Joint UBD – Brunei Shell Master by Research Industry Project Opportunity

February 14, 2022

The Office of Assistant Vice Chancellor Innovation and Enterprise (OAVCIE) would like to call UBD students and alumni to apply for Master by Research as below.

Master by Research Students - Call for Science and Engineering Students

In order to reduce risk from the decommissioning of hydrocarbon fields, a caprock identification and mapping study is planned for Brunei’s reservoirs. The decommissioning of onshore and offshore oil and gas wells is governed by Brunei’s decommissioning and restoration guidelines. Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) Subsurface Isolation Strategy is of key importance in designing a robust field-wide abandonment to prevent any unintended leakage of hydrocarbons to the surface during and after abandonment activities.

The project is aim to understand caprocks, its identification and the mapping of their extent, and the assessment of caprock geomechanical properties by utilizing subsurface information such as 3D/4D seismic data, well data and production data. Thus, a number of UBD Master by Research students from different programmes (Computer Science, Engineering, Geology) will get unique exposure to decommissioning and restoration activities and will be acquainted to the current needs of the industry.
The students shall have the opportunity to work at Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for the duration of the research, and will be jointly supervised by UBD and BSP, from which students will get both industry and academic input. This project forms part of your Master by Research programme, and hence, you would need to apply and get admission to a suitable Master by Research programme; depending on the scope of your work. The project is aimed to start in August 2022.

Please register your interest by 14 February 2022
Further details can be found at

To register your interest please contact either:
Dr. Stefan Gödeke:

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