Student Internship presentations

The University of Nicosia Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter cordially invites you find out about the internship experiences of 2 of our students:

Learning about Drilling Engineering in Tehran

Following an introduction about the city of Tehran the next part of the presentation will talk about the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, University of Tehran, where the internship took place. Due to the multi-faceted nature of drilling engineering its various aspects will be discussed. Starting with petroleum geology and the origin of hydrocarbons we will branch to various topics such as onshore and offshore seismic surveys, well types, drilling rigs, the drilling team, cementing/casing, rotary drilling and blow out preventers (BOPs). Next we will analyze various systems used by the drilling rig including drilling hydraulics which comprise fluid rheology, types of fluid flow, pressure losses, and hydrostatic wellbore pressure.

Short Bio: Mr. Stavros Kontopyrgos was born in Nicosia and graduated with honors from a public school in Nicosia with principal subjects of mathematics, biology and chemistry. Now he is a third year student at University of Nicosia studying Oil and Gas Engineering.


Market Research Analysis of Shipping and Trading in LPG and LNG sectors

Initially we will examine the characteristics of the midstream sector of the petroleum industry and the shipping of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) & Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). LNG and LPG vessels are employed within the global shipping market either on a Spot basis or on Period basis. Ship-owners/operators choose which way they will operate their vessels. Generally speaking operating within spot market is more risky because of fluctuations in the market but simultaneously could be much more profitable. Charterers include IOC, NOC and traders. The Spot market and the Period market depend, to a large extent, on the law of supply and demand & geopolitical issues. Last part of the presentation will deal with the lending mechanisms which finance shipbuilding as well as the peculiarities of the market.

Short Bio: Ms. Evelyn Karayianni is a 3rd year student at University of Nicosia studying for the B.Sc. degree on Oil & Gas Engineering and has a background in Chemical Engineering. She is a member of SPE student chapter and the Cyprus Oil & Gas Association. Last summer she had an internship at Anfil Gas Company based in Athens, and she focused on Market research analysis on shipping and trading of the LPG & LNG sectors, respectively.

The talks will be delivered in English and are open to the public. Please save the date:

Date: Monday, 18th April, 2016

Venue/Time: M-203 amphitheater (Main Campus), 16:00-17:00

For more info you may contact the SPE UNic Chapter at: spe ‘at’