0 days left until Southwest Section IBA 2017 Dataset Release


Geoscience graduate students are encouraged to explore a career in the energy industry by participating in the Imperial Barrel Award Program.

  • Receive a real-world, career-development experience with your performance judged by industry experts!
  • Winning teams travel free to the premier industry event to network with both future colleagues and future employers.
  • IBA offers students and their faculty advisor a chance to win accolades for themselves and cash prizes for their schools.

Sign Up Now


Your Company Can Support IBA by ...

  • Making a financial donation to help underwrite the cost of transportation and housing expenses for competing teams
  • Donating a data set and supporting information that can be used in the competition
  • IBA luncheons or ice breaker cash prizes for the universities of winning teams

Are you an individual who would like to support the IBA? Contribute now through the AAPG Foundation. Simply select the "Imperial Barrel Award Fund" as the "Primary Fund."

More Information


Volunteer your exploration experience as an IBA judge to evaluate how well the teams ...

  1. Complete a technical assessment of the petroleum potential of the basin/area.
  2. Define the key plays, petroleum systems, leads/prospects, and risks.
  3. Make recommendations on future exploration activity based on prevailing technical and economic conditions.

More Information