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Zakończenie III edycji programu GeoTalent

Zakończenie III edycji programu GeoTalent

 

16 warsztatów specjalistycznych, 3 warsztaty miękkie, Program Praktyk Letnich, Konkursy GeoTalent i GeoTurniej 2.0 – to tylko niektóre z wydarzeń w ramach trzeciej edycji GeoTalent, którego finał odbył się 13 czerwca w Gorlicach pod Krakowem. Dzięki Programowi Edukacyjnemu PGNiG studenci uczelni partnerskich już po raz trzeci skorzystali z wiedzy Mentorów, biorąc udział w szkoleniach i konkursach związanych z branżą poszukiwawczo-wydobywczą gazu ziemnego i ropy naftowej.

Program od trzech lat ma na celu poszerzenie wiedzy i praktycznych umiejętności studentów Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej w Krakowie, Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu oraz Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, jak również otwarcie organizacji na utalentowanych młodych ludzi. Tegoroczna edycja, realizowana w trakcie całego roku akademickiego 2015/2016, pozwoliła bliżej przyjrzeć się potrzebom studentów i odpowiedzieć na ich potrzeby edukacyjne. Mieli oni okazję zwiedzić Ratowniczą Stację Górnictwa Otworowego w Krakowie i zapoznać się przy tym z działalnością tego Oddziału PGNiG. Innym wyjazdem rozwijającym zainteresowania studentów związane z branżą była wizyta w Skansenie Przemysłu Naftowego „Magdalena” w Gorlicach.

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Ambasadorzy GeoTalent obok stałych elementów Programu zaangażowali się w organizację wyjazdu barbórkowego, podczas którego odwiedzili w okolicach Poznania: Rezerwat „Meteoryt Morasko”, Muzeum Ziemi UAM oraz muzeum Arkadego Fiedlera. Ponadto, po raz drugi, poprowadzili drużynowy konkurs wiedzy – ich autorski pomysł, który zrealizowali w ubiegłym roku. GeoTurniej 2.0 cieszył się dużym zainteresowaniem wśród wszystkich trzech uczelni partnerskich. Podobnie jak inne działania programowe, o których Ambasadorzy i Mentorzy opowiadali studentom podczas tegorocznych Targów Organizacji Studenckich na AGH oraz EXPO „Odkop swoją przyszłość” na UW.
Przedsięwzięcie organizowane przez PGNiG z roku na rok zyskuje coraz większy rozmach. Kierownik Programu GeoTalent, Anna Gołębiowska z Departamentu Strategii PGNiG podsumowuje – Kolejna zakończona edycja Programu GeoTalent utwierdza nas w przekonaniu, jak cenną wiedzą nasi Mentorzy dzielą się ze studentami. Uczestnicy Programu z chęcią zgłaszają się do wszelkich inicjatyw, począwszy od warsztatów, wyjazdów edukacyjnych, aż po konkursy, w których mają szansę sprawdzenia swojej wiedzy z zakresu branży poszukiwawczo-wydobywczej gazu ziemnego i ropy naftowe oraz rozwijania swoich umiejętności miękkich.

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Od lipca studenci i absolwenci wydziałów docelowych GeoTalent uczestniczą w Programie Praktyk Letnich. Spośród niemal 300 aplikacji, kilkudziesięciu najzdolniejszych studentów zostało wybranych do zdobycia praktycznych kompetencji pod okiem opiekunów z PGNiG. Praktyki są płatne, a ich czas trwania wynosi od miesiąca do trzech .
III edycja Programu GeoTalent dobiegła już końca, warto jednak śledzić kolejne działania, zaplanowane na przyszły rok akademicki. W wakacje ruszy konkurs fotograficzny na Facebooku, zaś jesienią odbędą się kolejne warsztaty specjalistyczne rozwijające kompetencje w branży oil&gas.
Więcej informacji na temat Programu GeoTalent dostępnych jest na stronie www.geotalent.pl oraz na fanpage’u GeoTalent na Facebooku .

