History of the PetroBowl® Program

The PetroBowl® competition was founded in 2002, and was created, organized, and administered by the SPE Gulf Coast Section taking place once a year during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). As its popularity grew, a two stage pilot program was introduced in 2013 to transition the contest into a truly global event. This included two regional qualifiers taking place in Africa and Asia in 2014, and an expansion to six regional qualifiers in 2015. Following the successful completion of the pilot program, PetroBowl is now recognized as an SPE International global program.

2016 PetroBowl® Championship
The 2016 PetroBowl® contest was our largest ever year with 125 teams registering from 37 different countries. This an increase from 2015 by 21% and resulted in 608 individual players registered and 42% of all complaint SPE Chapters participating. This level of engagement has surly boosted the number of dedicated SPE Student members studying and widening their knowledge in oil and gas.

Regional qualifiers took place in Abu Dhabi, Benin City, Kualar Lumpur, Austin, Stavanger and Buenos Aires. The winner to top all of these teams was Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro, our second ever non US team to win and first team to win from outside the North America region.

Congratulations to our finalists:

1st Place - Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2nd Place - University of Louisiana At Lafayette, USA
3rd Place - Pennsylvania State University, USA
4th Place - Colorado School of Mines, USA

For more information on the full bracket and photos from our matches, please visit our PetroBowl Facebook page.

Congratulations to the finalists
2015 Champions—Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Mexico
Second Place—University of Texas at Austin, USA
Third Place—Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Fourth Place—University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

For a full overview of the 2015 PetroBowl competition, including participating teams and the championship bracket, visit the 2015 PetroBowl Competition Yearbook.

2015 PetroBowl Championship Video Contest
SPE organized an exciting video contest for the 2015 finalists. Teams showcased their spirit and preparation for the PetroBowl championship by creating a short video. Videos were posted online leading up to the championship. To view the videos, visit the 2015 Road to PetroBowl YouTube page.

Past PetroBowl® Champions

Year

ATCE Location

Champion

2016

Dubai, UAE

Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2015

Houston, USA

Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Mexico

2014

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

University of Tulsa, USA

2013

New Orleans, USA

Colorado School of Mines, USA

2012

San Antonio, USA

Colorado School of Mines, USA

2011

Denver, USA

University of Texas at Austin, USA

2010

Florence, Italy

University of Oklahoma, USA

2009

New Orleans, USA

University of Texas at Austin, USA

2008

Denver, USA

University of Oklahoma, USA

2007

Anaheim, USA

University of Oklahoma, USA

2006

San Antonio, USA

Colorado School of Mines, USA

2005

Dallas, USA

Texas A&M University, USA

2004

Houston, USA

Montana Tech of the University of Montana, USA

2003

Denver, USA

Texas A&M University, USA

2002

San Antonio, USA

Texas Tech University, USA

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