Second round qualifiers named in the LDC

Second round qualifiers named in the LDC

7 February 2019

The Laurie Dake Challenge, previously known as the Field Challenge, is a fully integrated evaluation and
development task that challenges students to simulate a real industry activity. The challenge requires
cooperation between students and various disciplines, and is one of the main ESF supported activities
over the years.
In the first phase of the challenge, students will have to assess the prospectivity of an area
based on relatively sparse and limited data: it will be essential to understand the ‘backbone’
of the regional geology, to analyze the petroleum system(s) to evaluate its (their) probability of
being functional, and to describe the trapping mechanism that could lead to a promising prospect!
In the second phase, a relatively large amount of data and participants will need to ponder their
analysis by acknowledging the uncertainties which affect their work.
We celebrate the selection on the best ten entries. The remaining candidates will receive a
comprehensive dataset in the second phase of selection, which will allow teams to investigate
much more subtle relationships between the data in order to better characterize their reservoir.
The ten teams moving on the next stage of the competition are:
IFP School, France;
Dalhousie University, Canada;
Curtin University, Australia;
University Gadjah Mada( team 2), Indonesia;
Fluminense Federal University, Brazil;
Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia;
University of Stavanger, Norway;
Petroleum University of Technology (PUT), Iran;
Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia;
and Mexican Institute of Petroleum, Mexico
.
This contest would not be possible without the support of BP supporting the challenge with
the challenging dataset, as well as the Students Affairs Committee who worked hard to
prepare the 2019 Laurie Dake Challenge.

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