Society of Petroleum Engineers Balikpapan Section (SPE Balikpapan) and the Society of Indonesian Petroleum Engineers of Central and Eastern Indonesia (IATMI-ITT) share the same values as non-profit organizations that cover eastern Indonesia including Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua. As future oil and gas activities will be focused in the eastern part of Indonesia, the role of SPE Balikpapan and IATMI-ITT becomes more prominent for their members which are affiliation of professionals and students from the Oil and Gas Industry.
SPE Balikpapan Section and IATMI-ITT aims to support both professional and students to enhance their skills and capability in petroleum industry, to foster the people development in Central and Eastern Indonesia, and to collect and share information about the development, advancements and technologies associated with the industry among professionals. As part of their commitment on supporting education, SPE Balikpapan and IATMI-ITT are supervising student chapters within Central and Eastern Indonesia including STTMIGAS Balikpapan, Hasanuddin University Makassar, and Papua University Manokwari.
Scholarship and mentoring have been our top program held every year. Through SPE, professional experiences are passed down to university students to encourage them and
open more opportunities to the oil and gas industry.
Organized in partnership between SPE Balikpapan and IATMI-ITT, the Central & Eastern Indonesia Petroleum Summit 2021 will be anticipated as this year's largest national-scale oil & gas event conducted within Central & Eastern Indonesia. With the theme of '"Business as Unusual: Paradigm Shift in the Era of Change"', CEIPS 2021 will serve as a platform to explore the potential opportunities the region has to offer in terms of exploration, development, and utilization of oil and gas. CEIPS 2021 aims to bring together industry leaders, government officials, energy experts, academicians and students to engage on sharing their skills, experience, and knowledge that will yield potential solutions to Indonesia's energy security issues. In addition, CEIPS 2021 acts as a fundraising event in which all of the generated profits will be allocated to SPE Balikpapan and IATMI-ITT's activities in enhancing the skills of professionals and improving the capability of students and fostering education in the region.