The SPE North America Student Symposium is a massive conference put together by SPE International Students across North America.

This year, the SPE North America Student Symposium will be held in conjunction with the North America Petrobowl Regional Qualifier and Regional Student Paper Contests.

Louisiana State University is excited to host all of these events on their campus in Baton Rouge, from February 21-24, 2018.


Paper Contest

We are pleased to announce that the Southwestern and Eastern North America Regional Student Paper Contests will take place during the North America Student Symposium. The competition will be held on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018.

Click here to submit an abstract for the Eastern NA Student Paper Contest.

Click here to submit an abstract for the Southwestern NA Student Paper Contest.


PetroBowl is a trivia competition that pits teams of students against each other in a quiz bowl format. PetroBowl will be held the second day, Wednesday February 21, 2018

We will be hosting the North America Regional Qualifier. The top teams will have a chance to participate in the International PetroBowl Competition at ATCE 2018.


Student Symposium

The SPE North America Student Symposium, formerly the SPE Student Symposium, is the main component of our event. The Symposium itself will take place over the last two days, February 23-24 2018

The Symposium is a great opportunity for students to network with industry professionals, learn more about the petroleum environment, and meet students from other universities.