SPE Young Professionals Meeting

The Young Professional Section of SPE will be holding an event on the 14th of January at 17:30 at a location in Copenhagen which will be announced closer to the date, with the main theme dedicated to career guidance.


The meeting, which will be held in a informal setting, will have Bill Ginty speaking about his career in the oil industry. Bill, a personally very outgoing petroleum engineer, held a variety of positions within the industry. Bill is a University of Texas graduate, starting his career as a roustabout with Marathon Oil in 1982, later on moving on to become a wireline engineer in Schlumberger in the Middle East, and eventually settling down in Denmark with various roles in Maersk, Hess and DONG. Throughout his career Bill has written and co-authored a number of SPE papers and is a long standing SPE Copenhagen Board member.


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November Meeting at Maersk

The next SPE meeting will be held at Maersk on Wednesday November 19th.

Please note the change of date from the September Newsletter.

The pre-dinner presentation will be on the 'Maersk Drilling Service Delivery Model', by Kristian Coff-Petersen of Maersk Drilling.

The post-dinner presentation will be on Dan Bravo Rationalisation, by Jakob Knudsen of Maersk Oil.

As Always,

Drinks: 17:00 - 18:00

Presentation and SPE News: 18:00 - 19:00

Dinner: 19:00 - 21:00

Please sign up by Friday 14th November (for dinner) following this link. Note - registration is required even for attendance at the presentation only, due to Maersk office security requirements. Non-Maersk employees who have not signed up beforehand may not be allowed in.

Student Scholarship

The SPE Copenhagen Section Student Scholarship can be applied for once a year by students working with petroleum engineering or closely related topics. The total amount that can be applied for is 15,000 DKK. The scholarship can be applied for by filling in the application form, which can be downloaded from here. The application form should be returned to the secretary of the SPE Copenhagen Section:
Ken Wesnaes, A/S Dansk Shell, Mikado House, Rued Langgaards Vej 6-8, DK-2300 København S

The letter should be marked:

SPE Student Scholarship.

The application should be returned no later than 1st December 2014

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October Meeting at Shell

The next SPE meeting will be held on Wednesday the 22nd of October and will take place at the Mikado House in Amager, and is sponsored by Shell.

Ben Ring, Shell VP Upstream for Denmark, and Shell Country Chairman for Denmark, Greenland and Iceland, will give a presentation titled "Safety in Operations - A leadership journey".

The dinner speaker, David Roberts, will talk about Process Safety in Wells.

As usual, the programme for the meeting:

Drinks: 17:00 - 18:00
Presentation and SPE News: 18:00 - 19:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:00

Please indicate your attendance by Thursday the 16th of September by signing up here.

September meeting at DTU

Welcome back!

We look forward to seeing you all at the first meeting for the 2014-2015 season sponsored by DTU will be held as usual at the DTU in Kgs Lyngby, on Tuesday the 23rd of September.

Speakers will be Dr. Teresa Regueira Muniz, Konstantina Katika and Dr. John Jørgensen from the DTU who will present on the following DTU research projects:

  • Scientific Computing for Optimization and Control of Oil Reservoirs
  • New Experimental Facility for High Pressure High Temperature PVT Study at DTU
  • Low Field NMR of Saturated Porous Media

The dinner speaker is Dr Bo Cerup-Simonsen who will talk about the new Danish Hydrocarbon Research & Technology Centre.

Programme for the meeting:

Drinks: 17:00 - 18:00
Presentation and SPE News: 18:00 - 19:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:00

Please indicate your attendance by Thursday the 18th of September by signing up here.

p.s. see the link below for some pictures from the summer party....


  • Student Chapter

    From here you will be able to see news and events from the SPE Student Chapter at the Technical University of Denmark. 

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