International PetroChallenge Champions!
Congratulations to the Canadian Champions of the 2012 International PetroChallenge - Brennan Waters, Josh Watts, Oli Isaac, Jamil Kara representing Elk Island Public School Division.
Seven national teams from Denmark, UK, Norway, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Canada competed at the 2012 International PetroChallenge Final at Imperial College in London on January 26, 2013.
The Canadian team split themselves down into a research and analytical team and one key expert for drilling. This strategy worked well as they spent a lot of money analyzing all the surveys, but quickly made a return on investment through speedy, accurate drilling and appraisal of the prospects. It did become rather tense in the last twenty minutes as Canada finished drilling and could only wait and watch, as Denmark moved into second place and crept closer to their top score.
It should be mentioned that the Canadian team was the first ever North American team to participate in the final. Congratulations to all the teams who made it such an exhilarating final!
When? Stay tuned for the 2013 PetroChallenge date announcement.
Where? Agora Community Centre, Sherwood Park, AB
The PetroChallenge is a two day computer simulation event for high school students using the software program OilSim, created by Simprentis. OilSim is a learning platform being used throughout the world in training and educating students in the oil and gas industry. During the event, students in teams of 3-4 will own a petroleum company and are challenged to explore and discover petroleum reserves all in a virtual environment. They will have the opportunity to connect with the community, be environmentally compliant and broker deals with other companies (teams).
You! This event will host up to 200 high school students from in and around Sherwood Park, AB with the winning team having the opportunity to attend the international PetroChallenge! For information on PetroChallenge events held throughout the world please visit www.simprentis.com/petrochallenge.
How do you register you ask? All students wanting to register for this amazing event need to advise their Science or CTS teacher who will forward the formal submission. Register soon as there is a maximum of 200 students eligible to attend!