UAF team captures first place in AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Regionals

A team of UAF students took first place in the 2015 Pacific Region finals of the AAPG Imperial Barrel Award, a Petroleum Basin Evaluation Competition. The Isbjørn Exploration Team includes Panav Hulsurkar (graduate student, Petroleum Engineering), Jacob Rosenthal and Deirdre LaBounty (graduate students, Geophysics) and Rafael Orozco (undergraduate student, Geophysics). The team evaluated the petroleum potential of the Eastern Finnmark Platform in the Norwegian Barents Sea. The team will head to Denver later this year to compete in the World Finals.


Photo courtesy of Panav Hulsurkar.