The UPES SPE Student Chapter was formed in 2009 under the SPE North India Section. It has made rapid strides with a present student strength of 700 plus. The SPE Sub Regional Paper Presentation Contest 2012 hosted by the University was a stupendous success. UPES SPE Fest is becoming grander each year.
The inaugural 2010 edition was intra college event, whereas the most recent 2013 edition was international success. The Chapter achieved the rare distinction of being awarded the Gold Standard Award for three successive years (2011 to 2013). Students have attended various international conferences and
workshops on behalf of the University and the Chapter such as the SPE Applied Technology Workshop (Bengaluru 2012), SPE Oil and Gas Conference (OGIC Mumbai 2012), SPE Student Chapter Officers Workshop (Doha, Qatar 2012),Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (Denver, USA 2011) etc.
The SPE South Asia Regional Student Paper Contest is a prestigious annual student competition hosted by the selected Student Chapter and recognized as an official SPE regional level event. The contest brings together experienced stalwarts from industry, eminent faculty members and budding professionals to exchange their thoughts in an endeavor to boost the hydrocarbon exploration and production sector. The first ever edition of SPE Regional Student Paper Contest in the South Asia will be hosted by UPES SPE Student Chapter where the students from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan would congregate to witness a plethora of ideas and innovative practices pertaining to the industry being deliberated. The winners of the Regional Student Paper Contest qualify for the International Student Paper Contest to be held during the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition to be held on 28-30 September, 2015, in Houston, Texas, USA. "The deadline for submission is 25th october,2014".