The course has exceptionally strong links to the petroleum industry, which enables us to ensure that the course content and delivery are up-to-date and focussed on the requirements of our students and of our industrial partners.

The following companies provide fully-funded scholarships to the course, and contribute to its management via an Advisory Board:

  • Anadarko
  • BG
  • BP
  • ConocoPhillips
  • DONG
  • ENI
  • ExxonMobil
  • Nexen
  • Ophir Energy
  • Perenco
  • Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB)
  • Shell
  • Statoil
  • Total
  • Tullow



In addition, the following companies and organisations have funded non-EU students to do the MSc course over the past three years:

  • Afren
  • ConocoPhillips
  • British Council
  • Brunei Government
  • EcoPetrol
  • ExxonMobil
  • Indonesian Government
  • Kazakh Government
  • Malaysian Government
  • Mexican Government
  • Nigerian  Government
  • Shell
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Sierra Leone Petroleum Directorate
  • Thai Government
  • TullowTurkish Petroleum Directorate


Independent Projects

The course also has strong links to companies and organisations that provide data and/or in-house training for 3-month independent projects: Afren, African Petroleum, Anadarko, Azinor Catalyst, Badley Geoscience, British Geological Survey, BG, BP, C&C Reservoirs, Centrica, Chemostrat, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Dana Petroleum, DONG, Endeavour, ENI, E.ON, Exprodat, ExxonMobil, Frequent Oil, GDF Suez, Genel Energy, Geoteric, Gulf Keystone, Hess, IGas, IKON Science, Impact Oil, Iona Energy, ION Geophysical, JKX Oil & Gas, KazMunaiGaz, Lukoil, Maersk Oil, Nexen, Ophir Energy, Perenco, Petrofac, Petrolia, Petronas, PGS, Premier Oil, RPS Energy, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Talisman, TGS, Total, Tullow, Two Seas.

Software and External Lecturers

The following companies provide valuable input to the course via software donations and external lecturers:

  • BP
  • IKON Science
  • Halliburton (Landmark)
  • Midland Valley
  • Schlumberger
  • Senergy
  • Shell
  • Statoil
  • Total
  • Paradigm
  • Petroleum Experts (IPM Suite, £1.3 million)