The NERC CDT Oil and Gas was awarded and established in 2013 with the aim of training the next generation of geoscientific and environmental researchers in oil and gas, providing them over their studentship with a total of 20 weeks’ joint training delivered by academic, governmental and industry experts from the Earth, Environment and Applied Business sectors. Research is focussed on four areas:
- Environmental Impact & Regulation
- Extending the Life of Mature Basins (e.g. North Sea)
- Exploration in Challenging Environments
- Unconventional Oil & Gas Resources
The Centre aims to create a highly skilled workforce with expertise that can be used across the wider energy and environmental sectors. It will equip industry with the skills needed to explore, sustain and reduce the environmental impact of oil and gas exploration and extraction at a time of economic challenge and focus on responsible environmental management.