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



Selection round 1. Enter the competition( open soon)


University teams are eligible to apply for the Laurie Dake Challenge, the procedure of application will be announced in October 2017.

Important documents:

These will be provide when the application is open

Selection round 2. Assigment submission
The procedure of selection will be announced  in January 2018
Selection round 3. Presentations during EAGE Conference & Exhibition (finals)

Teams selected in the Final round will be announced later in April 2018.

EAGE invites three team members of each of the finalist university teams to come to the EAGE Conference & Exhibition in Copenhagen  to present their findings in front of an expert Laurie Dake 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 Laurie Dake Challenge Development plans and the presentations a few weeks before the finals. The Laurie Dake  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 date will be announce in April 2018
As the previous year the  Laurie Dake challenge winners will be also acknowledged on stage during the opening ceremony, which is part of the recognition provided by EAGE.