Black Gold International Forum in Ufa – Report

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Bashkir State University and BashSU SPE Student Chapter

The «Black Gold» International Forum was held in the Bashkir State University on 11-13 May of 2015 for the first time. The event was organized by BashSU SPE student Chapter. The Forum took place on the base of the Department of Geophysics, Physical-Technical Institute of Bashkir State University.

BashSU SPE Student Chapter has got more than 100 applications from all over the world. Our participants were from Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Tyumen, Tomsk, Ufa), Kazakhstan (Astana, Almaty, Aktobe, Atyrau), Germany, India, Namibia, Canada, Nigeria and Tanzania.

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May 11th, 2015 – The First Day

The guests arrived in the capital on May 11, and immediately, on the first day, were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and beauty of our city. They were provided with housing on the basis of the hotel «Biatlon», which is ideally located in a green area of Ufa. There was also the opportunity to rent bicycles and roller skates for active rest lovers.

In that evening students visited the Lyalya-Tulip Mosque, the Victory Park, the Monument to Salavat Yulaev, the “House of Friendship of People”, the Aksakov Park, the Nesterov Museum and the Ferris wheel.

Of course, in that day, many students have discovered not only man-made sights of the city, but also the sincere flavor of the Republic of Bashkortostan and its capital – the real beauty of nature, which is so skillfully gets along in one of the largest cities in Russia.

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May 12th,  2015- The Second Day

In the second day of the forum BashSU SPE Student Chapter  officially welcomed the participants and guests of the event, presented the management team of the University and the Department of Geophysics and organized a concert with the participation of creative teams and performers of the University.

After the Opening Ceremony, all students were divided into technical sections devoted to contemporary problems of oil and gas industry. The participants shared their experience and told about their scientific papers.

After the lunch, young people attended the workshops from oil and gas industry specialists: Tagir Salakhov and Azat Yusupov from «ROSNEFT», Andrey Bochkov from GAZPROMNEFT-STC.

The participants to could also work at the personal growth technique with USPTU SPE Student Chapter, which conducted the «Soft Skills» training, or take part in oil and gas intellectual game «Oil Barrel», organized by Kazan Federal University SPE Student Chapter. At the same time, the SPE Round Table was carried out. The students shared reports about their progress and discussed the common successes.

At the Closing Ceremony the President of BashSU SPE Student Chapter Regina Nafikova and the Vice-president Emil Fattakhov presented awards to winners and prize-winners in all sections. The gifts were also presented to winners of intellectual game «Oil Barrel». It is noteworthy that all prizes in the «Oil and Gas service» section were won by BSU students.

May 13th,  2015- The Third Day

The third day of the Forum was perhaps the most exciting event for participants. It was the Field Trip outside Ufa as a geological practice. We visited the amazing lake-spring Zyangyar Cul – Blue Lake, climbed to the top of limestone mountains with breathtaking views. The next point of our trip was the health resort «Krasnousolsk», which is famous for its mineral waters and curative mountain air.

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Inconclusion, wewanttoaddthatallparticipantsoftheForumweresatisfiedandcontinuetosendpositivefeedbackabouttheevent, inwhichtheypromisedtocomenextyear.

For reference: *SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) is an international noncommercional organization of technical specialists of oil and gas industry.

SPE Student Chapter was found in the Bashkir State University in March of 2013. Chapter works with student and post-graduate students, allowing them to learn more about oil and gas industry and to obtain useful skills of business communication.
For further information about BashSU SPE student Chapter activity you can found on the following links: 
VK group and insert on the site of SPC «Geotec».

BashSU SPE Student Chapter would like to express special thanks to the following companies for their support in holding of «Black Gold» International Forum:

  • KOGALYMNEFTEGEOFIZIKA
  • GAZPROMNEFT STC
  • Scientific and Production Company
  • Scientific and Production Center Geotec
  • LLC«BashNIPIneft
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Halliburton International Inc.
  • Schlumberger Company

 

Also we would like to express thanks for the assistance of our media partner YoungPetro

BashSU SPE Student Chapter also expresses thanks

Department of Geophysics of Bashkir State University

 

We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to media-partner “Young Petro” magazine

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Please do not hesitate to contact us: 

 

  • Regina Nafikova

President of BashSU SPE Student Chapter

reginaspe@gmail.com

+7.937.322.90.42

  • Emil Fattakhov

Vice-President of BashSU SPE Student Chapter

reginaspe@gmail.com

+7.937.344.68.90

  • Guzel Vakhitova

Coordinator of BashSU SPE Student Chapter

guzel@geotec.ru

+7.917.405.95.70

You can find more photos on the following links:

Opening Ceremony: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p4ewmlekgcw551t/AAC2DmyRtwlieFqNRq1sWvoTa?dl=0

Sections: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jvex9c33h9tdi6b/AACEldDj0BxiNvtALL9vzrEsa?dl=0

Closing Ceremony: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jxxsftrqtfmohla/AAClHkSCNHcj7uW_EkfhtT_9a?dl=0

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