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Instituto Superior Técnico Student Chapter Wins a Society of Exploration Geophysicists Award

from left to right: Jorge Oliveira, Ângela Pereira, Catarina Amaro, Pedro Pereira

Instituto Superior Técnico won a Society of Exploration Geophysicists Award for the twelve most active student chapters worldwide. The SEG, the most important professional society within the geophysical community, distinguished the Técnico SEG Student Chapter as one of the 2017 Summit Student Chapters. The award ceremony took place at the SEG Annual Meeting in Houston (US).

This award places the Técnico Student Chapter among the most prominent European and American universities with educational programmes related with the oil and gas exploration. Técnico SEG Student Chapter was created only one year ago with students from the Ph.D. Program and Master on Petroleum Engineering. During the last year, the Student Chapter officers (Ângela Pereira, Catarina Amaro, Jorge Oliveira and Pedro Pereira – in the picture) organized a series of seminars with professionals from the International geophysical community. Due to their effort, Técnico was able to receive a SEG’s Honorary Lecture by Prof. Martin Landro (NTNU) last April. The current Vice-President of the Student Chapter, Pedro Pereira, PhD student of Petroleum Engineering, was able to participate in the Houston ceremony after being awarded with a travel grant to attend the conference and a short course on leadership. For more information about the Técnico SEG Student Chapter follow:

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