Informacji udziela:
Karolina Buszkiewicz
karolina.buszkiewicz@geotalent.pl

   Program GeoTalent skierowany jest do studentów kierunków związanych z branżą poszukiwawczo-wydobywczą gazu ziemnego i ropy naftowej na Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej w Krakowie, Uniwersytecie im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu i Uniwersytecie Warszawskim. W ramach Programu realizowane są warsztaty specjalistyczne, konkurs wiedzy branżowej, praktyki studenckie oraz inicjatywy Ambasadorów GeoTalent. Program objęty jest patronatem honorowym Rektora Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej w Krakowie, Rektora Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu oraz Dziekana Wydziału Geologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.
Więcej szczegółów o Programie GeoTalent, a także fotorelacje z wydarzeń programowych można znaleźć na stronie internetowej www.geotalent.pl, a także na fanpage’u na Facebooku.

SAGSC 2016 registration is open

SAGSC 2016 registration is open

We would like to remind you about registration for 2nd South Asian Geoscience Student Conference. It lasts until July 31st. Find out more at: www.sagsc2016.ugm.ac.id/registration/

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Student Technical Conference 2016 Call for Abstracts

Student Technical Conference 2016 Call for Abstracts

The Student Technical Conference 2016 will be held on 3rd and 4th of November, once more in the oil museum in one of the birthplaces of global oil drilling in Wietze near Celle. Format will be similar as in previous years, with lectures, poster presentations, keynote, YP panel, and company booths.

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ASEC 2016

ASEC 2016

   The Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, together with the University of Zagreb SPE Student Chapter was host to The 3rd Annual Student Energy Conference, held from March 9th to 12th, 2016. The extensive Conference program was divided into three days of lectures and trainings held by students and distinguished guests from Croatia and several other countries. The fourth day of the program was reserved for establishing connections and building new friendships among students through team building activities.

   On the day of the opening ceremony, the introductory speech was given by the President of SPE Student Chapter Croatia, Mr. Mario Jukic. Also, a warm welcome to all participants was wished by the former Chapter’s President, Mr. Filip Krunic, the Faculty’s dean, Mr. Zoran Nakic and the President of SPE Croatian Section, Mr. Vladislav Brkic. The opening Ceremony was embelished by the SPE Student Chapter’s Men Choir which performed several traditional Croatian ballads. The choir’s performance was met by great enthusiasm and applause from the audience.

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The opening ceremony was followed by, according to students’ opinion, the most interesting part of Conference program, which was panel discussion on the topic “Exploration activities in Adriatic Sea, Yes or No?”. The discussion was encouraged by topics ranging from geophysical explorations, drilling activities, field development, production optimization issues, transportation and gathering and HSE topics to geopolitical analysis on current situation in oil and gas industry. Along with these topics, the Conference welcomed presenters with topics on Geothermal Energy Recovery as an alternative and ecologically provable energy source, CO2 underground storage developments, problems which may be encountered in oil transportation pipeline systems, the Croatian LNG project stages and much more. What is more, the workshop section took place in the Faculty’s Computer Lab using the world known ECLIPSE and PROSPER software packages, where students had an opportunity to run through typical field examples.

 More than 360 participants attended the Conference, with over 50 foreign participants (Padjadjaran University from Indonesia, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas from Russia, National Mineral Resources University from Russia, AGH University of Science and Technology from Poland, University of Miskolc from Hungary, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University Of Oil and Gas from Ukraine, Mining University of Leoben from Austria and Technical University of Berlin from Germany). Next to excellent student presentations, forty distinguished lecturers from the industry, two Zagreb Faculties and foreign Universities also held their presentations, shared stories from their extensive experience and encouraged students not to give up on their studies in this harsh period for the industry.

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 The Conference was held under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Mayor of Zagreb, Mr. Milan Bandic. The organization of the Conference was financially supported by the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, SPE Croatian Section, INA d.d., Croatian Hydrocarbon Energy, PSP Okoli d.o.o., PPD d.o.o.. Mreza TV and YoungPetro were Media patrons of the Conference.

The fourth edition of this successful Conference will be held in March 2017 in Croatia. More information will be available on our web page: http://spes.rgn.hr/ and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SPEZG. See you all in Croatia in a while!

Irena Mijatovic, Ivan Bosnjak
SPE.ZG

South Asia Geosciences Student Conference 2016

South Asia Geosciences Student Conference 2016

South Asia Geosciences Student Conference (SAGSC) is an International Geosciences student conference held by Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG). It is the second event of its kind in South Asia and SEG UGM-SC is trusted to be the host for this event. SAGSC 2016 will be held at Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. The event is managed to provide various technical and non-technical activities in the 4-Days conference. There will be Grand Ceremony, Exhibition, Lecture, Conference, Competition, Geo Bowl, Field Trip and City Tour.

