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!