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Petroleum engineering seniors attend ATCE 2017

Published Oct 31, 2017

PETE senior students at Texas A&M University at Qatar attended The SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in San Antonio from 7-11 October 2017,and participated in the annual Petrobowl Championship.

This students’ trip was fully sponsored by OXY – Qatar, who have also sponsored it for the last 5 years.

PETE 16 senior students met with Vicki Hollub President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, on Monday 9 October prior to her speech at the ATCE. They thanked her for the great opportunity that OXY had offered them to attend this premier petroleum professional’s event.

ATCE provides a multitude of opportunities that students need to enhance their technical knowledge and professional network.

It is the one "must attend" events of the year for practicing engineers, educators, and students. The opportunity to network, to review current practices and emerging technologies, and to engage with the service industry is second to none.

ATCE is designed to showcase the technologies used in the upstream industry, as well as present research and technical papers, by industry and academic experts, is also offers a unique opportunity for students to network, meet peers and to establish contacts in the industry. 

From a student perspective, ATCE provides numerous opportunities to engage and collaborate with other student chapters. There are also a number of student-centric activities such as the PetroBowl, the Student Paper Contest, and functions that are designed to build collaboration between chapters and to build foundational relationships amongst student members. Our students also had a focused program of work that was designed to help them make the most of the whole event and gain valuable learnings for their future careers.

The Petrobowl championship is ATCE’s most competitive event, it, pitches SPE Student Chapter teams against each other in a series of quick-fire rounds, answering technical and nontechnical industry-related questions.