Eirini Adamopoulou at the SPE poster competition

Arctic Technology student wins poster award with project on in-situ burning of crude oil

Thursday 29 Oct 15


Gunvor Marie Kirkelund
Associate Professor
DTU Civil Engineering
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What is SPE?

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is an organisation serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. SPE has members from several countries, including Denmark. SPE also has a student chapter at DTU
Arctic Technology student Eirini Adamopoulou has won first prize in a poster competition for her work on in-situ burning of oil in Greenland. She and the runner-up will represent DTU in the 'East meets West' International Student Petroleum Congress & Career Expo 2016 in Krakow, Poland.

Every year The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) organises a poster competition where DTU students have the opportunity to present their work related to petroleum engineering and the oil and gas industry in poster form.

This year, Eirini Adamopoulou won first prize for her poster titled “Chemical herding and in-situ burning of crude oil in a water basin in Sisimiut, Greenland”. The poster is based on Eirini Adamopoulou’s project in connection with a course in Arctic Technology.

“With the valuable help and guidance of my professor and supervisors during the Arctic Technology course I learned a lot about the topic as well as how to set new goals and accomplish them. My winning poster was one of them,” explains Eirini Adamopoulou.

Next step: International Congress and Career Expo in Poland

The posters in the SPE competition were evaluated by three volunteers from the industry. The winner and the runner-up will represent DTU in the 'East meets West' International Student Petroleum Congress & Career Expo 2016. The congress is held in April 2016 in Krakow, Poland.

“I am really looking forward to the conference and I am sure it will be a unique experience for me. I am even more excited to present my own project and exchange ideas and thoughts with other students with whom I share the same passion,” says Eirini Adamopoulou.

Eirini Adamopoulou’s poster based on the course 11427 Arctic Technology can be downloaded here.

Visit the project site "In-Situ Burning of Oil" for more information on DTU Civil Engineering's research in in situ burning of oil.