The AAPG Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) Region Latin America & Caribbean Region Coordinators are pleased to invite your university to participate in the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) Competition for 2019-2020.
As you may know, the IBA is an international competition organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), in which a group of five students analyzes geological, seismic and petrophysical data provided by the AAPG and corporate sponsors. Students spend eight weeks developing exploration prospects and present them to a panel of industry experts. The winner of the regional competition will have the opportunity to represent Latin America & the Caribbean in the global competition, held prior to the AAPG Conference and Exhibition (ACE) in Houston, Texas, USA, June 6th, 2020.
Last year featured participation from 22 universities from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela. The first round was held virtually, via WebEx, and top four teams advanced to the in-person round held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Students from Universidad Industrial de Santander (Bucaramanga, Colombia) won the region competition and did a great job representing our region in San Antonio during the 2019 AAPG IBA Finals.
This year we hope to have more universities participate, so more students can take advantage of this fantastic professional and personal development opportunity. Attached to this message you will find information about the competition as well as instructions for registering.
Registration for the 2019-2020 competition will open Today, September 16th, and will run through November 29th, 2019. If your university would like to participate, please complete the online form at the following website: https://iba.aapg.org. Additionally, please send an email to email@example.com to confirm your enrollment.
You can find additional information about the event at https://iba.aapg.org/ and in the attached documents:
- Competition Rules and Operating Procedures (R&OP)
- IBA R&OP Summary (English, Portuguese and Spanish versions)
- Letter to Participating Teams
Dataset release: 10 January 2020
Virtual Round (via WebEx): 06 March 2020
Semifinal LACR (Place TBD): 17 April 2020
Global Finals (Houston, Tx): 06 June 2020
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact at this email or at one of the following phone numbers, +57.310.255.5991 (Mayra Vargas) or +55.51.983.100.294 (Daiane Cardoso).
We look forward to your participation.