PhD Studentship in Petroleum Geology/Petroleum Chemistry


We are pleased to announce that an exciting opportunity has arisen for a fully funded, four year PhD studentship to start in October 2018 on any one of the following topics:

Redox at Source - The role or ferruginous clay minerals and reactive species in hydrocarbon formation
Primary Supervisor: Prof Chris Greenwell

The role of redox in ferruginous clay mineral and iron nanoparticle mobilisation during enhanced oil recovery
Primary Supervisor: Prof Chris Greenwell

The origin, active tectonics and fate of the South Caspian Basin
Primary Supervisor: Prof Jeroen van Hunen

Induced seismicity due to subsurface fluid injection
Primary Supervisor: Prof Stefan Nielsen

At Durham, you will join a broad group of around 30 students working on many aspects of geoenergy. More information on our work on geoenergy is at https://www.dur.ac.uk/cerees/. This studentship may also collaborate within the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil and Gas, details of which can be found at http://www.nerc-cdt-oil-and-gas.ac.uk/.

Eligibility and How to Apply

This PhD studentship will provide for UK/EU tuition fees and a full tax-free maintenance grant set at the UK Research Councils' national rate, which in 2017/18 was 14,553 (to be confirmed for 2018/19; for guidance only).

Funding is available for both UK and EU citizens. Students must begin their research on October 1st 2018. There is an application deadline of 17:00 (GMT) Friday 16th February 2018.

Applicants will need to apply via the online application form and submit all the requested documents listed here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/earth.sciences/postgraduate/.

Interviews will take place late-February.

Please contact Ms. Jo Banner for questions about the application process:

Ms. Jo Banner, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, DH1 3LE earthsci.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk +44 (0)191 334 2198.

For technical questions about the projects, please contact one of the project supervisors, links above.

published: 21 December 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.