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Big win for UL Lafayette Geology students


Around 600 petroleum geology students across the world were vying for the Imperial Barrel Award.
Competitors prove to many of the big name oil and natural gas companies they are know-it-alls when it comes to finding the perfect drill site.
UL-Lafayette took home the gold and $20,000 in Houston last Friday. Geology professor Brian Lock oversaw the UL-Lafayette students in the competition.
"There were 123 universities participating this year and what we do in the fall semester, I tap five students who I feel are intellectually competent and also have the right sort of personality to work as a team," says Lock.
We weren't able to catch up with the award-winning students, they're still in Houston, but back here in Lafayette a sign of congratulations hangs outside of the conference room where those students spent nearly eight weeks pouring over data for the competition.
Lock says it will be time well spent for those students.
"It's the number one competition. Even in a losing team the number one thing to put on a resume," says UL-Lafayette geology graduate student Nick Loundagin.
Loundagin says it even helps the resumes of those not in the competition.
"It's just a big advertisement for the school, telling everyone what we're capable of, what we can do and what we're learning here. It only helps with job prospects from here," says Loundagin.

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