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Durham Energy Institute

Events

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Could our abandoned mines provide low-carbon cheap heat for homes?

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, Dr Charlotte Adams

Please reserve your tickets for this event by visiting our EventBrite registration page.

Spennymoor, in County Durham, is a town that grew alongside the exploitation of its underlying coal reserves. When the mines were closed, water pumping stopped, leaving a legacy of flooded underground workings. Dr Charlotte Adams is currently undertaking a project to understand whether the water contained within abandoned mines beneath the town could be used as a source of heat and provide a low carbon source of warmth for homes.


Saturday 28 October 2017

Powering the Planet: Why the World Needs Anthropologists

Durham University

The fifth edition of the annual symposium "Why the World Needs Anthropologists" -

POWERING THE PLANET explores how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better.

Register for this free event at www.applied-anthropology.com

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Monday 6 November 2017

Training in Energy: Contexts and Challenges

Durham University

This four and a half day course brings together leading experts to assess today’s energy challenges in different contexts. From global geo-histories of energy and energy transions to human ecobiology and resource engineering, we look at energy from a range of different perspectives. With presentations from leading experts at Durham University, this will effectively be a series of masterclasses in energy contexts and challenges.

Contact simone.abram@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 9 November 2017

Offshore Wind North East

7:00am to 4:30pm, Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield

Join Durham Energy Institute at Offshore Wind North East is organised by NOF Energy in partnership with Energi Coast and RenewableUK. DEI will be hosting a stand at this conferenec and DEI Advisory Board Chair Professor Alan Lowdon will be opening the conference with the welcome speech. DEI partners DONG Energy and Siemens Gamesa will also be presenting.


Wednesday 15 November 2017

Research Generator Lunch - Phasing out of Petrol Vehicles

12:00pm to 1:00pm, ES330, Arthur Holmes Building

DEI would like to invite Durham academics and researchers to attend our Research Generator lunch meeting. Our ‘new look’ Research Generator lunches will focus on energy related news topics and will provide a space for discussion for interested academics with a view to generating collaborative research projects at Durham.

Contact dei.sec@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 30 November 2017

How to choose mitigation measures for supply chain risks: an application in the offshore-wind industry

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Room ES231, Arthur Holmes Building, Science Site, Dr Riccardo Mogre

DEI Seminar Series

Decision frameworks for supply chain risk management benefit from a holistic approach for mitigating risks, which include identification and assessment of risks and evaluation and selection of measures to mitigate risks. We propose a two-stage decision framework that will assist managers to not only choose mitigation strategies for supply chain risks but also mitigation tactics when risks occur. Our decision framework employs a novel matrix-formulation for decision-tree analysis which integrates expert judgements. It improves and extends previous decision frameworks by 1) proposing a method for estimating probabilities from expert judgments; 2) considering the relationships among risks and mitigation measures; and 3) modelling the selection of mitigation measures leading to the lowest supply chain risk profile. We apply our framework to the offshore-wind supply chain, which faces high levels of exposure to risks because of its complexity. The results show how to choose mitigation strategies (governance structures in particular) and mitigation tactics for managing supply chain risks within the offshore-wind industry.

Contact dei.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 14 December 2017

Optimising Infrastructure Asset Management Using Survival Analysis and Discrete Event Simulation

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Room ES231, Arthur Holmes Building, Science Site, Dr Atai Winkler, Principal Consultant, PAM Analytics

Asset failure causes widespread financial and operational problems for infrastructure asset-rich industries, for example water, energy and transport. All over the world organisations in these industries are under intense pressure from governments, regulators and the public to do more with less whilst maintaining if not improving the safety, reliability and environmental performance of their assets.

Contact dei.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 24 January 2018

The role of oil and gas tomorrow

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Palatine Centre, Durham University, DH1 3LE, Olaf Martins, IOGP

The world’s population is growing. So is the need for energy. For heat. For light. For transport. For food and water. And for industry, which makes those things you want and need.

  • But, will we have enough energy?
  • Will we be able to provide it in a sustainable way?
  • Which energy sources will help us to bridge security of supply, affordability and environmental and climate concerns?
  • What will the role of oil and gas be in 2040?

Contact dei.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 12 February 2018

Training in Energy: Society and Practices.

9:00am to 5:00pm, Durham University

This four and a half day course brings together leading experts to discuss how to understand energy in society through the various practices involved. From material culture studies to practice theory, from economics to visual studies, we explore the analyses available in the social science and humanities that will be needed to make sense of energy and to change the way we organize energy practices. The course introduces key theories and methods from anthropology and sociology, such as the idea of material cultures, everyday practices, organizational forms and social relations.

With presentations from leading experts at Durham University, this will effectively be a series of masterclasses in understanding energy pracBces in a social context. Each theme is introduced through theoretical discussion and case study examples. A site visit may also be included.


Wednesday 28 February 2018

Gannet – A Story of Recovery

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Cliff Lovelock, Senior Production Geologist, Shell UK Exploration & Production Ltd

After some challenging years which saw pipeline integrity issues and pig transmission difficulties, Gannet Alpha is back in production and proving its worth as one of Shell Expro’s most prolific UK assets.

Contact dei.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


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