Total IT Student Contest 2017 for Students studying in France (€15,000+ Euros Prize)

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The fourth edition of the Total IT Student Contest, organized by Total’s Exploration and Production division is now open! This is a great opportunity for students to explore oil industry issues and contribute to their resolution.

For the 2016 – 2017 edition, Total’s engineers have selected three subjects – which one will you take on?

  • 2D and 3D surface manual modeling tools
  • 3D tracking and characterization of injection fronts in a simulated reservoir
  • 3D visualization of a multi-reservoir model well and surface network


  • Students who have obtained their secondary school diploma, and who are registered for the 2016-17 academic year, studying for a Masters or PhD (BAC +4 to BAC +8) degree course in higher education (HE) in France. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis, on request.
  • The HE institution running the degree course must be recognised by the French State.
  • Students must be over 18 when they apply.


1st place team: 1 Dell XPS 15 laptop computer (retail price: €2,099) for each student

2nd and 3rd place team: 1 Dell XPS 15 laptop computer (retail price €1,549) for each student

Tutors who supervised a winning team will be awarded by a sum paid to the laboratory the Tutor is affiliated with, to fund his/her research work, or to their university. The amounts are as follows:

  • 1st place team: €5000
  • 2rd place team: €4000
  • 3rd place team: €3000

Application Procedure:

  • If you are a student, you must for a team of no more than three. Your team must be supervised by a Tutor who lectures in a business or engineering school, or at a university. Students must register personally with a ‘Student’ profile, and then ask the Tutor to add them one of his/her teams.
  • If you are a lecturer in a business or engineering school, or in a university, then you are eligible to supervise groups of students participating in the contest. In order to create teams, lecturers must register personally with ‘Tutor’ profile. They can then create teams and add registered students to their teams.
  • The information collected at registration is reserved for internal use only and shall not be disclosed to third parties. The collection and protection of these data are declared to the CNIL (French data protection agency).
  • Anyone who has entered information in order to participate in the contest can consult and modify their data by writing to the e-mail address, or by sending a letter to the address below:



Place Jean Millier

92078   PARIS la Défense Cedex


January 2017: Intermediate deliverable: progress report in A4 format, giving a general outline of the intended solutions.

7 April 2017: Final delivery: submission of complete files.

28 April 2017: Selection of the best five solutions.

22 May 2017: Presentation of solutions to the contest Jury.

9 June 2017: Prize award ceremony for the best three solutions

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Total IT Student Contest 2017

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