Geology and Geophysics

  • AB24 3UE

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Geology has been taught at Aberdeen for more than 150 years, with degrees awarded since 1892. Today we are a forward-looking and vibrant department at the centre of the European Oil Capital. We undertake cutting-edge research across a range of topics, frequently in association with industry partners. Our research has a special focus on the evolution of sedimentary basins which host many of the world's significant resources, over a broad spectrum of scales and geoscientific disciplines. The strength of our faculty and our strategic linkage to industry allows us to offer a variety of highly relevant and accredited undergraduate and post graduate programmes (both taught and research orientated), together with professional development courses for industry personnel.

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basin Earth & