Scottish University's Petroleum Engineering Course Gets Funding Boost
A major funding package for the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University will directly support research and training for the future of the industry in UK offshore waters.
Heriot-Watt’s Chief Scientist, Professor John Underhill, has secured funding of GBP 416,000 from Verus Petroleum, an independent oil company active on the United Kingdom continental Shelf (UKCS).
The award will support a number of oil and gas related training and Applied Geoscience research activities in IPE, including the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), the Ogilvie-Gordon 3D Audio-Visualisation Centre (OGAVC) and UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and Frontier Basins PhD research activities.
These training and research activities, and technical support, will offer significant benefits to the future of the UKCS industry and development, according to a university spokesperson.
"Verus Petroleum are pleased to be able to offer this award to Heriot-Watt to support the world class Applied Geoscience research and training being led by Professor Underhill,” Alan Curran, CEO of Verus Petroleum, said in a company statement.
John Underhill, Heriot-Watt’s chief scientist, said it was tremendous that companies like Verus see the benefit of the UK Continental Shelf and frontier basins research and training programs based in the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt.
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