HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, joined the cohort of high profile speakers at the 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013.
The Conference theme 'Changing Frontiers' brought together global experts, geoscientists and engineers exchange knowledge with the purpose of tackling the demand on the planets fragile resources.
During the Conference, the Edinburgh Time-Lapse Project (ETLP) stand was selected by the Duke of York for a visit. Professor Colin MacBeth spent some time talking to the Duke about Heriot-Watt University and in particular the research project he leads. Professor Macbeth said "The Duke was deeply interested in the use of technologies to improve oil recovery".
Professor MacBeth's PhD students Zhen Yin, Ricardo Rangel and Dennis Obidegwu won the EAGE online Geo-Quiz earlier this year and made use of the travel grant they won to attend the Conference.
Edinburgh Time-Lapse Project (ETLP)
ETLP is recognised as a mature UK-based consortium specialising in the development and application of analysis tools for engineering-consistent quantitative interpretation of 4D seismic data.
The ETLP consortium is currently in its fifth phase of research, and was established in 2000 by Heriot-Watt University's Institute of Petroleum Engineering.
EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers) is the world's foremost producer of events organized for geoscience and engineering professionals with a multi-disciplinary emphasis. Their premier event is the EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition held in collaboration with the SPE EUROPEC Conference in a different European city each year.
As a major part of the mission to share and advance scientific knowledge and provide learning and training opportunities for the disciplines represented in the membership, EAGE also organizes or supports an ever increasing range of conferences and exhibitions, workshops, courses, field trips, and other educational activities.