VIII International Youth Scientific and Practical Congress “Oil and Gas Horizons” took place on 23-25 of November, 2016 at the Gubkin University. The Congress was organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter of the university. More than 150 graduate and post graduate students from 37 universities and 18 countries participated in the Congress.
On the 19th of November a lecture, entitled ‘Individual Career Planning at the Beginning of one’s Professional Pathway’ was held at the Gubkin University. The lecture was discussing problems of employment in the petroleum industry.
The event was attended by nearly 50 people, most of whom were students from the Gubkin University.
On November 17th, 2016 the second “Gubkin talks” conference took place at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. Here any student could share his experience, idea or a solution to any given problem. The conference is organized by Gubkin University SPE Student Chapter each semester.
“Gubkin talks” – is not a conference in the strict sense of the word. It is not a discussion club. It is not a one-man show.
“Gubkin talks” is an event of a unique scale. The subject of the speech could be just anything – one’s own life story, a recently read book, or an idea , which emerged in one’s sleep only a couple of days ago. Even at the stage of speaker applications submission the organizers were pleased to note the diversity of the suggested subjects.
On 1st till 3rd of November, 2016 the Regional SPE Student Summit was held in Kazakhstan (Astana). The summit took place at the Nazarbaev University and brought together the representatives of SPE Student Chapter from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Russia. Gubkin University SPE Student Chapter was represented by the Head of the Chapter’s Human Resources Committee, Letkova Polina.
On 28th of October the Chapter activists: Eleonora Pechorskaya, Shamil Khasanov, Artur Martynevsky, Anton Runenkov, Anastasia Melihova and Rosa Galimova gave several lectures to the pupils of School №2097. These lectures were a part of the SPE project Energy4me.
Participants of PetroOlympic Games (POG) had been selected by online quiz, as well as pass the test.
More than 35 applications from students were registered. Organizers added difficulties in the selection of the winners of the qualification. The top 25 participants had admitted to the Games, located in the audience 711.
On 25th of October, 2016 the President of SPE International 2016, Senior Executive Advisor at Baker Hughes – Nathan Meehan, Ph.D., P.E., visited Gubkin University.
On the 6 of October key man of LTD «Centr of Expert Support and Technical Development» OJSC «OC «Rosneft» Mikhail Samoilov delivered a lecture «Hydrokinetic analog formation of working of wellsite with hydraulic fracture in terms of reservoir compartment AB 1(1-2) Samotlorskoe field».
The first Open Day of joint SPE Gubkin Chapter & SSC (Student Science Community) “Language clubs” project took place on the 10th October, 2016. The project mission is to help students study foreign languages, such as English (basic and spoken), Deutsch, Spanish, French and Chinese.
The event was holding in a calm informal atmosphere: students had a chance to ask questions and get their answers straight away. There were a lot of various language-themed competitions within the day, and the winners got some scrummy treats.