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Successful gas extraction in Poland

Successful gas extraction in Poland

For over a month Lane Energy Poland produces shale gas in Lebien LE1 near Lebork, Northern Poland. Although amounts of gas are not yet commercial, it is the biggest extraction from shales in Europe reaching 8000 cubic metres per day.

“This is very good news for Poland and European oil geology,” said Piotr Wozniak, Polish chief geologist.

Lingering legislation procedures and withdrawal of three international firms from race of Polish shale sow dissent in society and disbelief in prospects of energy independence. This information may bring back spirit and high hopes.

The Polish Geological Institute estimates the country’s shale gas resources to 768 billion cubic metres, making them one of the largest on the continent.

Poland’s shale gas hopes buoyed by promising test output || REUTERS


photos: 3Legs Resources

China- the new largest importer of oil

China- the new largest importer of oil

According to research from consulting firm Wood Mackenzie- China is on track to become the world’s largest importer of oil, likely drawing most of its supplies from Middle East producers.

China’s oil imports will rise from a rate of 2.5 million barrels per day in 2005 to 9.2 million barrels per day in 2020. At the same time, U.S. imports will fall from 10.1 million barrels per day in 2005 to 6.8 million barrels per day by 2020, according to the analysis.

The shift would mean a 360 percent jump in Chinese oil imports while U.S. imports would drop 32 percent. China would therefore be spending about $500 million on oil imports annually by 2020, the company said.

Decline in U.S. imports is largely a result of increased production of oil at the same time as new federal vehicle efficiency standards have slashed domestic demand for fossil fuels. With demand for oil falling in the United States and domestic production rising, less oil is needed from other countries.

More details: fuelfix.com

Photos: presstv.ir; Andrew M. Meyers

Oil and Gas Horizons Conference 2013 in Moscow

Oil and Gas Horizons Conference 2013 in Moscow

When: 11-13 November 2013

Where: Moscow, Russia

Submission deadline: 1 October 2013

E-mail address: 2013.ogh@gmail.com

Website: http://www.spe-gubkin.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/358858040908193/


Once again YoungPetro as a Media Partner invites students to take part in the fifth Science and Practical Conference “Oil and Gas Horizons” 2013 organized by Gubkin University SPE Student Chapter in Moscow.

Oil and Gas Horizons Conference represents a solid basis for students and industry professionals to share their knowledge and experience. The official language of the Conference is English. We consider it as a possibility for students to present their views on the current challenges and prospects of domestic and global petroleum industry, issues regarding professional training and internationalization of education as imperative for sustainable development as well as any other issues which they would consider as important.

The Conference will be focused on a wide range of issues concerning petroleum industry:

1. Geosciences: geology, geophysics, petrophysics.
2. Drilling and Completion: drilling technologies, drilling fluids, tools and well completion.
3. Oil and Gas Field Development: reservoir engineering, production engineering, offshore field development technology, oilfield equipment.
4. Transportation and Storage: transportation and storage of hydrocarbons and petroleum products.
5. Oil and Gas Chemistry and Ecology: oil refining, gas processing, chemical technology in oil and gas industry, ecological aspects of oil and gas industry.
6. Automation, Power Supply and Mechanization: automation, control systems, power supply, electronics, measurements and instrumentation, electrical and mechanical engineering issues in oil and gas industry.
7. Petroleum Economics and Management: economics and management in oil and gas industry, economical politics, political and legal aspects of oil and gas business.
8. Alternative Energy Sources: up-to-date technological solutions in energy industry, use of alternative energy sources, problem of reducing consumption of hydrocarbons.
9. PhD Papers Contest: PhD students paper contest on various themes of oil and gas industry.

Hope to meet you there!

The latest information regarding the Conference and any possible changes in its program will be posted on our website: https://www.spe-gubkin.org

4th annual Shale Gas World Europe 2013

4th annual Shale Gas World Europe 2013




When: 27 – 28 November 2013

Where: EXPO XXI Centre, Warsaw, Poland

Website: www.terrapinn.com/shalegaseu





Europe’s definitive unconventionals event

The 4th Annual Shale Gas World Europe brings together more E&P companies, service providers, and government representatives from across Europe than any other pan European unconventional event you might consider attending. Whether your focus is the UK, Ukraine, Germany, Lithuania, Poland or is Europe-wide, you should join us.


Developing European unconventionals from exploration into production.

Join Europe’s premier industry marketplace as we cover all major opportunities and solutions in bringing the Shale boom to Europe. Our event will cover all major European nations with the best prospects of production, and our format will provide you the opportunity to attend affordable networking sessions suited to a variety of requirements.


