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Durham University

Centre for Resources and Earth Energy Systems (CeREES)

Colin Oswald

Colin is Head of Research Partnerships at TOTAL E&P UK Ltd managing a varied portfolio of research projects (both geosciences and non-geoscience).

He gained a BSc in Geology & Zoology and a BSc Hons in Geology at University College Cardiff followed by positions with several companies including Anglo American and General Mining as a field geologist and mine geologist for various industrial and precious minerals in Southern Africa and Canada.

He has enjoyed 30 years in the hydrocarbon industry working for Britoil, BP, Elf and TOTAL as wellsite, operations and exploration geologist and manager mainly in the North Sea but also in South America, specialising in Operations Geology particularly HPHT. He also has recent experience in the management of geosciences data, software and hardware support projects and teams. Colin is a long-time member of AAPG, PESGB and the Geological Society of Glasgow.