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Jest praca! XVI edycja Inżynierskich Targów Pracy nadchodzi!

Jest praca! XVI edycja Inżynierskich Targów Pracy nadchodzi!

Masz dość przeglądania dziesiątek portali w poszukiwaniu pracy? Wizja szukania zatrudnienia po skończeniu studiów wywołuje u Ciebie przerażenie? Rozwiązanie Twoich problemów już wkrótce będzie na wyciągnięcie ręki!

Szukanie pracy kojarzy Ci się z wysiłkiem. Męczy Cię wysyłania setek CV i wysłuchiwania ciągłego “oddzwonimy”. Najwyższy czas, żeby pomóc szczęściu! Przyjdź na Halę TS Wisła 12 i 13 marca i daj się znaleźć pracodawcy!

Stowarzyszenie Studentów BEST AGH Kraków ponownie chce pomóc studentom stawiać pierwsze kroki na rynku pracy. Przedstawiciele ponad 50 firm, informacje o procesach rekrutacyjnych, profilu idealnego kandydata oraz możliwości odbycia staży i praktyk – wszystko to i jeszcze więcej w jednym miejscu. Chcesz porozmawiać z potencjalnym pracodawcą albo znaleźć wymarzoną pracę bez miesięcy prób i starań? Nie może Cię tam zabraknąć!

Szczegóły na: www.itp.BEST.krakow.pl oraz www.facebook.com/BEST.itp

North American Student Energy Summit 2014

North American Student Energy Summit 2014

When: 19th – 20th June 2014

Where: New York City, United States

Pre- registration: http://studentenergysummits.com/

Website: http://www.studentenergy.org/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/StudentEnergyNorthAmerica

The first North American Student Energy Summit (NASES) will take place on June 19th and 20th 2014 in parallel with four other Regional Student Energy Summits in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The Regional Summits are extensions of the prestigious International Student Energy Summit that take place every other year. Student Energy has already reached over 28,000 students around the world through these events and initiatives.

The inaugural NASES will be held in New York City as a partnership with universities in the New York City area including institutes such as Columbia University and New York University. These universities have very international and diverse student bodies that create the unique foundation upon which the summit will be based.

NASES is aiming to tackle regional issues with keynote addresses and panel discussions from current energy leaders, and to engage students in interactive sessions to come up with creative solutions to our current energy dilemmas. Raising awareness and inspiring these students will ignite their interest in becoming a driving force in the transition to the sustainable energy future.

New York City is a leader in energy innovation and new development. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, and as such, has taken aggressive steps to implement an integrated approach to improve energy sector efficiency and sustainability. New York is not alone in making a fundamental transition in the energy sector. While national policies in the United States and Canada may highlight controversial hydro-fracking and oil pipelines systems, individual states and cities have taken things into their own hands to ensure resiliency and energy security.

YoungPetro Winter Issue is out!

YoungPetro Winter Issue is out!

What’s in Winter Issue of YoungPetro?

On Stream:

  • Latest News from Petroleum World
  • Invitation for East meets West International Student Petroleum Congress & Career Expo in Cracow
  • Upcoming Events


Career: It’s time for interviews!

  • Ask Me Anything – Expert Responds – popular social the discussion with Piotr Kasza, Ph. D – expert of the Institute Oil and Gas (by Michal Turek)
  • In the World of Geophysicists – interview with Michael Thornton, Ph.D. Chief Technology Officer of MicroSeismic Inc. (by Gordon Wasilewski)
  • About the Industry and Students – interview with Gregory Jackson – Consultant Unconventionals Continental Europe at Weatherford (by Barbara Pach, Gordon Wasilewski)


Technical papers – this time by students from Pakistan and Poland:

  • Rotary Steerable System and its Applications and Advantages in Precise Drilling of Deep Deviated Wells (by Muhammad Tauqeer)
  • Impact of Process Variables on the Re-refining of the Used Lube Oil by Solvent Extraction (by Muhammad Naveed, Sohail Ahmed Soomro Ph.D., Shaheen Aziz Ph.D., Rashid Hussain Abro, Adeel Mukhtar)
  • Geophysical Properties of Methane Hydrate Bearing Sediments Considering Economic-scale Production of Natural Gas (by Dominik Skokowski)


Take a seat and just enjoy reading!

