Exciting PhD Opportunities at NDC in Partnership with Chevron

Applications deadline 04 June 2020


Three exciting PhD opportunities, to work with leading academics at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) and Chevron Corporation to address some of the major questions around the environmental implications of decommissioning energy assets at a number of global locations and provide guidance for optimal decommissioning, have been advertised.

Chevron Corporation has recently entered into an Anchor partnership with the NDC to fund a portfolio of research projects that will focus on techniques for monitoring fish stocks around installations and pipelines as man-made marine habitats, the bioavailability of potential decommissioning-related substances, and modelling the longevity and eventual fate of offshore infrastructure left in situation. You can read more about the partnership from the press release.

The PhD students will be part of a multidisciplinary team based in the NDC’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, working alongside a cohort of PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, senior academics and industry colleagues, including Chevron personnel. In addition, to receiving advanced training in marine biology, the students will gain valuable knowledge and experience about the energy sector and the decommissioning space through close interactions with our industry experts.

The students will also benefit from undertaking courses that are part of the MSc in Decommissioning on a non-credit bearing basis. The course provides a detailed overview of the international and domestic legal regulatory framework pertaining to the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations.

You can read more about the PhDs and how to apply under our Skills and Learning PhD Opportunities.

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PublishedThursday April 30th, 2020