2019 Asia Pacific Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Paper Contest

Congratulations to Saira on winning the 2019 Asia Pacific Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Paper Contest in the postgraduate division!

The event was organised by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) with several Asia pacific universities participating in the competition. Saira, PhD Candidate in Petroleum Engineering, presented her research on enhancing CO2 storage in depleted oil reservoirs. Saira is supervised by Dr Furqan Le-Hussain and Dr Peter Neal. 

The School was proud to have also been represented by Mohammed Almedallah, Zhenkai Bo and Shaheryar Hussain. 

SPE coordinates 14 regional student paper contests at the undergraduate, master's, and PhD levels. Australia is part of the Asia pacific region. SPE student members across Asia Pacific submitted technical paper abstracts for the opportunity to present at the SPE Asia Pacific Regional Student Paper Contest at APOGCE. The shortlisted papers were presented in front of a panel of judges in their respective Postgraduate or Undergraduate division. 

At postgraduate level, participating universities were: UNSW Sydney, University of Western Australia, Kyushu University, Southwest Petroleum University, College of Petroleum Engineering, Northeast Petroleum University, University Technology Petronas and University of Tokyo). The top three contestants were:

  1. Saira (UNSW Sydney)
  2. Jie Zeng (University of Western Australia)
  3. Nao Miyazaki (Kyushu University)

Saira will now represent UNSW at international level in ATCE October 2020 in Denver, Colorado.

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