SPE Student Paper Contest 2018

SPE Student Paper Contest 2018

The Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE, coordinates 14 regional student paper contests at the undergraduate, master's, and PhD level.




31 May 2018


The winners of the Regional Student Paper Contests will be awarded with a sponsored trip to the championship held at Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE. SPE will make your hotel and flight arrangements on your behalf. The travel allowance includes expenses for transportation, hotel accommodations, and conference registration.

The papers of the winners who proceed to the International Student Paper Contest at ATCE will be published in the conference proceedings and on OnePetro.


The 2018 edition of the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition will be held in Dallas, Texas, USA from 24–26 September.

Deadlines and Competition dates vary by Region:

Date: 16 March 2018
Venue: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana
Deadline: 29 January 2018

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

Date: 24 March 2018
Venue: Calgary, AB (TBC)
Deadline: 25 February 2018

Eastern North America
Date: 22 February 2018
Venue: Baton Rouge, LA (TBC)
Deadline: 23 January 2018

Date: 12 April 2018
Venue: East Meets West, Krakow, Poland, Aleja Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Deadline: 19 February 2018

Gulf Coast North America
Date: 31 March 2018
Venue: Rice University, Houston, TX
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Middle East
Date: 23 - 26 April 2018 (exact date TBC)
Venue: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Section Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition (ATS&E) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Deadline: 15 February 2018

Mid-Continent North America
Date: 15 April 2018
Venue: Tulsa, OK (TBC)
Deadline: 14 March 2018

Rocky Mountain North America
Date: 22 March 2018
Venue: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Deadline: 9 March 2018

Russia and Caspian
Date: 17 - 18 October 2017
(Winners already announced)

South America and Caribbean (All South America and Caribbean Regions)
Date: 24 June 2018
Venue: SPE Trinidad and Tobago Section Energy Resources Conference Hyatt Regency Trinidad, #1 Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Deadline: 14 March 2018

South Asia
(Includes India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh)
Date: 1 - 3 June 2018
Venue: University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
Deadline: 31 May 2018

Southwestern North America
Date: 22 February 2018
Venue: Baton Rouge, LA (Room TBC)
Deadline: 23 January 2018

Western North America
Date: 23 April 2018
Venue: Garden Grove, CA (TBC)
Deadline: 23 March 2018

Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).

Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.


Credit: SPE Student Paper Contest 2018 

Date Added: 18 Feb 2018

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