Linkage with National and  International Organizations

   Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE


       A Student Chapter of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International “Mehran Student Chapter” has also been established at this Institute. The Chapter helps the  students and up-date their knowledge on petroleum engineering by organizing short courses, seminars, technical sessions, field trips and also establish a liaison with all the major national and multinational companies in the oil/gas  sector in Pakistan. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a professional organization whose mission is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for the public benefit and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

      The SPE provides a worldwide forum of oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) professionals for the exchange of technical knowledge and a professional home for more than 88,000 engineers, scientists, managers, and educators. SPE's eLibrary contains more than 42,000 technical papers — products of SPE conferences and periodicals, made available to the entire industry. SPE has offices in Dallas, Houston, Calgary, London, Dubai, Moscow and Kuala Lumpur.

      The history of the SPE began well before its actual establishment. During the decade after the 1901 discovery of the Spindletop field, the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME) saw a growing need for a forum in the booming new field of petroleum engineering. As a result, AIME formed a standing committee on oil and gas in 1913.

       In 1922, the committee was expanded to become one of AIME’s 10 professional divisions. The Petroleum Division of AIME continued to grow throughout the next three decades. By 1950, the Petroleum Division had become one of three separate branches of AIME, and in 1957 the Petroleum Branch of AIME was expanded once again to form a professional society.


       The first SPE Board of Directors meeting was held 6 October 1957, making 2007 the 50th anniversary year for SPE as a professional society.


Pakistan Petroleum Limited, PPL

Considering the important role of petroleum industry in the economy of Pakistan, the University has signed an agreement with Pakistan Petroleum Ltd to establish a PPL Chair in the Institute of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering. The purpose of establishing such a Chair is to promote scientific research activities and higher learning in the field of Petroleum Engineering including laboratory research work, participation in technical conferences/seminars and workshops, arranging short courses and technical sessions. The Chair will help to maintain the quality of undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the Institute in line with the International standards.