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Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

Huge helium discovery ‘a life-saving find’

A new approach to gas exploration has discovered a huge helium gas field, which could address the increasingly critical shortage of this vital yet rare element.

(28 Jun 2016) » More about huge helium discovery ‘a life-saving find’

Promotions Successes

Three members of the Earth Sciences department have achieved promotions that will take effect from October 1st of this year. Richard Hobbs will be promoted to Professor, while Claire Horwell and Nic de Paola will both be promoted to Reader. Congratulations to all!

(13 Jun 2016)

EAGE's 2016 Norman Falcon Award

The EAGE's 2016 Norman Falcon Award for the best paper published in Petroleum Geoscience during 2015 has been given to Alex M.P. Cicchino, posthumously, and to his co-authors, Colin Sargent, Neil R. Goulty and Agus M. Ramdhan, for their paper "Regional variation in Cretaceous mudstone compaction trends across Haltenbanken, offshore mid-Norway", published in Petroleum Geoscience, volume 21, issue 1, February 2015, pp. 17-34.

(7 Jun 2016)

Contact Details

Department of Earth Sciences,
Durham University,
Science Labs,
Durham DH1 3LE

Tel: +44 0191 3342300
Fax: +44 0191 3342301
E-mail: earth.sciences
Athena SWAN Bronze Award