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 […]
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a series of measures to support the oil and gas industry, including the recent extension to the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil and Gas led by Heriot-Watt.
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has today announced that it will provide @£1m to fund a fourth annual intake of PhD students to its Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas. This will take the total number of students funded under this scheme to 120 by 2017 as NERC’s 10 studentships leverage […]
The NERC CDT training programme comprises 20 weeks of training, 16 of which are mandatory training for all students and 4 weeks comprise optional modules. The overall aim of the training program is to give students the opportunity to take advanced level courses applicable to their area of research, and to widen their knowledge and […]
The first two weeks of November have seen the new 2015 cohort of CDT PhD students undertake their first tailored training modules, based at Heriot Watt University. The students were introduced to the CDT community at the Annual Conference, which was followed by a two-day Induction course giving a half-day session to each of the […]
The NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas held its annual conference on November 2nd 2015 at Heriot-Watt University. The conference was opened by the University’s Principal, Prof. Williams, the Scottish Minister for Energy, Business and Tourism, Fergus Ewing MSP, and NERC’s Director of Science & Innovation, Dr Ian Gillespie.
Australian-based Exploration Company, Woodside Energy, has become the latest company to declare its support for the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas, bringing the total number of industrial core partners to eleven. Moreover, Woodside has backdated its support to the beginning of the scheme to mirror that of the other ten […]
One of Europe’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and development companies, Cairn Energy, has agreed to support the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas.
Fergus Ewing, Scottish Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, explores the importance of geological interpretation for extending the life of the mature North Sea Basin.
The Shell Centre for Exploration Geoscience hosted a 2-day visit of Shell’s Chief Exploration Geologist, Steve Phelps, on June 22nd & 23rd 2015.
The NERC CDT took its message of collaborative research and training between academia, industry and regulators to its first international meeting by exhibiting at the 77th Annual Conference of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) in Madrid from 1st – 4th June 2015.
Leading oil and gas training provider, Nautilus (part of the RPS Group), have agreed to support the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas.
The CDT Graduate Committee met at Heriot-Watt University on Friday 20 March. Chaired by Nick Schofield (Aberdeen), the meeting provided an opportunity for the CDT PhD students to feedback on their experiences to date and aspirations for the future.