Departments join forces to target oil and gas industry

Posted by ap507 at Nov 19, 2014 10:00 AM |
University positions itself as a major research partner to businesses in the petroleum, gas and unconventional fuels industry, including shale gas

Researchers across the departments of Geology, Geography, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy and Mathematics have pooled their research competencies to show the industry that Leicester is perfectly placed to address the scientific, technological and social challenges associated with the development of the oil and gas industry, providing evidence-based research to aid decision making.

Under the heading ‘Science for the Responsible Management of the Environment’ the group is announcing its presence this week at PETEX 2014, one of the UK’s largest exploration and production events held at London’s ExCel Centre. The aim is to forge closer collaborations with stakeholders, industry and government to help address the technological and environmental challenges associated with finding viable reserves, modelling, monitoring and managing environmental and geological impacts, and improving public understanding.

Now in its 25th year, PETEX is a large conference and exhibition in the UK, attracting thousands of delegates from across the world.

Find our Science for the Responsible Management of the Environment stand at PETEX 2014.