You may now call me ‘Doctor’

The rule is that nothing’s official until it’s been blogged about. Thus, in this spirit, I would like to announce that I am now Dr. Carruthers! This is despite having successfully defended the thesis at my Viva at the end of February with only minor corrections. But having now submitted those corrections, and now in…

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Some relevant recent news

There has been an unfortunate lack of activity on this blog recently. I’ve been kept busy with various things, not least preparing for my PhD Viva tomorrow (the defence of my thesis). Fingers crossed that it goes well, and that the next time I write a post it will be as ‘Doctor’ Carruthers. In the…

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GHGT-12 Conference Paper

I’ve been a little busy in the past few months with PhD thesis writing, hence the paucity of blog posting since the start of the year. However, I’ve just submitted an extremely large draft chapter to my supervisors and am taking a temporary break from writing to regain some sanity(!) This post is a really…

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Environmental impacts of CO2-EOR: a joint industry report

Last year I researched and wrote a report titled “Environmental Impacts of CO2-EOR (The Offshore Context)” for a Scottish Joint Industry Project (JIP). The report has finally been published, so I thought I would provide an online summary of the key findings. The report was commissioned and funded by the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage…

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What’s my PhD all about? (Part 2)

It’s been a while since I last posted anything here; I’ve been quite busy lately with my PhD and it has absorbed a lot of my time, but now I have a let up I can talk a bit more about what I’ve been up to. Back in August last year I wrote a little…


Visualising Some Tickled North Sea Data

Following up from my last post, where I discovered some mad data tickling skillz, here are some visual fruits of my labour.  You may recall from my post on what my research covers, that I’m particularly interested in water production from North Sea oil and gas fields.  In the future, offshore CO2 storage projects may…

North Sea SST

Tickling North Sea data using R

Right at the start of my PhD, pretty much the first thing my supervisor sat me down to do was to learn R (see CRAN for download).  I’ll be honest and admit that I didn’t really see the use of a statistical programming language for the kind of work I envisaged doing.  Two years later…well,…