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Opening Ceremony

This year on 20th-22nd of April our Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas was a host to the seventh edition of ‘East Meets West’ International Student Petroleum Congress & Career Expo. It was attended by approximately three hundred students from more than twenty countries. As always ‘East meets West’ received huge support from petroleum industry companies. For the first time Congress had four Partner companies and four Supporters:

Orlen Upstream – Golden Partner
United Oilfield Services – Student Partner
EY – Student Partner
MOL Group – Power Break Partner
Schlumberger – Support
National Oilwell Varco – Support
FMC Technologies – Support
ILF Consulting Engineers – Support

Particular interest could be seen in the debate about current economic problems within the industry, their origins and solutions for the future. Panel experts for this year included: Cezary Filipowicz (Country Manager, United Oilfield Services), Tomasz Rybczak (CEO, Slovnaft Poland), Piotr Starostka (Senior Manager, EY Business Advisory) and Jakub ‘Jimmy’ Ślęk (Drilling Consultant, Halliburton).

On Thursday and Friday the attending students shared the results of their scientific researches in the form of presentations and posters. The jury noted the exceptionally high level of competition, with the winners showing creative and unorthodox solutions to particular problems. The students which won this year’s contests were: Erini Adamopoulou from Greece (DTU Denmark) for „Paper Contest”, Nicola Zivelonghi and Christian Mudrak from Austria (NTNU Trondheim) for „Poster Session” and Riverson Oppong from Ghana (Gubkin Russian State University) for „PhD Panel”.

Additionally, attending students could partake in interesting workshops conducted by company representatives from FMC Technologies and National Oilwell Varco.

If for some reason you missed this year’s congress – don’t worry. We will be waiting for you next year with another huge dose of knowledge and experience!


Dear Friends,

Have you ever thought about joining World’s best Student Petroleum Congress?

If you have, it is the high time to make it happen! We have just opened the registration for the 7th edition of ‘East meets West’!

It will be held from 20nd to 22th of April, 2016 at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.

Fill in the registration form on:
Find out more about Congress:

Just send in your abstract!

From far East to far West. Let’s meet. Here. In Krakow

If you have any questions do not hesitate and email us or send a message here on Facebook!

See you all in Krakow!


James-CraftonJames Crafton is the founder of Performance Sciences in Colorado. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Tulsa. Crafton developed the reciprocal productivity index technique, a practical method for the evaluation of producing shale, oil, gas, and coalbed methane wells. Crafton is chair emeritus of the Distinguished Lecturer Committee and was named a Distinguished Member in 2008. He holds several patents.

James Crafton

“Hydraulic Fracture Complexity: Insights From Geology, Modeling, and Physical Experiments”

The shale gas revolution, ushered in through the Barnett shale development in Texas, demonstrated the potential of multifracture horizontal wells. A close companion with hydraulic fracture placement technology was fracture diagnostic technology. The ideas around hydraulic fracture complexity exploded with the widespread application of microseismic monitoring.
This talk will use natural fracture examples and create complex fracture geometries using numerical fracture propagation modeling and scaled laboratory experiments. Evidence of stress shadow effects is illustrated for natural fractures, and the consequent effect in hydraulic fractures is demonstrated through modeling.
Cemented natural fractures are proposed as primary pre-existing flaws with which hydraulic fractures might interact, and the factors influencing this interaction are illustrated. Scaled laboratory experiments simulating hydraulic fracturing in naturally fractured reservoirs illustrate the range of fracture interaction geometries that might occur in the subsurface.
Lessons learned from this integrated approach to fracture complexity characterization can help guide well planning, geologic data collection, and hydraulic fracture optimization efforts.

Invitation to Submit a Paper Abstract for the European Regional Student Paper Contest

SPE is pleased to invite you to submit a paper abstract for the European Regional Student Paper Contest (RSPC) to be held alongside the European Formation Damage Conference in Budapest, Hungary, on 1–2 June 2015. This contest is only open to students residing and studying in the North Sea and South, Central and East Europe Regions.

SPE will assist with the costs for flights and accommodation for the students whose abstracts are accepted to present.

The contest will be held in three different categories: Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate. The subject of the paper must be related to petroleum engineering, which is defined as the application of basic and engineering sciences on the finding, development, and recovery of oil, gas, and other resources from wells.

Entrance to the contest is free of charge. Please take time to go through the following notes on submitting a paper proposal.

Find out more about the regional and international Student Paper Contest >>


  • Contestants must be SPE members in good standing at the time of application
  • Only students enrolled as full-time students are eligible to participate in the contest. The definition of “full-time” is determined by the student’s university
  • If the student has already earned a degree, it must have been less than twelve months before the contest. For example: a student graduating July 2014 must compete by July 2015. If you have commenced a higher level of education you must submit your abstract in that category.
  • Please check the current Sanction laws and requirements before entering. They can be found here.
  • Students are not required to be a member of a student chapter in order to participate in the contest
  • Only sole authored papers can be submitted
  • Student cannot submit a paper that has previously been presented and published at another SPEI event
  • Final rulings on questionable eligibility will be made by the young member engagement committee


Please complete the contest entry form and send to jabbott@spe.org along with your proposal in word format (maximum 300 words) on or before Friday, 13 March 2015. Please note that this is a firm deadline and is not subject for extension, any abstract received later than set deadline will not be accepted.

All paper abstracts must be submitted in English. You should give a description of the proposed paper, summarising its scope and describing any results or conclusions.


Please seek approval from your Institute/University to participate in the contest and to present the proposed materials prior to submitting your abstract.

Applicants will be notified if the abstract has been accepted or declined by Monday, 13 April 2015. Final paper, if selected, must not differ greatly from the abstract submitted.

Get hints and tips for writing your paper >>