Out of 972 international teams 10 teams participated at the live finals between 9th and 11th of December in Budapest, Hungary. Polish students from AGH University of Science and Technology are ranked as the top team of the E&P competition. TeamMechanical from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan secured second position while third place goes to OIL UP team from University of Miskolc, Hungary.
MOL Group, a leading international oil and gas company, is looking for top geoscience and petrotechnical talents.
972 three-member teams applied for the talent acquisition program UPPP from 27 universities in 14 countries, ranging from the UK and Central Europe to the Middle East. Top ten teams from 6 countries made it to the live finals which took place from 9th until 11th of December in Budapest. During the live finals, teams had to solve challenging tasks related to the competition motto “Enter if you dare” in a base camp, which was organized exclusively for the top ten teams. In the Live Final event, the best 5 teams had to present their case to MOL Group E&P management. Based on the jury’s evaluation, top three teams won a total of 20,000 Euro and got the opportunity to join MOL Group and start their international career through the 18-month “UPPP Technical Placement Program”.
„We congratulate the top three teams for winning this one of a kind competition. I would like to thank all participants for their endless efforts during the competition. The outstanding results and feedback from the participants are showing us once more that we are heading in the right direction to attract top talents for MOL Group’s challenging E&P assignments. We are delighted to have that positive response and to set a new benchmark“, said Zdravka Demeter Bubalo, HR Vice President of MOL Group.
The first prize goes to ONIONgas team (Jakub Pitera, Dawid Bydlosz, Tomasz Malachowski) from AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland. “The three—day UPPP experience was astonishing. Every part of the program from the accommodation to the Finals was organized to the highest international standard. This has been the biggest adventure of our lives. Final results were completely unexpected, and we think winning the competition is a great kick-start of our careers.” said the winning team.