Heriot-Watt University’s (HWU) Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) will make a key contribution to WP2 on geoenergy risk assessment, with a specific focus on quantifying leak rates from faults and fractures by performing lab experiments and numerical modelling.
HWU, based in the UK, has a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry. The IPE was founded in 1975 and is widely recognised as an international leading centre of excellence in petroleum engineering and petroleum geoscience.
IPE leads several interdisciplinary research centres, such as the International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs and the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre. The Lyell Centre, part of the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, is one of Europe's leading centres for research and expertise in the earth and marine sciences.