2 September 2020
On 5 September we are celebrating the International Day of Charity. Are
you also looking to give back to the community? Consider supporting the
next generation of geoscientists and engineering and support the EAGE
Over the years, we’ve been able to support thousands of students around
the globe to provide them with a platform for their research, support
student chapter projects and power team challenges such as our Geo Quiz
programme and the Laurie Dake Challenge.
Support the EAGE Student Fund today through an online donation.
Thursday 20 August
Are you a geoscience know-it-all and interested in the mission of the EAGE
Student Fund? Considering the fact your are reading this actual blog post,
you likely are! If so, you should certainly join our fundraiser Geo Quiz on
Friday 28 August, 16:00 CEST.
As a charity, the EAGE Student Fund support student excellence in
geoscience & engineering globally. Most of EAGE’s student activities are
made possible with the support of the fund. This includes our lecture tours,
e-Summits, student engagement at our conferences and chapter support.
Since the inception of our Fund in 2009 we’ve been able to help thousands
In order to continue our mission, we need your support. For that reason, we
are organizing a fundraiser online geo quiz. During the quiz, participants
will get a variety of questions about Earth Science and the EAGE Student
Fund in particular. Participation is free, but we would like you to consider
making a donation to the Fund and support our Mission.
If you think you’re up to the challenge, learn more and sign up today, or
donate directly online. Many thanks for your support and may the best
17 Augustus 2020
It’s almost September, time to get back to (online) classes. As you may have
noticed, the EAGE Student e-Summits have not taken a break this Summer –
we are keeping up our monthly deliveries.
Following our most recent delivery on Digitalization and career
development, we’re ready to announce our first Autumn e-Summits. In
September and October two new e-Summits for the upcoming months. In
September, our focus will be on mineral exploration and student career
development. October will see a return to energy transition, with a focus on
On Friday 11 September we are gathering a panel with speakers from
Africa and Europe to discuss careers in mineral exploration. What kind of
skills does one need to be successful here? What does the research scene
look like? How does the ongoing demand for rare earth minerals play into
this? Join our panellists on 11 September to see what our panellists deal
with this topic!
In June, we organized our first e-Summit on geoscience & engineering in
the energy transition, focussing on the APAC and European markets.
Following a fruitful and constructive summit, we’re now bringing the topic
to the Americas – a region with incredibly potential as well as some well-
established communities working on the advancement of renewable
energy. We will bring together speakers from Brazil, Colombia and Costa
Rica to assess how students can create a career for themselves and
contribute to energy transition in the region.
After October, the floor can be all yours for our next e-Summits. Do you
have a topic which you would like to explore? Get in touch with us today!
13 August 2020
The Laurie Dake Challenge, the integrated team competition in which
students have to come up with a development plan based on a real dataset
concluded last year with the announcement of the winners of this year’s
In regular years, this announcement would have been made during the
EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition. This year, we opted for an online
ceremony streamed through EAGE’s youtube channel.
The jury members of the Laurie Dake Challenge, consisting of company
representatives and members of the Student Affairs Committee, were
impressed with the outcomes of the final round. All teams were able to
come up with thought provoking solutions to develop the dataset provided,
making a selection of the top three a difficult task.
Only one team can be the winner though and this year these honours went
to the Mexican Institute of Petroleum (Mexico)! Runners up were Universiti
Teknologi PETRONAS (Malaysia), with the Bandung Institute of Technology
(Indonesia) completing the top 3. Congratulations to all participants for
your hard work and dedicated. We know it was an incredibly hard final
round, with self-isolation and university closures making work difficult.
Did you miss out on the award ceremony but are you curious about the
award and the people behind the work? A recording of the ceremony is
available through the EAGE Youtube channel.
3 August 2020
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.
During the award ceremony, three prizes for category A, two prizes for category B, and five special mentions were awarded. Congratulations to all winners!
Any further information on the event will be posted on a dedicated page by the EAGE-SEG Italian Section. We’ve also uploaded the award ceremony to EAGE’s Youtube channel for those who missed out on the live ceremony.
