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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Completed Projects

Durham Investigator(s) Sponsor Title
Prof. Dave Selby TOTAL Absolute Dating of Oil by the Re-Os Geochronometer
Prof Fred Worrall Environmental Agency REFINE Consortium *
Prof. Christine Peirce NERC The Louisville Ridge-Tonga Trench collision: implications for subduction zone dynamics*
Prof. Christine Peirce NERC The role and extent of detachment faulting at slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges*
Dr. Madeleine Humphreys NERC Apatite as a quantitative tool for tephrochronology and magmatic evolution*
Dr. Madeleine Humphreys NERC The structure and rheology of crystal mushes *
Prof. Jon Davidson - Prof. Colin Macpherson NERC How does crust form at arcs? – a Multidisciplinary Study of the Lesser Antilles Volcanic Arc*
Prof. Ken McCaffrey NERC Earthquake hazard from 36Cl exposure dating of elapsed time and Coulomb stress transfer*
Dr. Ed Llewellin NERC NSFGEO-NERC Quantifying disequilibrium processes in basaltic volcanism*
Dr. Ed Llewellin NERC Reconstructing eruptive processes from volatile distribution in volcanic glass*
Prof. Chris Greenwell - Dr. Pablo Cubillas NERC Fundamental Understanding of Oil Adhesion Under Reservoir Conditions *
Prof. Chris Greenwell EPSRC MacroBioCrude*
Prof. Chris Greenwell EPSRC Waste Materials for Water Treatment
Prof. Chris Greenwell EPSRC Understanding Pyrolysis of Macroalgae
Dr. James Baldini ERC HURRICANE*
Prof. Jereon Van-Hunen
Prof. Colin Macpherson
Prof. Jon Davidson
Prof. Kevin Burton European Commission
7th Framework
Dr. Claire Horwell
Dr. Ed Llewellin
Dr. Rich Brown
EU ITN network VERTIGO* – Volcanic Ash: Field, experimental and numerical investigations of processes during its lifecycle
Prof. Gillian Foulger EU ITN network MED-SUV* – Mediterranean Supersite Volcanoes
Prof. David Harper Agouron Institute The Cambrian Explosion in the Sirius Pass, North Greenland
Prof. Jon Gluyas DECC and Premier Oil plc Muon Tomography for Carbon Storage

DR. Richard Brown
Prof. Richard Hobbs

Industry Consortium of 5 hydrocarbon companies
(DONGEnergy, ENI, JX Nippon, OMV and Statoil)
VMRC* - Volcanic Margins Research Consortium

Prof. Andy Aplin
Dr. Stuart Jones
Prof. Richard Hobbs

Industry Consortium of 12 hydrocarbon companies GeoPOP 3* - Pore Pressure and its Prediction in Clastic Sedimentary Rocks

Prof. Jon Gluyas
Prof. Colin Macpherson

STATOIL Exploring for helium

Prof. Chris Greenwell
Dr. Pablo Cubillas

BP Understanding the Nanogeochemistry of Enhanced Oil Recovery

Prof. Chris Greenwell
Dr. Valentina Erastova

Siam Cement Group Ltd Modelling of Mixed Metal Oxides