IPTC Education Week: Student Nominations

Greetings from SSPE!

IPTCIn conjunction with the 10th International Petroleum Technology Conference ® (IPTC) scheduled 14-16 November 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, an Education Week will be held for the benefit of the best 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students in science, geoscience and engineering from qualified institutions around the world. It is anticipated that 100 of the best students will be selected to participate in the Education Week. IPTC will cover travel and accommodation expenses for the selected students.

SPE MUN Chapter (SSPE) has been provided with the opportunity to participate in Education Week. Up to a maximum of four (4) students from MUN, from within the top 20% of 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students from Earth Sciences, Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering or related Science or Engineering disciplines will be selected to participate in IPTC 2016. Students who meet this criteria are encouraged to send their nomination package including SPE membership number, transcripts, personal statement, academic background, career objectives and reasons for wanting to attend Education Week to sspe[at]mun.ca and copy Dr. Lesley James on the email. The deadline for submission is Monday, 22 February 2016. Only PDF and MS Word documents are accepted.

The internal selection committee will then select up to a maximum of four (4) students from self-nominated students. The successful applicants will be then contacted with further instructions to submit their nomination online at the IPTC website.

All students nominated must:

  • Be enrolled in full time, undergraduate education until spring/summer semester 2017.
  • Be a current SPE members.
  • Have an excellent level of written and spoken English.
  • Must obtain permission to be away from their studies from 12 to 16 November 2016 including travel days.
  • Must demonstrate in evidence that they are in the top 20% of their class.

Students will be notified by 10 May 2016 on their selection status. All selected students will participate in the group project assignment. The Group Project technical topics will be advised a month prior to the Education Week. The preliminary programme is as follows:


12 NovemberWelcome Reception & Dinner (Evening)Non-technical discussions and team building activities.
13 NovemberEducation Week Opening/ActivitiesForm mixed groups of ten (10) for a combination of activities with sponsoring companies and Young Professionals. Group assignment work begins.
14-16 NovemberInternational Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC)Students will attend the conference opening, panel and technical sessions and the exhibition, field trip, and will continue to work on group assignments.
16 NovemberEducation Week ClosingStudent Group Presentations and Awards Presentations held.


All participants are expected to deliver their final presentations to their respective institutions, share their experience and opportunities acquired while participating at the 10th IPTC Bangkok Education Week and conference. Institutions must support their students to meet this undertaking. For more information please contact sspe[at]mun.ca.

Yours Sincerely,
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Chapter
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science



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