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.

2018 Championship
The 2018 Championship took place on Monday, 24 September, 2018, during ATCE in Dallas, Texas USA. Unfortunately, due to VISA issues, four teams had to withdraw from the contest resulting in 28 teams participating on the day.

It was an exciting contest with many close calls. However reigning champions Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) held on to the trophy having also won in 2017. UNAM have now be named Champions three times making them joint for most successful Teams alongside the University of Oklahoma and Colorado School of Mines who have also won three times.

1st Place - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
2nd Place - Louisiana State University, USA
3rd Place - University of Texas at Austin, USA
4th Place - Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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

Past PetroBowl® Champions

Year

ATCE Location

Champion

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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