The Gustavo Sclocchi Award is a joint initiative between the EAGE Student Fund, SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers – Italian Section) and Assomineraria (Italian Petroleum and Mining Industry Association – Hydrocarbon and Geothermal Resources Sector).
The award series was initiated in 1993 to celebrate academic excellence from Italian universities and Italian nationals graduating abroad. It was named after Gustavo Sclocchi in 2003 in honour of his dedicated work on the awards series.
Since its inception, 641 theses have been submitted, 138 of these receiving awards. This edition marked a number of new elements, such as the first inclusion of a dedicated category focussing on renewable energy and energy transition. In addition, the award ceremony was, for the first time ever, held entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overview of awardees
Sclocchi awards – MsC and Phd
Margherita Bruscolini – Universita di Milano (MSc) BYF cements: an eco-friendly alternative to ordinary Portland cements
Luca Bianchin – Universita di Trieste (PhD) Low-frequency Reconstruction Methods for Elastic Parameter Estimation
Chiara Zuffetti – Universita di Milano (PhD) Characterization and Modelling of Complex Geological Architectures: The Quaternary fill of the Po Basin at the Po Plain-Apennines border (Lombary, Italy)
Sclocchi awards – BSc and 2nd level MSc
Giuseppe Battista Abbate – University of Vienna (2nd level MSc) Defining the path to implement predictive maintenance on an offshore drilling business
Ahmed M. Sadek Elgendy – Politecnico di Torino (2nd level MSc) Carbon Capture & Storage: Modelling Prospective
Martina Balestra – Universita di Roma3 (PhD) Structural-Thermal Evolution of the Apenninic-Maghrebian Fold-and- thrust Belt in NW Sicily: Insights from 1D to 3D modelling
Magdalena Vera Chena – Politecnico di Torino (MSc) Risk Assessment of a Continuous Circulation System – Heart of Drilling (HOD) applied to drilling operations
Iwan Setiawan – Universita delgri Studi di Perugia (MSc) Seismic Characterization of a Late Miocene Calciclastic Deep-Water Fan in the Phu Khanh Basin, Offshore Vietnam
Carlo Cristiano Stabile – Politecnico di Torino (2nd level MSc) Data Analytics Approaches for the Distribution of Enhanced Perm Features in Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoirs
Marco Teodori – Politechnico di Milano (MSc) PIG Data Processing for Oil and Gas Pipeline Integrity Assessment
Sclocchi Award Ceremony
During the award ceremony, three prizes for category A, two prizes for category B, and five special mentions were awarded. Congratulations to all winners!