Monday 23 May 2022

After the European title, the world title! Future geological engineers from the Beauvais campus won the world final of the Imperial Barrel Award, the student petroleum exploration competition.

They bring the cup home! After winning the continental title, Domitille de Hauteclocque, Catherine Du Reau, Matthieu Dadou, Alexandre Sarrere and Côme Savignat won the world final of the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA), the competition of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

This final, which was finally held this Friday, May 20, is the result of work that began in January. During the several weeks of competition, the Fair Way Team analyzed a set of exploration data located off the Faroe Islands, and conducted geological and geophysical studies to determine whether offshore oil exploration could be carried out.

A decisive environmental dimension

Consideration of environmental aspects played a key role in the Lasallian team's victory. The students tried to minimize the impacts of the project through a scientific and technical approach by adapting their underwater exploration know-how.

These elements are also present in the teaching provided at UniLaSalle within the Geo-energies, climate risks and territories master's degree, which deals with the biological aspects of the question of energy and the environment.

UniLaSalle congratulates its students for this victory, the first of the institute, as well as Julien Bailleul, teacher-researcher in sedimentary geology & basin analysis, who has been in charge of the team since the beginning of the competition.
Thanks also to Marc Blaizot and Jean-Claude Heidmann for their role as industry advisors, and for contributing to this victory.

UniLaSalle congratulates the universities of Louisiana at Lafayette (USA) and Santander (Colombia) for their podium finishes.

 

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