Congratulations! KAUST SEG Student Chapter team wins 1st place at the 2022 SEG-DGS Middle East Challenge Bowl

13 October, 2022

KAUST SEG Student Chapter team composed of Gaurav Siddharth Gairola (Ph.D. in ERPE) and Mustafa Alfarhan (Ph.D. in ErSE) recently won first place at the SEG-DGS Middle East Challenge Bowl Competition. Seven teams from the Middle East participated in this tight competition on the 13th of October, 2022. The competition consisted of three rounds, and the KAUST SEG team obtained the highest score in the final round. As a winner, the team qualifies for the global competition. We wish the team all the best at the global competition!

Mustafa Alfarhan and Gaurav Siddharth Gairola

"It's an absolute honor to win 1st place in the SEG Middle East Challenge bowl. We would like to thank the KAUST SEG Chapter, SEG Global and DGS (Dhahran Geoscience Society) for the opportunity and for putting up the great show. We really had a great time participating in the challenge bowl. Personally, I liked the fact that the questions were varied and covered all the domains, including geology, geophysics and petrophysics. Finally, we would like to thank Mohammad Taufik, Andika Perbawa, Ahmad Ramdani and Indah Putri as mentors and Matteo Ravasi as our advisors for all the support." – Gaurav Siddharth Gairola

"Representing KAUST and winning in the SEG | DGS Middle East Challenge Bowl Competition 2022 was a great honor. It was a fun and fruitful experience which made me realize how much I have grown since I joined KAUST. Also, I got to know and work with some fantastic people from KAUST SEG Student Chapter and ANPERC, who were always supportive. Special thanks to Indah Putri and all KAUST SEG Student Chapter for all the continuous support and encouragement all the way through." - Mustafa Alfarhan

Mustafa Alfarhan and Gaurav Siddharth Gairola with the mentors, Andika Perbawa and Muhammad Taufik