SPE trip to NPDC Edo State


The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nile University of Nigeria chapter organised a two days field trip/excursion to the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in Benin City, Edo State, for her three hundred level (300L) students.

The team comprising of two academic staff (Dr Okafor Ikechukwu and Miss Rahmatu Goni) of the department and 19 students left Abuja on the 26th of May for Benin City, Edo State.

Day 1 of the trip was a visit to the company’s head office for a seminar on the overview of the company and the activities they are involved in, as well as a presentation by a Production Technologist on the activities of the company in one of their fields called Aburra Field.

On the second day, the students visited Oredo Flow Station where they were taken round the three flow stations within the Oredo flowstation, and the yet to be completed Integrated Gas Handling Facility (IGHF). The students were taken through the intricacies of how crude oil is generated, produced, separated from gas and water, to meet market specifications, before being exported to the international markets.

Like most excursions it was brief, but not without many lessons, and the students learnt a lot . The aim of the trip was to put the theoretical aspects of those thing we learnt in the class room in a practical and more feasible sense. The exposure is worth it and we can boldly conclude it bridged the gap between the class room and the industry to a commendable degree.

It is an experience worth having for every aspiring Petroleum and Gas Engineering student.

Nile Blood Drive

The Nile University of Nigeria Student Affairs in collaboration with the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Society of Petroleum Engineers, Nile University chapter, organised a successful blood donation campaign which was sponsored by Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) and the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) which held on the 10th November 2017.

It has in attendance Mrs Jemila from (BMRN) Bone Marrow Registry of Nigeria who gave a brief talk on stem cell donation and ways to save lives by being a donor

The event had in attendance as well, the Vice Chancellor, Dean of Student Affairs and other staff of the University.

NAICE 2017 Exhibition attended by SPE

The society of petroleum engineers Nile university of Nigeria chapter had the opportunity of attending the NIGERIAN ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION (NAICE 2017).

The chapter attended all the activities of the 3-days conference including, technical sessions, short courses, e-Poster sessions, exhibition and students chapter contest where we came 2nd place after a presentation of all the activities of the chapter carried out the prior year.

At the contest, all chapter presidents presented the report of the activities carried out by their chapter and the judges brought out 3 winners amongst which NILE University chapter came second place.


At the awards night, all professionals and students worthy of awards received the awards.

Nile university of Nigeria students chapter received two prestigious awards at the awards nights, 2nd place at the students chapter contest and the Olumide Phillips Scholarship awards.





Nile University was the only school amongst both professionals and students that went to the stage twice to receive an award. This is a feat achieved by few.

Not only did we got the opportunity of attending a world class conference, we also got the opportunity of  interacting with people from different parts of the country ad world.





Some of the amazing people we came across were:

Janeen Judah, SPEinternatioanl president

Mr. Blaine Horner, Regional activity specialist.

Engr. Saka Matemilola, chairman SPE Nigerian Council

Chikezie Nwosu, vice-chairman SPE Nigerian Council

Engr. George Kalu, Former chairman SPE Nigerian Council

Mr. Ohenhen Ikponmwosa, students program chair Nigerian council

Miss. Stella

Mrs. Ogogho Effiom, Exhibition chair, Nigerian council

Oshuntuyi, Temitope O, Lagos section chair


This is just to mention a few.

Our sincere gratitude goes to the entire team and management of SPE Nigerian Council without whom NAICE2017 wouldn’t have been possible.

We’d also like to appreciate out sponsors, Abuja Section 199.


Mr. Joseph the Faculty Advisor, The President, Hajara Kabeer Abdulfatah, membership chair, Shalom Amakhabi and the entire team and crew of SPE Nile University of Nigeria chapter for their endless support and hardwork toward SPE chapter affairs.

SPE Trip to KRPC

The society of Petroleum Engineers embarked on a field trip to the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company. They visited the following department while on the tour, which are:

Health and safety department, Drum and Tin manufacturing unit, power plant and utility department, central control room and Programming Production and Quality Control Unit.

The trip consisted of 31 students and two staff Dr. Abdullahi Gimba and Engr. Ternenge Joseph who led the delegation.

SPE Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The SPE, Nile University of Nigeria Chapter attended their Annual General Meeting which held at PTDF Abuja. The SPE, Nile Chapter also contributed in voting some of the members. It had within its midst the Section Chairman: Ere Iyalla, Programs Chairman: Aristotle John Emezi, Secretary: Amina Danmadami, Treasurer: Rakiya Sambo, Young Professional/Student Affairs Chair: Arinze Okafor, Membership Chair: Uloma Ugwu and the Scholarship Chair: Rahima Abubakar.


Gold Standard Recognition

Congratulations! Nile University of Nigeria Student Chapter has been awarded the Gold Standard Designation for 2017, in recognition of its exceptional programs in industry engagement, operations and planning, community involvement, professional development and innovation.

SPE Welcome Picnic

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nile University of Nigeria chapter, organized a welcome picnic to its new members that recently joined the society. The picnic had in its midst the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering as well as some of its senior lecturers who blessed the event with their presence and gave their contribution.






15th STCE 2017 at UNIUYO

The Society of Petroleum Engineers, Nile University of Nigeria chapter went on a conference and  the 15th Students Technical Conference and Exhibition (STCE) UNIYO 2017 to discuss the entrepreneurship challenges and opportunities for the petroleum engineers in various schools.


The exhibition took place in University of Uyo, Uyo State and was attended by various dignitaries including the chairman the SPE. The SPE nile chapter also took the Petro Quiz XV and they made it to the quarter finals. Which is a great achievement because for a school attending the seminar for the first time in history to scale that far, is not easy.

At the end of the exhibition, they were all issued certificates of participation.