How to participate in the Laurie Dake Challenge

Universities are invited to participate in the Laurie Dake 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.There’s more valuable guidance in an article published in the October 2017 issue of First Break (pp. 12).

To enter the competition each team is required to submit an assignment on a certain topic.

We are looking forward to the third edition of the Laurie Dake Challenge!









All universities are invited to participated in this competition, details we be published soon and the time frame of the competition is described below:

Item   Deadline
Application  and submission first assignment  13 October  to 21 December 2019
 Semi-Finalist selection 06th February 2020
Second Round Submission 18th March 2020
 Finalist announcement ( 6 teams selected to present the final in Amsterdam) 01st April 2020
 Final presentation slides submission  20th May 2020
 Final Development plan presentation in Amsterdam 07th June 2020
 Announcement of the winner in the opening ceremony 08th June 2020

The Laurie Dake Challenge Application is open

Practical experience is the key to a successful career in the geosciences, and that is exactly what the Laurie Dake Challenge can provide for you. We invite university teams of three to five students to apply from 13 October.

Every team that applies will receive a data set, which is sponsored by Shell, to work with. They will have the opportunity to analyze and propose a full development plan of a discovered hydrocarbon resource.

Out of all teams, the best eight will be selected to present their Laurie Dake final plan at the 82nd EAGE Conference & Exhibition, held from 8-11 June 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The winning team awaits a great trophy!

In order to accomplish a successful application  you should be aware about the rules and procedures of the Laurie Dake challenge and a signed ‘Declaration of Academic Integrity’ should be attached in application

If the application is accepted, we will notify you in a period of 48 hours and the first assignment will be provided.

You will have more chance to prepare the submission of the assignment as soon as you apply to the challenge.

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Please complete the submission by 21 December and if you have any further question do not hesitate to contact Rosmery Gonzalez