AGH University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas

AGH UST SPE Student Chapter

AGH University of Science and Technology is one of the best and most renowned modern Polish universities. For many years it has been ranked in the top of the list of institutions of higher education. AGH UST is a leading Polish university in modern technologies, and belongs to a group of prestigious international educational centres.

The AGH University of Science and Technology, established on 20th October, 1919, until 1949 known as the Academy of Mining, founded after long-lasting endeavours which had started in 1782, the date when the Ore Commission was established, has been continuing the traditions of the Academy of Mining in Kielce (1816-1827), inaugurated by Stanisław Staszic. The university, being a technical school, serves science and industry through educating students, the development of academic staff, as well as research and development. The university cherishes its traditions and educates students to be honest, responsible people both at work and as the members of the society, according to its motto: “Labore creata, labori et scientiae servio” (Created in labour, I serve labour and science).

The Faculty of Drilling and Petroleum Engineering AGH University of Science and Technology was established in 1967. In 1995 it was renamed to the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas. Its activity is focused on widely understood hole mining, gas engineering and scientific researches, mainly of applied character. Faculty offers education within full-time, part-time, PhD and postgraduate study programs.

The Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas consists of three departments: Drilling and Geoengineering; Oil Engineering and Gas Engineering, which are focused on different areas, such as designing boreholes, optimizing parameters of drilling technology, investigating new geophysical methods, methods of on- and off shore oil and gas exploitation, mathematical modeling and computer simulation of liquid raw minerals production, natural gas exploitation, underground gas storages, exploitation of natural gas from unconventional deposits, designing of gas transfer systems, analyses of energy systems in Poland and far more. The Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas broadly co-operates with scientific centers in Poland and abroad, thanks to it many grants are realized, what is more, numerous publications, expertises and patents are worked out. The faculty and qualified teaching staff cares for both, the highest scientific level and warm atmosphere for students. Being the only such Faculty in Poland, it opens new horizons before young people.

AGH UST SPE Student Chapter, is the organization run by students from AGH University. Our history dates from 2001, when the group of young people decided to become a part of international society of SPE. In 2001 AGH SPE had 16 members, while today it counts more than 200 students. From the very beginning we are trying to spread the knowledge among students by enabling them easier access to the best sources. Through various activities, we encourage our members to take active part in Chapter’s life and to explore the fascinating world of oil and gas. We are a group of young people who do their best to promote active style of studying.

We want our members to diversify their time during studies through broadening their horizons and knowledge, meetings with professionals, participating in workshops and having fun. Being part of the SPE AGH SC is an opportunity to test yourself in first serious projects and in cooperating with your colleagues. It is not only many hours of hard work, but also many unforgettable moments spent with friends. Our section belongs to a small group of the best sections in the world. In 2013 SPE International awarded us with the GOLD STANDARD in recognition of our effective work, over-average team cooperation and outstanding project quality.