NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas

The NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas is a collaboration of seven core academic partners, 12 associate academic partners and nine industry sponsors. The University of Exeter is one of the associate partners.

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 focused 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 academy of talent consists of 31 4-year PhD studentships based in the 17 HEI partners. The CDT will recruit a further 31 PhD students in 2015 and 31 in 2016.

For more information visit the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas website.

NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas studentships are searchable on our funding database.