TU Students Attend SPE Student Summit in Houston
Monday, February 18, 2013
Nineteen students from TU's McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering, accompanied by Dr. Mohammad Shahvali, attended the SPE Student Summit at the Shell Woodcreek Complex in Houston February 6-8, 2013. The 2013 SPE Student Summit of is the second annual conference for future engineers and geoscientists of the petroleum industry. The event was organized by the Texas A&M chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), with the support of Shell E&P Company, Nexen, Halliburton, BHPBilliton, as well as other sponsoring organizations.
The theme of this years' summit, "The Art of Facing Unconventional Challenges", focused on developing critical thinking and innovative solutions associated with challenges of unconventional resources, including shale oil and gas, deep waters, heavy oil, among others. Experienced industry leaders gave lectures on these topics including different aspects of unconventional reservoirs, acquiring professional soft skills, etc. Site visits to Baker Hughes' pressure pumping facility, KAPPA, OFI, and Core Lab were included, as well as visits to multiple Schulmberger facilities.