Professor Adrian Hartley
Professor Adrian Hartley

Professor Adrian Hartley

Professor of Sedimentology

Chair in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

About

Meston Building Room 110, Department of Geology & Geophysics, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE, Scotland, UK

Internal Memberships

 

 

 

 

 

Research

Research Overview

  • All aspects of clastic sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy. A particular interest is the application of geomorphology to the rock record in continental environments.
  • Evolution of the Central Andes: using stratigraphic, sedimentological and structural data to reconstruct the timing and cause of climate change and uplift in the Central Andes.
  • Stratigraphic development of clastic sedimentary successions in Large Igneous Provinces.
  • Application of all aspects of clastic sedimentology applied to subsurface resources.

Current Research

Triassic JIP Phase 2 & 3. A joint indstry project funded by BP, JX Nippon, Total, CNOOC & Neptune Energy looking at the provenance, sedimentology and biostratigraphy of the Triaasic succession in the Central North Sea. The aim is to better predict reservoir distribution and quality in these improtant reservoir units. 

Fluvial System Research Group. A Joint Industry Project currently funded by BG, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Total. The project links with Albuquerque and Royal Holloway and aims to develop a predictive model of distributive fluvial systems (DFS) and associated environments based on remote sensing imagery and outcrop studies.  Research is focussed on outcrop based studies in various parts of the world and involves building 3D models of different aspects of distributive fluvial systems, "ground-truthed" using datasets derived from remotely sensed imagery and modern day systems.

Collaborations

Gary Weissmann & Louis Scuderi, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Amanda Owen, University of Glasgow

Anne Mather, University of Plymouth

Laura Evenstar, University of Brighton

 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Level 3 GL3525 Torridon/Gairloch Fieldtrip Course Coordinator

Level 4 GL4023 Mapping Project

Level 5 Integrated Petroleum Geoscience MSc sedimentology, Utah Fieldtrip, Pyrenees fieldtrip.

Publications

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  • Industrial Minerals and Rocks

    Chong Diaz, G., Gajardo Cubillos, A., Hartley, A. J., Moreno, T.
    The Geology of Chile. Moreno, T., Gibbons, W. (eds.). Geological Society of London, pp. 201-214, 14 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Neogene climate change and uplift in the Atacama Desert, Chile: Comment

    Hartley, A. J.
    Geology, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. e120-e120
    Contributions to Journals: Letters
  • Amalgamated Sheet Sandstone Bodies in the Grès d’Annot at Trois Evêchés, SE France.

    Lomas, S., Cronin, B., Hartley, A. J., Duranti, D.
    Atlas of Deepwater Clastic Sytems.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Comment on "Rapid uplift of the altiplano revealed through C-13-O-18 bonds in paleosol carbonates"

    Sempere, T., Hartley, A., Roperch, P.
    Science, vol. 314
    Contributions to Journals: Editorials
  • Comment on “Rapid Uplift of the Altiplano Revealed Through 13C-18O Bonds in Paleosol Carbonates”

    Sempere, T., Hartley, A. J., Roperch, P.
    Science, vol. 314
    Contributions to Journals: Letters
  • The Variscan Orogeny: the development and deformation of Devonian/Carboniferous basins in SW England and Wales.

    Leveridge, B. E., Hartley, A. J.
    The Geology of England and Wales (2nd Edition), pp. 227-257, 30 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The application of drainage system analysis in constraining spatial patterns of uplift in the Coastal Cordillera of Northern Chile.

    Mather, A. E., Hartley, A. J.
    Geological Society of America Special Paper 398: Tectonics, Climate and Landscape Evolution.. Geological Society of America Special Paper 398: Tectonics, Climate and Landscape Evolution. pp. 87-99, 12 pages.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Other Contributions
  • Controls on Supergene Enrichment of Porphyry Copper Deposits in the Central Andes: A Review and Reinterpretation. Mineralium Deposita

    Hartley, A. J., Rice, C. M.
    Mineralium Deposita, vol. 40, pp. 515-525
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • 150 Million Years of Climatic Stability: Evidence from the Atacama Desert, northern Chile. Journal of the Geological Society

    Hartley, A. J., Chong, G., Houston, J., Mather, A. E.
    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 162, pp. 421-424
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Climatic Controls on Alluvial Fan Activity, Coastal Cordillera, northern Chile.

