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SPE Field Trip Malaysia (2016)

Reservoir Box Challenge – Video

One of the main activities during the “II SPE FRANCE STUDENT CHAPTERS MEETING” was the Reservoir Box Challenge. This challenge was a complete field development, which included seismic, drilling, production, economics and more. The specifics on this challenge are in the following video courtesy of: IFP SCHOOL.


II French Student Chapter Meeting

SPE France Student Chapter meeting was the biggest event we organized this year: over 100 students and professionals participated in a whole-day symposium. We successfully gathered all the five-student chapters in France for a whole day, creating more powerful bonds between their members.

Our chapter dedicated a whole committee for the planning of this event; from the type of coffee to be served up to the simulation game (a real-oil production from ten pseudo-reservoir boxes), everything was planned.

This meeting included the participation of D Nathan Meehan, 2016 SPE President, Mathias Meister, SPE Regional Director and Blaine Horner, Regional Activities Specialist. Students had the splendid opportunity to interchange with them and also with SPE France members and some company CEO’s.

This day represented a step forward into the professional world. The gathering was full of excitement and surprises. It started with a brief speech of our chapter’s president and the IFP School Dean, followed by a motivating presentation given by SPEI president. Next, Alexandre Rojey presented the conference: “The position of the E&P in an energy changing world, post COP-21”. Students learned what is next to come for the oil and gas industry. Thereafter, students attended the workshop “Young engineer in the E&P: what does it look like?” Four young professionals shared their experiences in the industry; they helped students with their inquiries and exchanged points of views. The half-day field production game was the meeting highlight; students had to analyze synthetic data, build a field development plan and present it to the bank (faculty advisors and SPE members), to drill the wells and develop the field to produce oil. This game challenged not only their technical skills, but also their ability to economize, distribute and manage.

We thank all the attendants, and all the people that made this amazing day happen. Hopefully we will meet you again!

In order to see the photo album of the event select the following link:




In the upcoming days, the biggest event organized by the current SPE IFP student chapter will take place. The expectations for this event are really high since this event, in the previous edition, probed to be a display of the talent and dedication of our SPE student chapter. The following information would explain in detail what this event is about:

The SPE Student Chapter Meeting is a biennial event which gathers all French Student Chapters (UPPA, Nancy-Lorraine, Mines Paristech, CentraleSupelec and IFP School) and several stakeholders from the energy industry.

The event will take place at the Vert-Mont castle (château de Vert-Mont, Rueil Malmaison).

Saturday 19th of March (from 8am – 8pm).

It is possible to find more details on: IFP-School SPE Student Chapter (Facebook account)

CONFERENCE MINES PARISTECH – Long-term and short-term energy strategy in a changing world

SPE SC was pleased to have Jean-Michel Gauthier as a guest speaker at École des Mines de Paris on 27th January. Mr Gauthier is the chief economist officer in the Energy & Resources Department of Deloitte and also executive director of the Energy & Finance Chair at HEC Paris. Despite his many responsibilities, he took time out to share his point of view concerning the future of energy strategy in a three-part speech.


Dual career management

The Conference entitled “Managing Dual Careers: Work Life Integration in 24/7 World”, held by IFP-SPE Student Chapter, took place on Thursday 14th January.

We were honored to count with the presence of Ms Eve SPRUNT (Consultant Eve Sprunt and Associates).


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From left to right: LEIGUE Paola , DEFLANDRE Jean-Pierre, OSORIO Andrea, SPRUNT Eve, VINET Thibault, BOSIO Jacques, MENDOZA Oscar.

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LNG Conference

On Thursday 17th of December 2015 took place the conference entitled: “LNG markets: current situation, future trend and new opportunities in small-scale and retail LNG use” the presentation was in charge of Mr. Gilbert Hamaide, Senior VP of strategy for retail LNG / Global Gas & LNG Division from ENGIE.

