International competition success for two CDT students

We are delighted to congratulate two NERC CDT in Oil & Gas PhD students, Quentin Corlay and Bastian Steffens, of Heriot-Watt University’s Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering’s (IGE) GeoDataScience and Uncertainty Quantification Group, on winning the first prize of $9,000 in an international online programming data/geoscience competition. Agent-based models are often used to understand the behaviour […]


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PetroSkills Academy joins the CDT training portfolio

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 […]


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5th Annual Conference 2019

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 […]


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4th Annual Conference 2018

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.


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Verus Petroleum joins CDT industry sponsorship as 10th partner

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 […]


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Shell-led Petroleum Basin Analysis Training Module 2017

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, […]


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Double recognition for CDT student at Newcastle

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, […]


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Annual Conference 2016

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.


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