8 August 2019
This award is for the best thesis in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering presented by
university graduates from Italian universities, as well as by Italian nationals graduated
anywhere in the world. The Award is dedicated to the best theses regarding the energy industry,
and included renewable energy, alternative feedstocks for green refinery and energy economy
and management for the first time. With the award, the participating organisations want
to encourage and reward young professionals at the beginning of their career in the industry.
This contest is a joint initiative of SPE Italian Section, EAGE and Assomineraria, the
Italian Petroleum and Mining Industry Association. The award series started in 1993. Since
2001 it is associated with the name of Gustavo Sclocchi. Sclocchi was manager at Eni s.p.A. and
keen supporter of the award over the years.
Competition for the award has been stiff. Over the course of the last 26 years 683 theses have been
submitted out of which 136 have won awards. This year proved no exception, with 36
theses competing for the prizes.
Nominees for the award are accepted for two categories: Master of Science & Doctor of Philosophy,
and Bachelor of Science & 2nd level Master.
This year’s winners are:
Category: Master of Science & Doctor of Philosophy:
Chiara Amadori: 3D architecture of the Po Plain – Northern Adriatic Basin
since the Messinian Salinity crisis through Pliocene – Pleistocene time
Claudio Chesi: Facies and depositional architecture of the two
transtentional continental basins: The Permian succession of the Orobic
basin and of the Norwegian Danish basin
Marco Giuliani: Computational intelligence: a hybrid technique for the
process modeling and production optimization of an oil field
Category: Bachelor of Science & 2nd level Master
Italo Luciani: Streamlines integration in Reservoir Management workflow
to optimize water injection in a brown field
The special mentions were awarded to:
Xing Zhen: Two-grid full-waveform surface-wave inversion by means of a
Simone Reguzzi: Lithostratigraphy and petrographic analysis of the
Permian succession of the orobic basin margins (Pizzo Dei Tre Signori –
Barbellino Lake, Orobic Alps, North Italy).
Giorgio Russo: Implementation of virtual metering models using real time data.
Giacomo Lazzeri: Experimental use of drone remote sensed data for quickly
mapping of wildfire burnt areas.
The EAGE Student Fund is happy to support this prestigious award targeted at university students
in Italy and Italian student abroad for the 2020 submissions.
Contact Information and Abstract – deadline December 31rd, 2019
Complete electronic copy of the thesis – deadline January 31st, 2020
Graduation Certificate – before the Award Ceremony in March 2020
Any questions can be addressed to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Evaluation Committee shall select the theses
considered to be the most worthy of receiving the Award. Its decision is final and is not subject to