Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) SPE Fest 2017 is the university's third International Oil and Gas Technical Festival under the maxim of "Irradiating Brilliance" and will be held 3–5 November. It is planned to be a platform for the coming generation of petroleum engineers to explore new horizons in the fields of oil and gas. The technical fest events will cover paper and poster presentations, model making, quiz competition, case study solving competition, virtual block bidding, well log interpretation, geology challenge, puzzle solving, drilling mud preparation, guest lectures, and spot trading competition. The events and competitions will give the participants insight into the petroleum industry. To help the participants interact, there will be networking and gala nights.