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​​UTP Students Take Home Third Prize in International Geoscience and Engineering Competition

(8 June 2016)

Three students from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) did Malaysia proud by becoming the first South East Asian undergraduate team to win third place in the global European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Fully Integrated Evaluation and Development (FIELD) Challenge in Vienna, Austria recently.

EAGE President, Mohammed Alfaraj presented the award to UTP Team and praised their outstanding achievement.

UTP was represented by Mohd Shahrul Azhar Mohd Long (Petroleum Engineering), Grandika S. Primadani and Pua Ming Jia (both Petroleum Geoscience).

UTP team also performed well in the first round of the challenge, as they managed to rank fifth, together with renowned international oil and gas universities, such as Texas A&M University, USA and University of Calgary, Canada. In the second round, the team emerged a spot higher, ranking fourth.

EAGE FIELD Challenge promotes cross-disciplinary geoscience and engineering within universities.  Each participating university consists of a multi-disciplinary team of full-time geoscience and petroleum engineering students. They are then required to analyse, propose and present their FIELD development plan to an expert jury at the finals during the EAGE Conference & Exhibition.

UTP team presented a FIELD development plan on how to make the most out of the strengths and skills possessed by the different generation of geoscientists and engineers in the oil and gas industry. Judges from European and American petroleum companies were impressed with their impactful and quality presentation.

The team was also the talk of the event as the members were all undergraduates, as compared with other teams, who comprised mostly, if not all, postgraduate students.

UTP is proud for the team’s accomplishment and to have produced well-rounded students who are capable to succeed at international level.