The Society of Petroleum Engineers Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Student Chapter (SPE ITS SC) has received the Student Chapter Excellence Award, the second-highest achievement which has been granted to only the best 20% from SPE Student Chapters that are spread globally.
The achievement is certainly a huge leap for the organization as it brings ITS to the same level as other top-notch universities who have received similar recognition such as Pennsylvania State University, Universitas Indonesia, and Texas A&M University in Qatar.
SPE ITS SC is a part of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), a non-profit professional association that comprises of more than 158,000 members in 143 countries that are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production.
Established on November 11, 2011, SPE ITS SC is grouped in Java Section along with UI, ITB, UGM, Trisakti, Undip, and UPN Veteran Student Chapters. SPE ITS SC is the first and still the only SPE Student Chapter in East Java Region. This non-profit organization is also registered in the Asia Pacific Region as SPE Student Chapter.
The organization aims to elevate the understanding of the world’s energy sources to each one of its elements by exposing them to not only basic knowledge but also advanced technologies and recent developments in the industries.
SPE ITS SC intends to become the centerpiece of energy, specifically in the oil and gas industry, where its work is demonstrated professionally and proven internationally through unceasing professional competence.
The organization has been continuously organizing wide-range productive activities. SPE ITS SC organizes numbers of engaging seminars such as career seminars in the realm of energy and seminars that are deepening the knowledge about oil and gas with national and multinational partners such as Pertamina, Schlumberger, Indonesia Power.
Furthermore, the organization also makes arrangements for visits to companies related to the oil and gas industry, for instance, Schlumberger CIB, Exxon Mobil Cepu. Besides, the organization does not forget its role to give back to society. Through various CSR programs, SPE ITS SC shows the devotion to positively contribute to the community by conducting a series of educational and environment-focused activities such as mangrove and coral reefs planting.