It was announced that King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) team has won the 11th ME Region Imperial Barrel Award Competition – congratulations to the whole team and faculty advisor!
We would also like to recognize Sultan Qaboos University and Lebanese University who were awarded 2nd and 3rd place. Well done teams!
Our most sincere appreciation goes to all the participating students, faculty advisors, mentors and judges for their contribution to this program, your work has been key for the successful development of the competition. Finally, a big thanks to our valued sponsors - nothing would have been possible without your support.
Again, congratulations to all the participating teams and we hope to see your universities competing again next year!
About the AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Program:
AAPG’s Imperial Barrel Award Program (IBA) is an annual prospect evaluation competition created for geoscience graduate students. The program is rigorous and contributes to AAPG’s mission of promoting petroleum geoscience training and advancing the careers of geoscience students. University teams analyze a dataset in 6-8 weeks prior to the competition and deliver their results in a 30-minute presentation to a panel of industry experts. Students gain experience using real technology on a real dataset. Additionally, students benefit from feedback from the industry panel, the opportunity to impress potential employers in the audience, and the chance to win cash prizes for their schools.