Timeline for 2014

13 December 2013

IBA application forms are due to AAPG.

17 December 2013

Participating teams and the date of the local competition will be confirmed by the Section or Region coordinator to AAPG.

17 December 2013

All Regions must formulate a strategy for obtaining travel visas for their teams and communicate it, along with any requests for assistance, to the AAPG Assistant Manager Member Services (Student Focus), Mike Mlynek.

20 December 2013

Beginning of the dataset distribution to participating schools. Watch the IBA Section/Region websites for details.

14 February – 8 March 2014

Regional competitions held. The winning team’s PowerPoint presentation must be sent to Mike Mlynek by the IBA Coordinator directly after the Region’s event. 8 March 2014 is the deadline for Regional competition results to be sent to the AAPG Assistant Manager Member Services (Student Focus), Mike Mlynek, to begin booking travel.

14 February – 22 March 2014

Sectional competitions held. The winning team’s PowerPoint presentation must be sent to Mike Mlynek by the IBA Coordinator directly after the Section’s event. 22 March is the deadline for Sectional competition results to be sent to the AAPG Assistant Manager Member Services (Student Focus), Mike Mlynek, to begin booking travel.

4 – 5 April 2014

Competition Friday and Saturday prior to the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (April 6-9) in Houston, Texas.

6 April 2014

IBA Awards Presentation 3:00 PM, George R. Brown Convention Center Main Ballroom.

The experience...

Imperial Barrel Award student participants receive real world experience with their performance judged by industry experts, a chance to travel to the premier industry event to network with both future colleagues and future employers, and a chance to win accolades for themselves and cash awards for their schools. Take this opportunity to encourage geoscience graduate students to explore what the energy industry has to offer.

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Future IBA Events & ACE Meetings

2015
Denver CO, USA
29 - 31 May, IBA
31 May - 3 June, ACE

2016
Calgary AB, Canada
17 - 19 June, IBA
19 - 22 June, ACE

2017
Houston TX, USA
31 March - 2 April, IBA
2 - 5 April, ACE
(AAPG 100th Anniversary Convention)

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