The idea behind the first ‘East meets West’ Congress was to gather people from different parts of the world, different universities, and different companies in one, common idea – the idea without any barriers – the idea of the ‘East meets West. No matter if you are a student or a scientist, no matter if you come from the West or the East – we all are part of the Oilfield Industry family and this idea is still the clue of Congress.

Bringing up to life the next editions of the ‘East meets West’ Congress has been a great pleasure & great honor. AGH UST SPE Student Chapter has been doing it already for nine years. The reasons why we are still doing it are pretty obvious: making new friendships, meeting inspiring people and meeting the brightest minds from around the world. Nevertheless, the most important part, the one that brought the biggest smile to everybody’s faces was the fact that together we make a difference. When it comes to the next edition, we can feel pure enthusiasm and joy. The source of this joy is you, dear participants. It is you who builds the ‘East meets West’ Congress and makes the event happen. We wish it never ends.

AGH UST SPE Student Chapter

AGH UST SPE Student Chapter is one of over three hundred SPE student chapters that operate all over the world. Since the beginning, we have made efforts to spread knowledge about oil and gas production and provide our members with information about the newest technologies that are not contained in university textbooks yet. Through various activities, we encourage our members to take an active part in Chapter’s life and to explore the fascinating world of oil and gas. We achieve our goals mainly by inviting professionals for meetings as our guests or as SPE Distinguished Lecturers, organizing an international congress ‘East meets West’ and publishing a trade magazine ‘YoungPetro’.

Apart from those, we enable students to take part in conferences organized by chapters from other countries. We also organize workshops, cooperate with oil and gas companies while organizing manifold events and help students choose the most interesting topic for their research as well. Being part of the SPE AGH SC is an opportunity to test yourself in your first serious projects and in cooperating with your colleagues. It is not only many hours of hard work but also many unforgettable moments spent with friends.

Our dream is to contaminate students with our passion for searching for knowledge and to make them realize the importance of personal development. SPE International awarded us with the GOLD STANDARD AWARD in 2013 and the OUTSTANDING STUDENT CHAPTER AWARD in recognition of our effective work, over-average team cooperation and outstanding project quality.

Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas

The Faculty of Drilling and Petroleum Engineering AGH University of Science and Technology was established in 1967. In 1995 it was renamed the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas. Its activity is focused on widely understood hole mining, gas engineering and scientific research, mainly of applied character. The Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas consists of three departments: Drilling and Geoengineering, Oil Engineering and Gas Engineering which are focused on different areas. The Faculty of Drilling, Oil and The faculty and qualified teaching staff care for both, the highest scientific level and a warm atmosphere for students. Being the only such Faculty in Poland, it opens new horizons for young people.

AGH University of Science and Technology

AGH University of Science and Technology is one of the best and most renowned modern Polish universities. For many years it has been ranked at the top of the list of institutions of higher education. AGH UST is a leading Polish university in modern technologies and belongs to a group of prestigious international educational centers.

The AGH University of Science and Technology was established on 20th October 1919, and until 1949 known as the Academy of Mining. The university, being a technical school, serves science and industry through educating students, developing academic staff, as well as research and development. The university cherishes its traditions and educates students, to be honest, responsible people both at work and as members of society, according to its motto: “Labore creata, labori et scientiae servio” (Created in labour, I serve labour and science).

Wiertnictwo-Nafta-Gaz, Nauka i Tradycje

The foundation “Wiertnictwo-Nafta-Gaz, Nauka i Tradycje” is focused on supporting The Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas at AGH University of Science and Technology. The foundation aims to cultivate traditions and promote achievements in the Polish Oil & Gas industry.

In the Poster Contest, participants will be presenting the results of their research and will be judged by representatives from the industry and AGH UST. It’s available for students all around the world, without regional boundaries.

The topics of abstracts should refer to those presented below:

  • Drilling and Completions
  • Production and Operations
  • Reservoir Engineering and Dynamics
  • Fuels and Energy
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Management and Economics
  • Health, Safety and Environment

The abstract should be written in English and should not include diagrams, pictures, or charts. It should contain between 290 and 350 words.

If you would like to participate in the East Meets West Congress, you have to take part in our registration process.

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