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Rewarding Excellence in Masters Level Research

The Neftex Earth Model Award is now in its 5th year and aims to foster the link between industry and academia by rewarding excellence in Master's level research. The 2016 competition was open to UK-based geoscience students with projects applicable to exploration geoscience.

2016 was an extremely competitive year with many excellent submissions providing a challenge for the judging panel.

The panel selected three superbly executed Masters Projects with integrated global geoscience significance.

We will welcome the winners and their academic supervisors at a special prize giving event to be held prior to the STEPS London.

Please visit http://www.ienergy.community/STEPS/DistinguishedLectureSeries for more information.

Details of the Earth Model Award 2017 will be announced shortly.

2016 Winners

1st place: £2000
James Hamilton-Wright
Imperial College London
‘Investigating the controls of salt movement using finite element modelling’.
Supervised by Prof. Howard Johnson

2nd place: £1000
Daniela Vendettuoli
Royal Holloway University of London
‘What is the depositional and architectural signature of turbidity current activity? New insights from the most extensive dataset yet recorded’.
Supervised by Dr. Dave Waltham

3rd place: £500
Huw Richards
Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter
‘Cu–Ag–Au mineralisation of the Agdz Project: characterisation and ore deposit models’.
Supervised by Dr. Robin Shail

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