World-leading geoscience training provider offers online resources to the NERC CDT PetroSkills has teamed up with the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) to offer online learning and teaching modules. The PetroSkills Alliance was founded in 2001 by Shell, BP and the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), to provide “important but not unique” competency […]
The ever-widening reach of the CDT community has seen the Annual Conference become a key fixture in the calendar of research events for the oil and gas sector as 83 students and 97 delegates gathered at a new venue, the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh’s city centre, to discuss and celebrate the research outcomes achieved […]
The CDT’s 4th Annual Conference took place on Friday 2nd November 2018 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in the city centre, showcasing the work of 109 PhD students from 17 universities across the UK through both oral and poster presentations.
NERC CDT Oil and Gas student Callum Fry won an Outstanding Student Paper Award in the seismology focus group at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting for his presentation about his work on Polygonal Fault Systems (PFS).
Adam Cawood, a University of Aberdeen student in the 2015 CDT cohort, has won the BP Prize for best overall student contribution to the Tectonic Studies Group annual meeting 2018. Adam won the prize for eRocK, a project co-founded with his PhD supervisor, Dr Clare Bond, that provides virtual outcrops and samples in an open-source, […]
University of Birmingham CDT students Jonathan Hall and Jack Richardson, and geology graduate Rebecca Walley travelled to Edinburgh in mid-November (17-20th) to showcase Fossil Forensics at the NERC’s annual science public engagement event, this year titled UnEarthed.
This year’s CDT Annual Conference took place on Friday 3 November 2017 at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh’s city centre, our first move off-campus in order to accommodate all four annual entry student cohorts and our invited guests as the CDT reaches its full strength.
The NERC CDT in Oil & Gas is delighted to have been included in a major funding package of £416k from Verus Petroleum, an independent oil company active on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). The award has been made to Professor John Underhill in the the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) at Heriot-Watt University […]
On 27th February, 33 PhD students of the third NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas cohort (2016), left their respective HEI’s and gathered together at Heriot Watt University for the first time since attending the NERC CDT Annual Conference and subsequent two week residential Environmental Impact and Regulation Module there in November, […]
Alex Svalova, a CDT student in the 2014 cohort studying at the University of Newcastle, is in a winning groove as she has been chosen to showcase her research at the UK parliament in Westminster on 13th March as part of the STEM for BRITAIN programme. Alex is joining 5 other PhD students in Science, […]
Callum Fry, a CDT student in the 2015 entry cohort studying at the University of Southampton, was selected to present a poster of his work at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) fall meeting held in San Fransisco from 12 – 16th December 2016.
Xiaodong Yang, who is now in his third year as a CDT student, has secured a position as a visiting researcher at the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, USA.
83 PhD students comprising the first three annual intakes to the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas were joined by a similar number of representatives from industry, academic partners, government and regulatory authorities for the CDT’s 2nd Annual Conference held in James Watt Centre 2 on 7th November.
Twenty representatives from all 7 core academic partners, 8 associate partners and 5 industry partners met for a two day workshop on 20/21 April at the Dalmahoy Hotel near Heriot-Watt’s Riccarton campus on the outskirts of Edinburgh. This was an opportunity for the CDT partnership to review the operation of the NERC CDT research and […]
The 2015 cohort returned to Heriot-Watt in mid-February for the second module in their year 1 training programme. An Introduction to Geology session was held at the Dovecot Tapestry Studios in Edinburgh City Centre, hosted by Andy Bell, regional team leader, Global Geology Research and including a ‘treasure-hunt’ to identify various stones used in the […]