Author Archive Maarten van Schaik

Happy new year!

5 January 2022

Happy new year everyone!

Are you starting your studies in geoscience and engineering this year?
Or quite possibly you’re working towards your graduation in a couple
of month? Whether you are at the start of your academic career or about
to enter the workforce, ensure to tap into the opportunities provided by
the EAGE Student Fund to enrich your studies and make the start of your
career as powerful as possible.

Did you know the EAGE Student Fund provides support for students across
the globe? Since its foundation in 2009 thousands of students received
support from the Fund through our student membership support programmes,
educational offerings or through their participation in the Laurie Dake Challenge.

Supporting the EAGE Student Fund

The EAGE Student Fund is a Dutch registered charity. Its work is made possible
through donations from our corporate and individuals donors – all part of the
geoscience & engineering community. If you would like to support our mission, you
can do so today! Thank you very much in advance for your support.

Laurie Dake deadline coming up

17 December, 2021

The 2022 Laurie Dake challenge application date is almost upon us
– all applications need to be in by 21 December in order to secure
your team’s participation. Students interested in participating can still
sign up.

The 2022 challenge

The 2022 Laurie Dake Challenge is supported by Repsol and will include
a case study situated in the Gulf of Cadiz. Team should consist of 3-5
student participants. Pro tip: ensure your team represents various
subsurface disciplines!

Don’t miss out, apply today.

Laurie Dake Challenge ’22 open

2 December

We’re excited to announce the 2022 edition of the Laurie Dake Challenge.
The long term team challenge, in which university teams need to come up
with a integrated approach to field development, is accepting applications
until 21 December.

Gulf of Cadiz setting for 2022 Challenge

This year’s challenge dataset has been provided by Repsol and is situated
just off the Southern edge of the Iberian peninsula in the Gulf of Cadiz. Each
team registered will receive access to the dataset.

Students and universities interested in participating can learn more about
the challenge and application procedure at the EAGE website.

Become an ESF ambassador this December

23 November 2021

The EAGE Student Fund relies on donations from the geoscience
community to keep out activities going. This December, we’re therefore
actively looking for end of year donations to help us advance our mission!

In order to do so, we are looking for a number of ambassadors keen to
support our end of year giving drive.

Student Fund ambassadors

During our Month of Giving, ambassadors act the engine behind our
campaign by supporting in one (or more) of the following ways:

  • become a matching giver. This means the ambassador matches each
    donation up to a certain amount – a great incentive to get new donors
  • set fundraiser challenges. Help us reach certain fundraising
    landmarks by setting a challenge accompanied by an additional
    donation. Whether it is donations within a specific time frame,
    number of countries or total number of donations, all challenges are
  • spread the word within your organization. Whether you work for a
    large energy company or small university department, your
    contributions to inform people about our donation drive matter! If
    you’d be keen to help us reach a wider audience, we’ve got material
    for you to use.

Whether it is as a matched giver, fundraiser challenger or as a company
rep, if you care about the future of students we’d like to hear from you.
Get in touch on by Monday 29 Nov and become
one of our 2021 ambassadors

The Fund at EAGE 2021

27 September 2021

We’re pleased to see in-person student activities returning. The 2021 EAGE
Conference & Exhibition, on 18 – 21 October will see student activities both
in Amsterdam, as well as online. The hybrid nature of the event allows
support for the more traditional elements, and build on the new
innovations implemented in 2020 – many of these supported by the ESF!

Student Activities at EAGE 2021

In line with our goals to reach out to a global geoscience student audience,
we’re supporting both in-person as well as online activities. These include:

  • Hackathon (online & Amsterdam)
  • GeoQuiz (online & Amsterdam)
  • EAGE e-Summit (online)
  • Student Chapter meeting (online)
  • Local students get-together (Amsterdam)
  • Education Hunt (online & Amsterdam)

A full overview of the student activities is also available

EAGE Student FUND-raiser

It’s not just student activities for the ESF.

On Thursday, a special FUND-raiser is scheduled on 12:00 – 13:00 CEST.

