UPES SPE Student Chapter

Our Chapter | Our Work | Our Legacy

We are the UPES SPE Student Chapter!

We work to push our limits and soar to new heights with every intitiative that we take. We are an “of the students, by the students and for the students” organization active in the Energy Sector; an outpost of the prestigious international Society of Petroleum Engineers, bridging the ubiquitous gap between the industry and the academia through year-round activities spanning across multiple, versatile domains.

Our Story

Our History

Since the Chapter’s inception in 2009, the UPES SPE Student Chapter has always aimed for the skies. With the goal of disseminating knowledge among the college students, the chapter has progressed by leaps and bounds with each passing year. Today, the Chapter is a benchmark for excellence in all undertakings, be it planning & operations, social responsibility, industrial involvement or professionalism.

Our Values

The values of the Chapter are its backbone, because the Chapter subscribes to the ideology that an individual and an organization are both described by their value systems. Some of these values include elements of Professionalism, a spirit of Volunteering, the desire for Continuous Learning, a sense of Social Responsibility, and as embodied by our motto, a life led with the aim of Enhancing Competence.

Our Purpose

The Chapter aims to challenge its older self with each passing year. The annual UPES SPE Fest each year is, despite the vast success of previous years, unparalleled in exposure, participation and glory. The Chapter continues to grow by leaps and bounds and achieve new standards of brilliance every day, moving on, towards greater goals, and dispense technical and non-technical skills to all our stakeholders.





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Our Objectives


Our primary objective is the growth of each and every member, and the growth of the entire industry along with us, through eagerness to adapt and a set of curious minds.


 At UPES SPE, we define success as the achievement of our continuously enhancing goals,  and believe in chasing satisfaction and fulfilment of a job well done.


We believe that in this digital and fast paced world, smart work beats hard work, which is why we stress on streamlining our approach towards organisation and planning to be truly efficient.


Innovation is essential for survival, as well as for sutainable development. At the core of everything we do, as a Chapter, we strive to add value to existing endeavours, and inspire innovation.

Chapter Influence

The Chapter has a vibrant extended nexus in the outside world, through which we make our presence felt on a larger scale. This is done through initiatives like Lecture Programs, Student Networking, Battle Energia and Anubhav Student Mentorship Program.


The Anubhav Student Mentorship Program allots a sophomore to every freshman; a college version of your guardian angel, a friend and a helper to take along on your test drive into the real world, and encourage learning through engagement in intellectual activities.


Student Networking

Chapter representatives get opportunities to learn through the exposure that comes with attending conferences, technical fests, international competitions and the like,  and indulge in networking with industry professionals as well as other students from across the globe.


Battle Energia

This is a one-of-a-kind UPES SPE initiative under which we publicise life in the Energy Sector in high schools to create awareness and generate interest about the field in young students through presentations and a quiz contest, conducted in 27 cities and for more than 5000 students now.


Lecture Programs

The Chapter conducts Regular Distinguished Lecture Programs, Ambassador Lecture Programs, Webinars and Guest Lectures of esteemed industry personalities to spread and share technical knowledge among its members, and  broaden the domain of their knowledge.


Our CSR Collaboration

Corporate Social Responsibility is a much needed facet of every organization, and thus, UPES SPE, in complete agreement with the same, fulfills all its duties through the diligent efforts of our Social & Environmental Committee.

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Our Industry Connect

Apart from our highly extensive alumni base, we are also quite proud of our industrial reach, which helps us keep track of the latest developments in the Oil and Gas Sector, and exposes our members to a vast vista of learning.

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Chapter Regulars

As a Student Chapter, we have three primary Regulars that we do bigger and better each year, comprising the UPES SPE Fest and Conference, several Domain Specific Weeks and various Trademark Events associated with the UPES SPE Student Chapter.

Domain Specific Weeks

Weeks full of technical events related to specific and petroleum related domains like Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Geology to increase students’  industrial acumen etc.

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UPES SPE Fest and Conference

Annual global technical consortium of events, activities and interaction for knowledge sharing between stalwarts and students of the Energy industry.

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Trademark Events

Events like Company Profiling, Brand Quotient, Margdarshan and Prelude, among others; intended to raise the bar of erudition and enhance the competence of our members.

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Through the times of calm and storm, they have steered our ship to safety and prosperity. Let’s have a look at what the veterans have to say.

