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Young Members Activities

Teachers' Workshop: 19 January

The Teachers’ workshop entitled “Education Energizing the Future”, it will be focused on supporting teachers in the education of essential scientific concepts, that relate to the oil and gas industry. The workshop session will ensure that educators receive comprehensive and objective information that can then be incorporated into their lessons. A variety of free instructional materials will be available to take back to the classroom.

Education Day: 21–22 January

Education Day entitled "Energy 4All" is an initiative to introduce students to the disciplines of petroleum engineering, and the industry in general. Targeted at high school students, grade 10 to grade 12, invited industry professionals will share their experiences with students and deliver talks on topics of general interest and of specific relevance to the industry. In addition, students will be given free access to the exhibition floor during IPTC. They will be able to see, first-hand, the latest technologies utilized by engineers in oil and gas E&P, including state-of-the-art software used for solving complicated engineering problems. It is hoped that they will leave the conference with a better understanding of what petroleum engineers do and their role in the broader community. Equally important, they will also become aware that a petroleum engineering career is full of exciting challenges, teamwork and global opportunities.

International Education Week: 18–22  January

International Education Week entitled "Energy Challenges + Education = Our Future" will include a five-day programme for selected undergraduate geosciences and engineering students from a number of international educational institutions. We are delighted to welcome more than 90 students from across the globe and 30 students’ local Qatari students, who have been selected to participate in this year’s activities. We thank the sponsors of this programme, who will pay the travel and accommodation expenses incurred by attendees. The objective is to give the participating students a clear insight into the oil and gas industry, to let them work together on a technical project, and to provide them the opportunity to develop friendships with like-minded young engineers from around the world. We also hope the programme will see them to return to their universities and colleges with a positive story about careers opportunities in the oil and gas industry, which they will relay to their fellow students. 

Energy Bee: 20 January

Energy Bee is a competition between the selected students groups, consisting of 6-8 members per team. The participants' depth and breadth of knowledge on the subjects of energy, petroleum, geoscience and related sciences will be tested. First, second and third place winners will be announced during the IPTC Closing Ceremony.

Click here to see the list of selected students for the 2014 IPTC Education Week.

Education Week FAQ

International Young Professionals Competition: 21 January

"World Energy…Gate to the Future" Young Professionals Paper Competition is open to all Young Professionals in the international oils and gas community. The format of the competition as the following:

  • Young Professionals need to submit a 350 word abstract (Deadline 30 August 2013), if their paper is selected, they will be invited to write an extended abstract (2000–4000 words); a full manuscript is optional
  • PowerPoint presentation (PPP) and poster presentations will be made of these abstracts for the competition. They will be displayed at the Youth Pavilion in Hall 3
  • Winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be selected from both the PowerPoint presentations and the posters
  • Awards ceremony will be represented at the IPTC closing ceremony

For more information on the competition programme and call for papers, click here

Future Engineers' Parents Dinner: 21 January

This event is designed to make parents aware of the opportunities available in engineering, geosciences and science higher education, within the oil and gas industry. This inspirational evening seeks to give a complete understanding of the exciting employment prospects in these fields. We hope parents will be inspired to encourage their children to enroll in education that could help them launch successful careers in our industry.  We will also discuss the impact that choosing a career within these disciplines could make on the continuous growth of the region, and the contribution they could make to global development by helping meet the challenges presented by growing energy demand.