  • The Story of Lake Peigneur – How to Drill into a Mine (by Jan Wypijewski)
  • How it Works – the series of articles introducing basics of petroleum industry (by Maciej Wawrzkowicz)
  • History of SPE-UTM (by Lim Teck Shern, Abang Mohd Faiz, Hii Sing Keat)


Memories from events that passed!

  • Gold American Dream – ATCE 2013 (by Joanna Wilaszek)
  • Young Professionals at the Heart of an Energy Revolution – few words about World Petroleum Council Youth Forum in Canada (by Allyson Simpson)
  • From Russia with Love – relation from Oil &Gas Horizons Conference in Moscow (by Iwona Dereń)

Enjoy reading! 

Latin American Student Energy Summit 2014

Latin American Student Energy Summit 2014

When: 19th – 20th June 2014

Where: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Pre- registration: http://studentenergysummits.com/

Website: http://www.studentenergy.org/

Facebook: facebook.com/StudentEnergyLatinAmerica

Student Energy is a global nonprofit organization that is creating the next generation of energy leaders committed to transitioning the world to a sustainable future.

Since its conception, the organization has strived for students all around the world to take the lead in energy related issues, not only technology, but politics and regulations as well, for they will become the leaders of tomorrow.

By organizing the International Student Energy Summit, the organization has brought together thousands of outstanding students and has come to the conclusion that energy issues aren’t the same all around the world. In order to help youth search for more specialized improvements in energy Regional Summits came up.

Mexico City, being one of the most multicultural cities in the world, will be hosting the summit that will bring together students from all over the continent. Among its large, 20 million, population energy problems aren’t missed, for the electricity needed to boost this megatropolis has to travel a long way from different spots around the country. This regional summit will happen at the same time as other four in different cities around the world, making the 19th and 20th an international gathering of youth interested in shaping the right future for tomorrow.

LASES will take place in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where the three key topics to discuss are:

● Markets and Regulations analyzes the context of the current energy system by evaluating the market forces and policies that influence its development.

● Global Energy Dynamics addresses how energy impacts geopolitics and global developments as the world becomes increasingly interdependent.

● Technology and Innovation focuses on new processes and technologies being developed and implemented in both conventional and alternative disciplines.

With a multidisciplinary program, leading experts will leave students with a better understanding of the main energy challenges in Latin America and the whole world.

The goal for the summit is to Educate, Unite and Inspire students to be the change they want to see in the world, to empower them with the right knowledge and perspective to tackle the roadahead of us.

‘Rock the shale – unconventionally about natural gas’ Conference 2014 in Warsaw

‘Rock the shale – unconventionally about natural gas’ Conference 2014 in Warsaw

When: 14th – 15th March 2014

Where: Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw, Poland

Website: http://www.rocktheshale.eu

Facebook: facebook.com

“Rock the shale” is the first event organized by Applied Tectonics Study Group (Faculty of Geology, Warsaw University) that aims at providing knowledge in the field of oil & gas industry, in particular shale gas exploration in Poland. It is an unique occasion to meet experts on petroleum geology, energy and mining law as well as shale gas business.

The event provides two tracks – interdisciplinary and specialist (both including a series of lectures and workshops) – run simultaneously. It will enable the students to gain knowledge dependent on their curriculum.

Interdisciplinary track is aimed for all students from various disciplines and it grants basic information from the areas of geology, economy and law, introducing to the world of hydrocarbons.

Specialist track dedicated for students of masters studies and 3rd year of bachelor or engineer studies, will provide expert knowledge on geology, technology of exploration, law and economics necessary in the everyday work of a geologist.

The event will be accompanied by entrepreneurs and institutions exhibition. During “Rock The Shale” all your questions will be answered by world-class experts.

Registration for the conference starts on 4 February. All needed information concerning registration and a detailed conference agenda can be found at:


5th International Students Geological Conference in Budapest

5th International Students Geological Conference in Budapest

When: 24th – 27th April 2014

Where: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary


  • Registration and Abstract Submission: 16th February, 2014
  • Early Payment: 31st January, 2014
  • Normal Payment: 16th February, 2014
  • Late Payment: 9th March, 2014

E-mail: isgc2014@gmail.com

Website: http://isgc2014.elte.hu/

The 5th International Students Geological Conference will be hosted at the Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary in April, 24-27. 2014.

