Four Computer Science students from Bev Facey Community High School in Sherwood Park, Alberta won gold at the International PetroChallenge in London, England in January 2013. That would be teacher sponsor and coach Gerald Chung on the left.

The PetroChallenge International 2012 Champions – Brennan Waters, Josh Watts, Oli Isaac, Jamil Kara – from Bev Facey High School in Alberta, Canada.

Hanging Out In LondonHanging Out In London


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Bev Facey earned the status of world champions by defeating 6 other countries that qualified. The contest started with 640 teams and over 2400 students. These students from Bev Facey High School are only in Grade 11 and are eligible to compete again next year. They also prove that computer science students are not just programmers. They were able to use such skills as:

  • the students’ ability to discover oil and gas reserves
  • challenged teams to bid for the right to drill
  • ensure environmental compliance and create community projects


  • trade shares of their company to the other teams.
  • Ability to invest your money wisely in equipment and materials
The Team At WorkThe Team At Work


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Final StandingsFinal Standings


Read more from sponsor Simprentis about how the team built their company to a value of $17.6 billion dollars using this computer simulation.