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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

6th International Scientific and Practical Conference

6th International Scientific and Practical Conference

When: 20th – 21st February 2014

Where: Kazakh- British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Registration deadline: 1st February 2014

E-mail: kbtu.conference2014@gmail.com

Website: http://www.kbtu.kz

February 20-21, 2014 Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) holds the VI International scientific & practical conference under the topic of “Innovative development problems in oil and gas industry”, organized by KBTU together with KBTU SPE Student Chapter.

The goals of this event are:

  • To promote and expand knowledge in the field of oil and gas,
  • To improve the cooperation between the companies, scientists, and universities of different countries,
  • To discuss trending issues, the main trends and prospects of different researches,
  • To exchange of experience and professional development of members of society.

The participation of such native and foreign companies as KazMunaiGas, Tengizchevroil, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating, NCOC, NCPOC, PSN KAZSTROY, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Chevron, Maersk Oil,  Total, Shell, ExxonMobil, CNPC, BG Kazakhstan, Rompetrol Group, Baker Hughes, BP are expected.

Also it is planned to hold the round table discussion on the interaction of education, science and industry, master classes given by leading specialists of partner companies, workshops and intellectual team and individual games. The conference will be devided into sections:

  • New technologies in Oil and Gas Production
  • Geology and Exploration of Mineral Deposits
  • Technology of hydrocarbon and mineral resources refinery. The environmental challenges of oil and gas sector.
  • Mechanics, mathematical modeling and information technologies in the oil and gas sector.
  • Socio-economic problems and training issues for the oil and gas sector.

Official sponsor of the VI International scientific conference “Innovative development problems in oil and gas industry,” 2014 is PSN KAZSTROY company.

Conference languages: Kazakh, Russian, English.

You can apply for participation to the conference by sending application form and an electronic version of the report to one of these addresses: kbtu.conference2014@gmail.com; b.absadykov@kbtu.kz, yusupova.meltem@ gmail.com  or using the following link. Register no later than January 20, 2014. Full details are in the “Science” section of KBTU web-site: http://www.kbtu.kz

Authors are responsible for the scientific content, style, grammar and punctuation of the submitted materials.

The registration fee for participants to obtain the collection of works and the conference program is: for individuals is 7000 tenge, and for legal entities – 12000 tenge.

11th International Youth Oil and Gas Forum

11th International Youth Oil and Gas Forum

When: 18 – 19.04.2014

Where: Kazakh National Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Submission deadline: proposal: 15.02.2014, final: 10.03.2014

E-mail: kntu.conference2014@gmail.com

Website: http://www.kntu-spe.kz

We would like to propose you a participation in 11th International Youth Oil and Gas Forum. The event will be held from 18th to the 19th of April 2014 at Kazakh National Technical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan and is being organized by KNTU SPE Student Chapter.

The previous edition of International Youth Oil and Gas Forum was a great success. Over 450 people visited the event, over 100 participated in the Forum. 15 companies had their stands and representatives.

XI Forum consist of: Student science – students science-paper contest, Technical seminar, Exhibition of petroleum equipment, International Intellectual Game, Panel discussion with participation of petroleum industry professionals and students and Petroleum party.

The topics of papers in student science – paper contest should refer to:

  • Geology, Geophysics, Exploration
  • Reservoir Engineering, Production
  • Drilling and well completion
  • Oil and gas refining
  • Oil and gas transportation


You can gain more information by e-mail: kntu.conference2014@gmail.com

‘East meets West’ International Student Petroleum Congress & Career Expo 2014

‘East meets West’ International Student Petroleum Congress & Career Expo 2014

When: 9th – 11th April 2014

Where: AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

Website: www.spe.net.pl/emw/

SPE Connect: SPEconnect/EMW

Contact: emw.congress@spe.net.pl

Call for abstracts: http://www.spe.net.pl/emw/call-for-abstracts/

‘East meets West’ Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to the 5th, special, anniversary edition of the Congress!

Traditionally, the Congress agenda is full of interesting events, panels and sessions, which will present achievements of the brightest students’ research and will provide all the participants with an overview of the newest solutions used in E&P industry. You will have a possibility to participate in: Student Paper Contest, Student Poster Session, Distinguished Guests Panel, Career Session, Young Professionals Debate, workshops as well as in many networking events like Banquet, Official Dinner and City Game for students. Simultaneously, for all the time, there will be Career Expo opened, during which E&P companies representatives will answer all your questions. Some of the companies will also organize Recruitment Sessions.

We invite all the students to participation in student contests! Call for abstracts is open now and the deadline for abstracts’ submission is on 27th  January 2014!

East meets West is not just a congress, it’s a worldwide idea of building bridges between industry and academic world, of sharing knowledge in friendly atmosphere. The idea of organizing an international conference was born 5 years ago, when a group of friends gathered together to take a rest after classes. Through the previous editions it has grown to its present size. Each year its getting bigger and bigger, attracting more students, professionals and professors.

During 4 editions of ‘East meets West’ we were honored to host students and professionals from over 40 countries, situated on 5 continents. Student participants presented over 120 papers. The Congress is supported by authorities, well-known E&P companies and media.