10 reasons to attend 

  • Position yourself in one room filled with the 18 major national players in unconventional development
  • Sit in on deep interviews concerning European E&P outlook and Government incentives surrounding the fiscal regime
  • Participate in geographic and industry specific roundtables, networking with those who make a difference to your business
  • Meet and connect personally with C-level executives and key stakeholders in European Shale
  • Find the right partners to help bring unconventional resources into production
  • Hear NOC strategy in European shale procurement and production straight from company board members
  • Walk through our technical floor and discover the latest case studies, technologies and talk points in maximising the value of shale reserves
  • Discover how varied major and minor operators plan to manage their unconventional portfolios
  • Assess a future of unconventionals varied from shale gas, shale oil, coal bed methane, underground coal gasification, and coal mine methane
  • Discover how European wide Shale production

Atlantic mirror tested by oil explorers

Atlantic mirror tested by oil explorers

BP Plc, ConocoPhillips and Statoil ASA (STL) are among oil explorers investing at least $3 billion in wells off Angola next year in the country’s biggest deepwater drilling campaign.

The companies will drill 20 wells beneath a layer of salt about 3 miles (5 kilometers) under the seabed at a cost of about $150 million each. Shifting rigs from the Gulf of Mexico could add a further $50 million per well.

The drilling will test the industry’s Atlantic mirror theory that there may be huge deposits of oil deep beneath the sea off West Africa similar to those across the ocean in Brazil, where some of the biggest finds of the last decade have been made. Angola hopes it can tap offshore reserves to help it surpass Nigeria and become Africa’s biggest oil producer.

Angola wants to increase output from 1.78 million barrels a day in July to more than 2 million barrels a day in 2017.Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Houston-based Vaalco Energy Inc. (EGY), Repsol SA (REP), Eni SA and Total SA (FP) are among companies slated to drill. Most have commitments to produce seismic imaging and drill two wells by 2016.

Maersk Oil Angola SA has identified five drilling targets across Blocks 8 and 23 with one to be drilled this year and more in 2014. The explorer may sell equity in the blocks, where it currently owns 50 percent of each.

Photos: wikimedia.org; drillingahead.com
Read more: fuelfix.com


Petroleum Olympiad 2013- on-line quiz

Petroleum Olympiad 2013- on-line quiz



When: 25 (midnight IST) – 29 (midnight IST) October 2013

Where: On-line competition on www.upesspe.org

Registration start: 29 August 2013

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZLlTHLftWftp-oBFJIV0g8dDf47NU8U8HE-vNhN08DM/viewform


                                                                  E-mail address: spe.upes.pr@gmail.com


It is pleasure for us to invite you for Petroleum Olympiad. This on-line event is organized by University of Petroleum & Energy Studies SPE Student Chapter in October 2013. This year is the second edition of the Olympiad. First edition attracted students from: India, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.

Main rules of the contest:

  • Petroleum Olympiad is open to all students of full time courses in petroleum engineering or earth science domain and registered SPE International members
  • There is no registration or participation fee for the Olympiad
  • Each team consists of up to three members
  • No limits for the number of teams from a particular university/ college
  • Two best teams from each university will compete in the final during UPES SPE Fest 2014 in February in Dehradun, India
  • Top 3 teams will have separate prizes
  • Quiz contains of 50 questions with a time limit of 30 minutes
  • Subjects of questions: Geology, Drilling, Well Completion, Production, Well Logging etc. along with questions on general aptitude
  • The quiz will be opened for 3 days in October. Exact days will be announced soon
  • Each team has only one attempt to answer all questions

YoungPetro is an official media partner of this fantastic competition. Once again we would like to energize you and give an opportunity to test your knowledge!

European BEST Engineering Competitions 2013

European BEST Engineering Competitions 2013

European BEST Engineering Competition

  • The event of EBEC organized by BEST is one of the biggest engineering competitions held in Europe with 120 students of technology .
  • EBEC project consists of 3 levels, the local, national or regional and European or final level.
  • Teams of 4 students compete against each other. The winners of each local event compete against each other in National and Regional BEST Engineering Competitions
  • The competition categories are: Case Study and Team Design
  • Team Design is a category in which students construct a device within a given time from provided materials in order to achieve a predefined action using their knowledge and creativity.
  • Case Study deals with a theoretical problem in the field of technology or management presented to participants to solve it in their own specific way. After several hours of work the solutions of the problems are presented and compared with others.
  •  EBEC Project strives to involve students all around Europe for challenging themselves by gaining new practical knowledge, developing their soft, technical and analytical skills, and widen their horizons by engaging them in team based challenges, and at the end getting the name of best European engineer.

European BEST Engineering Competition 2013

  • BEST Warsaw will host the 5th European BEST Engineering Competition.
  • EBEC will be held from 1st to 9th August 2013, and it will gather 120 students of engineering from 83 well-known universities from 31 European countries.
  • The Official Opening day of EBEC will be held on the 2nd of August in Warsaw. Along with participants and organizers, it will be attended by the President of Warsaw, representatives of the University of Warsaw and representatives from companies which cooperate with BEST: P&G, Iveco, Deutsche Bahn, GSE, Engineering Design Center and European Patent Offfice.