The get-together will introduce the EAGE Student Fund and test delegates
on their knowledge of our mission in a fun way! In addition, we will be
raising funds to ensure the next generation of experts has access to our
activities and EAGE services. If you happen to be attending the EAGE
Annual Conference & Exhibition, don’t miss out.

21/22 Academic Year Programme and the ESF

14 September 2021

Many students are starting or returning to their studies this month. The
EAGE Student Fund will be supporting a range of activities to help them
gain access to learning resources, tap into the international community and
make the transition from university to career as smooth as possible.

A return to in-person meetings

This academic year we will likely see a gradual return of in-person
meetings. Other students will continue to connect online. As as result, the
Fund will support both in person activities as well as online meetings such
as our student webinar programme and e-Summits series.

Programmes organized at EAGE meetings will have a hybrid component –
including both onsite as well as online activities.

Multidisciplinary approach

Subsurface challenges require a multi-disciplinary approach. Only by
combining a solid understanding of geology, geophysics, engineering,
modelling and geochemistry (amongst others!) can key questions be

For that reason, activities supported will span a wide range of topics,
including deep dives into geoscience as well as soft skills and future career
development. Team challenges, such as the 2022 Laurie Dake Challenge, will
be a key opportunity for students to put these skills to the test.

We’re excited about the year ahead! If you’re interested in supporting us
please donate to our cause, or get involved. Thank you!

2021 Sclocchi Award celebrates Italian Excellence

29 July 2021

Last June the 28th Sclocchi Theses Awards Ceremony took place. The award
celebrates geoscientific excellence amongst Italian students, as
well as international students completing their research at an Italian
institution. The EAGE Student Fund is a proud supporter of the challenge.

The most recent edition proved to be a popular one with over 70
professionals and students submitting their work for review. Submissions
were made in two categories: Master & PhD level theses (three prizes) and
Bachelor & 2nd level Master level (one prize).

We are proud to announce the following winners:

MSc & PhD level

  • Roberto Scaccabarozzi (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Mattia Martinelli (Universit√† di Milano)
  • Federico Parolin (Politecnico di Milano)

BSc & 2nd Level MSc level

  • Marco Ballarin, Universit√† degli Studi di Padova

Congratulations to all winners! For a full overview, including those
receiving a special mention, make sure to be on the lookout for EAGE’s
August edition of First Break.

Best Student Chapter Announced

14 July 2021

Student chapters are key in the activities supported by the EAGE Student
Fund. Through our chapters, we support student development, develop
grassroots events and offer membership grants for individuals to tap into
EAGE resources.

Student chapters are encouraged to develop their own projects. To
encourage this, we award one student chapter each year to celebrate their
work and highlight their involvement. This year, the best Student Chapter
Award goes to IFP School France for that ongoing work in our student
challenges and organization of online meetings.

Job well done IFP School!

Laurie Dake Challenge 2021 nearing conclusion

12 July 2021

The 2021 Laurie Dake Challenge finalists are now known – from the original
group of participants only three teams are still in the running: University
Technology Petronas, IFP School France and the Indian Institute of
Technology are still in the running.

The Laurie Dake Challenge is a key activity supported by the EAGE Student
Fund. Throughout the competition, university teams work on a real
dataset for hydrocarbon field development – and all facets related to it. As
the challenge requires teamwork and a wide range of skills to excel, it is a
great way to prepare students for their careers.

The three finalists will have up to late July to wrap up their work, as the
final presentations are scheduled for 28 July. Only one team can be the
winner of the 2021 competition, so we wish all the teams the best of luck!

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

2 July

Graduating this summer? Congratulations on getting your degree! With
geoscience at the centre of many of the world’s pressing challenges, we
hope to see your name pop up in future research breakthroughs.

For those starting a new degree after the summer, make sure to connect
with the EAGE Student Fund and the upcoming activities we are supporting
throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. It’s going to be packed with new
activities, including webinars, e-summits and team challenges.

Giving back to the community

The EAGE Student Fund helps the next generation of students interested in
geoscience and related engineering disciplines. Consider giving back to the
community by donating to the EAGE Student Fund today. Your contribution