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.
The Laurie Dake Challenge Application
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 24 October until 12 December 2017.
Every team that applies will receive a dataset, which is sponsored by Maersk Oil, 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 80th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, held from 11-14 June 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. 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 from Maersk Oil Company will be provided.
You will have more chance to prepare the submission of the assignment as soon as you apply to the challenge.
Every team that applies will receive a dataset, which is sponsored by Maersk Oil, to work with. They will have the opportunity to analyze and interpret an exploration dataset of a discovered hydrocarbon resource.
The first assignment should be submitted by 12 January 2018.
In this first round, the best ten teams will be selected for the next round of selection.
Please complete the submission of the assignment and if you have any further question do not hesitate to contact Rosmery Gonzalez
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.