On 25 February, at Buckingham Palace, the Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2015, in particular for its innovative research on hydrates carried out in partnership with Total.
This award is in recognition of the pioneering work of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) in innovation and research excellence, as the IPE celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall made the presentations, with the Prince presenting the Queen's Anniversary Prize Medal to the Principal, Professor Richard A Williams, and the Duchess presenting the scroll to Professor Dorrik Stow, Director of IPE.
Total's Geoscience Research Centre Manager, Thang-Van Nguyen, said "Congratulations to everyone at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering of Heriot Watt university for getting this prestigious award. Total is proud to partner with IPE in its projects on hydrate management which contributed significantly to the prize”.
Total and Heriot Watt University have partnered on many subjects during their longstanding collaboration:
• Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
• Visualizing flow at microscopic scale (Digital Rock Physics, DRP)
• Flow Assurance and Hydrates
• Sponsoring of the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in oil and gas, a new research programme funded by the British government and the industry