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This event is widely open for geoscience students who want to focus on crossing the boundaries between all the geoscience branches such as Oil&Gas, Geophysics, Near-Surface, and general Geology so they are able to share and furnish their ideas and curiosity while interacting with the experts, sharing knowledge, making relations also network, and many more. The SAGSC 2016 will consist of many extraordinary research topics within a very interesting student environment which enable students to carry out mutually beneficial work.

see more at:  http://www.sagsc2016.ugm.ac.id

The Basics of Mud Engineering

The Basics of Mud Engineering

On 28th of February 2016, we are proud to have Mr Ahmed Alaa Eldin, a drilling fluid engineer from OES Oilfield Services Group who present himself to SPE-UTM Student Chapter to give a talk entitled “The Basics of Mud Engineering”.

In his presentation, he pointed out the function of the mud engineer and also the important role of the mud engineers. He also showed us the main functions of the mud, different type of muds and its component. He also covered about the mud system’s facilities and also some parameters. About to finish his presentation, he gave us some advice to our members and encourage us to be positive to oil and gas industry. It is our honor to have Mr Ahmed Alaa Eldin that day to teach us some knowledge and his experience sharing. His presentation will be summarized as below.

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Introduction about the speaker

Mr Ahmed Alaa Eldin is a graduate from Alexandria University. He did his master degree in Geoscience in 2014, Bachelor degree in Geology and Chemistry and also his Advanced Diploma in geophysics in 2012. His path of learning never ends. During this year, he has his DBM (Diploma in Business Management) in Amity University India. He is a Sales Engineer, an aquamaint for water technology in Egypt. He is also a drilling fluids engineer working in the Aramco Field in OES Group.

 

Introduction to Mud Engineering

Mud Engineering is a part of extraction from upstream operations. Mud engineering does not focus on mud only, but it involves in drilling problems too. Mud engineers are responsible to prepare mud that is suitable to solve the drilling problem and to suit the reservoir’s condition. Mud Engineer also responsible for mud logging. He/she has to provide a continuous record of penetration rate, lithology and indicate any hydrocarbon show.

 

The importance of Drilling Fluids

Why we use drilling fluids during the drilling process?

  1. Subsurface pressure control
    Formation zone consists of overburden pressure, mud have a weight, it can keep the subsurface pressure under control
  2. Cutting removal and transport
    When we drilled, we have the solid cuttings, and mud is responsible to remove the cuttings from the borehole and bring it up to the surface
  3. Suspension of solid particles
    When the drilling fluid is static (not moving), mud plays an important role to suspend the solid particle from falling down.
  4. Cooling and lubricating the drill bit and drill string (friction and geothermal gradient)
    We learn about geothermal gradient, as we drill deeper, temperature will increase, mud will be responsible to cool the drill bit and lubricate it to reduce friction
  5. Facilitating the collection of formation data
    The formation data obtain from mud logging is needed to support wireline log data, the return mud acts as a visual analytical tool to determine the presence of gas/oil shows
  6. Controlling corrosion
    By adding some chemical into mud, we can reduce the corrosion to a minimum since mud contain Carbon Oxygen, and water

 

 

Mud Types and its component

There are two types of mud, which is oil based mud and water based mud. Preparing mud is essentially same as cooking. When we cook, we need a recipe; so there is in mud preparation. We need also a recipe that contains the materials and procedure to prepare our mud. Various materials may be added at the surface to change or modify the characteristics of the mud.

 

These are some materials that will be added into the mud:

  1. Weighting agents (usually barite) are added to increase the density of mud, which helps to control subsurface pressure and build the wall cake.
  2. Viscosifying agents (clays and polymers) are added to thicken the mud and increase the hole-cleaning ability by acting as a solid-carrier.
  3. Filtration control chemicals (Starch) are added to control the thickness of the mud cake.
  4. Salts are sometimes added to protect downhole formations or to protect the mud against future contamination, as well as to increase density.
  5. Caustic soda is often added to increase the pH of mud, which improves the performance of dispersants and reduces corrosion.
  6. Preservatives, bactericides, emulsifiers and Temperature extenders may all be added to make other additives work better.
  7. Lost Circulation Materials (LCM) are added to combat lost circulation.
  8. Thinners are added to decrease the viscosity of Mud
  9. H2S Scavengers are added to kill Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) inside the wellbore since H2S is very dangerous
  10. Other mud additives may include lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, Shale Stabilizers and defoamers.

