NTNU PetroBowl team participated in the European PetroBowl Championship, which was held out from 9 to 12 April in Cracow, Poland. The team consisted of 5 members: Faraz Zandtafreshi, Mohamed Omran, Sindre Forsetløkken, Rashad Nazaraliyev and team captain – Shamsi Musayev.
The PetroBowl competition was founded in 2002, and was created, organized, and administered by the SPE Gulf Coast Section taking place once a year during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). The competition pitches SPE student chapter teams against each other in a series of quick-fire rounds, answering technical and nontechnical industry-related questions. The contest has grown in size and popularity since its debut in 2002, and in 2015 was taken global with the introduction of six regional qualifier contests.
Regional qualifier competitions now take place in the Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, South America and Caribbean, Middle East, and North America SPE regions, and the top 32 teams are invited to the PetroBowl Championship at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.
2nd strongest team in Europe
In the way to the final, they encountered several tough teams from other universities. During this marathon, NTNU team defeated the University of Bergen from Norway, the Delft University of Technology from Netherlands and IFP School from France. In the final, they became the 2nd strongest team in Europe after the AGH University from Poland, as the first time in the history of NTNU.
As one of the three strongest teams of Europe, NTNU was qualified to the World PetroBowl Championship. This tournament will be held out during SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, Canada. 32 teams from all around the world will represent their universities and countries in the World PetroBowl Championship.
We wish the best of luck to our team and believe that they will continue to bring new successes to NTNU and Norway!