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Geosciences students earn second in international contest, bring home Selley Cup


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A team of five Penn State geosciences graduate students finished in second place in the international Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) competition, held June 17 and 18 in Calgary, Canada.

This is the second year in a row that a Penn State team placed second in the contest, taking home the Selley Cup and $10,000.The students — Seyi Ajayi, James Neely, Nana Xu, Benjamin Madara and Martin Jimenez — competed against 10 other teams at the international level after winning first place in the Eastern Section of the IBA competition.

Organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the AAPG Foundation, the IBA program pits more than 100 university teams against each other in a rigorous exercise to assess the petroleum potential of a given geographic basin. Each team is given eight weeks to analyze a provided dataset and then recommend a “drill” or “no drill” plan for future exploration based on prevailing technical and economic conditions.  More

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