1. Only one final result per participating person/team.

  2. All final work needs to be done in a cloud environment (i.e., SageMaker).

  3. Participants must provide a function that takes inputs and runs their model. (an example will be provided later)

  4. Teams using any AutoML methods must disclose in their final result.

Data Related*

  1. Only the pre-defined training well log data provided by the competition organizers can be used.

  2. Cross-validation (manual/auto) with available training-data is not required but encouraged.

  3. Data augmentation is allowed.
    no other public well inside the Poseidon 3D survey can be used since evaluations will be using that data. We encourage using:

    • Synthetic data

    • Wells outside of the Poseidon 3D survey boundaries

  4. Results cannot be the direct result of a conventional inversion (geostatistical, synthetic matching, colored, or other - this is left up to the interpretation of the judges of the competition)

Critical Deadlines*

  • March 26th @ 3:00PM CDT - registration will close and no more participants will be accepted.

  • March 29th @ 11:59PM CDT - Team Surveys are due. Teams submitting after this date will not receive cloud access. A lack of cloud access automatically disqualifies you from prizes - you will however still be able to access all other competition resources such as tutorials, workshops, and mentors.

  • April 1st @ 5:00PM CDT - Last opportunity to merge teams

  • April 23rd 11:59PM CDT- All final solutions are due to the SIG team.

* These are general rules for the competition. If you have any other questions please contact us or read the detailed rules below.



Public Code Sharing. You are permitted to publicly share Competition Code, provided that such public sharing does not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Use of Open Source. Unless otherwise stated in the Specific Competition Rules above, if open-source code is used in the model to generate the Submission, then you must only use open source code licensed under an Open Source Initiative-approved license (see that in no event limits commercial use of such code or model containing or depending on such code.


Each Submission will be scored and ranked by the evaluation metric stated on the Competition Website. During the Competition, the current ranking will be visible on the Competition Website's leaderboard. The potential winner(s) are determined solely by the leaderboard ranking on the private leaderboard as stated on the Competition Website, subject to compliance with these Rules.

In the event of a tie, the Submission that was entered first to the Competition will be the winner. In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the Submission that received the next highest score rank will be chosen as the potential winner.

The potential winner(s) will be notified by email. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within 3 days from the first notification attempt, then such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the Competition’s judging criteria.

The winner's list will be publicly displayed invited to showcase their results at the 2021 GSH Spring Symposium. They will be required to prepare a 15-minute representation of their results.

Competition Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant from the Competition if the Competition Sponsor reasonably believes that the participant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or abuses, threatens or harasses any other participants, or Competition Sponsor.


As a condition to being awarded a Prize, a Prize winner must fulfill the following obligations:

(a) deliver to the competition organizers the final model's software code as used to generate the winning submission and associated documentation. The delivered software code must be capable of generating the winning Submission and contain a description of resources required to build and/or run the executable code successfully;

(b) grant open source licensing to the software code.

(c) sign and return all Prize acceptance documents as may be required by Competition Sponsor, including without limitation: (i) eligibility certifications; (ii) licenses, releases, and other agreements required under the Rules; and (iii) U.S. tax forms (such as IRS Form W-9 if U.S. resident, IRS Form W-8BEN if foreign resident, or future equivalents).

data related rules


"Competition Data" means the data or datasets available from the Competition Website for the purpose of use in the Competition, including any prototype or executable code provided on the Competition Website.

External Data. Unless otherwise expressly stated on the Competition Website, you may not use data other than the Competition Data to develop and test your models and Submissions. The Competition Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant who Competition Sponsor discovers has used or attempted to use data other than the Competition Data in connection with the Competition, or who uses the Competition Data other than as permitted by the Competition Website and these Rules.

participant rules


A. Individual Account. You may compete as an individual.

B. Teams. If permitted under the Competition Website guidelines, multiple individuals may collaborate as a team (a "Team"); however, you may join or form only one Team. One team member must be selected to be the point of contact with competition organizers. Teams are limited to a maximum of 3 participants.

