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Held under the patronage of HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HAMDAN BIN MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, Crown Prince of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)
21–23 September 2021, Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Young Member Activities (Virtual | UTC+4)

Young Member Activities (Virtual | UTC+4)

ATCE offers several events specifically for students and Young Professionals (YPs). During the conference, take advantage of learning opportunities and networking events designed to help students launch their E&P career and YPs advance their professional goals.

Make note of the events below to help maximise your time at ATCE 2021.

Courses Open to All Attendees

How to Write A Good Abstract

13 September | 1800–1930 (UTC+4)

In an effort to assist authors submit their best papers to conferences and journals, SPE is offering a free session on how to write an abstract. In this session we will cover basics within the abstract process along with how to effectively construct your abstract. 


How to Write a Good Technical Paper

14 September | 1800–1930 (UTC+4)

SPE is committed to helping authors submit their best possible paper to conferences and journals. This free session will be covering the basic methods on how to write a good technical paper. 


Student Programme

Student Meet and Greet: Finding Your Unique Career Path

20 September
1800–1930 (UTC+4)

This session explores what it means to be a student during times of uncertainty. Hosted by the Young Member Engagement Committee, industry specialists will share experiences and advice for making the most of the early stages of your career, and get you networking with students all around the world. 


International Paper Contests

21 September
1300–2000 (UTC+4)

Watch the winning presentations from SPE's Regional Student Paper Contests as they compete for the international prize. Contests will be broadcast around the world to a judging panel to showcase the best Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD entries. Winners will be announced at the Student Award Ceremony. 

Pre-Awards Student Networking

23 September
1700–1745 (UTC+4)

Join us for a pre-Awards Student Session networking game!


Awards Ceremony

23 September
1800–1930 (UTC+4)

Tune in to celebrate our award-winning students around the globe, including the Presidential Award for Outstanding Student Chapter recipients, Student Paper Contest, and PetroBowl®. 


YP Programme

CV and Interview Skills Workshop

20 September | 1500–1630 (UTC+4)

This workshop will explore practical steps you can follow to improve your chances of applying for jobs, with advice from people in the industry. We explore understanding what companies are seeking, adapting your CV, knowing your weak spots, and overcoming them.


YP Workshop: Transitioning from Technical to Managerial, Do I Need an MBA?

22 September | 1500–1630 (UTC+4)

At the helm of every great business is an effective, thoughtful, and motivated leader. Some people are natural leaders, but anyone can develop the necessary leadership skills with some practical effort.

This session will be discussing how to advance to the top of your field, become a better overall manager, and have the confidence to take on a new project.


Young Members Networking Reception

22 September | 1800–1930 (UTC+4)

This session explores what it means to be a student during times of uncertainty. The energy transition is a huge shift for the industry, but with each company and country taking its own approach, where does that leave young professionals preparing for a long-term career? In this session, we will hear your thoughts and building a discussion to explore how you can fortify your skills for the future.