On March 8th, through Munich, our team went to Prague to finish 8 weeks of hard work. Hour zero was at 10:45 on Thursday. Presentations were held at the same time in two separate rooms, in front of two teams of the jury. The judging panel consisted of the best specialists from oil&gas companies from all over the world: Shell, Saudi Aramco, Total, Exxon Mobil, Nexen, MOL, LGO Energy and the native PGNiG, represented by PhD Jaromir Probulski. Despite of pressure, the presentation of the members of our chapter was successful, they also fit in the assigned time (25 min). Behind the scenes they heard the words of appreciation, according to unofficial sources one of the judges evaluated the presentation on the second place in the presentation room. According to the rules of the competition, only after the performance it was possible to observe other teams presentation. Finally, we do not know the occupied space – the three best teams were honored.
18 teams from all over the Europe participated in the competition: France, Great Britain, Russia, Norway, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, Ukraine, Ireland and the Netherlands. The level was very high and off level. It was an amazing experience for participants to see how other college students are doing in the field of petroleum geology. The best team was Hungarian Eotvos Lorand from Budapest. Congratulations and we wish you good luck in Houston! The second place was London Royal Holloway team, while the third team was from Amsterdam. After announcing the results, all participants and judges had a chance to celebrate a competition in a traditional Czech restaurant. The event was celebrated with folk dances and songs, Dr. Jaromir Probulski gave a show of his vocal skills. We strongly recommend taking part in the competition for all younger colleagues. It is really worth the time, as knowledge gained will be useful for future work in the profession.
We sincerely thanks all who were symphatic of our team, especially Karolina Buszkiewicz, Mrs. Monika Kallista and the PGNiG Foundation – without the help of the Foundation the participation would not be possible. In addition, big thank you to our experts Norbert Smaler and Paweł Ryder as well as the tutor Dr. Wojciech Stawikowski.