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RHUL MSc Petroleum Geoscience wins Global Finals of AAPG Imperial Barrel Competition

Posted on 01/06/2015
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AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Competition 2015 Winners

Our RHUL Petroleum Geoscience MSc student team: Wan Ching Low, Kimberley Dunn, Stuart Munro, Benjamin Said, Arran Waterman has won the 2015 Imperial Barrel Award Competition of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). The team consultants Leigh Truelove (Schlumberger) and Bernie Vining (RHUL) together with faculty advisor Nicola Scarselli (RHUL) are gratefully thanked for supporting the RHUL team.

Every year a team of our MSc Petroleum Geoscience students take part in the major international inter-university petroleum geoscience competition known as the Imperial Barrel Award which is run by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG - http://iba.aapg.org).

In March our Royal Holloway MSc student team won the 2015 European regional competition held in Prague and last week they travelled to the USA to compete against other regional winners in the global final at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) held in Denver, Colorado.

We received the exciting news last night from Nicola Scarselli and Peter Burgess who accompanied our MSc student team that they had won the 2015 Imperial Barrel Award Competition of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). The competition requires that the student analyse a subsurface dataset to determine how likely it is that the area in question may contain hydrocarbons during a two month period. At the regional competition in Prague and the finals in Denver the student teams present their results as a technical presentation to a panel of senior industry professionals who judge their presentation to standards expected from AAPG industry professionals.

We are all very excited and proud of our student team. What a great achievement for our 30th anniversary year of the MSc Petroleum Geoscience Programme. In particular, with the IBA usually dominated by US universities, the RHUL success is an outstanding result. The Last European winner was in 2010.

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Benjamin Said, Arran Waterman, Kimberley Dunn, Wan Ching Low, Stuart Munro, Nicola Scarselli



   
 
 
 

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