The aim of the ISGC is to create a forum for young geoscientists (BSc, MSc, PhD students, young professionals) to present their results, share their experience and build up new scientific cooperations.

The conference will include a wide range of scientific sessions, workshops and exciting field trips representing many different disciplines of the geosciences.


  • Raman Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences
  • Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Luminescent Chronometry in Quaternary Geology
  • Structural styles in fold and thrust belts and their relevance for hydrocarbon exploration
  • GIS application in the Earth Sciences

Field trips:

  • Hydrocarbon reservoir rocks and oil production in Northern Hungary
  • Epithermal systems and ore potential of NE Hungary
  • Miocene volcanism, landscape evolution and zeolite mineralization in the Visegrád Mts
  • From pelagic carbonates to dinosaur skeletons: Mesozoic evolution of the Transdanubian Central Range
  • Jump from the Triassic into the Eocene: field trip in Budapest

 Conference language: English

You can apply for participation in the conference at the conference website by filling in an online registration form until 16th February. Use the following link: http://isgc2014.elte.hu/index.php/online-registration/

Participants of the ISCG 2014 conference are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations.

Abstracts will be published in the Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Abstract Series. The abstracts will be reviewed for the scientific content and also for the language by the session convenors and by the editor of the abstract volume.

Official sponsors of the 5th ISGC are MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas PLC, Society of Economic Geologist, IAVCEI.

African Student Energy Summit 2014

African Student Energy Summit 2014

When: 19th – 20th June 2014

Where: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Pre- registration: http://studentenergysummits.com/

Website: http://www.studentenergy.org/

Facebook: facebook.com/StudentEnergyAfrica

On June 19-20, 2014 the first Regional Student Energy Summits will take place simultaneously in Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America. The African Student Energy Summit (AfSES) will occur at the southern tip of the continent at one of the world’s most beautiful campuses, the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Student Energy is the mastermind behind this concept, with dynamic International Student Energy Summits previously hosted in Norway and Canada. The amalgamation of a multidisciplinary delegate base of students from around the continent aspires to create a network of driven individuals looking to make a difference in the African energy sector.


South Africa has the world’s ninth largest recoverable coal reserve and holds 95 percent of Africa’s total coal reserves. Additionally, it is the fifth largest coal exporter in the world. Significant shale gas resources are also currently being discovered in the country. Its leading city in energy, Cape Town, has been rightly selected to host the AfSES, and is the first city in Africa to have created an Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy (IMEP) and to have developed a Climate Change and Energy Action Plan. The University of Cape Town boasts the multi-disciplinary Energy Research Centre and The African Climate and Development Initiative. It would be an understatement to say that UCT is well equipped to host the forum of an anticipated 300 students.


The AfSES aims to engage students in discussion about their role in a transition to a sustainable energy future, both for their region and for the world. The overarching goals to educate, inspire and unite will pervade through the programme. With keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive sessions being the framework of the programme, ideas and solutions from the student delegates will be invoked. The following pillars will connect all of the Regional Student Energy Summits: Markets and Regulations, Global Energy Dynamics, and Technology and Innovation.


Whilst Africa is home to the largest diversity of wildlife and exciting adventure, it is also the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped continent where energy issues continue to pose a problem in terms of accessibility, affordability and reliability, especially for disadvantaged groups. However as a signatory of the Kyoto protocol supported by the United Nations and host of COP17, South Africa is making big leaps for Africa in the energy revolution. Through engaging young, bright minds and tackling energy realities of the continent, the African Student Energy Summit envisions discussion that will inspire a powerful paradigm shift; to incorporate sustainable and green innovations into our future, and to ensure equitable service provision.

European Student Energy Summit 2014

European Student Energy Summit 2014

When: 19th – 20th June 2014

Where: University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, the UK

Pre- registration: http://studentenergysummits.com/

Website: http://www.studentenergy.org/

Facebook: facebook.com/StudentEnergyEurope

The inaugural European Student Energy Summit (ESES) will take place on June 19-20, 2014 at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is one of the five Regional Student Energy Summits that will happen simultaneously in Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America. The Regional Summits are modeled after the wildly successful International Student Energy Summit (ISES). ISES most recently saw students from 64 different countries descend upon Norway at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in June 2013 and received a personal commendation from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

Known as ‘the energy capital of Europe,’ Aberdeen is a natural choice for the second Student Energy summit that will take place on European soil. Since the discovery of oil in the North Sea during the 1960s, people from all over the world have been attracted by the subsequent economic boom that it caused. It is thus not surprising that energy is one of the University of Aberdeen’s main research themes, which makes the institution well positioned to host the forum of 300 multidisciplinary students who will discuss their role in a transition to a sustainable energy future, both for their region and for the world.

