SPE Student Chapter Indian School of Mines recently held two guest lectures. A lecture on 12 August 2010 was lead by Mr. Vikas Kumar, a Testing Reservoir Engineer at Schlumberger. He is an esteemed alumnus of ISM Dhanbad working for one of the top-notch service providers. The topic for the guest lecture was "Practical Aspects of Wire line Formation Testing and Well Testing". His presentation proved to be highly beneficial for the students of petroleum engineering as it gave them an insight into the workings of various tools possessed by Schlumberger.
The University of Manchester student chapter was only established in 2011, but they have already worked hard to put the chapter's goals into action. The students want to increase technical knowledge, establish professional networking opportunities and create communication and relationships with other student chapters within the London Section. To assist its members in increasing their knowledge of the industry, the chapter hosted guest lecturer Mike J. Smith. Mr. Smith, formerly the British Petroleum's Vice President of Reservoir Management, gave a lecture on the topic of "Deepwater Drilling and Macondo". He covered techniques and equipment for extracting hydrocarbons from underwater reservoirs and the challenges connected to this process.
With the end of 2012 approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you happy holidays and thank our regional membership and leadership of Sections and Student Chapters for all their support given to SPE activities in 2012. We are very enthusiastic not only about all activities SPE offers worldwide but also about our very busy schedule of events in our region in 2013. SPE will introduce two new technical conferences: SPE Artificial Lift Conference--Americas and the Latin America and Caribbean Health, Safety, Social Responsibility and Environment Conference. To see information about the new events, plus all the other events SPE holds in our Region, please keep checking the schedule of our events to the right on this page. With our many activities in the Region, we aim to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of knowledge in a region that is aggressively developing new and existing conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources--safely and environmentally friendly, and at a pace that has significantly affected the global energy market.
To assist in them maximizing the students' exposure to the industry, they organized a Schlumberger core lab visit; participated in the World Petroleum Conference in Paris; field trips to Mania Causeway and Udhailiyah; attended the Middle East Drilling Technology Conference in Bahrain; attended IPTC in Qatar; visited Texas A&M University in Qatar; as well as visited Weatherford Yard.
On the night of February 15th, five representatives of the CUPB SPE student chapter took part in the monthly meeting of SPE-NCI in Lido hotel. The corporate SPE members were managers and technicians mainly from Schlumberger, Newfield, Shell, ConocoPhillips, China Oil Field Services Limited and other famous petroleum companies. The theme of this meeting was "Intelligent Wells – Where does it make sense and Where is it headed?". The speaker was Younes Jalali, a reservoir engineering advisor with Schlumberger. Younes Jalali presented the rationale for the 1st and 2nd generation I-wells, and then discussed two areas with which the industry is still grappling.