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Warming up for the PetroBowl world final in Dubai

They are European champions in petroleum knowledge. The fight for the world championship will soon take place in Dubai.

Picture of the UiS PetroBowl team: Jon Oscar Spieler, Vebjørn Langåker and Madhan Nur Agista (Picture: Lars Gunnar Dahle) The team does not run out of subjects in their preparations for the PetroBowl world final in Dubai. The three representatives for the team are, from left: Jon Oscar Spieler, Vebjørn Langåker and Madhan Nur Agista (Picture: Lars Gunnar Dahle)

PetroBowl is organized by SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineering) and the quiz final will take place during SPE’s annual conference "SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition" in Dubai.

In a modest barrack at Ullandhaug campus the UiS team is preparing for the Dubai limelight, an extremely competitive quiz and bloodthirsty competitors. 36 teams will be competing altogether.

"Tougher this time"

The Stavanger team is warming up through frequent reading and Q&A sessions.

Winning the European final raised expectation to their performance.

"It will be tougher this time. This is the cost of being among the favourites", the team members agree.

The PetroBowl competition pitches SPE student chapter teams against each other in a series of quick-fire rounds, answering technical and nontechnical industry-related questions. The contest has grown in size and popularity since its debut in 2002.

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