Section News

  • SPE Vietnam calling for nomination

    Dear SPE Vietnam member,

    Currently the Section is calling for nomination of the 03 vacancies below:

    -          Sponsorship Co-Chair
    -          BK HCM SPE Student Chapter Liaison
    -          Social Event Chair

     Please find the description of these positions at https://goo.gl/bfC3MF . The nomination has to include these information of the nominee:

    1.      CV
    2.      SPE Membership Number (active)
    3.      Proposer and Seconder (*)
    4.      Nominee Statement: no more than 02 short sentences to show his/her motivation to join SPE Vietnam.

    (*) The Proposer is a SPE Vietnam Section officer who nominates a nominee. The Seconder is another SPE Vietnam Section Officer who also supports the nomination.

    The open call for nominations to section members will last for 02 weeks. Within this period, the nominating committee will collect a list of nominated candidates for each position. After that, the board officers will be given 01 week to vote for each of nominated candidates (yes/no voting). On the published date of the vote, new board members will be selected by a majority vote. As such, the deadline for nomination is Wednesday, 6th of September and the results will be announced a week after.

    In order to send nomination, please apply to vietnam@spemail.org

  • 2017 President’s Award for Section Excellence

    Dear SPE Vietnam members,

     I’m happy and proud to announce that our Section has received the 2017 SPE President’s Award for Section Excellence (please see the letter of award attached). This award is demonstrating that programs and activities of SPE in Vietnam have been recognized as exceptional amongst all Sections around the world.

     As you know, the mission of Society of Petroleum Engineers is to collect, disseminate and exchange technical knowledge in oil & gas industry and provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their competences. In Vietnam, we are doing a number of activities to successfully deliver this mission through our monthly technical talks, workshops and presentations for students and young professionals, soft skill development opportunities, student technical competitions, scholarship support for talented students, live webinars and other programs. Besides, we are trying to consolidate the industry in current challenging times and provide professionals a range of socializing and networking opportunities as annual Golf & Tennis tournament, joint workshops with PVN and PVEP, Vung Tau beach cleaning events etc. With valued support from Vietnam oil & gas industry, we are doing a number of charity projects – renovating school libraries in rural provinces, donating bicycles to poor and unprivileged pupils, supporting heart surgeries to small children, organizing blood donation amongst SPE community and students etc. We believe that all mentioned programs are recognized and appreciated by Vietnam oil & gas community, and we plan to work even more to achieve our high targets.

     This great achievement is result of hard work of Vietnam Committee members who are demonstrating their sincere volunteering spirit to deliver SPE mission in Vietnam, and I’m taking this opportunity to thank all of them for this. I would also like to thank all SPE members in Vietnam for keep supporting us through your active membership and participation in our activities. Remember – together we can do a lot of good things!

    Best regards,
    Timur Manapov
    SPE Vietnam Section Chairman



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Ambassador Lecturer Visit to PVU

In 16th Oct 2017, SPE Ambassador Lecturers Tu Nguyen of Repsol and Phuc Truong of Idemitsu had visited PetroVietnam University (PVU). The visit had provided PVU students 1st and 2nd year students with SPE missions and visions, as well as the numerous benefits of being an SPE Student member. We hope to see a new batch of many PVU SPE student members coming soon. 


SPE Aug Technical Talk

This August, SPE Vietnam Technical Talk was organized as below:

Topic: Applying Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) in Reservoir Characterization and Comparison of different Machine Learning Algorithm Speaker:
Trung Doan, Reservoir Geoscientist, EastSea Star Software.

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SPE Dinner

On 25th August2017, SPE Vietnam Dinner was organized. This social event was participated by more than 20 former and current officers. The recent activities was reviewed, along with the planning for coming major events such as G&T. Also, the dinner was the good chance to celebrate the recent SPE President's Award for Section Excellence. This spurred-on the recently joined committee members to continue upholding section's reputation. Moreover, many milestones in the past and the hardship of establishing and maintaining the section from its early day was highlighted by the Section's founders.


Petroleum Career Orientation Day

On 19th August 2017, Bach Khoa Ho Chi Minh SPE Student Chapter organized Petroleum Career Orientation Day with the main objective is to disseminate general knowledge of Vietnam Oil and Gas Industry to the first and second year PE students. The event was contributed by SPE speakers from Schlumberger, Halliburton, Idemitsu, Repsol and Bohler Pacific. More than 60 attended students from BK HCM, HCM University of Science and PetroVietnam University were exposed to insights about working life in both operator and service companies, as well as the career prospects upon the completion of their undergraduate study.