SPE International President Visit to SPE UGM SC and SPE UPN VY SC:
3 Hours Closer to Dr. Nathan Meehan in “Innovation & Collaboration”
Friday, May 15th 2015 was an unforgetable day for SPE Universitas Gadjah Mada Student Chapter (SPE UGM SC) and SPE Universitas Pembangunan Negara “Veteran” Yogyakarta Student Chapter (SPE UPN VY SC). On the sunny day, Dr. Nathan Meehan, Senior Executive Advisor for Baker Hughes and Incumbent SPE President for 2016, came to Yogyakarta and hold a visitation to these two lucky SPE Student Chapters. This rare occassion was welcomed happily by SPE UGM SC and SPE UPN VY SC. By took place at Seminary Room of Arie Frederik Lasut Building Mineral Technology Faculty of UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta, this event had been running pretty well. SPE International President Visit was also attended by President of SPE Java Section and representative of SPE Universitas Diponegoro Student Chapter (SPE Undip SC).
This event was separated into several sessions. Started from 14.00 PM GMT +7, about 60 participants came to the seminary room to learn more knowledge from Dr. Meehan in seminar session: “Inovation & Collaboration”. The seminar was opened by beautiful traditional dance performance by students. In about 2 hours, Dr. Meehan delivered many interesting points about recently energy industry problems, particularly in oil and gas industry, and solutions of these cases. Dr. Meehan gave advice that in the era of high product prices, we must be have more innovation than in times of low product prices, where innovation is essential for survival.
This remarkable moment wasn’t just stopped at seminar session only. In the next session, boards of SPE UGM SC and SPE UPN VY SC gathered to introduce their own student chapter: who are the boards, what divisions and programs they have, what achievements they got, and many more. After that, Dr. Meehan opened discussion session which made all boards got motivated to be active in giving questions. They learned A to Z things from experiences which Dr. Meehan has, both about the world’s energy industry condition; or many meaningful tips about how to be professional person, how to be a successful student, how to start a new career confidently, or how to be humble person like him. At 17.00, the President Visit event formally closed by momento giving and photo session. Even, Dr. Meehan brought his own selfie stick to took selfie photos with all SPE UGM and UPN VY SC boards as a ‘souvenir’.
SPE International President Visit was a great moment for all SPE SC arround the world. Indonesia was one of several countries where this event was held. Besides UGM and UPN VY, Dr. Meehan also traveled across many cities in Indonesia and visit Trisakti University and Islamic University of Riau. This event was also held at Chinese University of Petroleum Beijing. We hope that special event such as this will be held again in other chances.
Annisa Trisnia Sasmi, SPE UGM SC