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He is "PhD student of the year"

PhD student at The National IOR Centre of Norway, Jaspreet Singh Sachdeva was honored with the award "PhD student of the year" at the SPE gala night.

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    From left: Sajjad Hussain (Schlumberger), Anne Regine Ellingsæter (Lykkeland), Vidar Strand (SPE), Ståle Kyllingstad (IKM), Espen Dommersnes (UiS), Jeremy Mazzilli (SPE), Jaspreet Singh Sachdeva (UiS), Bjørn Olav Hapnes (UiS), Tore Øian (SPE). Photo: Helle Navratil
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    From the "thank you"-speech of Jaspreet Singh Sachdeva. Photo: Helle Navratil
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    Sachdeva ready to celebrate his big win. Photo: Helle Navratil
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    Bjørn Olav Hapnes won the award for BSc student of the year. Photo: Helle Navratil
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    Espen Dommersnes was awarded MSc student of the year. Photo: Helle Navratil

Jaspreet Singh Sachdeva was awarded the 'PhD student of the year' award by the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Stavanger section at the SPE Awards Gala at Stavanger konserthus. The gala was arranged Friday 26 April. Sachdeva is writing his PhD thesis on the subject "Effect of wetting property on the mechanical strength of chalk at hydrostatic, and in-situ stress and temperature conditions".

"A big credit of this award goes to my supervisors and the whole of the IOR Centre as well. All have been helping and supporting me unconditionally during these past years. Thank you very much!" Sachdeva said after receiving the award.

In addition Bjørn Olav Hapnes won the award for BSc student of the year and Espen Dommersnes was awarded MSc student of the year. They're both studying at Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering.

Other prizes:

  • Oil Professional of the Year: Ståle Kyllingstad (IKM)
  • Oil Ambassador of the Year: Lykkeland (NRK TV series)
  • Young Engineer of the Year: Sajjad Hussain (Schlumberger)

Read more about the SPE Awards Gala here.

Text: Kjersti Riiber