Shell to establish Exploration Geoscience Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University

8/6/2013

Shell to establish Exploration Geoscience Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University

EDINBURGH -- A new Shell Centre for Exploration Geoscience is to be established jointly by Shell International Exploration and Production and Heriot-Watt at the University’s Edinburgh campus. The Centre, headed by Professor John Underhill, a renowned geoscientist, represents a £3 million investment by Shell over a five-year period.

Based within the University’s Institute of Petroleum Engineering, the Centre will establish a seismic interpretation and exploration geoscience research group.  Researchers will deploy the latest technologies, data, and industry insights to further understanding of some of the world’s major petroleum systems, including the UK Continental Shelf.

Professor Underhill, holder of the Shell Chair of Exploration Geoscience, will lead a group consisting of sponsored post-doctoral, PhD and Master students.

The new Centre will start recruiting its first intake of post-graduate students within the next month.

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