CDA is delighted to announce its commitment to provide four fully funded scholarship places for the newly launched, pioneering petroleum data management course being delivered by Robert Gordon University (RGU).
Commencing in late September, the Graduate Certificate Petroleum Data Management has been developed in partnership with CDA, and will promote the understanding of subsurface exploration and production data management, recognising its importance to upstream oil and gas businesses.
RGU welcomed the scholarships, noting that individuals completing the course will gain an accredited qualification providing new entrants with a direct route into the profession, and presenting a career development opportunity for existing practitioners.
Malcolm Fleming, CDA Chief Executive, said:
“The value generated by exploration and production activities relies on accurate information, the key to which is a high quality of data management. It is therefore crucial that the industry recognises the importance of promoting the professionalisation of petroleum data managers.
“It is all the more apparent in the current economic environment that a high quality data management function underpins efforts to reduce risk, meet regulatory compliance, and increase exploration and production success”.
The CDA Scholarships will be available for the academic year 2016/17, open to any student worldwide who has been accepted onto the Graduate Certificate Petroleum Data Management course, and who is in genuine financial need.
An awarding panel made up of representatives from RGU and CDA will assess applications, awarding two scholarships based on academic merit to new entrants to the industry, and two scholarships based on employment history and career development to those with industry experience.
The closing date for applications is 31st August 2016.
Queries can be directed to Terry Alexander