School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Sponsors of the GradSchool Conference 2014 so far


Please find a list of our generous sponsors below.

If your company is interested in sponsoring this event, please get in touch

[Badley] Badley Geoscience are experts in the application of structural-geological and geophysical methods to the investigation and analysis of (i) fault-related geological problems and (ii) problems of basin-scale geodynamics. Badleys have developed innovative modelling and analysis software for use by the oil-and-gas industry, including their flagship product TrapTester, which is used within the Edinburgh School of Geosciences.
[BP] BP is one of the world's largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items. BP are longstanding sponsors of the Edinburgh Geosciences GradSchool Conference and this year are sponsoring the awards for the best poster and best presentation of the weekend!
BGS The British Geological Survey is the UK's premier provider of objective and authoritative geoscientific data, information and knowledge for wealth creation, sustainable use of natural resources, reducing risk and living with the impacts of environmental change. The University of Edinburgh has close ties with both the BGS centres in Keyworth (Notts) and Edinburgh through joint studentships, research collaboration and consortiums.
[Cairn Energy] Cairn Energy is one of Europe's largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With headquarters in Edinburgh, Cairn's exploration focus divides into two key units: developing the Rajasthan resource base in India; and exploring frontier basins in Greenland. Cairn have kindly sponsored the GradSchool for almost a decade.
[Centrica] Centrica is the largest supplier of gas to domestic costumers in the UK, operating under the trading names Scottish Gas and British Gas. It also one of the largest suppliers of electricity and active in the exploration and production of natural gas. We are proud to have won Centrica as a sponsor for the first time!
Aikengall Community Windfarm Community windpower is an independent, UK based renewable energy company who specialise in the design, development, construction and operation of wind farms. They have a total of 750 MW in operation, under construction and in development in the UK and are experienced in designing wind farms that are sympathetic to local landscapes and can provide local generation to meet local energy needs. Community Windpower have a dedicated team of professional staff who are committed to renewable energy to help reduce the serious threat that Climate Change now poses. We are very happy to have Community Windpower sponsoring our fieldtrip!
[Landmark] Halliburton's Landmark software package is one of the world's most advanced solutions for the exploration and production of oil and gas reserves. Landmark changed exploration and production more than 30 years ago when it introduced the first 3D seismic interpretation workstation. Their software Permedia is used for modelling of complex fluid oriented processes at reservoir and basin scale by PhD students of the School of Geosciences.
[Ikon] Ikon Science are a geoscience technology company in the upstream oil and gas industry with a global outreach. The lively team at Ikon science specialise in subsurface workflows and have developed the RokDoc software system, which excels in rock physics modelling capabilities, delivering quantitative prediction and reservoir characterisation to oil companies.
[Maptek] Maptek is an international consortium of companies that has been at the forefront of mining technology for almost 30 years. Maptek provides both mining services and products globally, with the Maptek Vulcan™ software being widely used around the world across all types of resources and operations. Other products include Maptek I-Site™ – a combination of laser imaging hardware and software products – and Maptek MineSuite™. Maptek employ a diverse range of professionals, from geological and mining experts, to highly-skilled computer scientists and marketers.
[Neftex] Neftex is a dynamic Earth science research company and leading provider of geoscience products and services to the Earth resource exploration industries. They are experts in the worldwide search, discovery and analysis of geoscience information. Their integrated global geological database – the Neftex Earth Model - delivers data, knowledge and insight to help our clients reduce geological risk in their exploration and investment activities. Neftex also provide geoscience and information management consultancy services.
[Ordnance Survey] Ordnance Survey is the national mapping agency for Great Britain and is one of the world's largest producers of maps. It offers a free digital maps to educational institutions by the data centre EDINA which is used by many students in the School of Geosciences. Thus we are happy to announce that the Ordnance Survey decided to sponsor the GradSchool Conference for the first time!
[PGS] Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) offers a broad range of exploration products to help oil companies to find oil and gas reserves offshore worldwide. These products include seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, processing, reservoir analysis/interpretation and multi-client library data. GeoStreamer GS™, launched in 2011, is a totally unique solution for acquiring towed streamer marine seismic data. PGS also launched Towed Streamer EM in 2012, allowing EM acquisition at the speed of seismic acquisition. PGS have strong links with Edinburgh University, since the MTEM technology was developed and commercialised at the University of Edinburgh, and later bought by PGS. PGS/MTEM are long-standing sponsors of the Edinburgh GeoSciences GradSchool Conference.
[QGESS] QGESS is a consulting company based in central Queensland, Australia which provides services to the coal mining industry. It is a small consultancy with less than 10 employees, but has been successfully operating since 1981. QGESS offers both coal exploration and coal mine development expertise in the fields of geology, engineering and surveying. In 2010 QGESS hosted its first intern from Edinburgh University. QGESS has developed a sound reputation on providing high quality field data acquisition personnel which provides the basis for accurate resource estimation and mine planning. QGESS has been a sponsor of the Graduate school Conference since 2008 and looks forward to continuing the relationship for many years.
[RiderFrench] Malcolm Rider of Rider-French was an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (and an active participant in GradSchool activities) until recently when he decided that he wants to enjoy a retirement and hang up his laptop! Rider-French presented courses to the industry for over 20 years and authored the very successful, ‘Geological Interpretation of Well Logs’.
[Senergy] Senergy delivers high performance energy services and solutions, applying the skills of their workforce to supply energy affordably and sustainably, and to play their part in addressing the world's energy challenges. Senergy operates across the globe in many energy sectors. They have more than 500 professionals delivering technical and operational solutions to help clients realise the value from their asset, be that a wind farm development or mature oilfield. One of Senergy's key objectives is to consistently deliver technical excellence to their clients and their employees. At the highest level, Senergy are capturing knowledge and creating an environment where best practice is the norm.
[WesternGeco] WesternGeco, a business segment of Schlumberger, is the a leading geophysical services company, providing a full range of services to the oil and gas industry. The WesternGeco sector at Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre who sponsor the GradSchool Conference have close association with many PhD students at Edinburgh which contribute to their collaborative research with universities in the UK and Europe - and as such are longstanding sponsors of the Edinburgh Geosciences GradSchool Conference. At the research centre the goal is to improve the performance of existing technologies as well as develop new ones through a combination of theoretical and experimental work.