The award is given to students with excellent academic performance in oil and gas related studies at the University of Stavanger. The prize is awarded to an undergraduate and a PhD student in addition to the master prize that Bakka received. The jury makes its decision based on grades, resume, cover letter and letters of recommendation written by an academic employee at the University of Stavanger.
Bakka believes one of the reasons he won the award was the fact that he has straight A's from the University of Stavanger:
"I have 32 out of 32 A's. I have also had several student assistant positions while I have been studying here," he adds.
Bakka has also held various internships during his studies, as well as a 20% job. He has been part of the Petrobowl team in 2014 and 2015.
Supervisor Merete Vadla Madland is very impressed by Bakka's achievements:
"He shows great commitment and enthusiasm, and is a role model for other students," she says.
And the road ahead is already set for the award winner:
"I am one of the lucky few that has secured a job in the industry," he says.
He will be working at Statoil, with the Johan Sverdrup project.