ESF @ 10 – Meet the participants

ESF @ 10 – Meet the participants

25 April, 2019

The EAGE Student Fund celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. During
this decade, many people have been involved with the activities of the fund
– either as volunteer, donor or student.

In order to see the impact of their involvement, a series of interviews is
being be released over the year. For April, we asked for input from former
students to see how their involvement with the ESF has helped them in the
course of their career.

Vladimir Shipilin is a young professional who is currently working at the
Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics. Originally from Uzbekistan,
Vladimir has been involved in many of the ESF supported activities,
including student workshops, Geo Quiz and annual conferences.

‘I used the knowledge obtained in a Paris 2017 student workshop during the
interview for my present position in Hannover. I can therefore say the ESF
has actively contributed towards my current employment!

Vladimir’s experience is a great example of how involvement in ESF
activities helps to develop the skills and network of next generation’s
geoscience experts. You can read the full interview with Vladimir on the
EAGE website.

ESF @ 10 interviews

Vladimir’s interview is part of a larger series. To see the latest and to learn
who has been involved, have a look at the dedicated ESF@10 page.

EAGE’s Student Chapter at Heriot-Watt University

11 April 2019

Support for the creation and development of Student Chapters is one of the pillars of ESF
engagement with Earth Science students. Many of our student chapters have a well-established
track record working with the Fund, giving students at a platform to acquire skills and
new knowledge.

The students at Heriot-Watt University illustrate the opportunities offered through chapter involvement.
For this reason, we are happy to share the following report from the president of the
Chapter, Qi Zhang.

A 9 years old EAGE Student Chapter, based in the Institute of Petroleum Engineer of the
Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh – United Kingdom. Our chapter is composed by
an international and multicultural postgraduate student community involved in
petroleum industry orientated programmes.

Through the support of the EAGE Student Fund we have been able to develop a number of
activities recently. In 2018 the Heriot-Watt EAGE student chapter organized an interesting
social event to visit to Edinburgh Observatory. Academically we hosted a course by
Ian Jones, as a part of the EAGE Education Tour. The local EAGE student members are
involved in various research projects varying from geology to reservoir engineering,
which include Edinburgh Time Lapse Project, Carbonate Reservoir Research and others.

Being a post-graduate student chapter, we are always active presenting in EAGE conferences.
Every year a few students from our student chapter attend the annual EAGE conference
and a few other EAGE conferences as well. This is a key process in the life of our post-graduate
students and the chapter works to incentivize students to participate in such events
and help them get there. This year we have five abstracts accepted for the London conference,
studying areas such as reservoir modelling, 4D seismic analysis and seismic history matching.

EAGE’s student chapter at Heriot- Watt University

The vision of the chapter is to become the primary source for students geoscience career
planning and a premier network of oil industry among student chapters. The mission of the
chapter is to develop knowledge and skills through educational activities and discussions,
build a better connection with EAGE community.

Heriot-Watt was founded in 1821, making it among the oldest higher education institutions in
the UK. In 1966, the then Heriot-Watt College, was granted university status by Royal Charter,
becoming Heriot-Watt University.  It is a university with a highly unusual international profile
and with a particular (but not exclusive) concentration on areas of science, engineering, technology
and business. Having world-class research and teaching, it produces highly employable and
innovative graduates with a strong professional orientation.

We are currentely constructing a webpage to post all our news and events:

For more information, contact our president Qi Zhang ( ).

Three ways to support the ESF today

4 April 2019

The activities of the EAGE Student Fund for 2019 are already well under
way: two different student lecture tours, 60+ student chapters worldwide
and an engaging Student Programme at the EAGE Annual Conference &
Exhibition are already in place to set the stage for our student community.

These activities are just a selection of our activities to equip students
worldwide with the latest information and network to become leaders in
their discipline. If you would also like to contibute to the mission of the ESF,
here’s three way to do just that:

Become a company supporter

To ensure a strong organisation, one requires a knowledgeable and
connected workforce. This is exactly what the EAGE Student Fund sets out
to do. By providing students with the opportunity to gain new knowledge,
skills and by introducing them into the global geoscience community, it
helps them to hit the ground running when taking the next step in their

For this reason, the EAGE Student Fund encourages companies to become
involved. If your organisation builds on young geoscience talent and
endorses the mission of the ESF, please consider becoming a company

Legacy giving

Become a trustee of the ESF by creating your own personal fund to support
the future of geoscience. Legacy giving such as the establishment of the
Putcuyps-Mustafina Fund are a great help to ensuring continuity for our

If you have a passion for education and enabling the next generation of
geoscientists, please consider including legacy giving to the fund. In order
to learn more about the opportunities, please contact us directly and we
would be happy to provide you with more information.

