Riteja Dutta
Friday, April 27, 2012

Riteja Dutta, a master’s student in petroleum and natural gas engineering, won the 2012 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Rocky Mountain/Mid-Continent/Eastern Region student paper completion with her presentation, Laboratory Study of Fracturing Fluid Migration due to Spontaneous Imbibition in Fracture Tight Formations. The completion was held during the April 16 conference at Missouri University of Science and Technology. SPE coordinates 10 regional student paper contests at the undergraduate, master's and doctorate level. The winner in each region is invited to participate in the International Student Paper Contest, held during the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). Dutta will represent Penn State during the 2012 ATCE, October 8-10, in San Antonio, TX.