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 scholarships to the course, and contribute to its management via an Advisory Board:

  • BP
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Perenco
  • Total


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

  • Azeri Government
  • ConocoPhillips
  • British Government (Chevening Scholarships)
  • Colombian Government
  • Ecuadorian Government
  • ExxonMobil
  • Indonesian Government
  • Korean National Oil Company
  • Malaysian Government
  • Nigerian Government
  • PDO
  • Shell
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Thai Government
  • Tullow
  • Ugandan Government

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: Anadarko, Angus Energy, Apache, Azinor Catalyst, British Geological Survey, BP, C&C Reservoirs, Cambridge Carbonates, CGG, Chemostrat, ConocoPhillips, DEA, DONG, ENI, Exprodat, ExxonMobil, Faeroes Petroleum, Frequent Oil, Genel Energy, Geoteric, Gulf Keystone, Halliburton, IGas, Impact Oil, ION Geophysical, Lukoil, Lyme Bay Consulting, Maersk Oil, Merlin Energy, Mitsui E&P, Ophir Energy, Perenco, Petrofac, Petrolia, Petronas, PGS, Praxxis, Premier Oil, Rockhopper, Sand Hill Petroleum, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Seven Energy, Shell, Statoil, TGS, Total, Tower Resources, Tullow, Ugandan Government, Wintershall, Woodside.

Software and External Lecturers

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