Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering

Institue of GeoEnergy Engineering

We are the leading centre of excellence in geoenergy engineering and applied geoscience, and are recognised for the quality of our teaching, training, and research.

IGE is ranked 3rd in the UK and 12th in the world for subsurface engineering (2023 QS World Universities Ranking). Our activities build on our proud heritage of integrating geoscience and engineering to understand the subsurface for the benefit of the energy industry. We pioneer world-class research and training cross a broad range subsurface energy challenges, encompassing oil and gas, carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy, and renewable energy storage to deliver innovation for the low-carbon transition, sustainable energy, and responsible resource management.

We offer a range of postgraduate opportunities, all uniquely tailored to the wider energy industry, in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment which provides a stimulating place for learning and research.

For an up to date list of all IGE research publications please visit the Institute's section of the Heriot-Watt Research Gateway.

Finding us

We are based in the main Heriot-Watt University campus in Edinburgh, the beautiful capital city of Scotland, but we are a truly international institution with teaching and research work carried out across the globe.

The Institute is situated off Research Avenue South, Edinburgh campus.

When you arrive please make your way to the Enterprise Building reception area where if you have not already arranged to be met there is a telephone where you can contact our secretarial staff on ext. 3543 or 3545 for assistance.

Key information

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