Exploration

Prof Ian Alsop
Geology; Rocks; Structures; Deformation; Sediments

Dr Clare Bond
CO2 storage; Fracturing/unconventional resources; Fluid flow; Uncertainty assessment; Structural modelling

Dr Stephen Bowden
Petroleum geology; Organic geochemistry; Geology

Prof Rob Butler
Tectonics; Structural geology; Basin structure; Orogenic belts; Continental deformation

Dr David Cornwell
Tectonics; Seismology; Rifting; Geophysics; Magmatism

Dr Enrique Gomez-Rivas
Structural geology; Geofluids; Petroleum geosciences; Rock physics; Faults

Prof Adrian Hartley
Exploration for, and the exploitation of, hydrocarbon reservoirs; Clastic sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy; Stratigraphic development of clastic sedimentary successions in Large Igneous Provinces

Dr David Healy
Structural geology; Rock physics; Geomechanics; Petrophysics; Metamorphism

Dr Malcolm Hole
Mineralogy; Alkaline Volcanism; Volcanology; Volcanic stratigraphy; Geology of Scotland

Prof Andrew Hurst

Dr David Iacopini
Seismic interpretation; Seismic image processing; Interpretive seismic processing; Structural geology; Basement tectonics

Dr James Ing
Petroleum and mechanical engineering; Nonlinear dynamics with applications in drilling technologies

Prof David Jolley
Palynology; Sedimentary geochemistry; Stratigraphy; Paleoecology; Volcanology

Prof Ben Kneller
Deep marine sedimentation; Gravity flow processes; Sedimentary effects of climate change; Petroleum geology of deepwater systems

Prof David Macdonald
Tectonics; Sedimentology; Stratigraphy; Reservoir geology; Petroleum systems

Dr David Muirhead
Intrusion and petroleum system interactions; Petroleum geology; Organic geochemistry;Formation evaluation techniques; Real-time gas analysis whilst drilling

Dr Joyce Neilson
Carbonate sedimentology, diagenesis and reservoir quality; Impact of faulting, fracturing and petroleum filling on reservoir quality

Prof Nick Rawlinson
Seismic tomography; Earthquakes; Geophysical inverse problems; Plate tectonics; Continental accretion; Seismic interferometry

Dr Brice Rea
Glacial Geomorphology; Glacial geology; Glaciology; Cryosphere and climate; Glacigenic reservoirs

Dr Nick Schofield
Seismic Interpretation of Volcanics; Petroleum Geology; Evolution of Sedimentary Basins affected by Volcanism; Sill Complexes; North Atlantic Igneous Province; Intra-Basaltic plays; South Australian Volcanism 

Dr Matteo Spagnolo
Glacial Geomorphology; GIS and Remote Sensing

Prof Randell Stephenson
Lithosphere; Sedimentary basins; Intraplate deformation; Tectonic modelling; International collaboration

Dr Charles Wang
Developing applications of precision gravity sensing using quantum technology

Prof Andy Welch
Use of medical imaging technology to study reactive transport in porous and fractured rocks

 

 

Reservoir Modelling

Dr Lateef Akanji
Hydraulic fracturing; Production optimisation; Drilling fluid characterisation

Dr Marcus Campbell Bannerman
Simulations of complex (porous) flows; Molecular dynamics

Dr Jefferson Gomes
Modelling and simulation of multiphase flow in porous media; Self-adaptive computational methods

Prof Adrian Hartley
Exploration for, and the exploitation of, hydrocarbon reservoirs; Clastic sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy; Stratigraphic development of clastic sedimentary successions in Large Igneous Provinces

Prof Andrew Hurst

Dr Joyce Neilson
Carbonate sedimentology, diagenesis and reservoir quality; Impact of faulting, fracturing and petroleum filling on reservoir quality

Dr Colin North
Subsurface hydrocarbon reservoir description, prediction, and quantitative modelling

Dr Christine Sands
Models for petroleum engineering and reservoir engineering

Dr Amer Syed
Viscoelastic behaviour of aqueous polymeric solutions; Thermoporoelasticity of igneous and sedimentary rocks; Stress dependent permeability in soft rocks (eg. coal,shale); Adsorption in porous media

