Constantin Gh. Popa Paper & Poster Contest


“Constantin Gh. Popa”

Poster & Paper Contest

IXth Edition

    The 9th Edition of SPE Student Chapter Annual Contest “Constantin Gh. Popa” will be held between 18 - 20 May, 2017 at Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania.

    The main purpose of the contest is to focus students on solving current world’s energy challenges through technical research and development, participating at poster and paper contests and being part of the progress.

The Conference includes the following sections:

  • Section I: Geology. Geophysics. Exploration;
  • Section II: Drilling and Completions;
  • Section III: Production and Reservoir Engineering;
  • Section IV: Transportation and Storage of Oil & Gas; 

Requirements for abstract & poster participants

  • Single author only
  • Not published before conference

The accommodation will be provided for all three days of the conference.

Event agenda

 May 18th  May 19th  May 20th
 Hour Activity Hour Activity Hour Activity
 09:00 - 18:00  Registration  09:00 - 13:00  Registration  09:00 - 09:30  Breakfast
 09:00 - 10:00  Opening Ceremony  09:00 - 10:30  Paper Contest I  09:30 - 10:30  Closing Ceremony
 10:00 - 10:30  Coffee break  10:30 - 11:00  Coffee break  10:30 - 20:00  Sinaia Visit
 10:30 - 13:00  Panel Discussion  11:00 - 12:00  Poster Contest    
 13:00 - 14:00  Lunch  12:00 - 13:00  Lunch    
 14:00 - 15:00  Sponsor Presentation  13:00 - 14:30  Paper Contest II    
 15:00 - 15:30  Break  14:30 - 21:00  City Tour - Bucharest    
 15:30 - 18:30  City Tour - Ploiesti        
 19:00 - 23:00  Welcome Party        


Abstracts application
Delegates registration
Location: Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti
Location: Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti
Registration Form Registration Form



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SPE Romanian Section Chairperson (2005-2008)

     Dr. Constantin Gh. Popa (1943-2011) was a widely known and respected member of the Romanian scientific community. He graduated with a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the IPGG Bucharest, and began his career in 1967 as junior researched at the Research and Technology Institute (ICPT Campina).
Dr. Constantin Gh. Popa served the oil and gas E&P industry worldwide for 44 years and the areas of interest being reservoir evaluation and production/recovery optimization by conventional and unconventional (IOR/EOR) methods. In the teaching activities as a professor at Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania, he was instrumental in introducing and developing Reservoir Modeling and Simulation in Romanian Petroleum industry. His academic activity—which includes writing five treaties, many textbooks, several laboratory guides, and more than 50 papers—led to his election as a member of review committees at the Romanian Ministry of Energy, National Agency of Mineral Reserves, and other governmental bodies. As an appreciation of his research achievements, Constantin received 2010 SPE Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award.
During 2005 – 2008, Dr. Constantin Gh. Popa served as the VIIIth SPE Romanian Section Chairperson. For all his SPE achievements, he received appreciations from SPE Board of Directors for SPE Outstanding Leadership and Service.



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