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You can download the current edition of the Petroleum Leeds newsletter here. If you are visiting the AAPG ACE in Salt Lake City, you can pick up a copy from our Petroleum Leeds exhibition stand.
Congratulations to Professor Nigel Mountney, Dr Luca Colombera, Dr Na Yan and Professor Bill McCaffrey, who have been awarded the Gabriel Dengo Memorial Award by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). The Gabriel Dengo Memorial Award is given each year at the Annual convention in recognition of the best AAPG paper presented at the…
Recently an alumni event was held in Saudi Arabia, offering the University of Leeds a chance to celebrate its long standing relationship with Saudi Aramco. Many Saudi Aramco staff have been trained at Leeds, on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Over 45 alumni attended a reception, which was hosted by the University’s Pro Vice Chancellor:…
Congratulations to Petroleum Leeds academics Dr Thibaut Charpentier and Dr David Harbottle, who have been successful with the Royal Academy Industry-academia partnership – Colombia. Their project is on Flow Assurance; the academic partners are the University of Los Andes (Bogota) and the University of Leeds and the Industrial partners are Croda and Dow Chemical. This…
Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight metres below the seabed — four times the previously observed depth for modern deep-sea life. A team of scientists from the University of Leeds and the National Oceanography Centre examined remains of deep-sea burrows in rocky outcrops that were part of the…
The School of Earth and Environment (SEE) has developed the MSc in Geophysics in Prospect Generation, which is taught at the Saudi Aramco campus in Dharhan. The course allows 30 of Aramco’s staff to obtain a qualification from the University of Leeds. Staff from the School of Earth and Environment  travel to the Aramco campus…
The University of Leeds has achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible. The independent TEF panel judged that the University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students, of the highest quality found in the UK.” This rating follows on the heels of the Times and…
The Petroleum Leeds Research Director, Professor Anne Neville has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society, in recognition of her substantial contribution to the field of corrosion and tribology research. Professor Neville will be officially admitted to the 357-year-old society in July at a ceremony in London. The announcement places her among world-leading scientists…
Congratulations to Turbidites Research Group student, Robert Kelly, who won a prize for coming in 2nd place in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) student poster competition. The competition is held annually at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, which this year took place in Houston, Texas. Robert won $1,500 and the awards are…
You can download the current edition of the Petroleum Leeds newsletter here. If you are visiting the AAPG ACE in Houston, you can pick up a copy from our exhibition stand, #2014.