IST student team wins 3 prizes at the SEG EVOLVE 2018 program

A team of students from the IST Petroleum Engineering PhD and MSc courses, participating under the name POSOIL, won 3 awards in the 2018 edition of the SEG EVOLVE 2018international program, sponsored by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Halliburton and IHRDC.

The team, supervised by Prof. Leonardo Azevedo and composed of PhD students, Eduardo BarrelaJoão NarcisoCatarina Marques, and MSc students, André Pinto, Arthur Santos, Francesco Turco and Inês Calçôa, were one of the 10 teams, out of 48 teams worldwide, selected to participate in the edition of the SEG/EVOLVE 2018 program.

For 8 months, the selected teams were put to the test in a multi-disciplinary challenge that simulated the dynamics of a small hydrocarbon exploration and production company. The program aimed at the development of a sub-surface data integration project, using real seismic data, wireline logs, production data, among others, for the characterization, economic feasibility study and presentation of a prospect for hydrocarbon exploration.

The final results were presented at the annual SEG2018 conference in Anaheim, California, with the IST team being the most awarded of the event, winning 3 team awards (in 6 possible), namely:

  • Best investment opportunity in the Dutch North Sea;
  • Best multidisciplinary approach;
  • Best integration of geology and tools.

Pedro Pereira was granted to participate in the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS)

Pedro Pereira won a travel grant to participate at the 2017 SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS) sponsored by Chevron held on 23-24 of September at the 87th SEG Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, USA. Pedro is the Vice-president of Técnico Student Chapter from Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon, Portugal. Currently, he is enrolled as PhD Student in Petroleum Engineering dealing with stochastic seismic inversion methodologies and seismic reservoir characterization

The SLS program aims to develop leadership skills which include an address by the SEG President, best practices presentations from selected Student Chapters, professional leadership coaching, an organized team building activity and a Strategic Problem Solving Session with the SEG Executive Committee.

He felt a really positive experience in many aspects related with technical aspects of geophysics, networking and mentoring. He recommends this program to all geosciences’ students once is a unique opportunity and he hopes SEG and Chevron can go forward with it in order to provide this experience for future students and young geophysicists in the next years.