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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.

Asia Pacific SPE Student Chapter Conference 2013

Asia Pacific SPE Student Chapter Conference 2013

When: 3rd – 6th December 2013

Where: Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Perak, Malaysia.

E-mail address: speinvitation@gmail.com

Website: http://www.speutp.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apsc13

Asia Pacific SPE Student Chapter Conference 2013 (APSC’13) is third edition international conference which will be held in the beautiful campus of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). Founded by SPE Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Student Chapter (SPE-UTM-SC) in 2011, the first edition of this conference was being held in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and was named as Southeast Asia SPE Student Chapter Conference 2011 (SASC’11). Due to the overwhelming participation from more than 10 universities across Asia Pacific, including Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Australia, the delegates from participating universities were determined to make this an annual event with the condition: It will rotate among different universities.

The second edition is held in China University of Petroleum (Beijing) Petroleum, and the conference was renamed as Asia Pacific SPE Student Chapter Conference. At that time more Chinese Universities have participated in the conference.

This year, SPE-UTP-SC successfully bided to be the host of third edition of Asia Pacific SPE Student Chapter Conference. Sponsored by Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Shell Malaysia, SPE-UTP-SC successfully invited 15 universities from 6 countries to take part in this prestigious conference, including Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and nonetheless, Malaysia.

In APSC’13, delegates will not only be exposed to the beneficial career and technical talk hosted by sponsoring companies, they will also take part in the conference with the title: ‘Future Collaborations between Asia Pacific SPE Student Chapter’. To ensure the delegates to have an unforgettable memory in this event, SPE-UTP-SC have also prepared a Cultural Night Dinner which features cultural performance in Malaysia, and also a trip to Gua Tempurung, a beautiful natural cave in Perak for all delegates.

With the theme of ‘Engagement Strengthening Enhancement’, SPE-UTP-SC is confident that through the programs of APSC’13, they can achieve the goal to Engage with the sponsoring companies, Strengthen the bond among the SPE Student Chapters in Asia Pacific, and to Enhance the image of SPE-UTP-SC, UTP itself and ultimately, Malaysia.  

The latest information and changes will be posted in our official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/apsc13

See you in Malaysia!

18th edition of EuroPower Conference- report

18th edition of EuroPower Conference- report

From the 20th to 21st November the 18th edition of EuroPower Conference took place in Warsaw. For 18 years, the Conference has been the place where people from the energy sector have a chance to meet and discuss. Among invited guests, there are chief executive officers, members of boards and representatives of companies from energy sector. Those guests represent many important Polish companies like: PGNiG, Orlen, GazSystem, PGE, Dalkia Warsaw and many more. This is also the place where authorities from this industry can exchange their knowledge and experience with people who work in the government administration.

The EuroPower Conference was divided into discussion panels. Each one took up relevant topics in terms of energy sector. Speakers received questions from moderator, exchanged opinions with other participants of discussion and also answered questions from the audience. 

The subject of each discussion panel insisted on the energy future of Poland. Participants discussed significant role of coal in energy production. They looked for new solutions related with limitation of fossil fuels contribution. Participants also talked about new technologies which are launched in energy market gradually. They considered possible development of innovations in Poland and discussed potential advantages and disadvantages of launching new products.

The EuroPower Conference was a great opportunity to meet current trends in energy market. It was also an occasion to find out about projects connected with the industry. The Conference helped in better understanding of the Polish energy market and let all participants to come to know about new improvements.  

Oil & Gas Festival 2013 Student Congress

Oil & Gas Festival 2013 Student Congress



When: 20th – 22nd November 2013

Where: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ogfest2013


Oil and Gas Festival 2013 is a new brand event held by SPE UTM Student Chapter. The aim of this event is to give deeper understanding to every participant towards the latest development and technologies in oil and gas industries.

With the theme of “Human Integrity, Empowering Technology & Environmental Tranquility”, it reflects what oil and gas industry needs nowadays. In recent years, the oil and gas sector is the mainstay of Malaysia’s growth and it contributes approximately 20% of national gross domestic product (GDP). However, there are still challenges and obstacles that need to overcome such as the potential of new enhance oil recovery technique (EOR), deep water development, high pressure and temperature environment, and high concentration of carbon dioxide in the reservoir.

We do believe that this festival will open up the minds of university students and make them aware of the need to develop new technologies in order to shape our future, as well as sustaining environment. Moreover, this event will bring together students and experts related to oil and gas industry to present their results, and exchange experience, ideas, and solutions regarding oil and gas problems in theoretical and practical aspects by discussions, seminars, company workshop, and refreshing competitions as well as to strengthen the kinship and friendship among students.



Petrodrive is a programme designed to introduce and give exposure about oil and gas industry to Matriculation students around Malaysia. The main objective of this programme is to attract students‟ interest towards oil and gas industry.


Go Green Charity is a programme that we specially designed to give back to Mother Nature. Basically this programme is to plant mangrove trees along the seashore at targeted place. Besides to preserve the natural habitats of flora and fauna in Malaysia, this programme is made to raise the awareness of protecting environment among the committee members.