 

Mud System and Solid control equipment

There are two mud tanks on the rig: Active & Reserve. The active mud tank is used to hold the excess mud and mixing operation is done over there. While the reserve mud is used to store the heavy mud for emergencies use.

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– Fine Solids must be removed, otherwise they will increase the weight of mud, reduce the penetration rate of it and increase circulating equipment wear

Degasser
– removes gas from the mud which could form bubbles

The sequence of the mud discharge system is like this, Shale Shaker at the first, and after that desanders, and then defoamer, and last degasser. Why the degassed will be at the last? This is because gas not only formed in well bore but also results from shale shaker, thus degasser remove gas from shale shaker too, that’s why degasser at the last.

 

Advice from the speaker

As we all know, the current oil market is not in a good condition. Oil price is unpredictable sometimes. Thus, as a student that going to be graduating soon, all of us ought to have a plan for our future. We have to plan very well for every single possibility in the future, because under the bad condition, we may get sudden layoff without any presentiment.

Besides, we need to have our show. We have to increase our visibility in the industry. A student may get a good result or a worker might get a good achievement in a company, but no one else in the industry is known except your employer. So we must expose ourselves to increase your visibility in the industry. Be active and sign up for the account that related to oil and gas, such as LinkedIn, Oilpro, Rigzone and etc.

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Poland grows in Energy

Poland grows in Energy

    Energy market analysis is complex and multilevel endeavor. What can we say about an energy security in Poland? Is decarbonization of the economy possible? How the amendment to a bill about the monitoring and of controlling the quality of fuels system will have an impact on this sector? Those are just few questions from the debate of the most important representatives of energy sector in Poland. Participants of XXIII Energy Conference EuroPOWER will have opportunity to answer this questions. The meeting takes place 13th and 14th of April 2016 at the Westin Warsaw Hotel. The organizer of the conference is MM Conferences S.A.

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Discussions held during the event relate to the most important changes in the market, analysis of the new trends and allow to search common business models and pursue the most effectively market strategies. The scope of the conference includes also adaption methods to new legal regulations and appropriate response to the dynamic changes on the market. Participation of a wide spectrum of key decision-makers enables a holistic view on energy and its presentation in a broad social context.

  • This conference is always very interesting and though organizers it congregates decision-makers who debate about energy market. Interesting place and time well spent – say Piotr Łuba, Executive Partner of Business Consulting Division of PwC and the Chief of Energy Group PwC in Poland.

The agenda of the conference is co-created by The Advisory Board under the chairmanship of dr. Leszek Juchniewicz. The Board consists of presidents and board members from key energy companies, government, regulator, academia, chambers of commerce representatives, i.a.:

  • Maciej Bando, President of Energy Regulatory Office
  • Tomasz Dąbrowski, Director of the Energy Department, Ministry of Economy
  • Marek Woszczyk, President of the Management Board, PGE
  • Henryk Majchrzak, President of the Management Board, PSE
  • Jean-Andre Barbosa, General Director for CEE, AREVA

During the XXIII edition of EuroPOWER the Grand Gala of Leaders of Energy World will take place. During this personalities, projects and companies that have a positive impact on the development of the industry, promoting environmental protection will be awarded. Competition categories are:

  • Man of the Year
  • Operator of the Year
  • Producer of the Year
  • Trader of the Year
  • Energy Solutions Provider
  • CSR

We invite you to see photo gallery from earlier editions.

More information can be found on the website http://en.konferencjaeuropower.pl

Contact:

Monika Nowak

Junior Project Manager
phone: +48 22 379 29 11
mobile: +48 530 662 013
m.nowak@mmcpolska.pl

SPE Black Gold Symposium

SPE Black Gold Symposium

We have great pleasure to invite you to participate in the SPE BG Symposium for students and young specialists which will take part from 11-13 of May 2016. It will be the second edition, last year we have more than 90 participants from different part of the world: Russia, Kazakhstan, India, Namibia, Zambia, Canada, Nigeria, Tanzania. The SPE BG Symposium will take place in Ufa, Russia .