    Hartley, A. J., Mather, A. E., Jolley, E. J., Turner, P.
    Geological Society London, Special Publication: Alluvial Fans: Geomorphology, Sedimentology, Dynamics.. Geological Society of London pp. 95-115, 20 pages.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Other Contributions
  • Flow events on a hyper-arid alluvial fan: Quebrada Tambores, Salar de Atacama, northern Chile.

    Hartley, A. J., Mather, A. E.
    Geological Society, London, Special Publication, Harvey, A., Mather, AE. & Stokes, M. (eds.). Alluvial Fans: Geomorphology, Sedimentology, Dynamics.. Geological Society of London pp. 9-29, 20 pages.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Other Contributions
  • Oligocene to Pleistocene Lithostratigraphy of the Calama Basin, northern Chile

    May, G., Hartley, A. J., Chong, G., Stuart, F., Turner, P., Kape, S.
    Revista Geológica de Chile, vol. 32, pp. 33-60
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Neogene climate change in the Andes: Implications for supergene oxidation and enrichment of porphyry copper deposits

    Hartley, A. J.
    Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Section B: Applied Earth Science, vol. 112, no. 2 AUG
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Andean uplift and climate change

    Hartley, A. J.
    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 160, no. 1, pp. 7-10
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Ichnofossils of the Psilonichnus Ichnofacies and their paleoecological and paleoenvironmental significance in the Scottish Middle Jurassic.

    Marshall, P., Trewin, N. H., Hartley, A. J.
    Ichnos, vol. 9, no. 3-4, pp. 95-108
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The central Andean west-slope rainshadow and its potential contribution to the origin of hyper-aridity in the Atacama Desert

    Houston, J., Hartley, A. J.
    International Journal of Climatology, vol. 23, no. 12, pp. 1453-1464
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A late Pilocene age for the Atacama Desert: Implications for the desertification of Western South America

    Hartley, A. J., Chong, G.
    Geology, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 43-46
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The provenance of Triassic continental sandstones from the Beryl Fields, northern North Sea: mineralogical, geochemical and sedimentological constraints.

    Preston, J., Hartley, A. J., Mange-Rajetzky, M., Hole, M. J., May, G., Buck, S., Vaughn, L.
    Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 18-29
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A Plio-Pleistocene Tsunami Deposit, Hornitos, northern Chile

    Hartley, A. J., Howell, J., Mather, A., Chong, G.
    Revista Geológica de Chile, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 3-10
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A possible Plio-Pleistocene tsunami deposit, Hornitos, northern Chile

    Hartley, A., Howell, J., Mather, A. E., Chong, G.
    Revista Geológica de Chile, vol. 28, pp. 117-125
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • High resolution geochemical and petrographical correlation of deep marine Paleocene sandstones from the Foinaven Field, West of Shetland

    Hutchison, A., Hartley, A. J., Hole, M. J., Whear, E., Preston, J.
    Petroleum Geoscience, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 123-129
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Sediment provenance and dispersal in a deep marine foreland basin: the Lower Carboniferous Culm Basin, Czech Republic

    Hartley, A. J., Otava, J.
    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 158, no. 1, pp. 137-150
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Development of a continental forearc: A Cenozoic example from the Central Andes, northern Chile

    Hartley, A. J., May, G., Chong, G., Turner, P., Kape, S. J., Jolley, E. J.
    Geology, vol. 28, pp. 331-334
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Equilibrium profile development in graded deep-water slopes: Eocene, Eastern Turkey

    Cronin, B. T., Hartley, A. J., Celik, H., Hurst, A., Turkmen, I., Kerey, E.
    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 157, pp. 943-955
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Reservoir modelling sand-rich deep-water clastics: the necessity of down-scaling

