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Sponsorship and Support

The School is tangible and substantial evidence of a unique initiative by the University of Adelaide and Santos Limited.

The sponsorship from Santos of $25 million over a 10 year period to set up the School in Adelaide represented the largest single corporate contribution to the University at the time and, it is believed, to any Australian university. It enabled the building, from the ground up, a completely new School with a purpose-designed home; new staff recruited from academia and industry around the world to present training programs new in concept and content for Adelaide; and focused on the practical needs of the international oil and gas industry for comprehensively trained engineers and managers.

The State Government of South Australia through the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE), supports the School by funding the South Australian State Chair of Petroleum Geology, a position currently held by Professor Peter McCabe. Support from DMITRE also includes access to valuable drilling records and sample materials to assist in research and teaching projects.

The ASP Advisory Board has representatives from major petroleum and service companies as well as the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences and the School. ASP also enjoys backing from industry and government who, as well as the Advisory Board, support the school in many forms including:

  • scholarships, awards and research and travel grants
  • student prizes
  • research support
  • provision of projects for students
  • guest lecturers
  • teaching support by providing staff to teach courses at no cost
  • annual school dinner

To view a list of companies who offer support and sponsorship to ASP, please visit our sponsors page.

Additionally, The Australian School of Petroleum (ASP) enjoys support from major companies who have donated the use of industry leading software enabling the School to reach its research and teaching goals. View these companies.

Australian School of Petroleum



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