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Event to Highlight Research and Training Supporting the Future of the North Sea

27 January 2010

Research and training which is helping support the future development of the North Sea will be highlighted to industry at a one day workshop in Aberdeen.

Experts from the University of Aberdeen’s School of Geosciences will showcase the advances they are making in the fields of structural geology, tectonics and geodynamics at the event on March 15.

Twelve keynote speakers from across industry and academia will present over the course of the day which will also outline new training opportunities at the University

Professionals from the oil and gas sector – in particular those working in the areas of exploration and production – are being encouraged to register for the workshop which takes place at Elphinstone Hall on the University’s King’s College campus.

Dr Dave Healy from the University’s School of Geosciences who is the event coordinator said: “This one day workshop is an opportunity to share the strong research and training initiatives being undertaken within the University to support developments in the oil and gas industry both in the UK and worldwide.

“Structural geology will be the main focus of the event – an area where we are already working collaboratively with industry to help meet the future challenges and needs of the sector. We hope the workshop will help forge further links and inspire new opportunities for collaboration between industry and academia.

“We will also outline Continued Professional Development opportunities available at the University for those working in the oil and gas industry.

“Ensuring that the training we offer is industry focused and tailored to the needs of the sector is critical and the workshop will be a prime opportunity to open up discussions and gain feedback on the content and quality of our course offerings.”

Speakers to present at the workshop include Dave Barr, Structural Geologist, BP, Alan Gibbs, Director of Midland Valley and Graham Yielding Technical Director at Badley Geoscience.

Prior registration is essential for the workshop.

For more information on the Structural Geology in Exploration & Production workshop, or to register, contact Dr Dave Healy on 01224 273850 or or visit