    Hurst, A., Cronin, B., Hartley, A.
    Petroleum Geoscience, vol. 6, pp. 67-76
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • High resolution zonation within a tide-dominated deltaic reservoir: The Middle Jurassic Beryl Formation, Beryl Field, UKCS

    Maxwell, G., Hartley, A., Crane, J.
    The Middle Jurassic Beryl Formation, Beryl Field, UKCS, pp. 1187-1198, 12 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Unusual coarse, clastic, wave-dominated shoreface deposits, pliocene to middle pleistocene, northern Chile: Implications for coastal facies analysis

    Hartley, A. J., Jolley, E. J.
    Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 105-114
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Sand-rich fairways in deep-water clastic reservoirs: Genetic units, capturing uncertainty, and, a new approach to reservoir modeling

    Hurst, A., Verstralen, I., Cronin, B., Hartley, A.
    AAPG Bulletin, vol. 83, pp. 1096-1118
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Tectonic signatures in arid continental basins: an example from the Upper Miocene-Pleistocene, Calama Basin, Andean forearc, northern Chile

    May, G., Hartley, A. J., Stuart, F. M., Chong, G.
    Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, vol. 151, pp. 55-77
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Slumps, debris flows and sandy deep-water channel systems: implications for the application of sequence stratigraphy to deep water clastic sediments

    Cronin, B., Owen, D., Hartley, A., Kneller, B.
    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 155, no. 3, pp. 429-432
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Miocene gypcretes from the Calama Basin, northern Chile

    Hartley, A. J., May, G.
    Sedimentology, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 351-364
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Integrated whole-rock trace element geochemistry and heavy mineral chemistry studies: Aids to the correlation of continental red-bed reservoirs in the Beryl Field, UK North Sea

    Preston, J., Hartley, A., Hole, M., Buck, S., Bond, J., Mange, M., Still, J.
    Petroleum Geoscience, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 7-16
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Characterization of deep marine clastic systems

    Hartley, A., Prosser, J.
    Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 94, pp. 1-3
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Sedimentology of the Cretaceous Greensand, Quadrants 48 and 49, North Celtic Sea Basin: a progradational shoreface deposit

    Hartley, A.
    Geological Society Special Publications , vol. 93, pp. 245-257
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Tectonic implications of late Cenozoic sedimentation from the Coastal Cordillera of northern Chile (22-24°S)

    Hartley, A. J., Jolley, E. J.
    Journal - Geological Society (London), vol. 152, no. 1, pp. 51-63
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The sedimentological record of a late Jurassic transgression: Rona Member (Kimmeridge Clay Formation equivalent), West Shetland Basin, UKCS

    Verstralen, I., Hartley, A., Hurst, A.
    Geological Society Special Publications , vol. 94, pp. 155-176
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Reservoir characteristics of a braid-plain depositional system: The Upper Carboniferous Pennant Sandstone of South Wales

    Jones, J. A., Hartley, A. J.
    Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 73, pp. 143-156
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • 1. Reservoir Characterisation of Deep‐Marine Clastic Systems: Aberdeen, UK.

    Prosser, J., Hartley, A.
    Journal of Petroleum Geology, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 483
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A depositional model for the Mid-Westphalian A to late Westphalian B coal measures of South Wales

    Hartley, A. J.
    Journal - Geological Society (London), vol. 150, no. 6, pp. 1121-1136
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Mega‐debris flow deposits from the Oligo‐Miocene Pindos foreland basin, western mainland Greece: implications for transport mechanisms in ancient deep marine basins

    LEIGH, S., HARTLEY, A. J.
    Sedimentology, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1003-1012
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Palaeomagnetic, geochronological and geological constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Mejillones Peninsula, northern Chile

    Hartley, A. J., Turner, P., Rex, D. C., Flint, S.
    Geological Journal, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 59-74
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Tectonic controls on the development of a semi-arid alluvial basin as reflected in the stratigraphy of the Purilactis Group (upper cretaceous-eocene), northern Chile

    Hartley, A. J., Flint, S., Turner, P., Jolley, E. J.
    Journal of South American Earth Sciences, vol. 5, no. 3-4, pp. 275-296
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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