April 10, 2015




Do you have the decision-making skills to succeed in the E&P business?

The 2015 SPE-GCS OilSim* Competition gives you the chance to prove it.

On Friday, April 10th 2015, eight teams will compete to build the best business plan in this fast-paced E&P simulation. You and your team will work together to manage a virtual oil & gas field. Guided by an experienced instructor, you will develop business plans that cover the full asset lifecycle —from exploration to final abandonment– using Schlumberger’s OilSim upstream learning simulator.


What is the OilSim Competition?

The OilSim Competition is a one-day oilfield simulation event organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section.  The event brings together competitors, volunteers, and sponsors to raise scholarship money for students who aspire to a career in the Petroleum industry. In 2014, SPE-GCS sponsored scholarships for 33 new, incoming freshmen and renewed 70 existing scholarships for previously sponsored students.

The competition challenges teams using three rounds of OilSim simulation based on oilfield lifecycle, including Prospecting, Exploration, Drilling, and Depletion Planning.  An experienced OilSim instructor guides each team through each round.  


What is OilSim?

OS_1.gif The Schlumberger OilSim upstream learning simulator is a training technology used to develop asset team decision-making skills.  Participants collaborate with their team members to achieve the best results, based on strategy selection and development objectives, in a simulated E&P business environment.


How can I register?

Thank you for your interest in the SPE-GCS OilSim Competition.   100% of the net proceeds raised by the tournament will be applied toward scholarships for the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section College Scholarship Fund. 

The event is open to SPE members, nonmembers, guests and friends of SPE. Competitors should be interested learning more about oil and gas decision making using exciting, interactive technology.  Competitors will be organized into eight four-person teams and can register as complete teams or individuals.


Team Sponsors

Sponsors are a welcome and an essential part SPE-GCS scholarship fund.  SPE-GCS has created a variety sponsorship opportunities.  In addition to recognition for their team sponsorship, sponsors are recognized in print on the event program and sponsorship billboard on display during the competition. 

Sponsorship packages:

Diamond Sponsor: Four (4) competitors $3,500
Event Sponsor: Print and on-site recognition $500



Competitors, seeking to compete alongside their friends and colleagues, can register a new four-person team.  If you choose to register a new four-person team, the suggested minimum fundraising goal is $3500. 


On behalf of the entire 2014-2015 SPE-GCS OilSim Competition Fundraiser Committee, we look forward to seeing everyone for a fun-filled day of competition!

   Space is limited to eight teams - Registration Deadline March 31, 2015 - Fees are due at the time of registration

For more information, visit the OilSim Committee Page!


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Kristin Obenhaus & Lindsey Ferrell

Kristin Obenhaus


Lindsey Ferrell

Date and Time

Fri, April 10, 2015

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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