Being unique in Romania and at European level, the Ploiesti Oil and Gas University will host, in the first week of May, the most important annual contest of scientific works about oil in Romania. The competition is called “Constantin Gh. Popa Paper and Poster Contest” and will also be attended by foreign students.
From May 3 to 6, 2018, the “Oil-Gas” University of Ploiesti will host the 10th edition of the “Constantin Gh. Popa Paper and Poster Contest”. “Constantin Gh. Popa Paper and Poster Contest” is the most important annual competition of scientific papers on oil from Romania, being attended by students from the oil industry from all over the world, representing renowned Student Chapters.
It is an event specially developed in order to respond to the current global challenges related to the oil and gas exploitation, development and production, through the exchange of technical knowledge, aimed at increasing the technical and professional competence. According to the organizers, this edition will be attended by both Romanian students and students from Austria, Russia, Portugal, Ukraine and Germany. “Based on our previous conferences, we are absolutely sure that the 10th edition will be successful. And this will be confirmed by the fact that this competition will be hosted by Romania’s oil capital, Ploiesti” announced the organizers of the 10th edition of the “Constantin Gh. Popa Paper and Poster Contest”. The competition will be organized into four sections: Section I: Geology, Geophysics, Exploration; Section II: Drilling and Execution; Section III: Production and Tanks Engineering; Section IV: Oil and Gas Transportation and Storage.
The program of the competition tests was made so that participants can combine work with fun, and to this end a series of visits have been organized, such as, for instance, the one to the Oil Museum of Ploiesti, the only of this kind in Romania, as well as a tour of the capital city of the Prahova County and of the capital of Romania. Also on May 6, when the awarding ceremony will take place, the day will end with a visit to the most known resort on Prahova Valley, Sinaia.
Dr. Constantin Gh. Popa (1943-2011), who gave the name of the contest, was a known and respected member of the Romanian scientific community. He graduated with a master’s degree in Oil Engineering issued by IPGG Bucharest and started his career in 1967 as a researcher. He served the oil and gas industry for 44 years, and as a teacher at the Oil-Gas University of Ploiesti, he contributed to the introduction and development of tank modeling and simulation in the Romanian oil industry. His academic activity, also consisting of writing five treaties, several manuals, laboratory guidebooks and more than 50 works, led to his election as a member of the evaluation committees of the Romanian Ministry of Energy, the National Agency of Mineral Reserves and other governmental bodies. As an appreciation of his research achievements, Dr. Constantin Gh. Popa received the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Regional Optimizations and Technology Award in 2010. From 2005 to 2008, he was the 8th President of the SPE Section for Romania, receiving appreciations from the SPE Board of Directors for SPE Leadership and Service Outstanding, for all the SPE achievements.
We mention that the host of this contest, the Oil-Gas University, is unique in Romania and at European level, celebrating last year 50 years of higher education in Ploiesti. Since it was founded until 2016 (included), more than 24,000 engineers graduated from the university, along with more than 19,000 graduates in non-engineering specializations. Also, from 2007 to 2016, more than 10,000 master students graduated, while from 1962 to 2016, eight hundred students became doctors.