2018 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 Qualifer. Please make sure to check the specific requirements for the contest you apply for.


Event date

Contest information

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

21 July 2018

Qualifying Teams:
  • Batangas State University 
  • China University of Petroleum (East China) 
  • Trisakti University 
  • University of Indonesia
  • University of New South Wales 

(Sub-Saharan Africa SPE Regions)

Nigeria Contest: 15-17 February 2018

(Separate applications will be available for non-Nigerian Chapters.)

Nigeria Contest

Qualifying Teams:

  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • University of Benin*
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Mines & Technology
  • University of Uyo

*Automatically Qualify - 2017 Finalist

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

10-12 April 2018

Qualifying Teams:

  • Delft University of Technology
  • Clausthal University of Technology
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • University of Stavanger

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

25 April 2018

Qualifying Teams:

  • Abu Dhabi Polytechnic
  • Cairo University
  • King Abdullah University For Science & Technology
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
  • King Saud University

North America
(North America and Canada Regions)

21 February 2018

Qualifying Teams:

  • Louisiana State University
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology 
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico*
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Tulsa

*Automatically Qualify - 2017 Finalist

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

24 June 2018

Qualifying Teams:

  • Anton De Kom University of Suriname
  • The University of the West Indies
  • Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria
  • Universidade Estadual De Campinas
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro

The 2018 PetroBowl® Championship will take place during the
SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 24 September 2018 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Tips for preparing for the competition

Here is a suggested list of study materials as possible sources of questions:
Academic: Technical, Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering

Non-Academic: Industry Statistics, History, Trivia, Current Events

Any questions, email PetroBowl@spe.org.

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