Laurie Dake Challenge 2024 - Final Round

Sunday 9 June – 08:30 to 16:00 CEST

Where: Room 9

The Laurie Dake Challenge is a student competition created to promote cross-disciplinary geoscience and engineering integration within universities.

The competition starts with an assignment that must be prepared by each of the 13 selected teams. After this first round 10 teams will be chosen to submit a Field plan, and the jury will select the best 6 proposals.

All teams work with the same data set, this year, provided by Equinor.

On Sunday 9 June, the six finalist teams will present their field development plan to an expert jury during the 85th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, in Oslo, Norway.


Integration is the key!

How to participate in the Laurie Dake Challenge?

Universities are invited to participate in the Laurie Dake Challenge with a multidisciplinary team of 3 to 5 students (one PhD student per team allowed). 

The group can consist of full-time students from some or all of the following disciplines:

  • Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Petrophysics
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Production engineering
  • Petroleum economics
  • Petroleum Engineering


To enter the competition each team is required to fill-in an Application Form, and submit a Motivational Letter along with a signed Declaration of Academic Integrity.

Thank you to all the student teams participating!

Important dates

20 November 2023Applications deadline
31 January 2024First Submission deadline
21 February 2024Second round teams' selection
24 March 2024Second Submission deadline
11 April 2024Semi-finalist teams' selection
9 June 2023Final round
10 June 2023Winners announcement

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