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Are you up for the challenge?
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Welcome The brief Taking part in the challenge North Sea infrastructure Technology and BP
We’re excited that you want to take part in the Ultimate FieldTrip 2011 competition. From our first oil discoveries in Persia to today’s enhanced oil and gas recovery techniques, BP has always been at the frontiers of science, technology and engineering. The winning team of the Ultimate FieldTrip 2011 will have the opportunity to experience and contribute to the real challenges facing BP today during a six to eight week paid summer internship. The successful team will: • Work on a real project upon which business decisions will be made • Experience the range of operations in BP’s North Sea business, including trips to our Forties pipeline and an offshore platform • Be mentored by BP professionals • Be fully paid
Innovation and efficiency are essential to long term sustainability. The challenge focuses on the UK. We are looking for a five minute ‘pitch’ – in any electronic format you choose - that can be emailed to us. It should communicate your ideas and the thinking behind them. The challenge is as follows:
What innovative, scientific ideas can your team come up with to maintain the UK continental shelf as a global centre of marine technology and engineering excellence by extending the useful life of North Sea oil and gas infrastructure –and, potentially, the oil and gas fields - as their economically productive activity comes to an end? Judging Criteria – what are we looking for? • Innovative thinking, original ideas • Recommendations that are commercially feasible by 2020 • Quality of thought and presentation • Your rationale and the ideas you decided against • Teamwork
Taking part in the challenge
Stage 1 – Register online (now) The first thing you should do is to form a team of three people and register your details online at bp.com/fieldtrip. We will then send you an email to confirm what to do next and how to submit your entry. Stage 2 – Initial submission (by 17 December 2010) We understand the workload that students face today. We want to make the first part easy for you to take part in. Your submission should take any form that can be viewed by a judging panel in less than five minutes. This might be a short film to demonstrate your ideas, a written paper, or any other format that can be emailed to us. For this first stage we envisage you spending no more than five to ten hours working on a short response to demonstrate your idea. Read the judging criteria carefully and above all make sure your submission takes no more than five minutes to review. The deadline for your submission is 17 December 2010 Stage 3 – Semi-finalists announced (17 January 2011) We will announce the semi-final short-list on the website and we will notify successful participants by email. Stage 4 – Regional semi-finals (February 2011*) The semi-finals will be a chance to hone your ideas and present them in person to an industry panel. After the regional semi-final events, the finalists will be chosen and announced.
The locations for regional semi-finals are to be decided depending on the short-list in order to help you with travel. Your expenses will be covered.† Stage 5 – Grand final (April 2011*) The best teams will be chosen to go through to the grand final, which will be held at a prestigious London location. The grand final will be judged by senior BP people and experts from industry.
On the night we will announce the winning team before we celebrate the event together.
Register your team now at bp.com/fieldtrip
*Exact dates to be confirmed †For full terms and conditions...