The eighth edition of the East Meets West International Student Petroleum Congress was held 4–7 April at the Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza University of Science and Technology (AGH UST) in Krakow, Poland. Around 250 participants representing 26 countries and several companies from the exploration and production sector participated in the event. This year's congress was special as it hosted the European qualifier for SPE International's Student Paper Contests and PetroBowl. The winner of the Undergraduate section of the Student Paper Contest was Wojciech Labuda from AGH UST for the paper "Profitability Calculations of Abandoned Mine Methane Production in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin." Dongue Dongue Dietrich Kevin, representing Imperial College London, won the Postgraduate category for his paper "Study of Grid Effects on Leak-off Rate Calculation for a Numerical Fracture Propagating Model."