S&T takes second in PetroBowl

Once a year, students from around the world get together to test their knowledge of the oil and gas industry in the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ PetroBowl. Missouri S&T’s student chapter of SPE recently placed second in their first-ever competition, which was held in New Orleans.

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S&T PetroBowl participants are (left to right) Matthew Paradeis, Aaron Croy, PetE’09, Saeed Salehi, Pei Chen Chia and Philip Meeks.

The PetroBowl is a fast-paced quiz competition where competing teams are challenged to answer both technical and non-technical questions associated with the oil and gas industry. The University of Texas came in first, with Missouri S&T close behind.
S&T upset the University of Oklahoma, a two-time PetroBowl championship team, in the first round. In later rounds, S&T beat the University of Calgary and Texas A&M before being stifled by Texas.
“We answered most of the technical questions,” says Saeed Salehi, a graduate student in petroleum engineering. “We were left behind over non-technical and historical questions.”
The contest is organized by the SPE Gulf Coast Section Young Professionals Board. This was the largest PetroBowl ever with 16 competing teams, including four international teams.

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Comments

  1. Fat Nicole says

    You guys did a great job. I hope we see more in other departements!