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    In groups, we bond together and explore new realities.

    Individual entities united by a thirst for knowledge, we grow as we learn

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    Experience is the only teacher we have.

    We may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth,
    until we experience it ourselves

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    Until we practice, until we feel the elements working under our own influence,
    until we realize how things actually work, until then, there can be no learning.
    This is the true spirit of engineering


The UPES SPE Student Chapter was established in 2009 with a vision of enabling students to become early contributors to the oil and gas E&P industry by actively participating in the exchange of technical knowledge regarding the same, and to enhance their technical and professional competence at the same time. Today, the Chapter is a benchmark for excellence in all undertakings, be it planning & operations, social responsibility, industrial involvement or professionalism. The values of the Chapter are its backbone, because the Chapter subscribes to the ideology that an individual and an organisation are both described by their value systems. Some of these values include: Innovation, Professionalism, Volunteering, Continuous Learning and Social Responsibility.

Every year, the Chapter organises the UPES SPE Fest which is a big attraction for students not only in India, but also from abroad. Buoyed by the overwhelming success of UPES SPE Fest 2015 and 2016 which witnessed a participation of over 400 students from India, Kazakhstan, Russia, Bangladesh, Nigeria & Saudi Arabia, the Chapter plans to host this technical festival on a grander scale this year by taking it to a higher dimension.

In 2017, the Chapter aims at a larger-than-life technical fest with the theme of Conquering Changes, laying specific stress upon the recent tumultuous downturn in the oil and gas industry. The preparations are in full swing for all events, which involve everything from mud challenge to a bidding event to quiz to paper and poster presentation. An immense number of participants have already registered for the upcoming fest events, and the committee members are giving their best, with all noses to the grindstone. The seventh edition of this captivating fest, the UPES SPE Fest 2017 will be organized from 9th to 11th February 2017 and is set to provide all its participants with unparalleled exposure towards the Oil and Gas Industry. Keeping in mind the current scenario in the sector and to combat the challenges faced due to the volatility of crude oil prices, the Chapter shall conduct a Technical Conference on Day 2 of the UPES SPE Fest 2017, that is, on 10th February, 2017.

The Chapter continues to grow by leaps and bounds and achieve new standards of brilliance every day, moving onwards towards better and greater goals, firmly inculcating in all its associates, the spirit of “miles to go before I sleep”.

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Conferences And Workshop

Students have attended various international conferences and workshops on the behalf of the University and the Chapter such as the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Abu Dhabi), International Petroleum Technology Conference (Doha, Qatar, 2015), Petrobowl, International Association of Driling Contractors (Abu Dhabi, 2015), Global Refining and Petrochemical Congress (Noida, 2015), SPE Young Professionals Workshop (Bangalore, 2015), India Drilling and Exploration Conference (Mumbai, 2015 and 2016), SPE London Annual Conference (London, 2016) etc.


The Chapter members have proven their merit in all fields by receiving numerous scholarships like the Star Scholarship and the Gus Archie Scholarship, and having their research papers published in prominent technical magazines and journals all over the world, including OnePetro.”

Rare Achievement

The Chapter has been awarded the Gold Standard Award for three successive years (2011, 2012 & 2013). The Gold Standard is an exceptional standard for performance in categories of membership, planning, education, professionalism, service, support, and fundraising.

The Chapter has also achieved the rare distinction of being awarded the most prestigious honour of receiving the ‘Outstanding Student Chapter Award’ in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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UPES SPE Student Chapter
UPES Campus, P.O. Bidholi
Via-Prem Nagar Dehradun-248007

Email and Contact

Sagarika Gangopadhyay, President, UPES SPE SC: sagarika.upes@gmail.com, +91 7895587788

Ravi Patel, Vice President, UPES SPE SC: ravipatel.upesspe@gmail.com, +91 7895260153