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The Texas A&M AAPG Student Chapter is officially affiliated with the greater American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) organization. We are student-run, and have membership which extends to undergraduate and graduate students interested in the petroleum geosciences at Texas A&M University.
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AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award Program (IBA) is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world. University teams compete to win scholarship funds for their geoscience department and the international recognition that comes from competing or winning in the competition. 

In this global competition, university teams analyze a dataset (geology, geophysics, land, production infrastructure, and other relevant materials) in the eight weeks prior to their local competition. Each team delivers their results in a 25-minute presentation to a panel of industry experts. The judges will select the winning team on the basis of the technical quality, clarity and originality of presentation.

-From AAPG IBA website

Imperial Barrel Award (IBA)

What is the IBA?

How does it work?

To find out more about the IBA, such as the history, training exercises and for further details; visit the official website at 


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