East meets West 2018


From the 10th to the 12th April AGH UST SPE Student Chapter organized ‘East meets West’ International Student Petroleum Congress and Career Expo. Around 200 students and university representatives from numerous parts of the world, as well as E&P companies were gathered in Kraków for the 9th time.

Thanks to SPE International, for the second time in a row the congress could host European Qualifier for SPE Student Paper Contest and Petrobowl. The winner of SPC Undergraduate was Yasir Yousuf Thara from Middle East Technical University for the presentation ‘Development of a Physical Hydrodynamic Hydrocarbon – Trap Model’. In the Postgraduate category the first prize went to Pierre Hacquard representing IFP School for the paper titled ‘New Generation of Uncertainty Analysis in Basin Modelling’. The best from PhD category was Alsu Valiakhmetova from Heriot-Watt University, who gave a speech about ‘Phophonate/Ca/Mg Precipitates for Application in Scale Inhibitor Squeeze Treatments’. All the winners will participate in the International SPC at the ATCE in Dallas.

Traditionally, in the Poster Session selected students could present the results of their researches and compete in the contest. This year, thanks to Orlen Upstream, Shell and PGNiG the contest was supervised by representatives from the industry. Every contestant presented bright and innovative ideas. Rasoul Foroutan from TU Clausthal was announced the winner, second prize received Stefano Tagliaferri from Technical University of Denmark and third prize went to Evan Jonathan Gowidjaja from TU Clausthal.

Emotions were running high during Petrobowl Contest. It gathered over 20 teams from Europe and Caspian Region. Congratulations to NTNU, Herriot Watt University, Technische Universiteit Delft, TU Clausthal and the winner- University of Stavanger, who will represent the region at the ATCE!

Thanks to delegates from Shell, MIT Forum Enterprise, MOLGROUP and NOV congress participants could hear very interesting debate about ‘Innovative solutions in Oil and Gas industry’. The panelists could share their ideas about current situation and future of our industry.

The congress would not be so successful without partnering companies: Shell, PGNiG, LOTOS, EuRoPol GAZ, MOLGROUP, Orlen Upstream, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Gaz system and City of Cracow. Their support enabled AGH UST SPE Student Chapter to organize the Congress, gave students the opportunity to find out about the chances of employment and take part in the recruitment organized by Schlumberger and Halliburton.

The idea behind the first ‘East meets West’ Congress was to gather people from different parts of the world and it is still the clue of the event. Smiles on participants’ faces were for organizers a true reward for the year of preparations. Next year it is going to be the 10th anniversary of the Congress. AGH UST SPE Student Chapter invite everybody to spend this SPEcial time with them.


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