Professor Chris Ballentine has been honoured by ENI in their 2016 awards for excellence in energy.
The New Frontiers in Hydrocarbons (Upstream) award is given in recognition of internationally significant results in the research and development of technologies in the field of exploration and production of hydrocarbons. The award recognises research published in the paper Novel Tracers for Determining the Fluid Processes Controlling Subsurface Gas Origin and Behaviour.
Chris is awarded jointly with Emiliano Mutti from the Università degli Studi di Parma, for his research into Deep-Water Sedimentation: Turbidites And Contourites And Their Facies And Reservoir Characteristics.
The Eni Award was established in 2007. Over the years they have become an international benchmark for research in the field of energy and the environment. The Eni Award aims to promote a better use of energy sources and to stimulate new generations of researchers, a demonstration of the importance given by Eni to scientific research and innovation.
The Eni Award 2016 prizes will be presented to the winners on 20 October during an official ceremony at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
Find out more on the ENI website: www.eni.com/en_IT/innovation/eni-award.page
View Chris Ballentine’s research profile: www.earth.ox.ac.uk/people/chris-ballentine