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Curtin students have won the Asia Pacific heat of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s (AAPG) Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) competition.

A team of Curtin honours and masters students has won the Asia Pacific heat of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s (AAPG) Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) competition. The IBA is an annual competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world, simulating the exploration work undertaken by geologists and geophysicists in the oil industry. The team, comprising Elena Alganaeva, Jiaoying Bi, Kirk Gilleran, Mike Maher and Jerome Paz, will now represent the Asia Pacific region in the international finals of the competition which will be held during the Annual Conference of the AAPG in Houston in April.

This achievement is a great credit to the team, the Department of Applied Geology and Curtin’s reputation for Petroleum Geoscience. This is the second time Curtin has won the Asia-Pacific competition in four years of competing (on the other two occasions, we received honourable mentions). Congratulations and best of luck to the team.

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