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The University of Calgary Petroleum & Energy
TABLE OF CONTENTS Society, formerly known as the University of
Calgary Petroleum Club, is a non-profit
About Us 1 organization run by students, with a fundamental
purpose to create an informed, knowledgeable and
What We Do 2
connected workforce in the oil and gas industry.
Technical Speakers 3
Our mission is to equip students with a solid
foundation of knowledge, experience and
Field Trips 3
networks so that they may have a competitive
Events and Activities 2007/2008 4 edge when entering the oil and gas industry and
meet industry’s demand for a skilled new
Value of Sponsorship 5 workforce.
Exposure, Personal Interaction 5 We do this by organizing educational events,
& Student Development field trips, technical lectures and tours and seek
to engage with industry professionals for
Sponsorship Levels 6 mentorship and potential networking.
Budget Information 7 For the 2008/09 academic year,
we will have approximately 2500 associate,
How to Contribute 8 and 110 full time members. We also hope to
increase our membership further by reaching
out to students in other faculties.
Our aim is to enhance the educational
“ experience and promote personal
development of student members. ”
Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta | T2N 1N4
We are proud to recognize our sponsors from last year, without whom our activities would not
have been successful.
Shell Canada | Nexen Inc. | ConocoPhillips Canada
Petroleum Society CIM | Fekete | Syncrude | Imperial Oil
Talisman Energy Inc. | Enerflex | CWLS | SPE
The University of Calgary and the Schulich School of Engineering Activity Fund
WHAT WE DO
Every year, the Petroleum & Energy Society organizes multiple activities ranging from
technical presentations by industry professionals to gas plant /refinery field trips and rig
tours. We also organize professional mixers to facilitate interaction between industry
professionals and student members. A partial list of previous events organized by the society
can be found under “Events and Activities 2007/ 2008”
The society is strongly affiliated with the Petroleum Society (PetSoc). We are also the official
student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and the Canadian Well Logging
society (CWLS). In addition, we are also the founding member of the University of Calgary
Energy Council. The council was developed to integrate all faculty clubs/societies involved in
the petroleum and energy industries. This council allows for networking and collaboration
amongst faculties such as business, geology, geophysics, economics and engineering.
(Left to Right Back) Jared Bouma, Dylan Van Brunt, Scott Johnston (Front) Margarita Carlos, Nicole Arasaki,
Christina Ma, Monica Robichaud Missing: Maria Marianayagam, Shina Minhas, Sonia Kohli, Kanishka Jayawardene
Every year, we invite professionals to present on various aspects of the oil & gas industry.
These topics range from the basics such as “Introduction to Drilling” to specific topics such
as “Sub-surface Risk Assessment for In-situ Oil Sands Projects.” For the 2008/09 academic
year we plan to continue focus on fundamental topics in industry, and also hope to
introduce more recent developments such as “Stimulation of Unconventional Reservoirs”.
This helps provide students with a broad understanding of the Oil and Gas industry.
Many of our speakers present on subjects not offered in the current university curriculum.
This gives our members a chance to learn about topics beyond the classroom from some of
the most knowledgeable minds in the industry. Furthermore, it allows students to attach a
human face to the company name. Students seeking future career opportunities within the
organization can then correspond with the speaker.
Each year, the Petroleum & Energy Society organizes field trips to gas processing plants,
heavy oil extraction facilities and refineries, and manufacturing facilities. Many students have
never worked in the field before and consequently, are not familiar with distillation columns,
separators, packers, pump jacks etc. The aim of these trips is to let students observe,
understand and appreciate the massive infrastructure that is associated with the industry.
Two major tours were accomplished last year.
The first was a two day hands on introduction to
the Alberta Oil Sands. Day one was spent in
Syncrude’s North mining facility, sponsored in
part by Nexen and The Schulich School of
Engineering. The second day was spent touring
Imperial Oil’s Cold Lake CSS Operations.
The second tour was a full day guided tour of an EnerFlex Compressor Facility where we
were given the chance to see the equipment up close.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 2007 / 2008
Following is a partial list of last year’s events / activities and technical talks:
October 30, 2007 - Introduction to the Petroleum Industry Presentation
• 5 Speaker Industry Panel covering various industry roles
November 16-18, 2007 - Trip to Ft. McMurray
• Syncrude’s North Mine • Imperial Oil’s Cold Lake CSS Facilities
November 30, 2007 - Fundamentals of Well Logging
• Peter Kubica, Petro-Canada CWLS
January 25, 2008 - SPE President’s Address to the Students
• Leo Roodhard, SPE
January 26, 2008 - Oil Riggers & Gold Diggers Cabaret
• Petroleum and Energy Society • Petroleum Landman Undergraduate Society
February 19, 2008 - CWLS Annual General Meeting and Dinner
• Canadian Well Logging Society
February 28, 2008 - EnerFlex Compressor Tour
• EnerFlex Facility
February 29, 2008 - Introduction to Tight Gas Reservoirs
• Fekete Associates
March 26, 2008 - Production Engineering Basics
March 7, 2008 – Edson Sour Gas Processing Plan Tour
• Talisman Energy Inc.
