Fellow SPE members and - supporters,
The Anton de Kom student chapter has requested our support to allow them to participate with a team of 3 students in the regional qualifiers of PetroBowl, which will be held on June 24 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, prior to the SPETT Energy Conference & Exhibition. This will be 1st time ever a team of the only University in Suriname will participate in this annual event.
After careful considerations, the SPE Suriname section (SPESUR) decided to help the students because:
The annual Petrobowl contest is, together with the SPE student paper contest (SPC) in which the ADEK university will also be participating for the 1st time ever with two BSc graduates (thanks to sponsorship from Upstream OIl & gas operators in Suriname), an excellent measuring tool to see where the students of the Suriname University stand compared to regional universities, with a much longer tradition of delivering graduates for the Oil & Gas sector. With this experience, our University gets input to upgrade their product to another level, needed for sustainable development of the Suriname-Guyana basin by our country (Suriname).
By participating in both these events, the younger generation students will be stimulated not only to choose for a study related to the Oil & gas sector, but also enhance their study performance too increase their chance of being selected for these annual events in the future.
Because of very the short time remaining until this event, SPESUR decided to help the ADEK student chapter with USD 250 from our own funds and by initiating crowd funding under our SPE members and -supporters.
Please help our University and their students by donating. We are aiming at a minimum amount of USD 10 (or equivalent in SRD) per person.
We will be sending SPE (student) members to collect and register your donation at the different locations of Upstream Staatsolie (Flora, Oil field in Saramacca and Nieuwe haven) this week early and next week . if preferred, you can also donate for Petrobowl via SPESUR bank accounts.
De Surinaamse Bank account number (SR Dollar):7928440
De Surinaamse Bank account number (US Dollar): 7928459
Also there will be an opportunity to donate at our next SPE-Distinguished Lecturer event on Friday 22 June in Hotel Krasnapolsky (see previous mail).
More information of PetroBowl and the Student pper contest can be found on the spe website (spe.org )