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

7-10 March 2019

Venue: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Submission Deadline: January 18 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact: Ola Davies

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

23 October 2018

Winners:

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

Canada

13 April 2019 (TBC)

Venue: NAIT Campus, Edmonton, AB
Submission Deadline: 13 March 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Eastern North America

23 March 2019

Venue: Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Submission Deadline: 
25 February 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Europe

9-12 April 2019

Venue:  AGH University Krakow, Poland
Submission Deadline: 8 February 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact: Ola Davies

Gulf Coast North America

6 April 2019

Venue:  University of Houston, Houston, Texas USA
Submission Deadline: 4 March 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Middle East

18 March 2019

Venue:  Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference
Deadline: 7 January 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  CLOSED
Contact: rspcmena@spe.org

Mid-Continent North America

8 April 2018

Venue: Devon Tower, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Submission Deadline: 4 March 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Rocky Mountain North America

19 April 2019

Venue:  Colorado School of Mines, Denver, CO
Submission Deadline: 26 March 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Russia and Caspian

16 - 17 October 2018

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)

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

24 May 2019

Venue:  To be confirmed, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Submission Deadline: 4 March 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact:  regprograms@spe.org

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

8 – 10 April 2019 (exact date TBC)

Venue: SPE Oil and Gas India Conference and Exhibition (OGIC)
Submission Deadline: 31 Jan 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact: rspcsa@spe.org

Southwestern North America

2 March 2019

Venue: Texas Tech University
Submission Deadline: 4 February 2019 
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

Western North America

23 April 2019

Venue:  Double Tree Hotel, San Jose, CA
Submission Deadline: 26 March 2019
Abstract: Max 425 words
Applications:  APPLY NOW
Contact: regprograms@spe.org