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Department of Earth Sciences

Staff and Postgraduate Students

Prof Neil Goulty, MA (Oxon), PhD (Cantab)

Emeritus Professor of Applied Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42341
Room number: Rm 321

Contact Prof Neil Goulty (email at

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2016: Norman Falcon Award:

    EAGE's Norman Falcon Award for the best paper published in Petroleum Geoscience in 2015: Cicchino, A.M.P., Sargent, C., Goulty N.R. & Ramdhan, A.M. 2015. Regional variation in Cretaceous mudstone compaction trends across Haltenbanken, offshore mid-Norway. Petroleum Geoscience, 21, 17-34. doi: 10.1144/petgeo2014-035

  • 2015: EAGE Honorary Membership:
  • 2014: Best Paper Overall: Indonesian Petroleum Association 38th Annual Convention: Ramdhan, A.M. & Goulty, N.R. Overpressure in the shelfal area of the Lower Kutai Basin
  • 2014: Science Lecturer of the Year: Durham Students Union

Research Groups

Department of Earth Sciences

Research Interests

  • Geomechanics: compaction of sediments, overpressure estimation, development of polygonal fault networks, mechanics of igneous intrusions in sedimentary basins, mining subsidence

Selected Publications

Conference Paper

  • Ramdhan, A.M. & Goulty, N.R. (2014), Overpressure in the shelfal area of the Lower Kutai Basin, Proceedings Indonesian Petroleum Association Thirty-Eighth Annual Convention & Exhibition. IPA14-G-357.

Journal Article

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