Experiences of Many Different Wavelengths

Joining the University as a fresher back I 2013, the four years then have been a roller coaster ride, filled with ups and downs each with its own lessons. SPE has been an integral part of this journey and has given me experiences of many different wavelengths that has helped my growth, for which I am grateful. It is essential to inculcate values of volunteerism, team work as well as organization skills right from the start and this chapter stands unmatched in the University in this Sphere. It is essential to develop a well-rounded personality to give us a head start. The students here have a great opportunity to gain this in the form of SPE. Cheers.

Vivek Varma

The Fuel for My Journey

Ever since I joined UPES in 2013, my life has been filled with challenges that shaped my mind and personality. As freshmen, you will find loads of opportunities and the best way to make it through this time is by accepting every challenge and showcasing your talent on all avenues. UPES SPE SC was the fuel for my journey. A young team which appreciates the talents of their fellow students; working together towards technical and professional development. SPE helped me grasp and the importance of discipline and teamwork, which was evident once I started working with an International Organization.

Sagarika Gangopadhyay
Weatherford Drilling International

My Family and My Workplace

UPES SPE Student Chapter was a platform where I could get an exposure to the industry while working under the guidance of seniors to learn the traits of honesty and integrity to pioneer in any field as a team. The Chapter helped me rediscover myself at an individual level by testing my decision–making skills, which in turn boosted my confidence and made me better at what I do, and the singular art of taking responsibility upfront and delivering the desired results within the stipulated time frame. UPES SPE Student Chapter provides a healthy environment to learn and work together as a family, where you will make bonds for a lifetime and cherish the memories through your entire life.

Harsh Yadav

Enhancing Potential AND Competence

After coming to college, I had a lot of free time and extra energy. Luckily, SPE is where that untapped energy went into positive productivity while I could utilize that free time in accordance with the promise of my potential. SPE helped me enhance that potential. It made me a team player instead of being an individual performer. I was helped with enhancement in soft skills, technical acumen and establishing very strong bonds with my seniors. From internship to job, I had an assuring and guiding figure as my seniors of SPE. It was and will always stay as one of the best things that happened with me in UPES.

Prashun Pankaj
Indian Oil-Adani Gas Pvt. Ltd.

Unrivaled Exposure

UPES provided me with ample opportunities and unrivaled exposure in the form of the UPES SPE Student Chapter. Throughout my 4 years of college, I developed skills, passion, abilities, professionalism, decision making, confidence, and so much more with the help of the Chapter. I am grateful for the growth and values I obtained through SPE.

Raghav Grover
Pidlite Industries Ltd.

Plethora of Opportunities

If a window of opportunity shows up, don’t pull down the shades!

Ever since I joined UPES in 2013, I learned a great deal of things, both on the personal and professional front. The UPES SPE Student Chapter had a huge role to play in this regard.

SPE gives you a plethora of opportunities to showcase your talents, to get in touch with like-minded people, it provides exposure to the O&G Industry and sometimes you also get a family away from home, as in my case.

The way people work diligently within the chapter is something to be learnt by working people everywhere.

Abhinav Srivastava
Wipro Energy and Utility Services

A Gateway to the Industry

SPE has been an integral part of my college and professional life. Whether it was getting in touch with college seniors or with Industry professionals, the UPES SPE team has been my constant pillar of strength. For a fresher, SPE is a gateway to understand the industry and the UPES SPE Chapter has been making the gateway accessible in a very systematic manner via field visits, Anubhav interactions and lectures form Industry professionals. Having worked as a part of the Chapter Committee and Section Committee has given me an advantage to network with people and understand the Industry’s best practices. Our chapter is one of the best chapters of the world because of this amazing team work.

Gurmat Singh

The Catalyst for Change

Joining UPES as a fresher with many dreams and aspirations, I worked hard not only to achieve external goals but to extend my limits to each and every step. One thing which I can proudly say today is that I have completely evolved as a person, both on the personal and professional front, the credit of which can definitely goes to SPE. A journey full of emotions, learning, receiving, receiving guidance from seniors and passing it on to stupendous juniors surely made me realize one thing: UPES without SPE would have been a flower without fragrance.

Vedant Makwana
Tech Mahindra Ltd.

The Skill Sharpener

SPE has given me a chance to sharpen my skills in my field of choice. There have been many instances to learn more ways of improving my craft as a result of my time with the Chapter. I am thankful to SPE for inculcating various skills like leadership, team spirit and professionalism in me. The Chapter provided me plenty of opportunities to attend various conferences and meet vivid O&G Industry professionals. SPE helped me bridge the gap between the academia and professional world, and receive valuable guidance from my seniors. I knew that one day this valuable experience will assist me in my search for a rewarding career and it did the same.

Shivam Malik
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