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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.

Registration for the 2022 Imperial Barrel Award program will be open October 1, 2021 — December 31, 2021

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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 at Section or Region semifinal competitions.

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If you are an exploration geoscientist, a subject matter expert in regional tectonics, geophysics, basin modeling, petrophysics, geochemistry, petroleum systems, or an IBA alum … we need you as an Global Industry Mentor!

This is your opportunity to give back by giving forward of your time and expertise to aspiring petroleum geoscientists from around the world on perhaps their first attempt at deciphering an exploration dataset.

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