28th 'Gustavo Sclocchi' Theses Award for Philosophy Doctors and University Graduates in disciplines related to the Energy Industry


Società Geologica Italiana

1. To reward outstanding university graduates specializing in areas related to the Energy Industry, SPE Italian Section (Society of Petroleum Engineers), EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers) and Assorisorse (Sustainable Natural Resources and Energy) announce the 28th "Gustavo Sclocchi" Theses Award.

2. University graduates from Italian universities and Italian nationals graduated abroad who have completed their studies in the period October 1st 2019 to December 31st 2020 are entitled to submit their published thesis for the award.

3. The thesis must cover subjects related to Energy, from fossil sources to renewables and geothermal. These include:

Carbon Management and Neutrality
Energy Economics & Management
Exploration, Production and Transport of Hydrocarbons, including LNG
Geology, Geophysics and Formation Evaluation
Green Refinery Feedstocks
Health, Safety, Environment
Renewable Sources, Energy transition and Circular Economy

4. Participation instructions are detailed in this announcement and on the SPE Italian Section and EAGE-SEG Italian Section web sites http://connect.spe.org/italy/home and http://www.eageseg.org. Questions should be addressed to: sclocchiaward@gmail.com. Candidates must fill the registration form http://bit.ly/sclocchiaward2020 complying with the following strict deadlines:

Contact information and abstract – strict deadline February 28th, 2021
Complete electronic copy of the thesis – strict deadline March 31st, 2021
Graduation certificate – deadline before the Award Ceremony in June 2021

5. The Boards of Directors of the SPE Italian Section, the EAGE-SEG Italian Section, and Assorisorse will jointly appoint the Evaluation Committee. The latter is composed by experts in the above-mentioned areas and will select the theses which will be awarded. The Evaluation Committee decision is final and is not subject to appeal.

6. The theses will be evaluated and awarded according to the following categories:
A. Master of Science (Laurea Magistrale) theses and Doctor of Philosophy (Dottorato di Ricerca) theses
B. 2nd Level Master Reports and Bachelor of Science (Laurea di I livello) theses

7. A maximum of three prizes for category A, two prizes for category B, and six special mentions will be awarded.

8. The prize for each thesis under category A will be €2400 (twenty-four hundred Euros) and a Certificate. The prize for each thesis under category B will be €1200 (twelve hundred Euros) and a Certificate. Optional awards for running-up theses will consist of a "special mention" Certificate. Reference to award-winning theses will be published in the "SPE Bulletin" of the Italian Section, in the "EAGE First Break" journal, and on Assorisorse website (www.assorisorse.org).

9. The Award ceremony will take place in June 2021 in the "Aula Magna" of Politecnico di Milano (Piazza Leonardo da Vinci) and via online streaming. Winners of categories A and B will deliver a short presentation of their theses. Winners will be notified in due time of the date of the ceremony and of the presentation guidelines.

SPE Assorisorse EAGE
Italian Section Chairman President President
Paolo Carnevale Luigi Ciarrocchi Everhard Muijzert

In order to join the contest, the following information must be submitted to http://bit.ly/sclocchiaward2020

NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28th, 2021 (strict deadline)
a. Contact information

E-mail address
Telephone number (if available, mobile number)

b. Theses Degree (2nd level Master, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science or PhD.) and Title (in English and, if suitable, Italian)

c. Document of the date and place of graduation

d. Abstract of the thesis (two pages max, in English or Italian following the below reported Guidelines)

e. Reference information of the Dean of the Faculty (full name and e-mail)

f. Reference information of the assisting professor/s (full name and e-mail)

AS SOON AS AVAILABLE AND NO LATER THAN MARCH 31st, 2021 (strict deadline)
g. Complete electronic copy of the thesis, in English or Italian, (accepted formats: MS Word and PDF Acrobat).

To submit manuscripts larger than 100 MB, it is necessary to use jumbo mail, we-transfer, drop-box or an equivalent system using the email address sclocchiaward@gmail.com

The winners shall provide IBAN, BIC/SWIFT and current address.

Abstracts have significant weight on the evaluation process.
Abstract must be structured with the following paragraphs:

Objectives / Scope
Methods, Procedures, Process
Results, Observations, Conclusions
Novel / Additive Information
and must contain up to 800 words.

Guidelines for the preparation of the Thesis Abstract

Thesis abstract should contain up to 800 words and enough information to enable the Evaluation Committee to make an accurate judgment of the content, value, and impact of your thesis.

The text of the Abstract should be organized along the following lines:

1. Objectives and Scope: state the objectives of the study sharply and clearly, outline the scope and limitations of your work, and point out aspects that have not been well understood yet, which may require further studies.

2. Methods, Procedures, Process: state the approach upon which the thesis is based (e.g., field data, laboratory data, original analysis, or computer work) and how the work has been organized.

3. Results, Observations, Conclusions: provide the major results or findings of the study.

4. Novel/Additive Information: describe the possible applications or the implications of the knowledge provided in the thesis. State what is new in your study, its importance and list the most important innovations or technical contributions in your thesis.