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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Thomas Phillips, PhD

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences

Contact Dr Thomas Phillips (email at thomas.b.phillips@durham.ac.uk)

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2017: Carlos Walter M. Campos Memorial Award:

    Winner of the Carlos Walter M. Campos Memorial Award for the best international student paper presented at the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition: "3D seismic geomorphological mapping of clastic and carbonate reservoirs - The Farsund Basin, offshore southern Norway"

  • 2017: Halstead Award: Winner of the Geologists' Association Halstead Award awarded to an individual who has made a substantial contribution to any area of geology at an early stage of their career

Research Groups

Department of Earth Sciences

Research Interests

  • Fault geometry and evolution
  • Seismic interpretation
  • Structural Geology
  • Structural inheritance

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

  • Magee, Craig, Ernst, Richard E., Muirhead, James, Phillips, Thomas & Jackson, Christopher A.-L. (2018). Magma Transport Pathways in Large Igneous Provinces: Lessons from Combining Field Observations and Seismic Reflection Data. In Dyke Swarms of the World: A Modern Perspective. 45.

Journal Article

  • Phillips, Thomas B., Jackson, Christopher A.-L., Bell, Rebecca E. & Valencia, Ayunda A. (2019). Rivers, reefs and deltas: geomorphological evolution of the Jurassic of the Farsund Basin, offshore southern Norway. Petroleum Geoscience
  • Phillips, Thomas B., Magee, Craig, Jackson, Christopher A.-L. & Bell, Rebecca E. (2018). Determining the three-dimensional geometry of a dike swarm and its impact on later rift geometry using seismic reflection data. Geology 46(2): 119-122.
  • Phillips, Thomas B., Jackson, Christopher A.-L., Bell, Rebecca E. & Duffy, Oliver B. (2018). Oblique reactivation of lithosphere-scale lineaments controls rift physiography – the upper-crustal expression of the Sorgenfrei–Tornquist Zone, offshore southern Norway. Solid Earth 9(2): 403-429.
  • Phillips, Thomas B., Jackson, Christopher A-L., Bell, Rebecca E., Duffy, Oliver B. & Fossen, Haakon (2016). Reactivation of intrabasement structures during rifting: A case study from offshore southern Norway. Journal of Structural Geology 91: 54-73.

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