SPE holds a range of events to improve the well-being and morale of the students, from excursions and dinners to mentoring with industry respresentatives.
Upcoming SPE Events
CCS Tour – Wednesday 22nd January
Energy for Me visit to Primary School – Wednesday 29th January
Equinor Technical Presentation – Tuesday 4th February
IHS Markit Technical Lecture Series – Wednesday 12th February
Layla Mahmood, a technical sales engineer for IHS Markit presented two lectures as part of an afternoon lecture series. Rate Transient Analysis or RTA helps you get the most value from your production data. It utilizes both rates and flowing pressure data to determine key reservoir properties such as permeability, skin, drainage area and fracture half length, using some great tools such as Type curves and Flowing Material Balance, and all without having to shut in the well. We will take a look at some of these RTA tools for both oil and gas, while also delving deeper into some of the corrections required when analysing gas wells.
SPE Imperial Women in Leadership Symposium – Wednesday 26th February
SPE Movie Night - Friday 8th November 2019
The chapter organised a movie night to kick off the term. This provided an opportunity for the master’s students on the petroleum geoscience and engineering courses to relax and take a break. This was followed by group dinner.
BP mentoring and campus visit - Wednesday 6th November 2019
Thanks to the generosity of British Petroleum, the SPE student chapter was able to arrange for a select number of students to visit the BP headquarters in Sunbury, UK. The visit involved talks held by reservoir engineers working for BP as well as an office tour and tours of the labs used for core analysis. This was an insightful trip for many as students were keen to find out about potential career pathways after graduating.
Advanced Research: A vehicle towards driving the future of energy- Thursday 14th November 2019
The SPE saw a great opportunity in communicating the importance of doctoral research in developing critical scientific advancements within the industry. To get first-hand account on this, we invited Dr. Matthew Jackson, a senior lecturer at Imperial College London, and four of his PhD students to come and lead session for aspiring students. The event successfully shed light on the significant demands of doctoral research, but more importantly shared the potential rewards of continually finding out something new in a field that you are truly passionate about.
Following the presentations, we had an interactive panel session which allowed for different responses from the panellist by virtue of their unique experiences and paths before their PhD study.
The event concluded with a networking and refreshments session wherein attendees had one-on-one and group discussions with the panellist and amongst themselves.
DownUnder Geosolutions Career Talk - Thursday 21st November 2019
The hiring manager of down under geo solutions Julian sheriff along with a senior geophysicist who had previously studied Petroleum geoscience at Imperial came in to give a talk about working for DUG and what it entails. Also, 2 recent interns spoke about their personal experiences (work life and social life) at the company. The audience was shown what recent work the company was doing and the application process.
Movie & Games Night
To kick off the second term, we hosted a second movie night along with some games! This was a ticketed event acting as our first fundraiser for the SPE Imperial student chapter.