SPE Committee 2021/2022
President: Wan Muhaimin Wan Firda Asila
Firda is currently an MSc candidate in Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College London. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in which she graduated Cum Laude with the Thomas C Frick Award in Petroleum Engineering and as a member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society. Firda spent 4+ years as a Petroleum Engineer with PETRONAS, Malaysia’s National Oil and Gas Company, prior to pursuing her MSc. She has been a member of SPE since 2013 as an undergraduate student in the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering in University of Tulsa and as a professional member in SPE Kuala Lumpur Section. She currently holds the position of President of SPE Imperial College Student Chapter. Her vision is to strengthen the community of SPE ICL and provide a platform for continuous learning and growth in preparation for the evolving energy industry.
Vice President: Hani Hamoud
Hani is the Vice President of the ICL SPE Student Chapter. He graduated with a BSc Geology degree from Imperial College London in 2021 and decided to stay at Imperial to pursue an MSc in Petroleum Engineering. After completing the BP Widening Participation Programme in 2020 and an internship with Tullow Oil in 2021, Hani decided that joining the energy industry would suit his character and interests the most. With his experience, networks, dedication and optimism, Hani aims to make sure that student's part of the ICL SPE learn more about the evolving energy industry and build a strong network to aid their future careers.
Membership Officer: Arslan Muhammad
Muhammad Arslan is an MSc in Metals and Energy Finance student at Imperial College London. He holds a bachelor’s degree with first-class honors in Mining Engineering from Selcuk University, Turkey, and had various opportunities to undertake studies and internship exchanges in Europe. He is passionate about the sustainable exploration and extraction of mineral resources and their financial appraisal. He is currently serving as Membership Officer for the Imperial College SPE student chapter and aims to support productive engagement and professional excellence for all society members.
Treasurer: Polina Putintseva
Polina Putintseva is currently pursuing a double MSc in Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College London (UK) and Kazan Federal University (Russia) sponsored by BP and Rosneft. She has been a member of SPE for the past five years since she started her undergraduate studies as a petroleum geologist at Novosibirsk State University (Russia). As treasurer at SPE ICL, she will be in charge of the chapter's finances, including fundraising for various social events. These activities will mainly focus on engaging students in the petroleum industry.
Communications Officer: Omar Jbilou
Omar Jbilou is the Communications Officer of the SPE Imperial College Student Chapter. He graduated Cum Laude with a Geoscience BSc from Florida International University. His passion for geology and love of finance have brought him to choose the Metals and Energy Finance MSc program at Imperial. He believes that his financial and technical training will come to be essential in the future as the oil and gas industry transitions towards new energy sources. Omar will be the first point of contact for the team. He will be managing our social media accounts, creating content, and promoting it on several platforms. His goal is to find new ways to reach students from different backgrounds and engage them with our society.
Field Trip Coordinator: Antonina Barsukova
Antonina is an MSc Petroleum Engineering student at dual diploma program of Imperial College London and Kazan Federal University. She received an integrated MSc in Petroleum Geology in the Tyumen Industrial University and worked as a Petroleum Geologist for more than five years. She is keen on incorporating data science and machine learning into Petroleum Industry. At Imperial SPE chapter, Antonina is responsible for organization of Overseas Field Trip sponsored by SPE. She is also actively collaborating with other team members to make the Chapter’s life as much active and insightful as possible. She is persuaded that SPE is the main link between students and professionals.
Social Director: Al-Sharif Adil
Adil is the Social Director of the ICL SPE student chapter. Having gained an IMechE accredited bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and now pursuing a master’s in petroleum engineering at Imperial College London, Adil hopes to get other student engineering disciplines involved with SPE and the Oil & Gas industry in general. For his bachelor’s final year project Adil was part of the UH team competing in the Shell Eco-Marathon; designing and building a vehicle to run on 1 liter of fuel for the purpose of the global competition. Bringing his passionate attitude, Adil wishes to involve the MSc students in various extracurricular activities.
Secretary: Khelili Mohamed Wissem
Hello, my name is Wissem and I am a French 26 years old student at Imperial College (MSc Petroleum Engineering). I graduated in 2019 as a mechanical engineer and did a 2-year graduate program with Total. I then joined Imperial College to increase my knowledge and complete my program. I am passionate by energy topics. This industry will bring so many challenges in the next few decades so I wanted to be part of it. My goal with SPE is to join a professional network and tackle the challenges that will face the oil&gas industry in the next decades, such as the growth of energy demand and CO2 sequestration.