Science and Technology for Exploration & Production Solutions 

The STEPS program offers students the opportunity to conduct a research project, the theme of which is decided annually by the STEPS Scientific Advisory Board, focused on real-world data, while receiving industry-relevant training and mentorship from the dedicated STEPS team.

STEPS program

The STEPS “learning while doing” ethos enables and encourages deep engagement with Landmark software, products, and knowledge base. In addition, this program “trains the trainer,” providing support and resources to academic supervisors and technical support staff. To encourage interaction with the wider Exploration and Production community, STEPS hosts an annual Distinguished Lecture Series, the theme of which is in keeping with the annual research theme.

  • The first theme was Source to Sink Analysis, adopted during 2016/2017
  • 2017/2018 theme: Big Data in Exploration and Production
  • 2018/2019 theme: Near Field Exploration and Production
  • 2019/2020 theme: Planet to Pore Modeling
  • 2020/2021 theme: The 21st Century Energy Transition
  • The theme for the 2021/22 program is Subsurface Characterization for Energy and is now open for applications

The STEPS program is currently aimed at students working on their Master's thesis, but the long-term goal is to facilitate doctoral and postdoctoral research, as well as integrated internships, as part of multi-year thematic research initiatives.

Building a collaborative research network: the STEPS Community

The growth of a collaborative research network is one of the key STEPS objectives. We actively welcome and encourage participation from industry representatives and academics and facilitate regular, meaningful contact between them and the student. Our Distinguished Lectures are also a great place for industry representatives, academics, and students to network and discuss the hot topics related to our annual research theme.


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