In order to provide a focus for the CDT community during the pandemic lockdown, some students proposed an occasional seminar series at which the NERC CDT in Oil & Gas PhD students would deliver short presentations allowing them to showcase their research and provide an online resource for their peers and the wider Geoscience community. The sessions also provide an opportunity for students, supervisors, sponsors and Young Professional mentors to engage in more social discussion and to ask questions about the CDT, how lockdown is affecting their study and life in general, how industry is reacting to the pandemic and so on. Students, if you have a topic you’d like to present, please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a session slot. We have also had sessions led by CDT Committee members, one on the changes to the CDT training programme during lockdown, and one on the oil and gas sector’s responses to the challenges of both COVID 19 and the ongoing transition to Clean Energy.
Only the student presentations are recorded and links to these are available below.
August 11th 2020
– Allan Hollinsworth, University of Glasgow Password: +gw.7.Ae
July 7th 2020
- Geohazard detection using 3D seismic data to enhance offshore scientific drilling site selection
– David Cox, University of Manchester Password: 3g+N8FlS
May 19th 2020
- Controls of creeping mass transport deposits on sediment routing and deposition in deep water slope environments.
– Ashley Ayckbourne, University of Manchester
- ‘Block and basin’ style rift basins.
– Louis Howell, Keele University
May 5th 2020
- Structural constraints on Lower Carboniferous shale gas exploration in the Craven Basin, NW England.
– Iain Anderson, Heriot-Watt University
- The limitations of detrital zircons as a provenance tracer – a case study from the North Gondwana margin.
– James Kennedy, University of Manchester
April 21st 2020
- Evolution of a mixed siliciclastic-carbonate system on an unstable margin: the Cretaceous of the Eastern Greater Caucasus, Azerbaijan.
– Zoe Cumberpatch, University of Manchester
- Sedimentary & stratigraphic controls on clay coated sands within a modern incised valley; recognition, diagenesis and reservoir characterisation.
– Claire McGhee, University of Newcastle