PetroBowl® Regional Qualifiers

Organization of the PetroBowl® Regional Qualifiers are planned collaboratively with SPE International and the Regional Directors who operate within each PetroBowl Super Region.

Each “super-region” will select up to five teams to represent them at the PetroBowl Championship. In addition to the teams from each region, the first and second place Chapters from the previous year’s Championship are also invited to defend their title. A total of 32 places are available for the Championship.

Regional Qualifiers will be a mix of physical and virtual events depending on suitability for the region. All games will be run to the same standards though some variation in processes may occur depending on the event running with a physical or virtual format.

Qualifying Teams will be invited to participate in the PetroBowl Championship, which is due to take place physically as part of the 2024 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (ATCE). 


Sub-Saharan Africa SPE Regions

Event Date: 22 - 25 March 2024
Venue: Kampala, Uganda

Qualifying Teams:
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
University of Uyo, Nigeria

Asia Pacific

Northern Asia Pacific and South Asia and the Pacific SPE Regions

Event Date: To be confirmed
Team Submission Deadline: To be confirmed
Venue: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Contact: Justin Kijam
Event Website: To be confirmed

Europe & Russia

Europe, North Sea and Russia and Caspian SPE Regions

Europe Contest

Event Date: 11-13 March 2024
Team Submission Deadline: 1 March 2024
Venue: ASEC, Zagreb, Croatia

Qualifying Teams:
IFP School, France
Universitatea Petrol - Gaze din Ploieşti, Romania
Heriot Watt University, UK

Russia and Caspian Contest

Event Date: 27 May 2024
Team Submission Deadline: 20 April 2024
Host Section: SPE Atryau Section 
Venue: Nurlan Balgymbayev Communications Development Centre, Atyrau, Kazakhstan (In Person Only)
Contact: Khochbar Ramazanov
Registration: Apply Now


Latin America and Caribbean

All Latin America and Caribbean Regions

Event Date: 19 May 2024
Team Submission Deadline: 19 April 2024
Venue: Windsor Florida Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Registration: Apply Now

Middle East

The Middle East and North Africa SPE Regions

This event is being hosted in two stages, one virtual and one physical. 

Event Dates:
Virtual Group Stage: 11 June 2024
Qualifier Physical Round: 23 July 2024

Team Submission Deadline: 23 May 2024
Venue: Physical Round - Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Application: Apply Now: TEAM APPLICATION FORM

North America

North America and Canada Regions

Event Dates: 23 March 2024
Team Submission Deadline: 1 March 2024
Venue: Virtual (Zoom)

Qualifying Teams:
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico*
University of Kansas, USA
Colorado School of Mines, USA
University of Oklahoma, USA
The Pennsylvania State University, USA

*2023 Finalist automatically qualify

Tips for Preparing for the Competition:

All our PetroBowl questions are written by SPE Members using reliable industry resources. Here is a suggested list of study materials which can help you prepare for the contest:

Academic: Technical, Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering

Non-Academic: Industry Statistics, History, Trivia, Current Events

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