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.

2019 Championship

The 2019 PetroBowl® Championship took place during ATCE’s first visit to Canada. It was a cold day with over a foot of snow outside at Stampede Park. This year saw a significant drop in participating teams with 10 Teams unable to travel but the excitement and anticipation was still remarkable on the day. Ken Yeats, representing our 2019 program Sponsors Chevron, opened the day celebrating the talent and future endeavours students will accomplish.

The contest saw many exciting and surprising results with some well-established teams leaving early and also saw two European Chapters making it to the final four for the first time. Many contests were neck and neck down to final time but in the end Louisiana State University won taking the lead 202 to 82 against IFP School. This is the first time LSU have become Champions and they have taken the PetroBowl® Trophy back to the USA after 5 years.  

  • 1st Place – Louisiana State University, USA
  • 2nd Place – IFP School, France
  • 3rd Place – The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • 4th Place – AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

View the full bracket and photos on our PetroBowl Facebook page.

Past PetroBowl® Champions

Year ATCE Location Champion
2019 Calgary, Canada Louisiana State University, USA
2018 Dallas, USA Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
2017 San Antonio, USA Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Mexico
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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