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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

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

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

Meet and Greet

20 September | 1800–1930

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

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. 

Awards Ceremony

23 September | 1800–1930

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

YP Programme

Communication Skills Workshop

22 September | 1500–1630

This interactive workshop will help you improve your skills to better manage and communicate with your team in the modern professional environment. The session will include presentations and activities to improve your communication etiquette and choosing the best medium for the results you need.   

Young Members Networking Reception

22 September | 1800–1930

Our virtual reception will be allowing young members from around the world to network and discuss key themes in the industry. Following a short panel discussion looking into the major impacts on young people in the industry, participants will break into groups to explore their experiences.