Congratulations to King Saud University SPE Student Chapter for being selected Student Chapter of the Month for October! King Saud University Student Chapter has been on the go with new programs, field trips, sporting events and all kinds of things. They recently developed a new program that chooses a member and an administrative each month based on specific standers that a member or an administrative must achieve to be honored. Earlier in the year around 15 students and 4 faculty attended the Ganadriah, a heritage and cultural festival. There was a geological trip to (Dammam Dome) where students visited the well-known prosperity well and the details of its discovery and the geological beds that lie in its formation.
Five representatives from the China University of Petroleum student chapter attended the monthly meeting for SPE-NCI in Beijing. The students were able to network with senior managers and technicians from oil and gas companies such as Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Anadarko, MIE, Roc Oil and Core Lab. The guest speaker was Yan Pan from Chevron. Yan graduated from Stanford University with an MS and PhD in Petroleum Engineering. After graduation she joined Chevron, engaging in well logging, reservoir simulation and the training program for engineers.
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.
Our 7th Student Technical Conference was held again in the historic setting of the German Oil Museum in Wietze on 18th and 19th October, 2012. Attending were a diverse group of 55 students from bachelor to PhD level. Most of the students study petroleum engineering, but geosciences, mechanical engineering, and computer sciences were also represented. As in previous years, many nationalities were present with students from Norway, Denmark, Austria, Turkey, and Romania as well as from the German Universities of Freiberg, Clausthal, Braunschweig, and Göttingen. A highlight of the conference was the keynote speech by Dr. Thomas Schröter, VP of CEP, who talked about their exploration activity in North-East Germany.
The SPE Young Member Programs Manager, Melissa A Schultea CAE, visited the newly established student chapter at the British University Egypt in Cairo. Ms. Schultea met with the Dean of the Petroleum Engineering Department, Professor Moustafa Gouda; the Head of the Department, Professor Gharib Hamada; Faculty, Professor Attia Attia, Professor Selim Zeidan and Dr. Ahmed Noah; teaching assistants Mahmoud Fatehy and Ahmed Elzahabi; SPE Student chapter officers, Ahmed Adel (President) and Adhem Osman (Vice President), Mohamed Salah and Ahmed Borg (Members); and the Petroleum Engineering students.
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.