Mr Clayton Grove, M.Sci (Hons) (int.st), FGS
2009- Award for the highest final year mark in Resource and Applied Geology (University of Birmingham)
2010- Honourable mention for my poster on the emplacement of the Northern Arran Granite at the TSG annual conference (second best postgraduate poster)
MSci (int.st) First Class Honours, University of Birmingham (2009)
University of Adelaide (2007-2008), one year exchange
My primary research interest is the interaction of igneous geology with petroleum systems. My project focuses on the direct and indirect effects of flood basalt volcanism on sediments during sedimentation, igneous activity and burial. Can sediments whose diagenetic history has been controlled by igneous geology be potential reservoir rocks?
The PhD seeks to address the type and amount of reservoir alteration caused by the emplacement of igneous bodies (lava flows and intrusions). Fieldwork has been undertaken in Namibia, Iceland and USA.
Three research trips to the Huab Basin in Namibia have been undertaken, field mapping and sample collecting which will contribute to the regional mapping and research programme of the Regional Geoscience Division of the Geological Survey of Namibia. Single field seasons have been completed in Iceland and USA with Tim Watton looking at lava-sediment interaction in wet settings.
Follow-up lab work uses petrography (TS, FI, SEM, XRD), geochemistry (XRF, stable isotopes) and petrophysics (nitrogen gas permeability- probe and hasler). Petrophysical work is in collaboration with Aberdeen University (Prof. Andrew Hurst and Colin Taylor)
I am also interested in upper-crustal granitic ascent and emplacement using AMS as a technique to constrain magma flow.
Further information can be found here: http://www.dur.ac.uk/volc.group/volc.group/Clayton_Grove.html
The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks- Field geology
From September 2011 to April 2012 I was be on placement at Total E & P UK in Aberdeen. During this placement I produced many short reports on the volcanology of the Faroe-Shetland Basin using 3D seismic, core visits and follow-up petrographical work. One aspect resulted in a paper accepted into Geology on hydrothermal sediment volcanoes. I have developed specific expertise on volcanological aspects of Quads 208, 214, 213, 219, 209 and 205 of the UKCS.
Geological Society of London (FGS)
I am a research student within the Volcanic Margins Research Consortia (VMRC). Information about this industry funded group, and my research project can be found through the link below:
Journal papers: academic
- Clayton Grove (Published). Submarine hydrothermal vent complexes in the Paleocene of the Faroe-Shetland Basin: Insights from three-dimensional seismic and petrographical data. Geology
- Grove, C. & D.A. Jerram (2011). jPOR: An ImageJ macro to quantify total optical porosity from blue-stained thin sections. Computers & Geosciences 37(11): 1850.