Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) Heriot-Watt University PhD Scholarship 2018


Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE), Heriot-Watt University invites the applications for scholarship to PhD for the academic session 2018

The Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) at Heriot-Watt University is the UK’s foremost authority in the teaching and research of engineering challenges facing the oil and gas industry

The focus of IPE Centre for Enhanced Oil Recovery and CO2 Solutions is to develop the fundamental knowledge around various EOR processes and screen potential technologies that can be used by national and international oil and gas companies
Students are expected to contribute to enhancing the research capabilities of the group, producing written reports and papers for international publication

Scholarship Award
The scholarships will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend of approximately £15,000 for the 36-month duration of the project. The funding is available to UK, EU and international students


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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have a minimum of an upper second-class BSc degree in a relevant scientific subject (or international equivalent). An MSc in Physics, Chemical, Mechanical or Petroleum Engineering is beneficial

Applicants should be numerate with an understanding of experimental design and should have experience with modelling multi-phase flow in porous media. Prior experience with laboratory work and a working knowledge of reservoir simulation packages or conventional modelling software is essential

Applicants are also required to possess the ability to write reports, collate information and present it in a clear and engaging manner. Excellent communication skills and high attention to detail are also required

Previous experience of working in the rock and fluid laboratories is desirable


Application Procedure

Please complete our online application form

Please select PhD Program Petroleum Engineering and include the reference ‘EGIS2018MS’ on your application. You will also need to provide a CV, a supporting statement, a copy of your degree certificate and relevant transcripts and one academic reference

You must also provide proof of your ability in the English language (if English is not your mother tongue or if you have not already studied for a degree that was taught in English).

We require an IELTS certificate showing an overall score of at least 6.5 with no component scoring less than 6.0 or a TOEFL certificate with a minimum score of 90 points.

Interested applicants are encouraged to discuss the opportunity with the supervisor, Professor Mehran Sohrabi, ([email protected]) before applying


Important Dates

The closing date for applications is 22nd January 2018


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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