How Projects are Designed
Current research is organised into projects focused on scientific problems related to geographical areas and generic themes. These projects offer focused, fundamental research to an industry where in-house research facilities face diminishing resources. CASP’s not-for-profit status, independent professional staff and high-quality output make it extremely cost-effective.
Research projects are designed in collaboration with industry subscribers and scientific partners so that they have the maximum possible scientific and commercial impact. Where a consortium cannot be formed, projects can be funded by a single client.
The Design Process
- A research opportunity that has both scientific and commercial (strategic or applied) value is identified, either by CASP staff or by a subscribing company.
- CASP develops a plan for the research in discussion with potential subscribers.
- Scientific partners are sought where outside expertise is required for:
- Local field support.
- Scientific expertise that is not available in-house.
- Academic partners whose expertise and interests complement the more commercial aspects of the work.
- The project is priced for the minimum expected number of subscribers and offered for subscription.
- When the project is running, subscribers receive regular reports and take part in discussions that shape the path of the investigation. This flexibility is a key benefit of the CASP system, as opposed to many consultancy projects that work in isolation and deliver only at the end of the contract.
- Joining CASP
- How Projects are Designed
- Project History
- Black Sea Project 2019-2021
- Flood Basalt Impact on Hydrocarbon Systems Project 2019-2021
- Dinarides-Hellenides Project 2018-2020
- Late Cretaceous Arctic Source Rock Project 2018-2019
- Barents Shelf Provenance Project 2017-2019
- Uralian Provenance Project 2017-2019
- North Atlantic Margins Evolution Project (NAME) 2017-2019
- Flood Basalt Impact on Hydrocarbon Systems Project 2016-2018
- Black Sea Project 2016-2018
- Data Packages
- Virtual Outcrop Models
- Geological Collections and Data