1. When will the Geosteering World Cup take place?
a. The Geosteering World Cup will consist of a one-day event taking place on September 12th 2023 (Worldwide) from 10:30 – ~1:00 PM CDT. Please look below for other region times.
2. Who can participate in this event?
a. The Geosteering World Cup is a free event open to everyone to participate. Participants will be divided up by regions depending on their country of residence.
3. What is the regional breakdown?
a. We have broken down the competition into 4 regions, they are as follows: North America, Latin America, Europe, & Middle East/Asia/Oceania. Competitors from all regions can compete in either heat during the opening round as is more convenient for them.
4. Can I participate if I don’t have a StarSteer license?
a. Absolutely, we designed this competition to be open to everyone. If you do not have StarSteer installed on your computer or an expired license we will provide you with a temporary license key to practice before the competition & participate in the event.
5.How will the cup be conducted?
a. The cup will be hosted on ROGII’s Solo Cloud Platform using ROGII’s StarSteer Geosteering Software. At 10:30 AM CDT, 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 event starting.
6. Is there a difference per region?
a. 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.
7. What data will be used for the competition?
a. 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 event starting.
8. How will I be scored?
a. Participants will be scored on a combination of 2 factors: 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.
9. How will my scores be compared to other participants?
a. Participants will receive their individual composite score for each well, their overall placement in the round, & position within the competitor pool.
10. What tools are expected to be used during the GWC?
a. 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.
11. Can you teach me how to geosteer?
a. Unfortunately, due to the 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.
12. What can I do to practice before the competition?
a. A project will be released 2 weeks before the competition using elements like 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.
13. When will the Competition briefing occur?
a. ROGII will host multiple briefings to ensure all participants have StarSteer installed & are ready for the competition.
14. When will I be notified if I make it in the top ten?
a. Participants that have made it to the top ten will receive a notification by email on the day of the competition, September 12th.
15. When will the winner be announced?
16. Will my scores be published publicly?
a. 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 competition has been completed, we will list the top 10 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 have that arranged.
17.What are the competition times?
i. Houston, TX: 10:30 AM (CDT)
ii. Denver, CO: 9:30 AM (MDT)
iii. Calgary, AB: 9:30 AM (MDT)
iv. Pittsburgh, PA: 11:30 AM (EDT)
i. Buenos Aires, AR: 12:30 PM (ART)
ii. Mexico City, MX: 10:30 AM (CDT)
i. Moscow, RU: 2:00 PM (MSK)
i. Paris, FR: 5:30 PM (CEST)
ii. Hamburg, DE: 5:30 PM (CEST)
iii. Oslo, NO: 5:30 PM (CEST)
i. Abu Dhabi, UAE: 7:30 PM (GST)
ii. Doha, QA: 6:30 PM (AST)
iii. Dhahran, SA: 6:30 PM (AST)
iv. Perth, AU: 11:30 PM (AWST)
18. Who can I contact if I have more questions?
a. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions.