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Prof Andrew Aplin - all publications

Authored book

  • Aplin, A.C. & Macquaker, J.H.S. (2010). #20, Getting Started in Shales. AAPG/Datapages.

Chapter in book

  • Aplin, A.C. & Moore, J.K.S. (2016). Observations of pore systems of natural siliciclastic mudstones. In Filling the Gaps - From Microscopic Pore Structures to Transport Properties in Shales. Schäfer, Thorsten, Dohrmann, Reiner & Greenwell, H.C. Clay Minerals Society. 21: 33-44.
  • Bernard, S., Wirth, R., Schreiber, A., Bowen, L., Aplin, A.C., Mathia, E.J., Schulz, H. -M. & Horsfield, B. (2013). FIB-SEM and TEM investigations of an organic-rich shale maturation series (Lower Toarcian Posidonia Shale): Nanoscale pore system and fluid-rock interactions. In Electron microscopy of shale hydrocarbon reservoirs. Camp, W., Diaz, E. & Wawak, B. AAPG. 102: 53-66.

Journal Article

  • Brodie, Mark W., Aplin, Andrew C., Hart, Bruce, Orland, Ian J., Valley, John W. & Boyce, Adrian J. (2018). Oxygen Isotope Microanalysis By Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Suggests Continuous 300-million-year History of Calcite Cementation and Dolomitization in the Devonian Bakken Formation. Journal of Sedimentary Research 88(1): 91-104.
  • Obradors-Prats, J., Rouainia, M., Aplin, A. C. & Crook, A. J. L. (2017). Assessing the implications of tectonic compaction on pore pressure using a coupled geomechanical approach. Marine and Petroleum Geology 79: 31-43.
  • Obradors-Prats, J., Rouainia, M., Aplin, A. C. & Crook, A. J. L. (2017). Hydro-mechanical modelling of stress, pore pressure and porosity evolution in fold-and-thrust belt systems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 122(11): 9383-9403.
  • Day-Stirrat, Ruarri J., Aplin, Andrew C., Kurtev, Kuncho D., Schleicher, Anja M., Brown, Andrew P. & Środoń, Jan (2017). Late diagenesis of illite-smectite in the Podhale Basin, southern Poland: Chemistry, morphology, and preferred orientation. Geosphere 13(6): 2137-2153.
  • Hattori, G., Trevelyan, J., Augarde, C.E., Coombs, W.M. & Aplin, A.C. (2017). Numerical simulation of fracking in shale rocks: current state and future approaches. Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering 24(2): 281-317.
  • Goodarzi, M., Rouainia, M., Aplin, A.C., Cubillas, P. & de Block, M. (2017). Predicting the elastic response of organic-rich shale using nanoscale measurements and homogenisation methods. Geophysical Prospecting 65(6): 1597–1614.
  • Goulty, N.R., Sargent, C., Andras, P. & Aplin, A.C. (2016). Compaction of diagenetically altered mudstones - Part 1: Mechanical and chemical contributions. Marine and Petroleum Geology 77: 703-713.
  • Mathia, E.J., Bowen, L., Thomas, K.M. & Aplin, A.C. (2016). Evolution of porosity and pore types in organic-rich, calcareous, Lower Toarcian Posidonia Shale. Marine and Petroleum Geology 75: 117-139.
  • Newport, Leo P., Aplin, Andrew C., Gluyas, Jon G., Greenwell, H. Christopher & Gröcke, Darren R. (2016). Geochemical and lithological controls on a potential shale reservoir: Carboniferous Holywell Shale, Wales. Marine and Petroleum Geology 71: 198-210.
  • Goodarzi, M., Rouainia, M. & Aplin A. C. (2016). Numerical evaluation of mean-field homogenisation methods for predicting shale elastic response. Computational Geosciences 20(5): 1109-1122.
  • Obradors-Prats, J., Rouainia, M., Aplin, A.C. & Crook, A.J.L. (2016). Stress and pore pressure histories in complex tectonic settings predicted with coupled geomechanical-fluid flow models. Marine and Petroleum Geology 76: 464-477.
  • Haines, T.J., Neilson, J.E., Healy, D., Michiea, E.A.H. & Aplin, A.C. (2015). The impact of carbonate texture on the quantification of total porosity by image analysis. Computers & Geosciences 85: 112-125.
  • Gasparik, M., Rexer, T.F.T., Aplin, A.C., Billemont, P., DeWeireld,G., Gensterblum, Y., Henry, M., Krooss, B.M., Liu, S., Ma, X., Sakurovs, R., Song, Z., Staib, G., Thomas, K.M., Wang, S. & Zhang, T. (2014). First international inter-laboratory comparison of high-pressure CH4, CO2 and C2H6 sorption isotherms on carbonaceous shales. International Journal of Coal Geology 132: 131-146.