17 July 2020
Are you graduating this summer? Congratulations for getting your degree
in what must be one of the most challenging academic years to graduate –
doing it all from home is not easy after all! Congratulations to making it and
we hope you have a change to celebrate with your friends and family. As we
can imagine you’ll have a lot to look forward to post-graduation, we’re
sharing a quick check-list to smoothly transition between years.
Finally, if you’re up for it… consider giving back by making a donation to the
EAGE Student Fund! Your support definitely helps us provide the same
experiences to the next group of students.
Monday 13 July
Since April 2020, our Student e-Summits bring together students through
interactive online events. Initially meant to help student chapter
representatives, we are now branching out to technical topics as well as
For each delivery, we would like to get three geoscience students involved
as panelists. Over the months, we’ve been able to hosts a diverse set of
speakers contributing from all over the globe. Now, we would like to give
you the opportunity to get involved yourself!
We are looking for the following profile:
2 July 2020
Summer holidays are coming up! We can imagine you are not immediately
thinking the EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition this December whilst
dealing with last minute deadlines and high temperatures, but rest assured
the EAGE Student Fund is supporting a varied programme for the
As many will know, the conference was moved from June to December
2020. As a result, some of our projects, such as the Laurie Dake Challenge,
had the be rescheduled as well. We’re keeping you connected the the
community through our online lecture tours and e-Summits, but hope we
can welcome you to our first in-person student activities in Amsterdam!
In Amsterdam, you can expect a series of different activities throughout the
course of the conference. For starters, student researchers will have the
opportunity to present their work as part of the technical programme. In
order to bring students and professional life closer together, we are
organizing our Networking Cafe, Company Presentations and Exhibition
For in order to exercise your grey matter, we encourage you to participate
in the EAGE Geo Quiz or learn from others by joining our Student Chapter
Make sure to check out the full programme on offer at the dedicated
26 June, 2020
July will bring not one, but two editions of our Student e-Summit deliveries.
These e-Summits: ‘Do you GE(E)T it? Geoscience, Engineering and the
Energy Transition’ will allow participants how they can use their skillsets to
contribute to the energy transition.
The e-Summits will take place on to On Monday 6 July (focus: Asia Pacific,
Middle East, Africa and Europe) and Monday 13 July (focus: Americas)
students can connect with up our panellists.
If you want to learn more about your career opportunities in Energy
Transition and what other students are doing to prepare for this, make sure
to register for one of our deliveries through the EAGE Student webpage.
The summits are open to all to attend.
11 June 2020
The Laurie Dake Challenge is a long-running project for EAGE students. The project is a
fully integrated evaluation and development task that challenges students to simulate a `
real industry activity culminating in a final round during the EAGE Annual conference &
exhibition in December..
This year, the dataset proved not to be the only challenge for students to overcome!
The challenge has required a different workflow on the second round submission
after the lockdown of universities because of the global situation of the COVID-19.
Even though teams were unable to work in the traditional way, we received excellent
quality of work on the submission of all participants. We would like to congratulate
all teams which accomplish their commitment with the project and did not give up the project!
We are pleased to announce the selection of the six best teams out of the 13 selected in
the previous round. The six finalists were selected based on an interim review, where teams
were required to record a pitch for their development plans. The remaining candidates will
receive an invitation to present their findings to a jury panel from academia and
the oil and gas sector.
The six teams moving on the next stage of the competition are:
University of Stavanger, Norway;
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia;
Mexican Institute of Petroleum, Mexico
IFP School, France;
Curtin University, Australia;
Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia;
This contest would not be possible without Shell supporting the Laurie Dake Challenge by
providing the challenging dataset, as well as the Students Affairs Committee who has worked
hard to prepare the 2020 Laurie Dake Challenge.
During the official Opening Ceremony on Monday 8 December at EAGE Annual Conference
& Exhibition in Amsterdam, the EAGE President will be announcing the official Laurie
Dake Challenge 2020 winning team.
We wish participants good luck and may the best team win!