Tim Eggar, current Chairman of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and UK government Energy Minister from 1992 – 96, used the opportunity of the combined PROSPEX and PETEX conference in London on 24 November 2021 to give a speech in which he highlighted the vital role being played by the Centres of Doctoral Training […]
“Geoscientists Will Be the Backbone of the Energy Transition” says AAPG Explorer
The August 2021 edition of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ monthly tabloid magazine, Explorer, carries an article by the CDT’s Academic Director, Professor John Underhill, which highlights the promising opportunities and leading roles for geoscience professionals in the ongoing Energy Transition. Read the full article here.
Success two years in a row in international Xeek competition for Corlay and Steffens
Bastian Steffens (2017 entry cohort) and Quentin Corlay (2018 entry cohort) have made the prize-winners list for a second year running in a high profile international online programming data/geoscience competition run by Xeek, a platform powered by Shell that hosts competitions for data and geoscientists. The pair won 2nd place in a competition which […]
Keele CDT student wins Sedimentology’s ‘Editors’ Pick’ Award 2020
Charlotte Priddy, from the 2016 cohort, along with her PhD supervisor, Stuart Clarke, published a manuscript in the journal ‘Sedimentology’ in 2020, entitled “The Sedimentology of an Ephemeral Fluvial-Aeolian Succession”. This paper was 1 of 15 chosen as an Editors Pick by the editorial board from all manuscripts published in Sedimentology in 2020 as an […]
NERC CDT in Oil & Gas teams up with new training partner, GeoLogica
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil and Gas is delighted to announce that it has entered into partnership with a leading training provider, GeoLogica. The agreement enables the PhD students to participate in GeoLogica’s extensive suite of online courses as part of the CDT’s Geological Society accredited training […]
Last adventure before lock-down; A Siberian field trip
Arctic Interdisciplinary Studies, ARCTIS, is an interdisciplinary field course organised by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists in Russia (APECS Russia) and the UK Polar Network (UKPN). The main goal of the course is to facilitate bilateral and interdisciplinary (Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Terrestrial, Marine and Social & Humanitarian) cooperation of early career scientists from the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
CDT student Callum Fry wins award for presentation at AGU Fall Meeting
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).
CDT Student wins prestigious award for new open-source repository of virtual outcrops and samples
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, […]
CDT Students showcase their skills to the public at NERC’s UnEarthed event
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.
CDT Annual Conference 2017 – Academic Director announces Geologial Society accreditation
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.
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 […]