K A Richards Scholarship (Postgraduate)
The K A Richards Scholarship was established in 1989 to encourage professional development to benefit the industry and is tenable in the fields of petroleum engineering or petroleum geoscience. The scholarship offers a maximum of $10,000 per year for one year of Masters study or three years for a doctoral degree (or part-time equivalent). It cannot be renewed or extended but may be held in conjunction with other scholarships or grants. This scholarship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
The winner of the 2018 K A Richard Memorial Scholarship was Yazan Arouri, a PhD student from the Australian School of Petroleum at the University of Adelaide.
Mr Arouri was recognised for his innovative research on optimisation of well control, placement and trajectory under geological uncertainty. His research aims to provide the industry with a new tool for field development planning, whether green or brown fields, to maximise asset value
Tony Noon Scholarship
This scholarship provides a one-off grant to the value of $3,000 and is aimed at helping students who are aspiring to a career in the upstream petroleum industry. Applicants must be enrolled in honours, Masters or PhD programs at an Australian university and may come from a range of disciplines, including, for example, geology, safety, engineering, economics, law or environmental management. The scholarship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
The winner of 2018 Tony Noon Memorial Scholarship was Brennan O’Connell, a PhD student from the University of Melbourne.
She was awarded the scholarship for her research on characterising the evolution of paralic tidal deposits.