How to participate in the FIELD Challenge

Universities are invited to participate in the FIELD Challenge with a multidisciplinary team of 3 to 5 students (one PhD student per team allowed). The competition includes three selection rounds that are further explained below. To enter the competition each team is required to submit an essay on a certain topic.








Selection round 1. Enter the competition

University teams are eligible to apply for the FIELD Challenge through an essay submission, 2000-3000 words in length.

The essay topic for the FIELD Challenge 2017 is yet to be announced.

Each essay will be reviewed by at least two experts, but not before EAGE has checked all essays on plagiarism. The FIELD Challenge jury will select the 10 essays and these university teams will receive a sponsored dataset to work with.

To enter the FIELD Challenge 2017, please make sure to submit the following documents to 

  • Your 2000-3000 word essay
  • Submission form
  • Signed copy of the 'Declaration of Integrity'

Deadline for all essay submissions is 15 December 2015.

Important documents: 

  • Essay guidelines & submission form
  • Rules and Procedures
  • Declaration of Integrity form


Selection round 2. Assigment submission

The 10 still standing teams are required to start working with the data they received and ;pitch your development plans in a 3-minute video.To select the best 8 teams that we will invite in Paris to the finals on Sunday 11 June, the judges have decided to organize an interim review:

The video should be sent to no later than Sunday 2 April.


The pitch interim review will result in the selection of the 8 finalist teams that will receive travel grants and free tickets to the Paris 2017 conference!

Requirements of the video:

- Acceptable quality visual and sound Landscape orientation

- The duration of the video should NOT be longer than 3 minutes

Remember that you pitch your field development plan to the Sylvanian Ministry of Petroleum!

Based on the abstract submission the FIELD Challenge jury will select the eight finalist teams that will be invited to present their findings during the EAGE Conference & Exhibition. 

Selection round 3. Presentations during EAGE Conference & Exhibition (finals)

EAGE invites three team members of each of the finalist university teams to come to the EAGE Conference & Exhibition to present their findings in front of an expert FIELD Challenge jury. Therefore, each team will receive three travel grants (including free registration as a full student delegate during the conference). The presentations will be judged by 8 to 10 jury members, all with their own expertise.

All finalist teams are required to submit their FIELD Development plans and the presentations a few weeks before the finals. The FIELD Development plans must include the following: 

• Well log analysis
• Structural model
• Identified flow units
• Static reservoir model property modelling
• Dynamic reservoir model
• Forward (appraisal and) development plan

The next finals will take place on Sunday11 June 2017 in Paris, France. 

The FIELD Challenge winners will be announced  during the opening ceremony on Monday 12 June 2017.