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UCSI University wins Schlumberger software development competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia —Schlumberger has named UCSI University as the winner of its Software Development Competition. In the first competition of its kind in the region, more than 30 university teams from across Malaysia and Singapore undertook a challenge designed to inspire young programming talent.

The challenge was to build an innovative oil and gas software application, using the Ocean software development framework, which can ‘plug in’ to the industry-leading Petrel E&P software platform.

Following a six-month development period, entries were submitted to an industry judging panel. These entries were reduced to a shortlist of six teams invited to the grand finale, held recently in Kuala Lumpur. Total cash prizes received by the winners were RM 28,000. A team from Curtin University Sarawak took second place, with University of Malaya (UM) and University Technology Petronas (UTP) teams tied for third place.

“This competition fosters mutually beneficial industry-academia relationships in the region, and serves to inspire the next generation of exploration and production (E&P) software programmers,” said Arun Narayanan, general manager, Schlumberger Software. “We offer our congratulations to the winners, and are already looking forward to next year’s event.”

The first global Ocean competition was held in 2010 in India, and the event has since expanded to regional events held in Indonesia, Brazil and now Kuala Lumpur.



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