Make a donation

Even a single donation already helps to support the EAGE Student Fund in
our activities. With student membership grants coming in at EUR 25,– and
ESF support for student developed initiatives starting with small amount,
your gift can help to provide new opportunities to individual as well as
groups of students.

Did you know the ESF is a registered Dutch charity (ANBI)? As such, your
donation may be tax deductible under Dutch law.

Make a donation today, or contact us about giving to the ESF.

Meet EAGE’s Student Chapters in London!

Published 28 March 2019

On 18 March, EAGE provided one of the most exciting activities, the Online
Geo-quiz to registered student chapters. Participating chapters had a
serious prize to compete for as the top three student chapters receive travel
grants to 3 student members per chapter to attend the 81st EAGE
Conference & Exhibition 2019, held from 3 – 6 June in London, UK.

The winning student teams will be supported to attend the Student
Conference Programme and more importantly, will partake in the Global
Geo-Quiz competition organised in London. Joining them are 50+ other
student teams competing for excellent prizes.

The best ten teams of the Online Geo-quiz 2019 are
IFP School, France (1st place)
The Federal University of Bahia, Brazil (2nd place)
AGH UST , Poland (3rd place)
Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
University of Miskolc, Hungary
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
University of Calgary, Canada
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Jais
Heriot-Watt University
University of Aberdeen

Congratulation to the winning teams ( 1st, 2nd and 3rd place) of the Online Geo-quiz, let’s meet in London!

This opportunity is for EAGE Student Chapters ONLY!please register your participation from 11 to 15 March.

EAGE Online Geo-Quiz Instructions and Overview are available here

The EAGE Student Lecture confirmed in Latin America

22 March 2019

EAGE has been reaching out to the student community with the EAGE Student Lecture Tour (SLT)
since 2007, which provides half-day lectures on interesting geoscience or engineering-related topics 
top; students from different disciplines and levels can take a sit in the lecture. This initiative is
 fully sopported by EAGE Student Fund, and provide the collaboration with universities and EAGE 
student chapters worldwide.

Currently, Edward Wiarda is embarking on a Student Lecture Tour on Advanced Seismic Data
Processing & Imaging.  He will offer a  few details of New-generation workflows, technologies,
concepts and strategies to reveal potential in  challenging Sub-Andean basins.

The upcoming stops of the tour in Latin- America are going to
University of Andes , Colombia on 22 May;
University Surcolombiana, Colombia on 24 May;
National University of Mexico , Mexico on 27 May; and,
Fluminense University , Brazil on 29 May.

All students are invited to participate in any of the stops available and have
the chance to receive a special lecture dedicated to
the student community in Latin America. For more information, visit
the EAGE Student lecture Tour overview.

The EAGE Student Lecture has a tour in Europe

14 March 2019

EAGE has been reaching out to the student community with the EAGE Student Lecture Tour (SLT)
since 2007, which provides half-day lectures on interesting geoscience or engineering-related topics
top; students from different disciplines and levels can take a sit in the lecture. This initiative is fully
sponsored by EAGE Student Fund, and provide the collaboration with universities and EAGE
student chapters worldwide.

Currently, Patrick Connolly is embarking on a Student Lecture Tour on Probabilistic Seismic Inversion
for Reservoir Properties.  He will offer a  few details of the seismic probabilistic based on
Bayesian methods, which is recently used by the industry for the estimation
of reservoir properties.

The coming stops of the tour in Europe are going to Cardiff, UK on 19 March; Berlin, Germany on 24 April;
Freiberg , Germany on 25 April and Checiny, Poland on 26 Abril. All student are invited to participate
in any of the stops available and take the chance to receive a special lecture dedicated to the student
community in Europe. For more information, visit EAGE Student lecture Tour

ESF student membership applications

7 March 2019

It’s March already! That means for many the academic year is rapidly progressing. Are you currently
a student orientating yourself on the job market or future career in research? In addition to
your academic work, a variety of skills and experiences can help you to gain a better understanding
of where to take your career or studies next. At the ESF, we understand access to the right platform,
information and training is important. It is for that reason one of the key activities the fund supports
are the EAGE Student Membership Grants Programme.

The programme provides student membership to earth science students, such as access to
EAGE services and products such as EarthDoc, webinars, and publications. Effectively, this gives
students the possibility to tap into new geoscience resources and connect to the wider geoscience
student community – helping you with expanding your network and to connect with your peers working
on similar topics.