The Society of Petroleum Engineers UTM had come up with revolutionary method to further enhance the much needed soft skills of its member by doing this programme. The camp emphasize on a single objective which is to further enhance its members soft skills that would make them an ideal human capital.


Furthermore, SPE UTM organises the Conference, which is connected with student competitions.

First of them is Petrobrain– fast-paced quiz competition with questions technical and non- technical questions.

Paper Presentation Contest is designed to discover and honor outstanding papers in the field of Oil&Gas Industry.

Field Development Project is a competition which requires participants to develop given oil and gas field in an structured way to produce the hydrocarbon reserves optimally!

Another competition is Mud Innovation Competition which requires experiment and presentation of participant’s mud to the judges. Certain chemicals will be given as the essential materials on making the mud.

The last proposal from SPE UTM is Green Photography Contest!

Please come and join Oil & Gas Festival 2013 now! For more information, please visit the link below:


IADC Critical Issues for Unconventionals Europe 2013- report

IADC Critical Issues for Unconventionals Europe 2013- report

It was two amazing days in beautiful city called Warsaw, many interesting lectures about unconventional resources of oil and gas, provided by the best of the best professionals, coming from all over the world – it could be the last sentence of our report from IADC Critical Issues for Unconventionals Europe 2013 Conference.

Taking part in that event was a great opportunity to find out what is going to be important during exploration and exploitation of unconventional resources in Europe. There is a vast variety of problems which could occur during every single process, because unconventional resources demand unconventional methods.  Usage of those unconventional methods requires continuous increase of skills and knowledge people who are using them. At the conference all of participants could take part in the discussion, they could ask questions and share their experiences connected with topic of ongoing lecture.

Lecturers from companies such as Chevron or Schlumberger shared with other participants whole cross-section of challenges which occurred during their work with unconventional resources in US and Europe. They have also shown differences between exploration those resources in the US and Europe. Due to professionals discussion it seems that exploitation of European basins would be tougher not only because of different geological conditions but also because of more restrictive law.

For us, students it was a great opportunity to find out on which particular issue we should focus during our education. That event broaden our horizons in every single piece of unconventionals, such as: HSE, technical or social issues.

EUROPOWER Energy Conference 2013

EUROPOWER Energy Conference 2013

XVIII edycja Konferencji Energetycznej EUROPOWER

20-21 listopada 2013r., Hotel Sheraton, Warszawa


Konferencja EUROPOWER to wydarzenie, które od kilkunastu lat skupia w jednym miejscu prezesów, członków zarządów, dyrektorów koncernów oraz grup energetyczno-paliwowych, elektrowni, elektrociepłowni, przedsiębiorstw sieciowych oraz firm świadczących usługi dla podmiotów branży energetycznej.


Spotkanie to jest miejscem wymiany wiedzy i doświadczeń ekspertów sektora energetyczno-paliwowego oraz administracji centralnej. Konferencja EUROPOWER jest efektywną platformą dialogu dotyczącego rozwoju rynków na różnych płaszczyznach. Uczestnicy tego wydarzenia mają okazję do rozmowy o najistotniejszych zmianach zachodzących na rynku, analizy nowych trendów oraz wspólnego poszukiwania modeli biznesowych, pozwalających na realizację przyjętych wcześniej strategii.


Zakres tematyczny Konferencji współtworzony jest przez Radę Programową, w skład której wchodzą prezesi, dyrektorzy oraz eksperci reprezentujący kluczowe firmy i instytucje sektora paliwowo-energetycznego. Podczas tegorocznej, 18. już edycji Konferencji, Rada Programowa wprowadza nową formułę jej przebiegu. Nowatorstwo to polega na przedstawieniu holistycznego spojrzenia na energetykę i zaprezentowanie jej w kontekście determinujących ją argumentów, jakimi są społeczeństwo i gospodarka.


Zagadnieniami, którym poświęcona będzie tegoroczna Konferencja, będą :

  • Efektywny model makroekonomiczny dla polskiej gospodarki energetycznej,
  • Nowoczesny klient na rynku energii i jego oczekiwania pod adresem energetyki,
  • Konkurencja na rynku gazu – możliwości i ograniczenia, prawdopodobne scenariusze rozwoju,
  • Polityka energetyczna – jak realizować jej cele przy posiadanych zasobach i narzędziach?
  • Przejście od gospodarki opartej na tradycyjnych źródłach energii do zielonej energii – główne wyzwania i kierunki rozwoju.


Patronat honorowy nad tym wydarzeniem objęli m.in.:

  • Pan Marek Woszczyk – Prezes Urzędu Regulacji Energetyki,
  • Pan Janusz Piechociński – Wicepremier, Minister Gospodarki,
  • Pan Włodzimierz Karpiński – Minister, Ministerstwo Skarbu Państwa.
  • Pan Andrzej Czerwiński – Poseł na Sejm RP, Przewodniczący Parlamentarnego Zespołu ds. Energetyki,
  • Pan Adam Struzik – Marszałek Województwa Mazowieckiego.


Szczegółowy Program Konferencji oraz inne informacje, na temat tego wydarzenia znajdą Państwo na stronie internetowej: www.konferencjaeuropower.pl.

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