Upcoming Student Paper Contests

If a contest or a division is not held in your assigned region, you can request to present your paper in an assigned alternate region. Every region has only one alternate region. To make an alternate region paper request, or if the alternate region is not holding a contest, please contact spc@spe.org.

Find your chapter to see which region you can apply for or view our Student Paper Contest Region Map.
Regional Contests
SPC Region Date Contest Information

Africa

21-23 March 2019

2019 Winners: 
Undergraduate:
Oluwapelumi I. Sola-Aremu, University of Ibadan

Asia Pacific
(Includes Northern Asia Pacific countries, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Australia)

2019 Contest: 23 October 2018

2020 Contest: 29 October 2019

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate:
Jiahua Yang, University of New South Wales
Postgraduate: Eric Ansah, Kyushu University

2020 Contest:
Venue: SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Bali, Indonesia
Submission Deadline: 10 June 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: Apply here now
Contact: apspc@spe.org

Canada

13 April 2019

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate: Zichao Lin, University of Alberta

PhD: Behnam Zangneh, University of Calgary

Eastern North America


Contest Sponsor

23 March 2019

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate: Jay Hardy, Saint Francis University
Masters: Xuanging Lou, Penn State
PhD: Andreas Michael, Louisiana State University

Europe

9-12 April 2019

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate: Michal Rafal Figiel, AGH University of Science and Technology
Masters: Muhammad Nur Ali Akbar, University of Miskolc
PhD: Edyta Mikolajczak, AGH University of Science and Technology

Gulf Coast North America

6 April 2019

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate: Carrie Sistrunk, Texas A&M University
Masters: Kazuyuki Terada, Texas A&M University
PhD: Tariq Almubarak, Texas A&M University

Middle East

18 March 2019

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate: Ezdeen Ibrahim, King Saud University
Masters: Intisar Khalifa Al-Busaidi, Sultan Qaboos University
PhD: Ahmed Abdulhamid Ahmed Mahmoud, King Fahd University of Petroleum Minerals

Mid-Continent North America


Venue Sponsor

8 April 2019

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate: Alan Abad, University of Tulsa
Postgraduate: Sherif Fakher, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rocky Mountain North America

19 April 2019

2019 Winners:
PhD:
Elizabeth Barsotti, University of Wyoming

Russia and Caspian

2019 Contest: 16 - 17 October 2018

2020 Contest: 22 - 23 October 2019 

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate: Zinnat Maksutov, Ufa State Petroleum Technological University
Masters: Maxim Elizarev, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)
PhD: Artur Shakhmaev, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University)

2020 Contest: 
Venue: Holiday Inn Sokolniki, Moscow, Russia
Submission Deadline: 15 June 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: OPENING SOON
Contact: spemos@spe.org

South America and Caribbean 
(All South America and Caribbean Regions)

24 May 2019

Venue:  Hotel Camino Real, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Submission Deadline (extended): 17 March 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications: CLOSED
Contact:  regprograms@spe.org

South Asia
(Includes India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh)

10 April 2019

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate: Prithvi Chauhan Singh, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM,) Dhanbad
Masters: Adityam Dutta, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
PhD: Saurabh Tewari, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

Southwestern North America


Contest Sponsor


Contest Sponsor

2 March 2019

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate: Edgard Parra, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Masters: Sutthaporn Tripoppoom, The University of Texas at Austin
PhD: Jiawei (David) Tu, Texas Tech University

Western North America

23 April 2019

2019 Winners:
Undergraduate: Khaled Aounallah, Stanford University
Masters: Grecia Ro, Stanford University
PhD: Zhaoyang Jin, Stanford University