UH Geoscience Team Wins International Petroleum Exploration Competition


A team of graduate geoscience students from the University of Houston topped more than 300 teams from around the world to win the 2019 Imperial Barrel Award.

The annual competition, sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, requires teams of geoscience graduate students to evaluate industry datasets from prospective petroleum-rich basins, using state-of-the-art software and technology. The final competition was held in San Antonio in conjunction with the annual convention of the AAPG.

The UH team received the Imperial Barrel Award trophy and a check for $20,000, which will be used to support the activities of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the AAPG “Wildcatters” student chapter.