2023 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 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.

While COVID-19 remains a serious health and safety concern, Regional Qualifiers will be a mix of physical and virtual events depending on suitability for the region. We appreciate many teams want to return to physical games but the platform for the contest will be determined with the safety of our members, teams, and volunteers at the highest priority. 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 2023 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (ATCE). 


Sub-Saharan Africa SPE Regions

Qualifying Teams:

  • Federal University of Petroleum Resources
  • University of Uyo
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Energy and Natural Resources
  • Universidade Jean Piaget

Event Date: To be confirmed
Team Submission Deadline:
Venue: To be confirmed
Contact: Ola Davies
Website: To be confirmed

Asia Pacific

Northern Asia Pacific and South Asia and the Pacific SPE Regions

Qualifying Teams:

  • Pertamina University
  • Universitas Trisakti
  • Universitas Indonesia
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

Event Date: 30-31 July 2022
Team Submission Deadline: 24 June 2022
Venue: Online
Contact: petrobowl@spe.org
Team Registration: CLOSED

Europe & Russia

Europe, North Sea and Russia and Caspian SPE Regions

Europe Contest

Event Dates: 13-15 March 2023
ASEC 2023, Zagreb, Croatia
Time: 0800-1800 GMT (UTC +0)
Venue: University of Zagreb Student Chapter
Team Registration:

Russia and Caspian Contest

(2 Teams qualify from Russia and Caspian Games)

  • Nazarbayev University
  • Baku Higher Oil School

Event Dates: 15-17 April 2022
Team Submission Deadline:
 5 April 2022
Team Registration: CLOSED

Latin America and Caribbean

All Latin America and Caribbean Regions

Qualifying Teams:

  • University of Zulia
  • Universidad Industrial de Santander
  • Escuela Politécnica Nacional
  • Fluminense Federal University
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Event Date: 26 June 2022
Team Submission Deadline: 27 May 2022
Venue: Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall Hotel & Convention Center
Location: Panama City, Panama
Contact: petrobowl@spe.org 
Website: To be confirmed

Middle East

The Middle East and North Africa SPE Regions

Qualifying Teams

  • University of Bahrain
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Tech
  • University of Misan
  • Texas A&M University at Qatar

Event Dates: 26-27 July 2022
Team Submission Deadline: 1 July 2022
Venue: Online
Contact: petrobowl@spe.org
Team Registration: CLOSED

North America

North America and Canada Regions

Qualifying Teams:

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Penn State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • University of Oklahoma*

*Automatically Qualified as 2021 Champions

Event Dates: 19-20 March 2022
Team Submission Deadline: 11 March 2022
Venue: Virtual
Team Registration: CLOSED
Contact: regprograms@spe.org

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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