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).
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
- Content from SPE’s PetroWiki
- Petroleum Engineering and related (Geology, Reservoir Engineering, etc.) textbooks
- Glossary of Industry Terminology
- Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary
- Schlumberger Oilfield Review Defining Series
Non-Academic: Industry Statistics, History, Trivia, Current Events
- Industry Statistics
- Journal of Petroleum Technology® magazine
- The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power by Yergin, Daniel
Any questions, email PetroBowl@spe.org.