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Nick Schofield is a Professor of Igneous and Petroleum Geology. He specializes in the seismic and field interpretation of intrusive and extrusive sequences in volcanic terranes and their interaction with hydrocarbon systems. He works heavily on oil and gas exploration in the basins West of Shetland.

He is at the forefront of allowing the industry to understand the challenging volcanic geology in the subsurface around the UKCS, Atlantic Margin, East Africa and Australasia 




Research Overview

  • Geology and Petroleum Geology West of Shetland
  • Geology of NE Atlantic Margin
  • Seismic Interpretation of Volcanics
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Evolution of Sedimentary Basins affected by Volcanism
  • Sill Complexes
  • Intra-Basaltic hydrocarbon plays
  • Lava field stratigraphy
  • North Atlantic Igneous Province
  • South Australian Volcanism
  • Salt-Igneous interaction


Current Research


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  • Uncertainties in Ray-Tracing Tomography Models Used for Sub-Basalt Seismic Imaging

    Sanford, O. G., Hobbs, R. W., Brown, R. J., Schofield, N.
    Pure and Applied Geophysics
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Alkaline sill intrusions in sedimentary basins: emplacement of the Mussentuchit Wash Sill in San Rafael Swell, Utah

    Schofield, N., Kjenes, M., Eide, C. H., Chedburn, L.
    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 180
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • New Insights into the Structure, Geology and Hydrocarbon Prospectivity along the Central-Northern Corona Ridge, Faroe-Shetland Basin

    Layfield, L. K., Schofield, N., Jolley, D., Holford, S. P., Volintir, T., Kilhams, B., Muirhead, D., Cromie, H.
    Petroleum Geoscience, vol. 28
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Challenges and opportunities for hydrocarbon exploration within the Mesozoic sub-basalt plays of the Norwegian Atlantic Margin Petroleum Geoscience

    Kilhams, B., Redfern, J., Chedburn, L., Layfield, L. K., Schofield, N., Jolley, D.
    Petroleum Geoscience, vol. 28, no. 4
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Paleogene drainage system evolution in the NE Faroe-Shetland Basin

    Walker, F., Schofield, N., Millett, J., Jolley, D., Planke, S., Holford, S.
    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 179, no. 5, jgs2021-121
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Virtual field trips utilizing virtual outcrop: construction, delivery and implications for the future

    Pugsley, J. H., Howell, J. A., Hartley, A., Buckley, S. J., Brackenridge, R., Schofield, N., Maxwell, G., Chmielewska, M., Ringdal, K., Naumann, N., Vanbiervliet, J.
    Geoscience Communication, vol. 5, pp. 227-249
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Application of a probability model to detect unrecognised igneous intrusions in sedimentary basins

    Holford, S., Bunch, M., Schofield, N., Curtis, M.
    The APPEA Journal, vol. 62, pp. S426-S430
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Seismic, petrophysical and petrological constraints on the alteration of igneous rocks in the Northern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia: implications for petroleum exploration and drilling operations

    Curtis, M. S., Holford, S. P., Bunch, M. A., Schofield, N. J.
    The APPEA Journal, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 196-222
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • 3D seismic reflection constraints on the emplacement of mafic laccoliths and their role in shallow crustal magma transport: A case study from the Ceduna sub-basin, Great Australian Bight

    Reynolds, P., Holford, S., Schofield, N., Ross, A.
    Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 135, 105419
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Paleogene volcanic rocks in the northern Faroe–Shetland Basin and Møre Marginal High: understanding lava field stratigraphy

    Walker, F., Schofield, N., Millett, J., Jolley, D., Hole, M., Stewart, M.
    Geological Society Special Publications , vol. 495, no. 1, pp. 199-235
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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