 

 

Maximising Oil Recovery

Dr Lateef Akanji
Hydraulic fracturing; Production optimisation; Drilling fluid characterisation

Prof Andrew Hurst

Prof Dubravka Pokrajac
(Environmental hydraulic engineering; Porous media flows; 3D-microscope (MicroCT scanner); Digital pore networks; Multiphase fluid)

Dr Yukie Tanino
EOR; Corefloods; Multiphase flow in porous media; Instability and turbulent mixing in stratified pipe flow; Contaminant transport in artificial wetlands

Dr David Vega-Maza
CO2-mixture thermophysical properties; Surface-fluid interactions; Sensors; Public engagement

 

 

 

Subsurface Imaging

Dr David Cornwell
Tectonics; Seismology; Rifting; Geophysics; Magmatism

Dr Luca De Siena
Velocity, attenuation, and scattering tomography; Volcano seismology; Coda and noise interferometry; Computational seismology; Scattering in the heterogeneous Earth

Dr David Iacopini
Seismic interpretation; Seismic image processing; Interpretive seismic processing; Structural geology; Basement tectonics

Prof Nick Rawlinson
Seismic tomography; Earthquakes; Geophysical inverse problems; Plate tectonics; Continental accretion; Seismic interferometry

Prof Randell Stephenson
Lithosphere; Sedimentary basins; Intraplate deformation; Tectonic modelling; International collaboration

 

 

Production Chemistry

Prof James Anderson
Surface chemistry and catalysis; Carbon capture; Rock-fluid interactions

Dr Eva Krupp
Determination of trace metals (Hg and As) in natural gas and gas products

Prof Richard Wells
Catalytic chemistry and solid state spectroscopy; Solid state NMR; Heterogeneous catalysis

 

 

Offshore Structures

Dr Alfred Akisanya
Structural analysis and corrosion studies of CCS pipelines; Structural integrity and asset management; HPHT materials test facilities

Dr Majid Aleyaasin
Mechanics of offshore structures; Modelling subsea integrity; Modelling renewable energy systems (hydrogen fuel cells and wind)

Dr Paul Davidson

Dr Peter Hicks
LNG tankers; Solid-fluid interactions

Dr Christine Sands
Models for petroleum engineering and reservoir engineering

Dr Srinivas Sriramula
Offshore structural integrity; Risk and reliability of engineering systems; Multi-scale stochastic mechanics of composites

 

 

Flow Assurance

Dr Lateef Akanji
Hydraulic fracturing; Production optimisation; Drilling fluid characterisation

Prof James Anderson
Surface chemistry and catalysis; Carbon capture; Rock-fluid interactions

Prof Dubravka Pokrajac
(Environmental hydraulic engineering; Porous media flows; 3D-microscope (MicroCT scanner); Digital pore networks; Multiphase fluid)

Dr Yukie Tanino
EOR; Corefloods; Multiphase flow in porous media; Instability and turbulent mixing in stratified pipe flow; Contaminant transport in artificial wetlands

Dr David Vega-Maza
CO2-mixture thermophysical properties; Surface-fluid interactions; Sensors; Public engagement

 

 


Drilling

Dr Lateef Akanji
Hydraulic fracturing; Production optimisation; Drilling fluid characterisation

Dr Alfred Akisanya
Structural analysis and corrosion studies of CCS pipelines; Structural integrity and asset management; HPHT materials test facilities

Dr James Ing
Petroleum and mechanical engineering; Nonlinear dynamics with applications in drilling technologies

Prof Ekaterina Pavlovskaia
Nonlinear Dynamics; Non-smooth systems; Riser mechanics and VIV

Dr Amer Syed
Viscoelastic behaviour of aqueous polymeric solutions; Thermoporoelasticity of igneous and sedimentary rocks; Stress dependent permeability in soft rocks (eg. coal,shale); Adsorption in porous media

Prof Marian Wiercigroch
Novel drilling techniques, resonance enhanced drilling, design of novel drilling tools, drill-string dynamics and control, dynamic rock characterisation, fluid-structure interactions, riser dynamics, marine energy, energy extraction and harvesting from vibration