Challenge Yourself: The Laurie Dake Challenge Opens 13 October

Call all geoscience and engineering students! It's time to assemble a team to enter the Laurie Dake Challenge 2020 organized by the EAGE Student Fund (ESF). The contest will once again invite university students to work on a cross-disciplinary geoscience and engineering integration challenge. The finalists will compete for the title and a prize of 2,000 EURO at the 82nd EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition 2020 (8-11) in Amsterdam.

For 2020, the data set for the competition will be provided by Shell, based on a discovered hydrocarbon resource. There are a couple of stages to the competition:

(1) a first appraisal round;

(2) an intermediate deliverable of the field development plan; and,

(3) the final presentation of the field development plan.

All submissions will be reviewed by the EAGE Student Affairs Committee. Authors of the 10 best submissions will be selected to work on the second stage: only six of those will get a spot in the finals, and receive three travel grants per team, to go to the EAGE Annual 2020 in Amsterdam.

Each university team should include 3-5 full-time geoscience and petroleum engineering students, with a maximum of one PhD student per team.  

IFP School Comes Out on Top in 2019

After some fierce competition from the University of Stavanger, Norway, the Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico and Dalhousie University, Canada it was IFP School, France that took home the 2,000 EURO prize from the 2019 EAGE Laurie Dake Challenge.

The IFP School team defined themselves as both multi-cultural (students from Venezuela, France, Brazil and Argentina), as well as multi-disciplinary in gathering one geologist, one geophysicist, two reservoir engineers and one petroleum engineer.

They were able to produce a workflow which aimed to build an integrated development plan, from the geological study to the design of the subsea facilities, while assessing the economic aspects of the project and taking into account potential additional prospects in the surroundings. Ultimately IFP School's standout team managed to wow our panel of judges.

You can take part in the next Laurie Dake Challenge by gathering your team and submitting by 13 October! We hope to see you in Amsterdam.