Students analyze datasets covering an area's geology, geophysics, land, production infrastructure and other factors and give a 25-minute presentation to experts. They're judged on technical quality, clarity and originality.
Louisiana-Lafayette also won in 2012. According to a news release, it's the first two-time winner since the contest went international
Winners get $20,000 for their department. Advisor Brian Lock says the money will go to scholarships, equipment and software for future teams.