Chris Sangster is starting the Master of Applied Sciences in Geology program at Saint Mary’s University with the hopes of staying in Nova Scotia to work in the oil and gas sector. With the help of the OERA Student Research Travel Program, he’ll get a headstart by studying with world renowned geoscientists at Beicip-Franlab in France. Chris’s Master’s project will also help inform future exploration by providing a picture of what the Scotian Basin looked like 140 million years ago. “It should make it easier to de-risk exploration and it should make it easier to pick out potential reservoir sandstones and potential intervals that will be new areas of interest that could be looked at,” he says.
For more information on the OERA Student Research Travel Program, please visit: oera.ca/news/requests-for-proposals-funding/how-to-apply/oera-student-research-travel-program/