Energy Transition CMT logoOur department contributes to the UK Centre for Masters Training in Energy Transition (CMT), a collaboration that promotes access to world-leading teaching resources from UK universities with strong track records in energy-related geoscience and engineering.

The CMT aims to make available and disseminate the resources and training needed by the next generation of geoscientists and engineers, who will face the pressing and intertwined challenges of mitigating emissions, delivering secure, sustainable energy, maintaining access to natural resources, and protecting the environment.

Such challenges lie at the very heart of earth science and are addressed by our various undergraduate and postgraduate course offerings, which aim to prepare students for the unique and significant challenges of the 21st Century.

Our Open Access CMT resources can be accessed below. 


Recorded lectures

Dr Cedric John's course in Advanced Sedimentology

Dr Cedric John's course in Advanced Sedimentology

Advanced Sedimentology: Carbonate Reservoirs. The entire playlist (of 68 videos) can be viewed on YouTube.

Professor Martin Blunt's course in Flow in Porous Media

Professor Martin Blunt's course in Flow in Porous Media

Flow in Porous Media. The entire playlist (of 21 videos) can be viewed on YouTube.

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Professor Martin Blunt's course in Reservoir Engineering

Professor Martin Blunt's course in Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering. The entire playlist (of 21 videos) can be viewed on YouTube.

Prof Gary Hampsons recorded lecture series

Professor Gary Hampson's course in Applied Sedimentology

Applied Sedimentology (Siliciclastics). The entire playlist (of 13 videos) can be viewed on YouTube.

Recorded lecture blurbs

Dr Cedric John's course in Advanced Sedimentology

Advanced Sedimentology: Carbonate Reservoirs. The entire playlist of 68 videos can be viewed on YouTube.

Professor Martin Blunt's course in Flow in Porous Media

Flow in Porous Media. The entire playlist (of 21 videos) can be viewed on YouTube.

Professor Martin Blunt's course in Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering. The entire playlist (of 21 videos) can be viewed on YouTube.


Remote field trip exercise — explore the Spanish Pyrenees in one day from home

A Google Earth grid overlaid with a traditional map

Take a short virtual fieldtrip to the Roda Sandstone of the Tremp-Graus Basin in the Spanish Pyrenees!

This unit is widely visited by geological fieldtrips with an interest in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and reservoir analogues for hydrocarbon production and carbon dioxide storage. The virtual fieldtrip material presents a tour of five outcrop localities (c. 4-5 hours) followed by a subsurface correlation exercise between three wells in the analogous hydrocarbon reservoir of the Troll Field (c. 2-3 hours). It was assembled by Professor Gary Hampson and Dr Lidia Lonergan (both of Imperial College London), and leans heavily on previous fieldtrip material compiled by, and discussions with, Allard Martinius (Technical University of Delft/Equinor).

The materials can be downloaded below, or together as a compressed zipped file [117.5 MB].

Field trip videos

Virtual fieldtrip to the Pyrenees: Roda Sandstone exercise 1

Virtual fieldtrip

Virtual fieldtrip to the Pyrenees: Roda Sandstone exercise 1

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Virtual fieldtrip to the Pyrenees: Roda Sandstone exercise 2

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Virtual fieldtrip to the Pyrenees: Roda Sandstone exercise 3

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Virtual fieldtrip to the Pyrenees: Roda Sandstone exercise 4

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Virtual fieldtrip to the Pyrenees: Roda Sandstone exercise 5

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Project datasets – coming soon!

Dataset 1

Dataset 1, available as a Petrel project: Northwest Shelf, Australia (containing Chandon Field). Acknowledgements: Chris Jackson (Imperial College London, now the University of Manchester). Source: Geoscience Australia.

Download option to come – check back soon

Dataset 2

Dataset 2, available as a Petrel project: Northwest Shelf, Australia (containing Scarborough Field). Acknowledgements: Chris Jackson (Imperial College London, now the University of Manchester). Source: Geoscience Australia.

Download option to come – check back soon


MSc project presentations

Our students complete presentations as part of their MSc qualifications, a selection of which are available below. 

MSc presentation: Claire Penny

Claire Penny

Forward stratigraphic modelling of mass-transport deposits in Brazos-Trinity Basin IV, Gulf of Mexico: implications for hydrocarbon development. Acknowledgements: Cedric John, Sarah Robinson (Imperial), Mike Simmons, Andrew Davies (Halliburton), Halliburton.

Frederick Minihan MSc PP

Frederick Minihan

Frederick Minihan: Reservoir characterisation in deep-water systems: Can machine learning algorithms be accurately used in the subsurface? An example from the Angel Formation, NW Shelf, Australia. Acknowledgements: Chris Jackson, Tim Wigan (Imperial), Dave Lee, Dave Hodgson (Leeds), Geoscience Australia. 

Heejung Seo MSc PP

Heejung Seo

Heejung Seo: Late Triassic Sherwood Sandstone and Mercia Mudstone reservoir/seal characteristics in the southern East Irish Sea Basin. Acknowledgements: Ben Franklin, Ben Minshell, Stefano Baffi, Simon Beswetherick (ENI UK), Gary Hampson (Imperial), ENI UK. 

Theresia Citraningtyas MSc PP

Theresia Citraningtyas

Theresia Citraningtyas: Structural geology interpretation using deep learning and a critical assessment of fault extraction and characterisation methods. Acknowledgements: Eirik Larsen (Earth Science Analytics), Rebecca Bell (Imperial), Earth Science Analytics.