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1 Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section Ritika Pawar Student Development Committee – Co-Chair Young Professionals (YP)- Student Development Officer

2 WHY To give an overview of SPE Opportunities for students How to become a member Awareness of Student Chapter

3 WHAT IS SPE 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

4 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

5 HOW – SPE MEMBER Take first step in your professional career by becoming SPE student member 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 submission

6 SPE- ABERDEEN SECTION BOARD 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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 engineering- related subjects The Section also subsidises the cost of transporting students from other Universities to attend its monthly and technical meetings in Aberdeen A new Award introduced this year- Best Faculty Sponsor to encourage faculty sponsor involvement Best Student Chapter Award

12 Say cheese... Best Student Chapter Award- University of Aberdeen Team

13 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

14 eMentoring (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)

15 Networking 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)

16 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 Passion Enthusiasm Creativity Drive Time (you can be a part of Student chapter / volunteer for events) Interested ? Please contact ;

17 Upcoming Events YP Event: “Subsea Trees Simplified!” Speakers: Paul White, GE Oil & Gas Date: Wednesday 6 th 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

18 Join and like the SPE Aberdeen page on: LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Download the ‘’SPE Aberdeen’’ App

19 Thank you for your time and attention

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