Dr HANNAH WATKINS

Dr HANNAH WATKINS

Research Fellow

Overview
Dr HANNAH WATKINS
Dr HANNAH WATKINS

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The University of Aberdeen Room 137, Geology and Petroleum Geology
Meston Building
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
AB24 3UE
 

Research

Research Interests

Structural Geology, fold-thrust belts, fractures, strain modelling, fracture/damage prediction

Current Research

Fold-Thrust Research Group

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/geosciences/departments/geology/foldthrust-research-group-965.php

Reducing structural risk by developing a better understanding of large-scale structural styles, damage distribution and strain evolution in fold-thrust belts. Carbonates of the French sub-alpine chains and sandstones of the Achnashellach Culmination are used as case studies.

Background

  • PhD Characterising and predicting fracture patterns in a sandstone fold-and-thrust belt, University of Aberdeen July 2015

Publications

  • Watkins, H., Bond, C.E. & Butler, R.W.H., 2014. Identifying multiple detachment horizons and an evolving thrust history through cross-section restoration and appraisal in the Moine Thrust Belt, NW Scotland. Journal of Structural Geology, 66, 1-10.
  • Watkins, H., Bond, C. E., Healy, D. & Butler, R. W. H., 2015. Appraisal of fracture sampling methods and a new workflow to characterise heterogeneous fracture networks at outcrop. Journal of Structural Geology, 72, 67-82.
  • Watkins, H., Butler, R. W. H., Bond, C. E. & Healy, D., 2015. Influence of structural position on fracture networks in the Torridon Group, Achnashellach fold and thrust belt, NW Scotland. Journal of Structural Geology, 74, 64-80.

Conference Presentations

  • Watkins, H. Composition and Origin of Exotic, Fault-Related Intrusions, Karakoram Fault, Ladakh. TSG Edinburgh January 2012 (poster).
  • Watkins, H. Modelling Fracture Patterns in Sandstones in Fold-and-Thrust Belts. Midland Valley user meeting March 2012 (poster).
  • Watkins, H. Midland Valley and the University of Aberdeen.  Midland Valley user meeting March 2012.
  • Watkins, H., Phillips, R., Lloyd, G., Paton., D. Composition and Origin of “Pseudotachylyte-Like Fault Rocks”, Karakoram Fault, Ladakh, NW Himalaya. Rock deformation from field, experiments and theory, Geological Society conference, London, May 2012 (poster).
  • Watkins, H. Butler, R., Bond, C. & Healy, D. Reconstructing geometries of the Achnashellach Culmination using forward modelling algorithms in Move. TSG Leeds January 2013 (poster).
  • Watkins, H. Butler, R., Bond, C. & Healy, D. Geometry of the Achnashellach Culmination; forward modelling to analyse strain evolution. TSG Leeds January 2013 (presentation).
  • Watkins, H., Butler, R., Bond, C., & Healy, D. Predicting Strain in fold-and-thrust belts using Move. Midland Valley user metting March 2013 (poster).
  • Watkins, H., Butler, R., Bond, C., & Healy, D. Fracture characterisation in folded Torridonian Group sandstone; an example from the Achnashellach Culmination, Moine Thrust Zone. TSG Cardiff January 2014 (poster).
  • Watkins, H., Butler, R., Bond, C., & Healy, D. Characterising fracture sets in folded Torridonian sandstone; an analogue for fractured sandstone reservoirs in fold and thrust belts. Reducing Subsurface Uncertainty & Risk through Field-based Studies, Geological Society, London, 4th-6th March 2014 (poster).
  • Watkins, H., Butler, R., Bond, C., & Healy, D. Influence of structural position on fracture connectivity in a folded tight sandstone reservoir analogue. Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Predication, Geological Society, London, 28th-30th May 2014 (presentation).
  • Watkins, H., Bond, C. E., Butler, R. W. H. & Healy, D. Characterising fracture patterns in a fold-and-thrust belt; an analogue for a fractured tight sandstone reservoir. Geological Society of America Annual Convention, Vancouver, 19-22nd October 2014.
  • Watkins, H., Bond, C. E., Butler, R. W. H. & Healy, D. Application of fracture modelling in a fold-and-thrust belt; an analogue for folded tight reservoirs. International Discrete Fracture Networks Engineering (DFNE) Conference, Vancouver, 19-22nd October 2014.
  • Watkins, H., Bond, C. E., Butler, R. W. H. & Healy, D. Characterising and modelling fracture attributes in a fold-and-thrust belt. Tectonic Studies Group (TSG) meeting, Edinburgh, 6th-8th January 2015.
  • Watkins, H., Bond, C. E., Healy, D. & Butler, R. W. H. Appraisal of fracture sampling methods and a new workflow to characterise heterogeneous fracture networks at outcrop. AAPG Fractured Reservoirs: Geological, Geophysical and Engineering Tools to Crack Them, Catania, Sicily, 16-17th April 2015.
  • Watkins, H., Bond, C. E., Butler, R. W. H. & Healy, D. Characterising fracture variations in a fold and thrust belt; implications for DFN modelling and fractured reservoir quality. AAPG Fractured Reservoirs: Geological, Geophysical and Engineering Tools to Crack Them, Catania, Sicily, 16-17th April 2015.
  • Watkins, H., Bond, C. E., Butler, R. W. H. & Healy, D. Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) modelling of a tight sandstone reservoir analogue. Testonic Studies Group (TSG) meeting, London, 6th-8th January 2016.
  • Watkins, H., Bond, C. E. & Butler, R. W. H. Beyond data collection in digital mapping: interpretation, sketching and thought process elements in geological map making. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, April 2016 (PICO presentation).
  • Watkins, H., Bond, C. E. & Butler, R. W. H. A workflow for 3D model building in fold-thrust belts. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, April 2016 (poster).
  • Butler, R. W. H., Bond, C. E. & Watkins, H. Why style matters-uncertainty and structural interpretation in thrust belts. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, April 2016.

 

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