2021 PetroBowl® Regional Qualifiers

Organization of the PetroBowl® Regional Qualifiers are planned collaboratively by 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.

Game formats and rules may vary from region to region based on the resources available for each Regional Qualifier. Some regions may also have multiple games to allow for maximum participation. Please make sure to check carefully the specific requirements for the contest you plan to apply for.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, restrictions on travel, and mass gatherings, the regional qualifier contests are currently under review. We are exploring approaches to replicate contests online so that the Championship may continue with a representative and fair selection of teams. As soon as we have further information, we will show these changes on the schedule below. For any questions, please contact petrobowl@spe.org.


Sub-Saharan Africa SPE Regions

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

Asia Pacific

Northern Asia Pacific and South Asia and the Pacific SPE Regions

Event Date: 10-11 July 2021
Team Submission Deadline: 
31 May 2021
Venue: Online - Hosted by STT Migas Balikpapan Student Chapter
Contact: petrobowl2021.aprq@gmail.com
Rules and Regulations  (PDF)


Europe, North Sea and Russia and Caspian SPE Regions

Europe Contest

Qualifying Teams:

  • Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti
  • University of Stavanger
  • University of Zagreb

Event Dates: 16-17 March 2021
Event: ASEC (2021) hosted by University of Zagreb Student Chapter
Time: 0800-1800 GMT (UTC +0)
Venue: Online

Russia and Caspian Contest

Event Dates: 17-18 April 2021
Team Submission Deadline:
15 March 2021
Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Latin America and Caribbean

All Latin America and Caribbean Regions

Event Date: 26-27 June 2021
Team Submission Deadline: 30 April 2021
Venue: Online
Contact: petrobowlsacr@gmail.com 
Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Middle East

The Middle East and North Africa SPE Regions

Event Dates: 14-15 June 2021
Team Submission Deadline: 18 May 2021
Venue: Online
Contact: Mr. Hamoud AlkhaldiMs. Rabab Meshikhes
Rules and Regulations (PDF)
PetroBowl Regional Qualifiers Registration (docx)

North America

North America and Canada Regions

Qualifying Teams:

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Oklahoma*
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Houston
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico

*Automatically Qualified as 2020 Champions

Event Dates: 27-28 March 2021
Team Submission Deadline: 3 March 2021
Time: TBC
Venue: Online
Contact: Taylor Wright
PetroBowl Regional Qualifiers Registration

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

Any questions, email PetroBowl@spe.org.

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