C. Team Merger. Team mergers are not allowed.


Unless otherwise specifically provided under the Competition Website, under no circumstances will the entry of a Submission, the awarding of a Prize, or anything in these Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with Competition Sponsor or any of the Competition Entities. You acknowledge that you have submitted your Submission voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. You acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between you and Competition Sponsor or any of the Competition Entities, and that no such relationship is established by your entry of your Submission.

prize rules


Prize(s) are as described on the Competition Website. The odds of winning any prize depend on the number of eligible submissions received during the Competition Period and the skill of the entrants.

All Prizes are subject to the Competition Sponsor’s review and verification of the entrant’s eligibility and compliance with these Rules, and the compliance of the winning Submissions with the Submissions Requirements. In the event that the Submission demonstrates non-compliance with these Competition Rules, Competition Sponsor may at its discretion take either of the following actions: (i) disqualify the Submission(s); or (ii) require the potential winner to remediate within one week after notice all issues identified in the Submission(s) (including, without limitation, the resolution of license conflicts, the fulfillment of all obligations required by software licenses, and the removal of any software that violates the software restrictions).

A potential winner may decline to be nominated as a Competition winner by notifying organizers directly within 2 days after the end of the Competition Period, in which case the potential winner forgoes any prize or other features associated with winning the Competition. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify a Participant who so declines its winner status.

Potential winners must return all required documents within 2 days following notification, or such potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner will be selected. Prize(s) will be awarded within approximately 30 days after receipt by the Competition Sponsor of the required Prize acceptance documents. Transfer or assignment of a Prize is not allowed.

You are not eligible to receive any Prize if you do not meet the eligibility requirements.

If a Team wins a monetary Prize, the Prize money will be allocated in even shares between the eligible Team members.

other competition specific terms

Competition is open to residents of the United States and worldwide, except that if you are a resident of Crimea, Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, or are subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions, you may not enter the Competition. Other local rules and regulations may apply to you, so please check your local laws to ensure that you are eligible to participate in skills-based competitions. The Competition Sponsor reserves the right to award alternative prizes where needed to comply with local laws.


The Competition will run from the Start Date and time to the End Date and time, as set forth on the Competition Website. The Competition Period and Submission deadlines are subject to change, and Competition Sponsor may introduce additional hurdle deadlines during the Competition. Any updated or additional deadlines will be publicized on the Competition Website. It is your responsibility to check the Competition Website regularly to stay informed of any deadline changes. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN YOUR LOCATION.


If for any reason the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Competition, Competition Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition. Competition Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any participant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Competition or Competition Website. Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any website, including the Competition Website, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Competition Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the applicable law.


You warrant that your Submission is your own original work and, as such, you are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the Submission, and you have the right to make the Submission and grant all required licenses. You agree not to make any Submission that: (i) infringes any third-party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations, or defames any person; or (ii) otherwise violates any applicable U.S. or foreign state or federal law.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you indemnify and agree to keep indemnified Competition Entities at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, and expenses resulting from any of your acts, defaults, or omissions and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Competition Entities from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from: (a) your Submission or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by you that infringes any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations, or defames any person; (b) any misrepresentation made by you in connection with the Competition; (c) any non-compliance by you with these Rules or any applicable U.S. or foreign state or federal law; (d) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Rules arising from or related to your involvement with the Competition; and (e) your acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any Prize, or your participation in the Competition and any Competition-related activity.


ALL TAXES IMPOSED ON PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS. Payments to potential winners are subject to the express requirement that they submit all documentation requested by Competition Sponsors for compliance with applicable state, federal, local, and foreign (including provincial) tax reporting and withholding requirements. Prizes will be net of any taxes that the Competition Sponsor is required by law to withhold. If a potential winner fails to provide any required documentation or comply with applicable laws, the Prize may be forfeited and Competition Sponsor may select an alternative potential winner. Any winners who are U.S. residents will receive an IRS Form-1099 in the amount of their Prize.