PGU Ploiesti Team, 2nd Place at the European Regional Stage of PetroBowl

The team of the Petroleum-Gas University (PGU) of Ploiesti won 2nd place at the European regional stage of the PetroBowl competition in Zagreb (Croatia) and also managed to qualify for the international stage to be held in San Antonio, Texas (USA).

The five students in the PGU team belong to the Oil and Gas Engineering Faculty: Matea Stefan – 1st year, Oil Extraction Master’s Programme; Chibelean Mara Cezara – 4th year; Malatinszky Mark – 4th year; Tase Andrada – 1st year; Telea Bogdan – 3rd year.

The team of the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti has become the 2021 European champion in the Petrobowl competition, an inter-university competition between Student Chapters with flashcards on the technical and non-technical aspects of the oil and gas industry, in which 15 of the most renowned universities from Scotland, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, UK, Croatia, Denmark, Norway and Romania participated.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is the largest organization of students, engineers, scientists, and other professionals in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. SPE has over 140 thousand members in more than 140 countries. The organisation’s mission is to collect, disseminate and share knowledge about hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation and related technologies for the benefit of the community.

The Student Chapters, which include the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti SPE Student Chapter, represent organizations affiliated to the parent organization (SPE), composed exclusively of students.

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.


PetroBowl Championship

The PetroBowl® contest is SPE’s largest student competition. SPE Chapters from around the world participate in this quick-fire quiz covering a wide range of topics relevant to the E&P industry. Through this contest, the best students display their expertise and knowledge to a global audience.

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