Drilling into the world of petrophysics: a summer school in Leicester

In the midst of an unusual (and unexpectedly long) British heatwave, what better way to meet a group of aspiring Earth scientists than over some cold drinks in the wonderfully air conditioned King Richard III Visitor Centre on the last day of June. Hosted by the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester, we had all gathered … Continue reading Drilling into the world of petrophysics: a summer school in Leicester

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A pleasant dive into the petrophysics world: my experience in Leicester at Summer School 2017

Karina Hernadez postgraduate student at The University of Manchester It was early on Saturday afternoon in July of 2017 that I arrived in Leicester, UK to what would be an intense and unique learning experience at the Petrophysics Summer School. Organized by the European Petrophysics Consortium and its collaborators and hosted by the Department of Geology at … Continue reading A pleasant dive into the petrophysics world: my experience in Leicester at Summer School 2017

UK IODP Alumni Group

Zeinab Adeyemi, UK IODP Intern Knowledge exchange: A process by which people in academia and end-users share knowledge, ideas and experiences   That is what I’ve been trying to help develop during my time as an intern with the UK International Ocean Discovery Program (UK IODP) at the University of Leicester. What we want to … Continue reading UK IODP Alumni Group

Petrophysics Summer School

Lucy Manifold, Postgraduate Student, University of Manchester Early on Monday morning, I arrived at the University of Leicester alongside 29 other early career researchers, representing 19 nationalities and travelling from 11 countries, to begin a much-anticipated week of interactive training on the fundamentals and applications of petrophysics. Following a warm and energetic welcome by chief … Continue reading Petrophysics Summer School

Making a CASE for academic-industry collaboration

James Spray, Postgraduate Research Student, University of Southampton Thanks to my CASE funded partnership between the UK IODP and Neftex, I was able to accompany Neftex staff on an educational field trip in Dorset and Devon last summer. We explored many different outcrops across the Wessex Basin, building an understanding of how the basin formed … Continue reading Making a CASE for academic-industry collaboration

Policy Pairing & a Parliamentary Party

Professor Sarah Davies, European Petrophysics Consortium (EPC) Lead, University of Leicester On a Monday evening in November 2015, I deputized for Sally Morgan at a reception at the Mansion House for the launch of the Royal Society's 2015 pairing scheme. Having successfully applied for the scheme, Sally (representing the UK IODP) was otherwise engaged pushing … Continue reading Policy Pairing & a Parliamentary Party

Old Data, New Tricks

Sally Morgan, UK IODP Knowledge Exchange Fellow On 24 September 2015, UK IODP co-hosted a one-day seminar with the London Petrophysical Society at the Geological Society in London.  The seminar brought together representatives from Oil & Gas Companies, Service Companies, Academia and other interested parties to discuss the topic of 'Old Data, New Tricks: fresh challenges, mature targets … Continue reading Old Data, New Tricks