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SPE Breakfast

On Thursday December 3, SPE IFP students organized a breakfast event. Its goal was to socialize the objectives, benefits and activities of SPE IFP student chapter.

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The event was a major success with more than 80 new students registered as SPE members.

Welcome and thanks to all new members.

Catch Them Young

The premier edition of the Catch Them Young Program took place in Ruiel High School on April 2nd, 2015. It was indeed and interesting and enlightening session for the students as they were been taught and exposed to the Oil and Gas Industry on a broad scale.

Delivering the most impactful lecture was Mathiew Mascle, who was once a student of the school. Also representing the student chapter were Maria; the Faculty sponsor, Ulrick; the President, Kachi; the Secretary and Laura; a member of the field trip committee.

The event was indeed a huge success as the students not only asked questions but had the opportunity to see and touch oil and core samples. Each student also received a copy of The Rollin’ Barrel and was also informed about the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) run by IFP School.

The presentation was concluded with a speech on Unconventional Resources by Audrey Quehen – Director of Communication at CHNC. The staff and students showed their appreciation and requested for another session in the shortest possible time.

Kudos to IFP School Student Chapter!!!

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Conference Middle East Geopolitics

Our third conference of 2014/2015 was a success with more than 50 people attending! Don’t forget to like the page to get all the information regarding IFP-School SPE Student Chapter!

Poster - Conference Middle East Geopolitics

Philippe Persillon, President of Total Professeurs Associés (TPA), enligthened us on Middle East Geopolitics. Please, find below some pictures of the conference and the cocktail.

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Conference Shale Gas Revolution

Our second conference of 2014/2015 was a success with more than 60 people attending! Don’t forget to like the page to get all the information regarding IFP-School SPE Student Chapter!

10502101_862135273809939_1947627132307429528_nPhilippe Charlez has enlightened our perception of the shale gas revolution. Please, find below some pictures of the conference and the cocktail.

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Next conference should be on February, 19th with Philippe Persillon, director of Total Professeur Associé, on Middle East Geopolitics related to Oil & Gas. More information to come soon!

Article about IFP Scool Student Chapter in OPC Insight

Last week was released the winter edition of OPC Insight, the Newsletter of the  company. Oilfield Production Consultants (OPC) Ltd is an independent, established  consultancy with offices in the UK, USA, Qatar and Kazakhstan. It helped SPE Student  Chapter of IFP Scool by sponsoring the trip to Houston they did last April (see page 15). We are very grateful for their precious support!

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SPE Conference – Oil Price Drop Causes and Consequences

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The IFP School Student Chapter is honoured to invite you to its first conference of the year onTuesday, December 16th at 4.45pm in TA13. The topic is:

Oil Price Drop – Causes and Consequences

Given the current oil price, you are wondering if you will find a job in July or December? 

SPE Conference – Oil Price Drop Causes and Consequences

Let’s come to the conference where our guest Jean-Pierre FAVENNEC, Economist at IFPEN, is going to explain the geopolitical and economical causes plus the consequences for companies in terms of organisation, employment, etc.

The conference will be followed by a friendly cocktail to further discuss the subject. In order to better calibrate the quantity of food and drinks, we would appreciate it if you could take 30 seconds to register following this link: http://goo.gl/forms/HQ25uW4klj

Remember: ALL IFP School programs are warmly invited!
Should you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us at spestudentchapterifp@gmail.com

Best regards and see you on Tuesday!

SPE Student Chapter


For your information, the program of the conference is the following:

Part I – (5 min) Ulrick RAZAFINDRAKOTO, President of the SPE Student Chapter of IFP School will talk to you about the different activities of our Student Chapter.

Part II – (45 min) Presentation by Jean-Pierre FAVENNEC, Economist at IFPEN, on the oil price drop.

Part III – (15 min) Open discussion with the lecturer, questions and answers time.

Part IV – A cocktail will follow the conference, a great possibility to know more about the Oil & Gas market.