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!
12 May 2020
With the support of the EAGE Latin America Team, we are proud to let you
know the first ever digital Student Lecture Tour takes place this week.
This week is rather different than a regular Student Lecture Tour. Usually,
Student Lecture Tours bring experts from the EAGE community to
universities around the globe. With campuses and universities closed and
travel restricted, this means the traditional Student Lecture Tour series
would not be viable.
With the support of our new student lecturer, Mr. Yucel Akkutlu, we were
able to turn this around by making his SLT the first ever online tour. This
week, students from Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia will
have the opportunity to participate in the lecture: ‘Resource Assessment
and Envirnmental Considerations of Petroleum Recovery from Organic-rich
This online format will be free & open to all students. We were pleased to
see high interests in the course, with many of the online sessions already
We want to thank Mr. Akkutlu for helping us to bring this SLT series online
in such a short amount of time and we hope we can repeat this with SLTs in
the near future.
30 April, 2020
Earlier today, the first ever Student e-Summit took place! The initiative
builds on a central element of the EAGE Student Fund Mission: to connect
student communities globally. With in-person meetings being problematic,
e-Summits help to fill the gap!
Rather than merely receiving information, the summit aims to actively
engage students to shape the narrative around student engagement and
discuss relevant themes with other students and (young) professionals.
Students can indicate their interest to participate as panelists and, by doing
so, play an active role within dedicated e-Summits together with peers from
across the globe.
Today’s summit focussed on ‘Staying Connected in Times of Self-Isolation’.
With panelists coming from Malaysia, South Africa, France and Germany
this summit proved to be a solid start. Students play a key part in shaping
the future of these e-Summits as they have an active say in the direction of
future editions. For that reason, one can also expect scientific discussions,
skills acquisition and recruitment in the months to follow.
Make sure to stay in the loop on future editions of the e-Summit through the
dedicated webpage. If you are keen to contribute, do get in touch!
The EAGE Student Fund is coming to you through the internet! The very
first e-Summit will bring panelist from three different student chapters
together discuss Chapter engagement in times of Social Isolation.
This first e-Summit will take place on Thursday 30 April, 10:00 CEST. We will
have an international panel with chapter presidents from Malaysia,
Germany and South Africa.
In addition to this, the panel will be joined by representatives from the
EAGE Local Chapter Paris, who will share some first best practices with
their online events.
Participation is free for all, simply register through the dedicated website.
We hope to see you at the webinar!
17 April, 2020
First and foremost, we hope all you are healthy and safe.
Usually, the mission of the EAGE Student Fund is to connect students in
person to bridge the gap between studies and early careers. These are not
usual times though. With personal meetings impossible, we’re working on
establishing activities for our target audiences to still connect with peers
and professionals online.
With the vast majority of us working in self-isolation from home or dorms,
we want to share some ways how to leverage your ESF involvement in
these difficult times.
Since mid-March, students members will have full access to EAGE’s
EarthDoc archives. That’s a whole lot of reading to catch up to. Make
sure to have a browse and see which papers are useful for you studies
A lot of our ESF activities will also be shared through EAGE’s weekly
newsletter. In addition, the association is also developing activities for its
wider community – activities which may also spark your interest. These
updates will also include links and information to other opportunities for
students and professionals.
We’re all getting to grips with Discord, Zoom, Hangouts and Teams. So
why not use these tool to plan your next Student Chapter meeting? We
are curious to see how you are connecting with the members of your
student chapter online! If you ran a successful event, we are curious
to be hearing from you!
As we will not be able to meet you in person for the remainder of this
academic year, we will be bringing our services and meetings to you, the
students. You can expect various online lectures, summits and events in the
upcoming weeks. So, stay tuned!
18 March, 2020
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the EAGE Student Fund has paused
our activities relying on travel and in person events, until further notice.
We very much still intend to support our student community throughout
this period, and are looking into innovative ways of doing so, based on the
12 March, 2020
EAGE student chapters are a cornerstone of the work the EAGE Student
Fund supports. Student chapters provide additional skills which are well-
needed in your future career! Here are three reasons why participating in a
student chapter may benefit you.
It stimulates cooperation
Not one company relies on one skillset, in your career you will be dealing
with geologists, geophysicists, engineers and non-science related experts
such as marketeers and communication specialists. Working together on
projects such as the Laurie Dake Challenge will allow you to build own
expertise, whilst also working together with people with other
specialisations – something key to a future career.
Learn from other student chapters
At the EAGE Student Fund website, we frequently post updates from the
work undertaken by other student chapters. Connecting to other student
chapters will allow you to not only learn about their best practises but also
allows you to get an understanding on what’s at play throughout the world.
At the EAGE Annual conference & exhibition, we bring together
representatives from a large variety of university chapters together to meet
in person and share best practices. During the conference, the ESF also
awards the ‘Best Student Chapter Award’, celebrating student chapter excellence!
Develop and engage in projects
Student chapters have the possibility to engage in specific activities, such as
the Student Lecture Tour programme and ESF support for grassroots up
No Student Chapter at your university yet?
Talk to your peers at the university to get the ball rolling. Learn how to get
started. Not able to get a group together yet? No worries, in that case you
may want to consider a Student Membership Grant.
Many EAGE members know the drill – come October, it is time to renew
one’s membership. Since Autumn 2018 it is possible to also donate to the
EAGE Student Fund as well at the Green Fund during the membership
renewal. With the 2020 renewal campaign coming to an end, we are keen to
inform you on the current results of this year’s campaign.
With many EAGE members still renewing, we are happy to report members
already raised over EUR 3.500,– for the EAGE Student Fund during the 2020
cycle. That’s a sixty percent increase from last year’s results! With support
coming from members across the globe, we are grateful to see these
donations coming in. Thank you!
Your donations are used to help develop a series of projects to prepare
students for their future careers in geoscience and related engineering
disciplines. Student attendance at the EAGE Annual Conference &
Exhibition is one of these items but the fund support many more projects,
such as the EAGE Student Lecture Tours, Student Chapter activities and
student-led initiatives such as field trips and conferences.
The ESF supports activities around the globe, so chances are there are
activities in your community as well!
Already renewed and keen to support our mission? The membership
renewal is one of several ways to help support the mission of the EAGE