Organization profile

Organisation profile

The NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas is a collaboration of 7 core academic partners (Aberdeen, Durham, Heriot-Watt, Imperial College London, Manchester and Oxford universities and the British Geological Survey), 12 associate academic partners (the universities of Birmingham, Cardiff, Dundee, Exeter (Camborne), Glasgow, Keele, Newcastle, Nottingham, Royal Holloway, Southampton and Strathclyde and the National Oceanography Centre) and 9 industry sponsors (British Gas, BP, ConocoPhilips, E.On, Maersk Oil, OMV, Shell, Statoil and Total).

The Centre was awarded and established in 2013 with the aim of training the next generation of geoscientific and environmental researchers in oil and gas, providing them over their studentship with a total of 20 weeks’ joint training delivered by academic, governmental and industry experts from the Earth, Environment and Applied Business sectors. There is also an annual graduate school conference at which students will present their results and showcase the best academic research in oil and gas to the industry, government and academic peers.

Research is focussed on four areas:

Environmental Regulation & Impact

Extending the Life of Mature Basins (e.g. North Sea)

Exploration in Challenging Environments

Unconventional Oil & Gas Resources

The Centre aims to create a highly skilled workforce with expertise that can be used across the wider energy and environmental sectors. It will equip industry with the skills needed to explore, sustain and reduce the environmental impact of oil and gas exploration and extraction at a time of economic challenge and pressure for responsible environmental management.

The academy of talent consists of 29 4-year PhD studentships based in the 17 HEI partners in 2014/15. The CDT will recruit up to a further 33 PhD students in 2015 and 31 in 2016.

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calibration Earth & Environmental Sciences
street canyon Earth & Environmental Sciences
environmental risk Earth & Environmental Sciences
sampler Earth & Environmental Sciences
Wastewater Engineering & Materials Science
wind velocity Earth & Environmental Sciences
Calibration Engineering & Materials Science
sensor Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2016 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
street canyon
canyon
spatial resolution
Wind effects
Monitoring

Temporal changes in field calibration relationships for Aeroqual S500 O3 and NO2 sensor-based monitors

Masey, N., Gillespie, J., Ezani, E., Lin, C., Wu, H., Ferguson, N. S., Hamilton, S., Heal, M. R. & Beverland, I. J., 10 Nov 2018, In : Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 273, p. 1800-1806 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
monitors
Calibration
sensor
calibration
sensors
6 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of wind-speed on short duration NO2 measurements using Palmes and Ogawa passive diffusion samplers

Masey, N., Gillespie, J., Heal, M. R., Hamilton, S. & Beverland, I. J., 10 Apr 2017, In : Atmospheric Environment. 160, p. 70-76 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
sampler
wind velocity
Sampling
Chemiluminescence
Monitoring

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk