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2019 SPE PetroBowl® Regional Qualifiers

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2019 SPE PetroBowl® Regional Qualifiers

The organizers of the PetroBowl Regional Qualifiers planned collaboratively by the Regional Directors that operate within each PetroBowl Super Region.  Each of these regions will select up to 5 teams to represent them at the PetroBowl® Championship at ATCE. In addition to the teams from each region, the first and second place Chapters from the previous year’s Championship are also invited to defend their title. A total of 32 places are available for the 2018 Championship.

2018 SPE PetroBowl® Regional Qualifiers

Game formats and rules may vary from region to region based on the resources available for each Regional Qualifier. Some regions may also have multiple games to allow for maximum participation. Please make sure to check carefully the specific requirements for the contest you plan to apply for.

RegionEvent dateContest information
Asia Pacific
(Northern Asia Pacific and South Asia and the Pacific SPE Regions)
28-30 June 2019Team Submission Deadline: 14 June 2019
Venue: Trisakti University, Indonesia
Contact: [email protected]
Additional Information:

(Sub-Saharan Africa SPE Regions)
Nigeria Contest: 7-10 March 2019

Ghana Contest: 7-8 February 2019

Application process (For all other African Chapters)

Nigeria Contest:

Venue: Student Technical Symposium And Exhibition, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Team Submission Deadline: To be confirmed
Contact: Stella Egwim

Ghana Contest:

Venue: To be confirmed, Accra, Ghana
Team Submission Deadline: To be confirmed
Contact: To be confirmed

For all African SPE Chapters outside of Nigeria and Ghana, you can apply for a place in the PetroBowl Championship by email to Ola Davies. All requests must be submitted by 1 July 2019.

(Europe, North Sea, and Russia and Caspian SPE Regions)
Europe Contest:
10-12 April 2019

Russia and Caspian Contest:
19 April 2019

Europe Contest

Team Submission Deadline: To be confirmed
Venue: East meets West Congress, Cracow, Poland
Contact:[email protected]
Rules and Regulations: Email for further information


Russia and Caspian Contest

Team Submission Deadline: To be confirmed
Venue: Annual Caspian Petrocongress, Kazakh National Technical University, Kazakhstan.
Contact: [email protected]
Rules and Regulations: Email for further information

Middle East
(The Middle East and North Africa SPE Regions)
20 March 2019 in conjunction with SPE 2019 MEOSTeam Submission Deadline: 31 January 2019
Venue: Westin Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain
Contact: [email protected]
Rules and Regulations
North America
(North America and Canada Regions)
3 February 2019Venue:
SPE North America Student Symposium, Houston, USA
Team Submission Deadline: 3 January 2019
Contact: Jillian Thomas
Rules and Regulations: To be confirmed

Qualifying Teams:

  • Louisiana State University*
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico*

*Automatically Qualify – 2018 Finalist

South America and the Caribbean
(All South America and Caribbean Regions)
23 May: Bolivia Section Symposium – “The Engineer of the Future”

24 May: Student Paper Contest

25 May: Regional Petrobowl Competition

Venue: Hotel Camino Real, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Contact: Hernan Cabrera, [email protected]
Rules and Regulations: To be shared with teams

The 2019 PetroBowl® Championship will take place during the

SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Monday 30 September 2019 in Calgary, Canada.

Tips for preparing for the competition

Al our PetroBowl questions are written by SPE Members using reliable industry resources. Here is a suggested list of study materials which can help you prepare for the contest:

Academic: Technical, Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering

Non-Academic: Industry Statistics, History, Trivia, Current Events

Any questions, email [email protected].

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