Pet. Engine Student Emerges First at SPE Africa Forum in Kampala, Uganda

Pet. Engine Student Emerges First at SPE Africa Forum in Kampala, Uganda

  • To Represent Africa in Houston, Texas


A 500 Level Petroleum Engineering student of Covenant University, Zainab Titus has distinguished herself at the 2015 SPE Africa Region Students Technical Paper contest, which took place on the April 18, 2015 at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Zainab was selected through a rigorous process in which the SPE considered over 170 submitted abstracts from African students in various universities across the continent.

From this large pool of abstracts, twelve (eight in the undergraduate category and four in the postgraduate category) were successful and invited, all-expense paid to present their work at Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda.

Participants at the contest presented their abstracts, which covered a brief introduction, literature review, methodology, results, analysis/interpretations and conclusions and recommendations. Zainab presented an abstract on “Analytical Model for Improving Completion Efficiency and Production Optimization”, which is a newly developed diagnostic tool with wide industry applications. This earned her remarkable approval from the panel of judges and other participants, thereby emerging “The First Place Winner for the Undergraduate Category in all of Africa”. The first place winners in both categories would represent Africa at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Houston, Texas in September, 2015.

This was the first appearance of Covenant University in the contest.