  • Rexer, T.F.T., Mathia, E.J., Aplin, A.C. & Thomas, K.M. (2014). High-pressure methane adsorption and characterization of pores in Posidonia shales and isolated kerogens. Energy & Fuels 28(5): 2886-2901.
  • Armitage, P.J., Worden, R.H., Faulkner, D.R., Aplin, A.C., Butcher, A.R. & Espie, A.A. (2013). Mercia Mudstone Formation caprock to carbon capture and storage sites: petrology and petrophysical characteristics. Journal of the Geological Society 170(1): 119-132.
  • Rexer, T.F., Benham, M.J., Aplin, A.C. & Thomas, K.M. (2013). Methane adsorption on shale under simulated geological temperature and pressure conditions. Energy & Fuels 27(6): 3099–3109.
  • Harwood, J., Aplin, A.C., Fialips, C.I., Iliffe, J.E., Kozdon, R., Ushikubo, T. & Valley, J.W. (2013). Quartz cementation history of sandstones revealed by high resolution SIMS oxygen isotope analysis. Journal of Sedimentary Research 83(7): 522-530.
  • Matthies, R., Aplin, A.C., Boyce, A.J. & Jarvis, A.P. (2012). Geochemical and stable isotopic constraints on the generation and passive treatment of acidic, Fe-SO4 rich waters. Science of The Total Environment 420: 238-249.
  • Matthies, R., Aplin, A.C., Horrocks, B.R. & Mudashiru, L.K. (2012). Occurrence and behaviour of dissolved, nano-particulate and micro-particulate iron in waste waters and treatment systems: new insights from electrochemical analysis. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 14(4): 1174-1181.
  • Tueckmantel, C., Fisher, Q.J., Grattoni, C.A. & Aplin, A.C. (2012). Single- and two-phase fluid flow properties of cataclastic fault rocks in porous sandstone. Marine and Petroleum Geology 29(1): 129-142.
  • Day-Stirrat, R.J., Flemings, P.B., Yao, Y., Aplin, A.C. & van der Pluijm, B.A. (2012). The fabric of consolidation in Gulf of Mexico mudstones. Marine Geology 295-298: 77-85.
  • Armitage, P.J., Faulkner, D.R., Worden, R.H., Aplin, A.C., Butcher, A.R. & Iliffe, J. (2011). Experimental measurement of, and controls on, permeability and permeability anisotropy of caprocks from the CO2 storage project at the Krechba Field, Algeria. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 116(B12 ): B12208.
  • Aplin, A.C. & Macquaker, J.H.S. (2011). Mudstone diversity: origin and implications for source, seal and reservoir properties in petroleum systems. AAPG Bulletin 95(12): 2031-2059.
  • Mudashiru, L.K., Aplin, A.C. & Horrocks, B.R. (2011). Voltammetric methods for the speciation of dissolved iron and determination of Fe-containing nanoparticles in mine-water discharge. Analytical Methods 3(4): 927-936.
  • Yang, Y.L. & Aplin, A.C. (2010). A permeability – porosity relationship for mudstones. Marine and Petroleum Geology 27(8): 1692-1697.
  • Armitage, P.J., Worden, R.H., Faulkner, D.R., Aplin, A.C., Butcher, A.R. & Iliffe, J. (2010). Diagenetic and sedimentary controls on porosity in lower Carboniferous fine-grained lithologies, Krechba field, Algeria; A petrological study of a caprock to a carbon capture site. Marine and Petroleum Geology 27(7): 1395-1410.
  • Day-Stirrat, R.J., Dutton, S., Milliken, K.L., Loucks, R.G., Aplin, A.C., Hillier, S. & van der Pluijm, B.A. (2010). Fabric anisotropy induced by primary depositional variations in the silt/clay ratio in two fine-grained slope fan complexes; Texas Gulf Coast and Northern North Sea. Sedimentary Geology 226(1-4): 42-53.
  • Day-Stirrat, R.J., Milliken, K.L., Dutton, S.P., Loucks, R.G., Hillier, S., Aplin, A.C. & Schleicher, A.M. (2010). Open-system chemical behavior in deep Wilcox Group mudstones, Texas Gulf Coast, USA. Marine and Petroleum Geology 27(9): 1804-1818.
  • Matthies, R., Aplin, A.C. & Jarvis, A.P. (2010). Performance of a passive treatment system for net-acidic coal mine drainage over five years of operation. Science of The Total Environment 408(20): 4877-4885.
  • Morrison, M.I. & Aplin, A.C. (2009). Redox geochemistry in organic-rich sediments of a constructed wetland treating colliery spoil leachate. Applied Geochemistry 24(1): 44-51.
  • Day-Stirrat, R.J, Aplin, A.C., Srodon, J. & van der Pluijm, B.A. (2008). Diagenetic reorientation of phyllosilicate minerals in Paleogene mudstones of the Podhale Basin, southern Poland. Clays and Clay Minerals 56: 98-109.