BG International Forum is a good chance for students to exchange their experience. It is a research, manage, making contacts, soft and hard skills. One of the main aims of the Symposium is sharing knowledge of Petroleum and Oil World through students from different countries and states.

 

Some Events:

Technical Session means an actual lecture from speakers working for one of the top-company. This representative speak about modern technologies, innovations inventing in Petroleum and Gas area. A purpose of Technical Session is getting source knowledge.

Soft Skills Training is focused on the improvement of communicative, management and soft skills which will help students to build their future career.

SPE Round Table is the most important Symposium event. Its aim is exchanging different chapters’ experiences, making contacts between student chapters from Russia and other countries.

“Oil Barrel” – the business game. There is increasing knowledge in untraditional way that leads to better comprehension of information. Another target of “Oil Barrel” is identification the most united team, which is able to work together. This Game will be organized by Kazan Federal University SPE Student Chapter.

Field Trip – (provide by HALLIBURTON company) under the initiative of the Bashkir State University administration, it was suggested to get acquainted with unique natural landmarks of the Republic of Bashkortostan. There are three main areas known as Western, South and Mountain.

🌐 To register, attach your abstract on our website:

📬 npf.geotec.ru/spe/CONGRESS (deadline is 1st of April)

Event is organized by Bashkir State University SPE Student Chapter and Geophysics Department

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SHALE WORLD UK 2016

SHALE WORLD UK 2016

Shale World UK

18-19 May 2016

ILEC Conference Centre

London

UK

 

 

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WHERE THE UK’S UNCONVENTIONAL PIONEERS MEET

 

THE UK’S #1 SHALE CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

 

Shale World UK returns for its 4th year on May 18-19 at London’s ILEC Conference Centre in Earl’s Court. The event is all about business strategy and engagement for the UK shale and onshore oil and gas industry, and is the largest and most highly regarded conference and expo for the sector.

 

Over 400 operators, existing and prospective UK license holders, local and national government, planning authorities, service companies and industry experts will attend, in what will be a pivotal year for the industry.

 

Speakers include:

  •  Tom Pickering, Operations Director, INEOS Shale
  • Stephen Bowler, CEO, IGas Energy
  •  Andrea Leadsom, Minister of State, D.E.C.C. – Department of Energy & Climate Change
  •  Stephen Sanderson, Executive Chairman and CEO, UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG)
  •  Graham Dean, Managing Director, Reach Exploration
  •  Averil Macdonald, Chair, UKOOG (UK Onshore Oil & Gas)
  •  Mark Lappin, Director UK-Netherlands E&P Subsurface, Centrica
  • Jim Ellis, CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator
  •  Francis Egan, CEO, Cuadrilla Resources
  •  Colette Cohen, Chair – NCOOG & SVP E&P UK&NL, Centrica

 

**YoungPetro readers save 15% using voucher code “XPQN”**

 

See full details online – http://www.terrapinn.com/shaleuk

 

 

7th INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCES STUDENT CONFERENCE

7th INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCES STUDENT CONFERENCE

The Adam Mickiewicz University and the University of Silesia Student Chapters of the SEG invite all enthusiasts of geosciences to attend the SEG/EAGE 7th International Geosciences Student Conference in Katowice, Poland. The event will take place on 11 – 14 July 2016 at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia.

The program of IGSC 2016 provides a platform for students and young professionals of all geoscientific disciplines to learn from today’s experts and share their own experience through participation in technical presentations, keynote lectures, short courses, workshops, student competitions, field trips, and a trade exhibition.

Registration and call for papers is open until 30 April 2016. Early bird prices expire on 29 February 2016.

PRESENTER’S BENEFITS:

  • Access to an international audience of geoscience professionals and students from Europe, Asia and Africa;
  • A chance to share your knowledge, research and ideas with others in four technical sessions: Geology, Geophysics, Oil & Gas, and Polar and Environmental Studies;
  • An opportunity to receive valuable feedback from industry professionals, university professors and experienced researchers;
  • An opportunity to network with other conference participants during social events like the Icebreaker Reception or the Farewell Gala.

Abstract template, submission instructions, technical sessions descriptions, information about field trips, keynote speakers, fees and program can be found on www.igsc7.us.edu.pl. Ready abstracts should be submitted using the conference registration form also available on our website.

If you have any questions, contact us at igsc7poland@gmail.com.

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