ESES will present a mix of keynote speeches, panels and a heavy dose of interactive sessions; programming that is designed to generate discussion, ideas, and solutions from the students delegates. This event will address geographically focused issues, such as the future of shale gas or the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. Europe’s actions will also be linked to the larger context of global energy dynamics, through the multidisciplinary, balanced and robust program built on three pillars, Markets and Regulations, Global Energy Dynamics, and Technology and Innovation.

Over forty years of experience in oil and gas operations has established Aberdeen as one of the most influential and innovative energy cities in the world. Aberdeen is home to a unique concentration of around 900 energy related businesses, agencies, government bodies and research institutes. This innovative, experienced and resilient energy city continues to lead global energy standards across the world. The European Student Energy Summit will leverage and showcase this wealth of experience to the students from across the continent who are passionate about the future of energy development.

International Fuel Congress

International Fuel Congress

When: 24th – 26th February 2014

Where: Ivano- Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, Ivano- Frankivsk, Ukraine

Registration deadline: 25th January 2014

E-mail: spe-if@i.ua

Website: www.spe-if.pp.ua

The environmental truth about fracking

The environmental truth about fracking

Fracking – this hellish word equally electrifies people in America and Europe. What’s interesting is the fact that, when we name this process ‘hydraulic fracturing’, it has more positive overtones in the society, than when we use ‘fracking’. Are some people scared of the whole process or just the pejorative name? There are no reasonable proofs for the negative impact on the groundwater or causing local earthquakes by hydraulic fracturing process. The truth is far different…


I decided to start with this matter first, because it causes the biggest buzz. The main environmental controversy over fracking is that this technique is very water- intensive. According to American data, about 3 million gallons (11 000 m3) is needed to frack one horizontal well. Too much? You’re very mistaken. This is just 0.034% of total withdrawn water each day in New York State. Fracking fluid, besides water (90%), contains sand (9.5%) and 0.5% of chemical additives, which are ingredients of cosmetics, household cleaners and food. Now let’s compare the use of water to produce 1 million British Thermal Units of energy:

  • natural gas: 3 gallons
  • nuclear power: 11 gallons
  • coal: 23 gallons
  • corn ethanol: 15 800 gallons
  • soy biodiesel: 44 500 gallons

Natural gas knocked out coal. In Texas, it generated 41% of energy in 2012. Two years earlier, coal was leading with 40%. This change makes the state less vulnerable to drought, according to study from the University of Texas.


Positive influence on the air condition is an indirect effect of fracking. Lower cost of natural gas, caused by massive boost in shale gas extraction, turned the American industry to start moving from coal towards natural gas, which is the cleanest fossil fuel. Since 2002, carbon dioxide output has grown 32% globally. In 2012, the US CO2 emission was lower by 8% than in 2002! Burning the natural gas also significantly reduces emissions of PM2.5 (microscopic dust particles, which penetrate the lungs where they are absorbed by the blood), sulphur dioxide, nitrous oxides and mercury.

Protecting habitat

Now I’ll show you why natural gas, thanks to fracking and horizontal drilling, overgreens ‘green’ energy. According to a SAIC/RW Beck research, such areas are necessary to generate a year’s supply of electricity for 1 000 households:

  • 0.4 acres – natural gas
  • 0.7 acres – nuclear power
  • 0.75 acres – coal
  • 6 acres – wind power
  • 8.4 acres – solar cells

The data shows that ‘green’ sources of energy are more environmental offensive. Since 2007, more than five million trees have been sawed thanks to wind farm development in Scotland. Fewer than 1.6 million was planted to replace them. This is the result of the Scottish plan to produce 100% of their energy from renewables by 2020.

These arguments show that American natural gas boom, thanks to revolutionary technique of fracking and horizontal drilling really changes positively not only the energy market and the American economy, but also the environment. If you really care about it, you should adore fracking!

Sources: telegraph.co.uk, energyfromshale.org, cityam.com,  nypost.com, fuelfix.com

Photos: sanleonenergy.com,  blogplos.com