April 11, 2008 - SPE Ambassador’s Presentation
VALUE OF SPONSORSHIP
Sponsoring the University of Calgary Petroleum & Energy Society will expose the sponsoring
organization to a broad base of students interested in the oil and gas field and raise your
profile amongst the future working force.
As a valued sponsor, you have an excellent opportunity to interact with post secondary
professionals in training. In today’s labor market it is of the utmost importance to provide
exposure to students from all disciplines about your needs and opportunities. This allows
us to understand how to best serve the industry. In terms of recruitment, the U of C
Petroleum and Energy Society allows for something quite unique. The society is the largest
club on campus which represents a trusted connection to industry, and for many we
provide the starting blocks of a great career. By being involved in our activities, you can
raise your profile amongst the geology, geophysics and engineering disciplines and thus,
increase your chances of recruiting some of the brilliant minds of the future.
Volunteering your employees to our monthly speaker series gives students the
opportunity to interact with your company representative on a personal level. The
industry tours are also a great chance to give the students an idea of what it is like to
work at one of your facilities, or as part of your company. It is these experiences that will
help attract our top notch students.
The Petroleum & Energy Society will also be your liaison when organizing information
sessions. Our society can organize and advertise the event to the students. As the
Petroleum & Energy Society has a greater presence on campus, students are more likely
to go to information sessions advertised by us and participate.
Students often have limited knowledge of the industry and these activities bring about a
realistic perspective to refine student development. Many students are under the
impression that the oil and gas industry is old and conventional. They are unaware of the
on-going research and cutting-edge technology employed by the industry. By supporting
our activities, you are ensuring that new graduates of high caliber not only become aware
of the issues and challenges facing the industry, but consider you the preferred employer
We have four levels of sponsorship available to suit your needs and budget. We can
also work with your company to customize a package that will deliver the best value to
the student members as well as your organization. The benefits of each sponsorship tier
are dependent on the contribution level and how involved your company wishes to be.
From providing speakers for technical presentations, to arranging field trips for any size
of student group, to scholarships, our society believes in providing valuable personal
interaction with students of mutual benefit.
The level of involvement can be discussed in detail with either the President or VP
sponsorship. The tiers available are:
Exposure Website & Company Corporate Student
Priority Advertising Logo Presenter Membership
Large logo and
Platinum $10,000 + 1 YES YES
Gold $5,000 2 Large logo YES* NO
Silver $2,500 3 Small logo YES* NO
Bronze $500 4 Company name NO NO
* Presenter availability and session time awarded by exposure priority
The company name and/or logo along with a link to your
homepage will be included on our Petroleum & Energy
Society website (http://www.pes.ucalgary.ca) as part of the
above packages. Furthermore, the society will distribute any
and all company material (pamphlets, pens, coffee mugs,
key chains, etc.) to students along with membership
purchases. For Platinum and Gold Sponsors the Petroleum
and Energy Society will provide students in your company to
join the club at no extra charge, giving them access to
presentations and events.
Funding for our activities is obtained through sale of student memberships and corporate
sponsorship. Club dues are a flat rate of $20 for the entire academic year. This includes
memberships to associate organizations such as the SPE, Canadian Well Logging Society,
and the Petroleum Society CIM.
The following is a tentative list of activities requiring funding for the 2008/09 academic
year. The money raised through our membership drive is not sufficient to cover the costs of
organizing all the proposed activities. Corporate support is essential in making these events
possible for our student members.
ACTIVITY FUNDING REQUIRED FOR TOTAL AMOUNT
Fort McMurray Oilsands Trip
• 40 people
• 3 days, 2 nights
Weatherford Shop Tour
• 20 people $10,000
Domestic Trips • 2 days, 1 night
Talisman Gas Plant Tour
• 30 people $5,000
• 1 day tour
Various Day Trips
• 30 people $10,000
• Various Locations & Facilities
SPE Annual Technical Conference – Denver
• 12 people $20,000
International • 5 days, 4 nights
Trips World Petroleum Congress - Madrid, Spain
• PES President $4,000
• 1 week
• Luncheons with various topics and speakers
Technical • Various Industry Presentations $1,000
Presentations • Tickets to SPE Technical Luncheons
• Student Mixers (multi-faculty)
• Ski Trip $7,000
Social Events • Council Meetings
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
If you require further information on the sponsorship tiers, the level of involvement, or
have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dylan Van Brunt or Scott
Johnston at either: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. or by telephone
at (403) 681-2922
Please make cheques payable to the “University of Calgary Petroleum and Energy
Society.” Cheques should be sent to:
U of C Petroleum & Energy Society c/o Dr. Ian Gates
Dept. of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary | 2500 University Drive NW | Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
You can also find us on the Internet at www.pes.ucalgary.ca
Dept of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta | T2N 1N4