Australian School of Petroleum.
Santos funded a new School of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Adelaide to commemorate the pioneering contribution Santos has made over 50 years to the establishment and development of the petroleum exploration and production industry in South Australia.
In a further development, this school merged with the National Centre for Petroleum Geology and Geophysics to form the Australian School of Petroleum.
The integration of geoscience and engineering disciplines is expected to add great value to the international oil and gas industry.
This $25 million commitment, which will be paid over a 10-year period, is believed to be the largest single industry sponsorship ever given to a public university in Australia.
The contribution enables the appointment of a Chair: the Santos Professor of Petroleum Engineering. The Federal Government has also agreed to contribute $1 million over five years for another professorial appointment.
The Hon John Howard MP officially opened the School.
A new building, the Santos Petroleum Engineering building, has been built on the North Terrace campus. It has been purpose built with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for University staff and students.
A new degree in Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering is being offered by the School, as well as post-graduate courses in Petroleum Engineering.
The School was officially opened by the Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP in August 2002.
This partnership with the University of Adelaide will increase the number of graduates in the petroleum engineering and geoscience disciplines, of which there is a major skills shortage worldwide.
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