Geosteering World Cup FAQ

Oct 23, 2020

Geosteering World Cup Master FAQ

When will the Geosteering World Cup take place?

The Geosteering World Cup will consist of an Opening Round and a Final Round. The first round will take place on November 10th (Worldwide) from 1:00 – ~3:00 PM CST (North America region). The highest scoring competitors from the initial round will advance to the final round which will take place on November 17th (Worldwide) at 1:00 PM CST (North America region). Please look below for other region times.

Who can participate in this event?

This is a free event that is open to everyone to participate in. Participants will be divided up into regions depending on their country of residence.
What is the regional breakdown?

We have broken down the competition into 4 regions, they are as follows: North America, Latin America, Europe, & the Middle East/Asia/Oceania. Competitors from all regions are able to compete in either heat during the opening round as is more convenient for them.
Can I participate if I don’t have a StarSteer license?

Absolutely, we designed this competition to be open to everyone. If you do not have StarSteer installed on your computer or your license has expired we will provide you with a temporary license key to practice before the competition & participate in the event. If your computer cannot run StarSteer due to technical specs we will supply you with access to a Virtual Machine to facilitate this access. Participants in need of StarSteer will receive access 10 days before the competition.
How will the cup be conducted?

The cup will be hosted on ROGII’s Solo Cloud Platform and using ROGII’s StarSteer Geosteering Software. At 1:00 PM CST the competition will go live for the following regions: North America and Latin America, please see below for Europe & Middle East competition times. Competitors are encouraged to have logged into their accounts prior to the competition to identify any issues. Once the event begins competitors will have 2 hours to steer 2 wells, 1 conventional & 1 unconventional. The basins these wells are generated from will be announced prior to the Opening Round.
Is there a difference per region?

There are no differences between regions however the wells steered in the two different heats will be different as they are not happening simultaneously. Users from all regions can compete in either heat as is convenient for them. In the final, all competitors will be competing with each other directly using the same data.
What data will be used for the competition?

We will be using synthetic data for the competition generated from current public data. The basins which will be drilled in the competition will be announced prior to the Opening Round.

How will I be scored?

Participants will be scored on a combination of 2 factors: the highest percentage drilled in the Target Zone and average ROP. Each participant will receive their composite score as well as the solution after each well is completed.
How will my scores be compared to other participants?

Participants will receive their individual composite score for each well, their overall placement in the round, & position within the competitor pool.
What tools are expected to be used during the GWC?

Tools used during the competition for the conventional well include, but aren't limited to, MWD & LWD data. The competition may include steering with additional LWD data besides gamma.
Can you teach me to geosteer?

Unfortunately, due to a large number of registrants, we cannot teach participants in an individual manner. We will provide resources to learn on your own & provide technical assistance via email up to a week before the competition. If you are interested in learning more about our software or geosteering make sure to keep an eye out for our future ROGII U Geosteering courses & webinars.

What can I do to practice before the competition?

A project will be released 2 weeks before the competition using elements similar to those displayed in the Cup. Completion of this project is not mandatory to participate in the event. You will also have access to StarSim, our geosteering simulator when you receive StarSteer access.
When will the Competition briefing occur?

ROGII will host multiple briefings on November 5th to ensure all participants have StarSteer installed & are ready for the competition.
When will I be notified if I make it to the finals?

Participants that have made it to the finals will receive a notification by email on November 11, 2020.
When will the winner be announced?

The Geosteering World Champion will be announced on November 20 via LinkedIn & ROGII News.
What does the winner receive?

The overall World Champion will receive the 2020 Geosteering World Cup Trophy along with an Apple Watch. The champion will be recognized as the “Geosteering World Champion” & Champion of his/her region. Winners for the other three regions will be identified as “Regional Champions” and will receive an Apple Watch & a Certificate recognizing their accomplishment.

Will my scores be published publicly?

No, the only scores that will be made available to the public via social media and our website are those of the World Champion & Regional Winners. After the final round has been completed, we will list the top 20 finishers in order of rank. However, you are free to publish your scores & share them publicly as you wish. If for some reason you wish to compete anonymously please contact us directly and we can make arrangements for you.

What are the competition times?

North America
                                                     i.     Houston, TX: 1:00 PM (CST)

                                                    ii.     Denver, CO: 12:00 PM (MST)

                                                   iii.     Calgary, AB: 12:00 PM (MST)

                                                   iv.     Pittsburgh, PA: 2:00 PM (EST)

Latin America
                                                    i.     Buenos Aires, AR: 3:00 PM (AST)

                                                    i.     Moscow, RU: 2:00 PM (Moscow Standard Time)

                                                   ii.     Paris, FR: 1:00 PM (CET)

                                                  iii.     Hamburg, DE: 1:00 PM (CET)

                                                  iv.     Oslo, NO: 1:00 PM (CET)

Middle East/Asia/Oceania
                                                    i.    Abu Dhabi, UAE: 3:00 PM (GST)

                                                   ii.    Doha, QA: 2:00 PM (AST)

                                                  iii.    Dhahran, SA: 2:00 PM (AST)

                                                  iv.    Perth, AU: 7:00 PM (AWST)

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

You can email us at for any further questions.

This sounds Fantastic! Where can I sign Up?

We're glad to hear! Participants can Register Here