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Renewed version of the Repsol Best Student Award

From left: Professor Alejandro Escalona, Grethe Elise Foldnes, Espen Dommersnes, Sofie K. Arntzen, Sergey Kim, Hedda Svendsen, and Professor Øystein Arild.

On June 18, Repsol honored the four best students of the Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geosciences programs at the University of Stavanger with a check and a diploma.

In working with several organizations in Norway, Repsol Norge has a clear policy to leave positive footprints in the areas important to our business. Since, 2005, Repsol in Norway and the University of Stavanger has had a constructive and close collaboration, and Repsol Energy’s Best Student Awards are part of this long cooperation.

In 2018, Repsol did not bestow any Repsol award due to the extensive structural changes the university went through last year in order to better reflect social developments and expectations.

The Repsol Best Student award is given in four categories

This year, all Master of Petroleum Engineering programs (majors in drilling, reservoir and natural gas), and in the Petroleum Geosciences program, are eligible and compete on equal basis for the awards. The Repsol Best Student Award is given in four categories: Drilling, Reservoir, Natural gas and Geosciences.

“We hope The Repsol Best Student Award will contribute to and encourage students to work even harder and achieve even better results. Repsol is committed to an energy transition toward a low-emissions future. To succeed in that endeavor and to be part of the future solution, we rely on the talents of young people”, says Grethe Foldnes, Manager External Affairs of Repsol Norge.

Our long-term success as a business is dependent on having the best heads and hands, and on demonstrating corporate social responsibility

Repsol has supported and encouraged education in technical disciplines for years, because we know that in the long run, the industry depends on the competence of students, both in our traditional oil & gas portfolio but also within our renewable/low-carbon business.

“We are indeed in the business for the long term and need to create exiting career opportunities for the future. To get there, however, we need to demonstrate our social responsibility in our operations, to the community of which we are a part. This is a challenge that we are well aware, and one on which we are working very hard, and we need the best hands and heads.”, says Ms. Foldnes.

The four Petroleum Engineering students of this year who were honored with a Repsol Best Student Award were:

  • Espen Dommersnes (Drilling)
  • Sergey Kim (Natural Gas)
  • Hedda E. S. Svendsen (Reservoir)
  • Sofie Knutdatter Arntzen (Geology)