ABERDEEN'S Robert Gordon University today announced ambitious plans to establish an International Institute for Oil and Gas on its campus.
The university is planning to invest £8 million over the next five years on the new institute as part of the university's strategy to develop its reputation as a global leader in oil and gas-related training and high value research. The new institute will be focussed on aiding developments in a number of key areas including brownfield developments through enhanced oil recovery, unconventional oil and gas, industry collaboration, and oil and gas finance and economics.
The institute's strategy document states: "Current projections of a further 30 to 40 years of activity in the UKCS suggest that the industry will be a significant economic driver for the region and nation for some time to come.
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Thursday 21st November 2013.