In a few months we will celebrate the 5th, special, anniversary edition. If you want to take part in this historical event, do not hesitate, fill in the registration form on our website today!

You can also find us on social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/emw.congress

LinkedIn: LinkedIn/EastmeetsWest

VKontakte: http://vk.com/event60205070

PROPEL Energy Tech Forum in Calgary

PROPEL Energy Tech Forum in Calgary

When: 22-23 January 2014

Where: Sheraton Eau Claire, Calgary, Canada

Website: www.propelenergytech.com

LinkedIn: LinkedIn/PROPEL-Energy-Tech-Forum

Twitter: twitter.com/PropelForum

YoungPetro is Media Partner of PROPEL Energy Tech!

Emerging Technologies Fueling the Future of the Petroleum Industry

PROPEL Energy Tech is the new Energy Technology Venture Forum that brings together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established energy technology companies. Calgary has the opportunity to establish itself as the global leader in fostering and commercializing energy technologies. The pace of change in the development of emerging technologies has never been faster, and will become increasingly important. The Alberta oil sands are in the world’s view and Canada has an unprecedented opportunity to demonstrate the critical role of emerging energy technologies in its stewardship of this resource. The four core pillars of the conference are:

• Digital Oilfield
• Water, Waste & GHG
• Advanced Materials & Chemicals
• Extraction, Drilling, Upgrading & Transportation

Register Now!

Get in touch: Marilyn O’Byrne
Project Manager
Phone: 587-350-3309
Email: marilyn@criticalpathgroup.com

European Student Energy Summit 2014

European Student Energy Summit 2014

When: 19th – 20th June 2014

Where: University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, the UK

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

Facebook: facebook.com/StudentEnergyEurope

The European Student Energy Summit is one of five regional summits taking place simultaneously on the 19th and 20th of June 2014. The summit will be hosted in Aberdeen, which is known as the energy capital of Europe and thus a natural choice to host the first student regional energy summit. The conference will utilise the platform used by Student Energy, a Canadian NGO, in its tremendously successful International Student Energy Summits (ISES). Student Energy is a global not-for-profit dedicated to creating the next generation of energy leaders through education and empowerment. The combination of a rich academic heritage, a glorious medieval campus and strong ties with the European energy sector, make the University of Aberdeen an ideal host. The conference will bring together a delegate base on 300 European multidisciplinary post-secondary students. The event will focus on sustainable energy resource management and the role that students will play in the future of energy development. Specifically the program focuses on the following three main pillars: Markets and Regulations, Global Energy Dynamics and Technology and Innovation.

‘Is there oil and gas in Greece?’ conference

‘Is there oil and gas in Greece?’ conference

When: 14th January 2014

Where: Eugenides Foundation, Athens, Greece

Website: http://www.digitalenergyjournal.com

Digital Energy Journal invites you to register for half day forum in Athens on January 14th looking at the possibilities for th Greek oil and gas industry.

There has been a small oil and gas production in Greece since 1970s – and some new seismic surveys over the past few years.

Do we know enough to judge if this is an investment opportunity?

Admission is Eur 150 of free of charge for delegates based in Greece.

Greek Oil banner

Digital Energy Journal runs oil and gas exploration and production events in Aberdeen, Stavanger and Kuala Lumpur.

For more information about the event please contact organizers: http://www.digitalenergyjournal.com/contact.aspx

UPES SPE Fest 2014 – Student Petroleum Conference

UPES SPE Fest 2014 – Student Petroleum Conference

When: 6th – 9th February 2013

Where: University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India

Abstract submission: 20 December 2013 (Registration file)

Website: UPES SPE Student Chapter

E-mail address: spe.upes.pr@gmail.com

Facebook: UPES SPE Student Chapter


UPES SPE Student Chapter is pleased to invite you for UPES SPE FEST 2014 to be held in February 2014. We are very excited and feel privileged to host this event, and we look forward to welcoming you in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) at Dehradun for this gala affair. 

Student Paper Contest

Competitions will be held in two different categories: Upstream and Downstream and only papers from undergraduate and post-graduate students will be accepted.

Technical categories:

  • Drilling & Completion
  • Field Development & Production Operations
  • Onshore/Offshore Projects, Facilities & Construction
  • Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)
  • EOR & IOR Techniques
  • Integrated Reservoir Description & Dynamics
  • Production Optimization
  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Unconventional Resources
  • Deepwater & Subsea
  • Gas Supply & Gas Technology
  • Well Stimulation
  • Refinery Heavy End Up-gradation
  • Trends in Refinery Product Specification
  • Energy Optimization in Refineries
  • City Gas Distribution
  • Refinery Integration with Petrochemicals      


Entrance fee to the Contest is USD 75 for international participants and INR 1200 for national participants. The entrance fee will have to be submitted only when the participant is notified of abstract selection and he/she is coming to the main event.

The abstract (up to 300 words) with entry form should be sent to spe.upes.pr@gmail.com.

Please contact the organizers for all necessary documents.