TAMU-SPE - 2014 Gold Standard Student Chapter

The Texas A&M University Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (TAMU-SPE) was recognized as a 2014 Gold Standard Student Chapter by SPE International!

The chapter officer team will be accepting the award at ATCE in October. We are proud to be listed alongside the other award-winning chapters, which you may see at this link: http://www.spe.org/now/2014/06/spe-recognizes-outstanding-and-gold-standard-student-chapters-2/.

Petrobowl Qualifies for ATCE 2014 in Amsterdam

The Texas A&M Petrobowl team has qualified for the annual competition at ATCE in Amsterdam! They ranked 5th out of 36 teams from around the world in the seeding. You may see the bracket below. Good luck in Amsterdam, and gig 'em, Aggies!

 

Aries Training

May 2-3, 2014
 
SPE Texas A&M hosted a two day training event on the Aires Economic System. Widely used throughout the industry, students were introduced to a number of the impressive functions this powerful program provides including the more popular decline cure and economic analysis of reservoirs.  
 
The training started with an introduction of the capabilities of the software and dove into a more detailed discussion of some of the modules available to users.  Highlights for participants incorporated topics learned into case studies at the end of the second day. This included incremental economics to justify a producing well and an economic evaluation of a drilling program using type curves developed from elsewhere in the same field.
 
Overall, this was a hugely successful training session with one participant summarizing "I enjoyed the entire event and am very glad you guys offer this kind of course. Thank you so much." Without the generosity of our sponsor, Halliburton, who provided not only the financial support but also a top trainer, this event would not have been possible.
 

Crawfish Boil & Pie A Prof

On May 3, we hosted our annual Crawfish Boil sponsored by BP! We also held our Pie A Prof philanthropy fundraiser. We raised $1554.04 for Scotty's House. We also pied Dr. King, Dr. Zhu, and Dr. Barrufet! Great job Aggies, and thanks to our sponsor BP and our professors for their dedication!

 

Scotty's House - Playground

On May 4, SPE and Chesapeake built a new playground at Scotty's House. Thank you to our volunteers and to Chesapeake for sponsoring!

 

2014 Spring Finals Study Break

The 2014 Finals Study Break 
Sponsored by Devon Energy.
 
 
           
 
           
 
On April 30th, TAMU-SPE held its annual finals study break. Everyone was invited to the Fox and Hound where they were encouraged to take a load off and enjoy a nice meal!
 

Aggie Attends East Meets West

Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M University crosses borders to participate in East Meets West International Conference

 

Ernesto Valbuena & Carter Henderson

May 2, 2014 |2:05 p.m.

 

Carter Henderson, a junior Aggie petroleum engineering student, obtained 3rd place in the Student Paper contest held at the 5th Annual ‘East MeetsWest International Student Petroleum Congress and Career Expo’. The contest was held in Krakow, Poland last April and gathered 22 students of undergraduate and graduate level from all over the world displaying their technical work. First and second place were awarded to Master level students from the University of Texas and the University of Leoben in Austria.

 

Carter’s project started last fall as part of the SPE Mentorship Program working along with Ernesto Valbuena, a PhD candidate in our department. The program is intended to provide guidance and tools for undergraduate students to develop their Student Paper Contest work. Combined with his internship experience, Carter worked in the integration of surface and subsurface models to evaluate liquid yield production in tight gas reservoirs.

 

The Texas A&M PE Department and AGH University of Science and Technology Student Chapter kindly supported Carter’s attendance to the four-day long conference in Poland. Over 100 students from 30 countries joined the congress to share ideas and learn more about the energy industry. The conference included several technical and networking activities to disseminate knowledge and inspire future leaders. 

 

carter henderson accepting his reward

Carter Henderson (furthest right) along with the other Student Paper Contest Winners



 



DVG Golf Tournament

On April 7, TAMU-SPE hosted the annual DVG Memorial Golf Tournament. There were 156 participants on 25 company-sponsored teams.
 
Thank you to all of the sponsors, especially our legacy sponsors, Schlumberger and WD Von Gonten and Co. Over $120,000 was raised for scholarships!
 
Also, thank you to the organizing committee led by Director, Ben Faith!

 

Big Event

On March 29, 41 TAMU-SPE members participated in The Big Event. This is a campus-wide community service event in which Aggies give thanks to the Bryan/College Station metroplex. Thanks to all of our members who participated, and to the Philanthropy Committee for organizing it!

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