2019 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 5 teams to represent them at the PetroBowl® Championship at ATCE. 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 2018 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.


Event date

Contest information

Asia Pacific
(Northern Asia Pacific and South Asia and the Pacific SPE Regions)

28-30 June 2019

Qualifying Teams:

  • Bandung Institute of Technology
  • China University of Petroleum “Beijing”
  • China University of Petroleum “East China”
  • Palawan State University
  • Universiti Teknologi Petronas

(Sub-Saharan Africa SPE Regions)

Nigeria Contest: 7-10 March 2019

Ghana Contest: 7-8 February 2019


Qualifying Teams:

  • Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • University of Uyo

(Europe, North Sea and Russia and Caspian SPE Regions)

Europe Contest:
10-12 April 2019

Russia and Caspian Contest:
19 April 2019

Qualifying Teams:

  • AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Baku Higher Oil School
  • IFP School France
  • Kazakh-British Technical University
  • NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Middle East
(The Middle East and North Africa SPE Regions)

20 March 2019

Qualifying Teams:

  • Khalifa University of Science & Technology
  • King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
  • King Saud University
  • Kuwait University
  • Texas A&M University At Qatar*
* Following political limitations one additional team has been added to ensure all eligible Chapters within the Middle East are eligible to participate.

North America
(North America and Canada Regions)

3 February 2019

Qualifying Teams:

  • Louisiana State University**
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Montana Tech
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico**
  • University of Houston
  • University of Tulsa
**Automatically Qualify - 2018 Finalist

South America and Caribbean
(All South America and Caribbean Regions)

25 May 2019

Qualifying Teams:

  • Fundacion Universidad de America
  • Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno (UAGRM)
  • Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV)
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRL)
  • University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

The 2019 PetroBowl® Championship will take place during the 

SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Monday 30 September 2019 in Calgary, Canada.

Tips for preparing for the competition

Al 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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