Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
The Petroleum Engineering program is supported by a student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Activities of the SPE student chapter are broadly divided into technical and social functions. Major technical activities include sponsoring students to conferences and Education Weeks organized annually by SPE in conjunction with major oil and gas conferences in the region, field trips, company visits, and technical presentations delivered by industry professionals. Students also participate in regional and international student paper contests where they can showcase their research skills, competing with other students for honors. Social activities include the annual Sports Day, dinners, dhow cruises, visits to other chapters, etc.