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Challenging Environments


The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, will be hosting a series of events throughout 2014 to investigate solutions to the top challenges facing the oil and gas sector in the UK. The ultimate aim of this series of four workshops is to scope NERC’s planned investment in a 5 year, £5m Oil and Gas Innovation Programme. The second event, ‘Exploitation in Challenging Environment, will take place on the 17th October in London.


As the UK pursues a long-term strategy to decarbonise our society, there will be a continuing need for hydrocarbon exploration to bridge the gap to low emission power generation in future. Britain’s energy security and long-term economic performance will benefit hugely from maintaining the health of this key industrial sector. With this in mind the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is keen to establish where past and future research activities might support the sector.


Delegates will learn about the skills and capabilities of NERC’s research centres relating to these topics and will have an opportunity to share details of the challenges being faced by the oil and gas industry.


Who should attend?

This free event will benefit businesses, academics, researchers and local authorities with interests in the oil and gas sector.


Key Topics

This event will cover topics including;

  • deep water
  • arctic regions
  • sub-salt and sub-basalt imaging
  • high temperature and pressure reservoirs


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09:00 – 16:30
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Hamilton House
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National Union of Teachers

Hamilton House

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