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JARR (Jurassic Analogues: Resources to Reserves)

People

Dr. Howard Armstrong (Principal Investigator)


Background

Dr. Howard ArmstrongHoward Armstrong is a micropalaeontologist and biostratigrapher by training. He obtained a first degree in geology from Sheffield before M.Sc. and doctoral research in Palaeozoic palynology and micropalaeontology. He is a "grey beard" at Durham with wide interests in earth surface systems.

Research Interests

Howard is interested in understanding high-organic productivity depositional systems during extreme climate events. His current research focuses on the geological record of tropical climate systems. Howard has a published track record on the origin of Palaeozoic black shale and climate dynamics, and has worked on Palaeozoic basins in Europe, South Africa, North Greenland and North Africa and on industry-funded regional petroleum-related projects.

Prof. Andy Aplin


Background

Prof. Andy AplinAndy Aplin is a petroleum geoscientist with a particular interest in shales and mudstones. After PhD and postdoctoral research in marine and isotope geochemistry, he spent several years with BP and many at Newcastle University. In 2013, Andy was appointed Professor of Unconventional Petroleum at Durham University.

Research interests

Aiming to apply high quality science to help answer industrially and societally important questions, much of Andy’s work has an industrial context and involves collaboration with a diverse range of Earth and other physical scientists. Andy has been involved with, and led, several major Joint Industry Projects, has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, and was awarded the Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award for Best Paper in AAPG Bulletin in both 2009 and 2013.

Prof Tom Wagner (Newcastle University)


Background

Prof. Tom WagnerTom Wagner is a geologist who joined the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University in 2005 as a new Professor of Earth System Sciences within the Geochemistry Group.

Research interests

Tom’s research interests covers a variety of aspects addressing the role and functioning of carbon and nutrients in the atmosphere-land-ocean system. These are primary drivers of environmental and climate change and energy resource distribution under modern and past greenhouse conditions. Key research themes include (1) Anoxic greenhouse oceans, and (2) Carbon and nutrient cycling in soils and rivers of continental watersheds under current and past greenhouse climate conditions.

Dr. Jonny Imber


Background

Prof. Tom WagnerJonny Imber is a structural geologist who completed his degree and PhD at Durham University. He was then a research assistant at Liverpool University and a research fellow with the Fault Analysis Group, University College Dublin, where he worked on field studies, seismic analysis and numerical models of fault and fracture growth. He took up his post as Statoil Lecturer in Petroleum Structural Geology at Durham in 2005.

Research interests

Jonny is interested in fault and fracture evolution at basin to outcrop scales. He is currently using ground-based LiDAR (laser scanning) techniques to test the unproven, but commonly stated assertion that fractures initiate parallel to lines of no finite elongation. He is also investigating the geomechanical behaviour and properties of Jurassic shale successions.

Dr. Liam Herringshaw (University of Hull)


Background

Dr. Liam HerringshawLiam Herringshaw is a palaeontologist, with a B.Sc. (Geology & Physical Geography) from the University of Liverpool and a Ph.D. (Palaeobiology) from the University of Birmingham. Prior to arriving at Hull in 2015, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the MUN Ichnology Group at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has also worked in the Department of Geology & Petroleum Geology at the University of Aberdeen, the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University and the Lapworth Museum of Geology, Birmingham.

Research interests

Liam's main research interests are on the impact of trace fossils on sedimentary environments, biotic responses to major environmental change, and the evolution of marine ecosystems. He is a postdoctoral research assistant at Durham, studying the biogenic heterogeneities of shale successions. The impact of bioturbating organisms on sediment permeability and porosity can be very significant, so analysing the lateral and temporal variability of ichnofabrics is critical to understanding their impact upon petroleum systems.

Prof. Chris Greenwell


Background

Dr. Chris GreenwellChris Greenwell is a chemist by training, studying for a first degree in marine chemistry (Bangor, Wales) and a PhD in organic-layered mineral chemistry at Cambridge University. Chris worked as a theoretical chemist at University College London before running a successful industry liaison group at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor. In 2007 Chris was elected the Addison Wheeler Fellow at Durham University before becoming a lecturer in Geoenergy.

Research interests

Chris's research group undertakes research into understanding how organic molecules interact with layered minerals. The group is renowned for developing novel experimental and simulation studies for understanding these interactions under as naturalistic conditions as possible, including techniques using flow reactors, wet cell-X ray diffraction and neutron scattering.

Prof. Jon Gluyas


Background

Prof. Jon GluyasJon Gluyas is a geologist by training, studying for a first degree in geology (Sheffield) and a PhD in sediment geochemistry at the University of Liverpool. Jon worked in the oil industry for 28 years before returning in 2009 to academia and to Durham University. He is now responsible for research in geoenergy as well as carbon capture and storage. Winner of the Geological Society's Aberconwy Medal in 2000 for excellence in applied geology he has a strong publication record which includes the best-selling textbook Petroleum Geoscience (2003).

Research interests

Jon's research interests are in fluid-rock interactions, atypical pressures and temperatures in sedimentary basins, and their impact on fossil fuel and geothermal resources.