Society of Petroleum Engineers
Aberdeen Section
Ritika Pawar
Student Development Committee – Co-Chair
Young Professionals (YP)- Student Development Officer
• To give an overview of SPE
• Opportunities for students
• How to become a member
• Awareness of Student Chapter
Society of Petroleum Engineers
• An international professional organization which functions to exchange
technical knowledge of exploration, development and production of oil &
gas resources and associated technologies for professional development &
enhancing technical competence and offer great opportunities.
• At year end 2012, SPE membership totalled 110,564, including more than
28,000 student members
• It consists of 4,500 members in the UK
Benefits – SPE Member
• Meet practicing professionals at meetings or society events
• Apply for a mentor and receive practical career advice
• Receive discounts on textbooks, reference books, and other
Society publications
• Improve your interpersonal and leadership skills
• Play your part in addressing global issues
• Be a part of a global community
• Apply for a number of SPE scholarships, with a quarter of a
million awarded annually
• Participate in various SPE programs: eMentoring, online
communities and paper contests
• Take first step in your professional career by becoming SPE student
• FREE MEMBERSHIP (Student membership is industry funded.)
• Fill out your profile information
• Select your login password for
• Add any complimentary subscriptions to your order
• Check out
• You will receive an immediate confirmation of membership upon
• SPE Aberdeen section has been
active since past 39 years and will
celebrate its 40 years of success
in year 2014
• The SPE Aberdeen Board
provides a focus, direction and
strategy for the section
• The Board co-ordinates a number
of committees, each has a chair
and is made up of volunteers
Aberdeen Section- Committees
Continuing Education – the collective name for a series of event-specific committees that organise one and two day
international conferences or seminars.
Offshore Achievement Awards – the group which manages a high profile awards dinner now in its 28th year, taken over by
SPE 3 years ago to help raise our profile.
Programme Committee – the group that organises our smaller events – evening and lunch meetings, socials and anything
else they feel like!
YP (Young Professionals) – the group that provides young professionals (under the age of 36) an opportunity to enhance
their technical and professional competence.
AP (Another Prospective) - the group that promotes diversity throughout our section and its activities.
Student Development - the group that encourages university and postgraduate students to pursue and develop a successful
career in the oil and gas industry.
Career Guidance – the group that reaches out to the whole school community in Scotland, mentoring, offering guidance,
and promoting careers in science, energy and technology
Membership – the group that serves our members directly with information, liaison, feedback and networking.
Communications – the group that manages the section’s public face – website, e-bulletins’, print, Facebook, PR....
Treasurer - manages the Sections finances, including paying invoices received and raising invoices to receive monies
Young Professionals (YP’s)
• The Aberdeen YP committee was founded to bring together people in
an atmosphere of education and fun.
• It provides a strong combination of professional development, technical
learning, social networking and educational support
• SPE Aberdeen –YP Team
Student Development Committee
Encouraging university and postgraduate students to pursue and develop a
successful career in the Oil & Gas industry
Committee Chair: Shankar Bhukya - NOV
Committee Co- Chairs: Sylvester Ofogba - Baker Hughes
Ritika Pawar - Intertek
Universities under Aberdeen Section: Aberdeen University
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh
Dundee University, Dundee
University of Strathclyde , Glasgow
SD Committee Activities 2013-14
• Support students- achieve industry projects
• Assistance in internships
• Target small and medium companies for
student benefits
• Organise Company tours for practical /real
world knowledge and understanding
• Arrange technical speakers or HR’s to give an
insight of the working industry
University Bursaries & Awards
• The SPE Aberdeen Section has long encouraged high standards of
academic achievement among petroleum engineers by providing
bursaries of £15000 to students studying petroleum engineeringrelated subjects
• The Section also subsidises the cost of transporting students from
other Universities to attend its monthly and technical meetings in
• A new Award introduced this year- Best Faculty Sponsor to
encourage faculty sponsor involvement
• Best Student Chapter Award
Say cheese...
Best Student Chapter Award- University of Aberdeen Team
Opportunities–Student Member
Apply for Scholarship or fellowship
Submit a paper for a contest
Request an Ambassador Lecture visit
Limitless exposure to new people, new places, and new ideas.
Exposure to a wide range of career guidance and development
events and activities across various disciplines.
Opportunities to make new friends with other YPs that share
different technical background and work skills.
Great opportunities to develop your networking, effective
communication, presentation and mentoring skills
Sign up for an eMentor
(An online partnership for success )
• How can I prepare for a career in oil & gas
energy industry ?
• What career path matches my strength ?
• What should I include in my CV or resume?
• Whether it’s an academic direction or career
path guidance, mentees benefit from
eMentors (professionals from the industry)
• Employment professionals often say that the best jobs are never
posted; replacements are found through people they know
• That makes having a good personal network very important!!
• SPE is a great way to meet professionals in other companies.
 Attend local meetings
 Working together on committees
 Respond to volunteer calls (email invite/advert)
Volunteer for SPE
In addition to technical competencies, today’s companies value leadership experience
So be proactive
Enhance what you can offer your current or future employer so that everyone benefits.
If you believe you have
(you can be a part of Student chapter / volunteer for events)
Interested ?
Please contact ;
[email protected]
[email protected]
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Upcoming Events
YP Event: “Subsea Trees Simplified!”
Speakers: Paul White, GE Oil & Gas
Date: Wednesday 6th November; 18:30 pm
Venue: MR-051 Macrobert Building, University of Aberdeen
SPE ICoTA 19th European Well Intervention Conference 2013
Date: 13 November 2013 to 14 November 2013
Venue: Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
SPE-YP Happy Hour Series- November
Venue: 6˚North, Littlejohn street AB10 1FF
SPE monthly presentation and networking dinner: “Creating novel mathematics to solve
challenges in oil and gas: Technical meeting and dinner”
Speaker: Cyrille Mathis, Chief Scientific Officer, ThinkTank Maths Ltd
Date: Wednesday 27th November 2013 , 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, 43-45 Market Street
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