Imperial Barrel Awards

The Imperial Barrel Awards (IBA) encourages Geoscience graduate students to explore a career in the energy industry by participating in the Award Program.

AAPG’s IBA 2014 Competition – European Region

6 – 7 March 2014 Regional Final, Prague, Czech republic, Albion Hotel.

2014 Participating Schools:

Aberdeen University
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Delft University of Technology
Ecole Nationale Superieure de Geologie
Eotvos Lorand University
Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
Heriot-Watt University
IFP School
Ivano Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil & Gas
Kiev National Taras Schevenko University
LaSalle Beauvais Institute, France
Lisbon University, Faculty of Sciences
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Manchester University
Novosibirsk State University
Royal Holloway, University of London
Southampton(University of) Ocean and Earth Science
Stavanger University, Norway
UCD School of Geological Sciences
University of Bucharest
University of Coimbra Earth Sciences
University of Leoben
University of Zagreb
Utrecht University
VU University Amsterdam

AAPG’s IBA 2013 Competition – European Region

The 2013 competition for the European Region took place in Prague from the 21-24 March with 19 Universities all competing for the opportunity to present at the finals in PIttsburgh, Pennsylvania USA in May 2013.

In first place, The University of Manchester (Martin Kennedy, Rhiannon Jones, Heather Wilson, Papi Ogban and Faculty Advisor: Christophe Serié) 

In second place, The University of Leoben (Jan Mayer, Maria Nievoll, Judit Pupos, Bernhard Rupprecht, Anna Irene Stanzel and Faculty Advisor: Doris Reischenbacher)

And in third place, The University of Southampton (Ben Hannam, Alexandra Cookson, Thomas Goode, Alexander Gillespie, Richard Turner and Faculty Advisor: Mark Vardy) 

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in 2013; it was a fantastic event and a pleasure to meet you all.

A HUGE thank you goes to 2013 judging panel, for their extremely hard work and invaluable contribution to the event. It is not an easy job by any means!

Sue Nicholson, European Geoscience Recruitment Coordinator, ExxonMobil

Jack Russell, Exploration Discipline Lead, Shell

Gretchen Gillis, Geological Specialist, Aramco

Jonathan P Turner, Deputy Chief Geologist, BG Group

Rosalie Constable, Senior Geologist – Exploration, OMV

Simon Grant, Exploration Geologist, BP

Emily Ferguson, Greenland Exploration Team Leader, Maersk Oil Copenhagen

Martin Jakubowski, U.K. Exploration Manager, Nexen Petroleum U.K

Who will win 2014???

Interested in applying for the 2015 Competition?

Geoscience graduate students are encouraged to explore a career in the energy industry by participating in the Imperial Barrel Award Program.

  • Receive a real-world, career-development experience with your performance judged by industry experts!
  • Winning teams travel free to the premier industry event to network with both future colleagues and future employers.
  • IBA offers students and their faculty advisor a chance to win accolades for themselves and cash prizes for their schools.
  • To find out more about the programme visit the website, for any additional information contact AAPG Europe

    Watch our video from IBA 2011 in Prague and see why you should be there…


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