To fulfill its aim, the UPES SPE Student Chapter conducts a plethora of events throughout the year. Among these events, the prestigious UPES SPE Fest & Conference is an annual international convention that has, in the past, won critical acclaim and experienced participation from distinguished colleges of India, like ISM Dhanbad, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, RGIPT Rai Bareilly, PDPU Gandhinagar, Nowrosjee Wadia Pune, amongst others. Students from other countries like Kazakhstan, Russia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nigeria & Saudi Arabia have been active faces in various versions of the Fest, with the 2017 edition also experiencing an onset of 10 speakers from various Oil & Gas companies of the domain and 411 participants. Some of the sponsors of the Fest have been ONGC, Oil India Limited, Petronet LNG, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, Shell India, Cairn India, Rasson Energy, Windlass, Sara Sae, GSPC, Young Petro, AIESEC, Cafe Coffee Day, Dabur etc.
The Chief Guests for the UPES SPE Fest in the past 6 years have been mentioned below:
UPES SPE Fest 2012: Sudhir Vasudeva, Former Offshore Director and Former CMD, ONGC;
UPES SPE Fest 2013: A. K. Hazarika, Former Onshore Director, ONGC;
UPES SPE Fest 2014: Rich Paces, Director Operations, Cairn India;
UPES SPE Fest 2015: John Hoppe, Country Manager, Shell India;
UPES SPE Fest 2016: Raj Kanwar, Founder, S.K. Oilfield Equipments;
UPES SPE Fest 2017: Reba Devi, Executive Director, Oil India Limited.
The 9th edition of the Fest, the UPES SPE Fest & Conference 2018, set to be held on the dates 8th - 10th February at Dehradun India, promises to be bigger than ever before, with a number of flagship events, participation from reputed institutes in our country and beyond as well as presence of competent industry delegates and academia experts. The theme of the Fest is "Inspiring Innovations" and that of the Conference, to be held on 9th February, is "Technological Revolutions: Changing the Industry Dynamics", keeping in mind the recent innovations that the industry has undertaken to make the most out of the oil price volatility scenario.