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Mission

The mission of the China Overseas Petroleum Alumni (COPA) is to strengthen communications among the alumni of the petroleum universities and institutes of China; to promote information exchange between China's petroleum institution/industry and the rest of the world; to enrich life; and to contribute to society. It can be simplified as:
1. To Strengthen Communication: 加强联谊
2. To Exchange Information: 交流信息
3. To Enrich Life: 丰富生活
4. To Contribute to Society: 奉献社会


Organization

The establishment of COPA was initiated by the overseas alumni of China University of Petroleum, Daqing Petroleum Institute, Southwest Petroleum Institute and Jianghan Petroleum Institute. It has extended its membership to anyone who has worked or studied in the fields of petroleum in either China or overseas. There are currently over 1000 overseas alumni around the world. COPA is a nonprofit organization governed by the Board of Directors who are elected at the annual member meeting. The Board consists of one President, three Vice Presidents and eight additional board members. Each member institute must have at least three persons serving on the Board. COPA is organized into three committees: local community activities (mainly in U.S.), reception/exchange activities with China, public relation/fund raising, and administration/website management. Our alumni's expertise cover various technical areas such as Petroleum Exploration and Development, Petroleum Production, Management/Energy Economics/Investment, Information Technology and e-Commerce, Oil & Gas Transportation and Pipeline, Refining and Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Power, and New Ventures.



History

COPA (China Overseas Petroleum Alumni) was founded in Houston Texas in 1993. Its members were from the oversea alumni of all the main Chinese Petroleum institutes, including Huadong/Beijing Petroleum University, Daqing Petroleum Institute, Southwest Petroleum Institute, Jianghan Petroleum Institute, and etc. Now COPA has extended its membership to anyone who has worked or studied in the petroleum industry or related areas. 

 

There are two major developmental periods in the history of COPA, pre-2000 and post- 2000. In the pre-2000 period, COPA’s main activities included organizing SPE annual meeting dinners and conducting some exchange activities with China oil industry. In 2000, COPA formalized the by-law. In the post-2000 period, COPA organized various new events including New Year Party, Seminar, Spring/Fall Picnics, etc.  So far COPA has over 300 members and currently is the largest Chinese overseas petroleum alumni association globally.


Mailing Address

China Overseas Petroleum Alumni
5905 Sovereign Drive
Houston, Texas 77036
U.S.A


   

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