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  Assessing the applicability of Artificial Intelligence in the Environmental Impact Assessment process – a case study of oil and gas projects
  Dr B Anifowose
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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This project undertakes an empirical evaluation of AI and machine learning application to specific EIA operating principles for selected oil and gas projects.
  Caprock and overburden characterisation: avoiding leakage of CO2 from CCS sites
  Prof RH Worden, Prof D Faulkner, Prof K Taylor, Dr P Armitage
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The aim of the project is to produce unusual data to characterise the caprock and overburden to CCS sites in the UK and beyond. CCS is an essential piece of the technical jigsaw required to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
  Investigating Long-term Effects of Seawater on Subsea Composite Properties
  Prof M Kashtalyan, Prof I Guz
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the past 20 years, the use of composite materials in the oil and gas industry has seen a slower uptake subsea than in topside applications.
  Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for subsea applications
  Dr T Thevar, Dr K Nakkeeran
Applications accepted all year round

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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a widely used technique to obtain the elemental constituents of a sample. The process uses a short pulse of focused laser light to evaporate a minute volume of a target substance by highly localized heating to temperatures greater than 5000 K.
  PhD Studentship NSIRC 229 – Prediction of Step Wise Cracking due to Hydrogen attack in steel vessels using finite element stress analysis and acoustic emission.
  Dr S Soua
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Corrosion has been prevalent in our lives since ancient times. It can be caused by many chemicals and substances such as hydrogen.
  Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from depleted Sandstone and Carbonate/chalk reservoirs
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr H Hamidi
Applications accepted all year round

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Nearly one third of the oil is left behind in the reservoir after the primary and secondary recovery methods of oil recovery.
  Exploitation and production from Methane Hydrate reservoirs (Arctic and Subsea porous media)
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr J Derksen
Applications accepted all year round

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Naturally occurring gas (mostly methane) hydrates along the continental margins (coastal offshore) and permafrost sediments are the clean source of energy outnumbering the rest forms of conventional energy sources.
  Improved data modelling and interrogation using AI innovation to reduce the environmental impact of oil exploration
  Dr O Akanyeti
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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PhD Type

Hafren Scientific is a geological consultancy company, operating in the oil and gas sector, to improve the placement, efficiency and productivity of wells.
  Application of Nanotechnology in Drilling Engineering
  Dr R Rafati, Dr A Sharifi
Applications accepted all year round

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Production from unconventional hydrocarbon resources, such as shale gas, shale oil, deepwater and arctic reservoirs requires advanced drilling and extraction technologies.
  Effects of dispersants on mitigating environmental impacts of marine oil pollution: insights from microbiological, chemical and field investigations.
  Dr B McKew, Dr R Holland, Dr T J McGenity
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Scientific background. Oil spills are one of the most challenging threats to the marine environment that can have long-. term impacts on fisheries, the economy and society.
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