Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Current Postgraduate Students

Dr Stuart Jones, BSc Aberystwth (1994); PhD Reading (1997)

Associate Professor, Director of Postgraduate Admissions in the Department of Earth Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42319
Room number: Rm 314

Contact Dr Stuart Jones (email at stuart.jones@durham.ac.uk)

Biography


2013 – present — Senior Lecturer in Sedimentology, Durham University

2000 – 2013 — Lecturer in Sedimentology, Durham University

2004 – present — Visiting Professor in Clastic Sedimentology, University of Payme Noor, Iran

1998 – 2000 — Royal Society Teaching Fellow, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton

1996 – 1998 — Senior Sedimentologist, Baker Atlas Geosciences, International INC.


Career Research Highlights


Stuart Jones is a clastic sedimentologist that specialises in continental sedimentology, diagenesis and reservoir quality prediction. Stuart's research has focused on fluvial sedimentology and evolution within a variety of tectonic basin settings and under the influence of a variety of climatic regimes. This is undertaken through the joint application of subsurface and outcrop sedimentological data for improved model development and reducing subsurface risk and uncertainty. Recent research on how overpressure and early diagenetic cements can maintain high porosities in reservoir sandstones is guiding better reservoir predictions for High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) systems. Stuart is deputy leader of the GeoPOP research consortium, a multi-disciplinary research group investigating overpressure in sedimentary basins and funded by the hydrocarbon industry (www.geopop.org.uk).

Stuart has widely published on non-marine sedimentology in peer-reviewed journals, has edited several books and is currently nearing completion of a new introductory book about sedimentology. Since 2001, he has obtained research funding in excess of £3.2 Million.

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Committee and Society Service


2008 – present — Member of Geological Society of London, Awards Committee

2002 – 2005 – Secretary of the British Sedimentological Research Group, Geological Society of London

2002 – 2005 – Representative for British Sedimentological Research Group on the Science panel for Geological Society of London


Conferences and Workshops


2011 — Syntectonic fluvial and alluvial systems in a Permo-Triassic rift basin, central Spain. Oil company field workshop - EnQuest

2011 — ESTA Annual Conference, Durham University. Convenor

2010 Syntectonic fluvial and alluvial systems in a Permo-Triassic rift basin, central Spain. Oil company field workshop - Talisman Energy, OMV & DONG

2010 — Syntectonic fluvial and alluvial systems in a Permo-Triassic rift basin, central Spain. Oil company field workshop - ConocoPhillips, BG & ENI

2009 — Syntectonic fluvial and alluvial systems in a Permo-Triassic rift basin, central Spain. Oil company field workshop - RWE Dea

2008 Syntectonic fluvial and alluvial systems in a Permo-Triassic rift basin, central Spain. Oil company field workshop - Talisman Energy

2008 — Alluvial systems and controls on reservoir quality. Oil company field workshop - BG

2007 — Alluvial systems and controls on reservoir quality. Oil company field workshop - ConocoPhillips

2007 — Alluvial Fans 2007, Bamff, Canada. Co-convenor

2005 Climatic and tectonic controls on piggyback basin sediments: Spanish Pyrenees. Oil company workshop

2005 — British Sedimentological Annual General Meeting, Durham University. Convenor

2004 — William Smith meeting, Geological Society London. Earth’s Dynamic Surface: catastrophe and continuity in landscape evolution. Co-convenor

2004 — Controls on rift sedimentation: Permo-Triassic central Spain. Oil company workshop

2002 — 11th Workshop of the ILP task force, Europrobe: Tectonic basins and sedimentary dynamics. Oliana Spain. Co-convenor


Editorial Roles

2015 - present — Editorial Board of the Journal Petroleum Science

2012 - present — Editorial Board of the Journal of the Geological Society as a Subject Editor in Sedimentology

2005 - present — Editorial Board, Journal of Iberian Geology, Spain


Invited Keynotes


2005 — "Response times in landscape evolution". EGU General Assembly, Vienna


Prizes & Awards


2004: Excellence in Teaching Award, Durham University

2004: PhD Student, Thomas Sinclair awarded academia and industry prize by the Geological Society of London

2006: Chartered Geologist status, Geological Society of London

2006: PhD Student, Thomas Sinclair awarded academia and industry prize by the Geological Society of London

2006: SETPOINT NORTH EAST Science Ambassador of the Year

2006: Excellence in Teaching Award, Durham University

2018: Excellence in Doctoral Supervision, Durham University


Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Quantitative fluvial sedimentology
  • Sediment supply to basins and clastic depositional environments of rift, strike-slip and foreland basins

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Selected Publications

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