

The AGH University of Science and Technology (UST) SPE student chapter organized the East Meets West International Student Petroleum Congress and Career Expo during 10–12 April. Around 200 students and university representatives from several parts of the world, as well as exploration and production (E&P) companies were gathered in Kraków for the ninth time. With SPE International’s support and for the second time in a row, the congress also hosted the European qualifier round for the SPE student paper contest and PetroBowl. On the first day, attendees listened to a lecture organized by the SPE Poland Section given by Tadeusz Patzek, director of Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, discussing “Experiences in Development of Tight Gas in North America and Saudi Arabia.” The conference kicked off with a poster session, where selected students presented the results of their research.