AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Program - University of Houston
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AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Program

About the Program

AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award Program (IBA) is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world. University teams compete to win scholarship funds for their geoscience department and the international recognition that comes from competing or winning in the competition. The program is rigorous and contributes to AAPG's mission of promoting petroleum geoscience training and advancing the careers of geoscience students.

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Team Members & Current Employer
  • Shawn Wright - Hess
  • Allegra Giblin - Shell
  • Luke Francis - BP
  • Donald Tomlinson - BP
  • Wale Adejuyigbe - W.D. Von Gonten & Co.

Facultry Sponsors: Chris Liner and Janok Bhattacharya
Industry Mentors: Mike Liebelt (formerly Marathon), Mark Richardson and Scott Barboza (ExxonMobil)