Teams from 3 US oil states in worldwide petroleum quiz bowl
Universities from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma will compete against teams from around the world in a petroleum engineering quiz bowl, and a second Texas school and universities from Canada and Mexico have a chance.
The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette qualified for the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ international PetroBowl competition as first- and second-place finishers in North American super-regionals.
The University of Oklahoma qualified as last year’s world champions to be among 32 contestants worldwide during the society’s annual conference Sept. 21-23. Unless pandemic restrictions make a second online competition necessary, the championships will be in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Scores for the University of Calgary, the University of Houston and the National Autonomous University of Mexico will be compared to other teams’ scores to decide whether they get in.
First and second place teams from the six super-regions qualify automatically for the championship. So do the previous year’s final four. The remaining 16 are the top scorers among all other teams.
Several super-regional competitions have not yet been held, according to the contest’s website.