Society of Petroleum Engineers

We collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and provide opportunities for our members to enhance their technical and professional competence.

Enable the global oil and gas exploration and production industry to share technical knowledge needed across younger generation and meet the world’s energy needs in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for the public benefit.

The calendar of events for the first subsession 2018 (September-December):

Date Speaker Name of the event Venue More details



Freshers Fayre


King's Pitch Marquee,

Aberdeen University


We hope to meet you all at our stall at the UoA Societies Fayre!


Darcy Spady - President of SPE International

SPE International President Visit


Room booking has been changed


The event will start at 5 p.m.

We are delighted to announce that Darcy Spady - SPE Global President - will be paying us a visit next week.

He will share his extensive experience within the energy industry followed by a Q&A session. We recommend that you do not miss the opportunity to learn more about the industry from this renowned global authority. You can learn more about his career by clicking:





Roger Skinner -

Regional Resource Authority (BP)

Personal Reflections on a Career as RE at BP

Meston 4,

Meston Building


Mr. Skinner will present a personal view, informed by a successful career spanning 30 years, on what a Reservoir Engineer can do in a large oil company with particular emphasis on simulation.

It could be summarised as What drives the performance of your reservoir?




Maersk Gallant Drilling Rig Visit

Forth Ports, Port of Dundee, Stannergate Road Dundee DD1 3LU


SPE Aberdeen University invites you to attend a day trip to Maersk Gallant, an ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig operating in the North Sea

The trip consists of a day trip to Dundee - with the tour from 12:30 to 16:30.

In order to join, fill the following form as soon as possible at:


Dr. Torsen Clemmens - Senior Reservoir Engineer Adviser (OMV)

EOR from Micro-scale to Field Implementation - Example of Polymer Injection

Old Senate Room


Dr. Torsen is an expert in Enhanced Oil Recovery, having worked on these techniques at various major companies, such as OMV and Shell, being a member conference committies (SPE, EAGE, WPC) and having himself published more than 70 technical papers on the subject.


Roger Skinner

and BP graduates

BP Scholarship / Industry Awareness Event

Sir Duncan Rice Library

Meeting Room 1

7th floor


Christopher Cais -

Reservoir Engineer (BP)

Challanges of Managing a Major North Sea Oilfield: Clair

Old Senate Room



Having graduated a Physics degree and finished the BP graduate program, Mr. Cais has experienced many different roles across many assets. He will share his experience of Clair which encompasses much of an oil field's life cycle.



BP Dyce Facilities Tour

BP North Sea Headquarters

Stoneywood Road,

Dyce, AB21 7


The visit will include both office visits and presentations such as:

Visit to HIVE - a visualizing room used for Reservoir Engineering, Geology or Drilling trajectory

Presentations on Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering disciplines in BP



John Scrimgeour - Executive Director at Aberdeen Institute


Old Senate Room


23/10/2017 N/A

PetroBowl Qualifiers

Old Senate Room


The PetroBowl competition pitches SPE student chapter teams against each other in a

series of quick-fire rounds, answering technical and nontechnical industry-related questions.

The contest has grown in size and popularity since its debut in 2002, and in 2015 was taken

global with the introduction of six regional qualifier contests.


Shell graduates

Round-table Discussion /

Info session for Shell Graduate and Internship Schemes

Old Senate Room