Congratulations Sultan Qaboos University! Another Great Victory for the Middle East Region

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

They did it again! SQU has been awarded 2nd place (the Selley Cup) at the finals of AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award Competition which took place last Saturday 22 May.

Our most sincere congratulations to our dearest students Salma Al Rahbi, Thuraiya Al Harthi, Said Al Farsi, Marwa Al Hadhrami and Iman al Fazari for such a great performance and to their faculty advisor, Khalil Al Hooti, for leading the team towards success. Be proud of the work you have done.

We would also like to congratulate all students who have been committed to this year contest with their talent and enthusiasm, also to faculties who provided guidance and supervision and judges for their great contribution.

Our heartfelt congratulations also go the Middle East teams who have participated in the 2021 regional edition: University of Basrah, Hashemite University, University of Jordan, Al-al Bayt University, KFUPM, King Abdulaziz University, Lebanese University, Sultan Qaboos University, GUTech, Khalifa University, UAE University, Kuwait University and Yarmuk University. This year’s edition wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors: Saudi Aramco as Diamond Sponsor, Saudi Geophysical as Silver Sponsor and Chevron as Iron Sponsor. Thank you!

About the IBA Competition

AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award Program (IBA) is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world. University teams compete to win scholarship funds for their geoscience department and the international recognition that comes from competing or winning in the competition. The program is rigorous and contributes to AAPG's mission of promoting petroleum geoscience training and advancing the careers of geoscience students.

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