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!
29 May, 2020
More and more of our activities are pivoting to the online realm. After the
success of the Latin America Student Lecture Tours earlier this month,
we’re now bringing an afternoon (or morning, depending from where you are connecting of course) of EAGE student activities to you on
Thursday 4 June, consisting of a new online SLT as well as a new edition of
the EAGE Student e-Summits.
Last year, Dr. Connolly already delivered a series of lectures for EAGE
student Chapters in Europe in 2019, titled: ‘Probabilistic Seismic Inversion
for Reservoir Properties’. On popular demand, we are now happy to
announce him for our upcoming online SLT!
Between 14:00 and 15:00 hrs CEST, you can join Dr. Connolly and other
students to participate in his online delivery. Registration is currently open
and free for all EAGE student members.
Following the e-Summit, we are continuing the student engagement with
the next edition of our e-Summit series. The summit starts at 16:00 hrs CEST
and focusses on the best (and worst) practices starting ones career. Our
panellists represent a variety of backgrounds and career paths, so make
sure to prepare some questions to get the most out of the meeting.
e-Summit registration is open to all, but limited places are available! For
that reason, make sure to sign up today to avoid missing out later.
Following our premiere on 30 April, the EAGE Student Fund is back with a
new Student e-Summit! On Thursday 28 May 16:00 hrs the second edition of
the e-Summit series will take.
‘Ready, set, GO! Best (and worst) Practices Kickstarting your Career’ will
bring together three Young Professional panelists working in research,
consulting and industry to talk about their approach to starting their
career, creating a relevant network and the tools they used to move from
studies to career.
For our second e-Summit, the following panelists will join us:
– Kristen Marberry, Collier Consulting, USA
– Larry Sandoval, Total, France
– Sebastian Uhlemann, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
We aim to bring a variety of e-Summits to the wider geoscience &
engineering student community in the months to come with future e-
Summit scheduled for June and over the summer holidays.
Registration and more information
Registration and updates for the e-Summit will be available through our
EAGE Student pages. We are looking forward to seeing you at the e-Summit!