ESF membership grants run on a calendar year basis. We therefore encourage individuals who are considering applying for the programme to apply early in the year. If you are considering applying for a membership grant, you can learn more about the procedure and requirements
at the membership page.

Online Geo-Quiz coming up

28 February 2019

The geo-quiz is one of the main ESF competitions to challenge students on
their geoscientific knowledge and stimulate multi-disciplinary team work.
To have a chance of winning, teams should after all be able to answer a
wide variety of questions!

In addition to the geo-quizzes organised at events and student gatherings,
the fund also supports the online EAGE geo-quiz, a challenge specifically
created for student chapters. Last year, student chapter representatives
from Tomsk Polytechnic University, the University of Calgary and Cracow
University were the winners of the online geo-quiz.

Online geo-quiz for Student Chapters

Participation to the online quiz is open to all registered EAGE Student
Chapters. All chapter members can chip in to answer the questions,
competing to become one of the three highest scoring student chapters.

The three highest scoring teams will receive financial support from the ESF
to send three chapter representatives to attend the 81st EAGE Annual
Conference and Exhibition. This year, the conference takes place from 3-6
June 2019 in London, UK. The winning teams will also take part in the
global geo-quiz taking place during the London conference and compete
with more than fifty other teams in a chance to become the global winner.

Registration and participation

All student chapter representatives will receive an invitation to register for the online Geo-quiz on 11 March. Chapter interested in participating should register by 15 March.

During the quiz you and your team will have to answer 20 multiple choice
questions within a 25 minutes time frame. Once time is up, the quiz will
automatically close. For that reason, make sure to be both fast and have a
stable internet connection!

Remember to work together and may the best student chapters win!

Good luck!

Happy birthday to… us!

25 February 2019

It is exactly ten years to the day the EAGE Student Fund was founded. Since
its inception, the ESF has been able to provide thousands of students with
support, knowledge and learning opportunities worldwide.

We will celebrate this milestone with a variety of activities and publications
over the course of the year. Make sure to look out for the ESF in First Break,
social media and at conferences for our activities!

ESF@10 – get involved

The ESF is only able to work towards its mission through the support of our
sponsors. The support received from both companies and individuals is
crucial and we therefore thank our supporters tremendously.

The fund is looking forward to continuing our mission in the upcoming
decade. In order to do so, we need the support from our community:

New chapter begins for students at Curtin University

21 February 2019

The New Year has ushered in a new EAGE student chapter at Curtin
University, Perth, Australia. This follows six months of rigorous effort by
the student community working in the exploration geophysics and
petroleum engineering disciplines at Western Australia School of Mines
(WASM), Curtin University. The result has been the successful opening of
a student chapter in collaboration with EAGE.

Inauguration new student chapter

The inauguration was held on 17 January 2019 in the presence of the
student chapter office bearers, other faculty members and students of the
university. Prof Andrej Bona, who acts as the faculty advisor of EAGE Curtin
University Student Chapter, conveyed his best wishes for the success of the
chapter. Partha Pratim Mandal, the president of the Chapter said: ‘This is
one of the chapters thoroughly dedicated to geosciences where the student
will get direct benefit through connection with global geoscientists and

The present office bearer team members (Nilesh Kumar Jha, Mohammad
Atif Iqbal, Zixing Qin and Gonzalo Ceron) and Alexy Yurikov (research
scholar, exploration geophysics) contributed significantly in the
chapter formation and inauguration event. Introductory speeches at the
ceremony were given by Sofya Popik, PhD student, exploration geophysics
and Lukman Johnson, PhD student, Petroleum Engineering. They all
extolled the merits of ESF and the value of the EAGE chapter to students.

Both talks were very relevant to present ongoing geoscience research
activities such as the implications of CO2 injection and unconventional
resource exploration.

Curtin University and the ESF

Curtin University students say the vision of the chapter is to engage with
local and global industry as well other geoscience organization such as
ASEG, PESA, SPE and SEG through organizing technical events, and
workshops as well as mentoring and other relevant activities which directly
benefit students to achieve their future goals. The mission of the
chapter is to narrow the communication between students, industry and
research organizations and provide opportunities for students to enhance
their technical and professional skills.

Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse
university with Australia’s third largest international student population. It
is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking
of World Universities 2018. The ESF is happy to welcome the university’s
involvement and is looking forward to help its students to gain new skills
and opportunities.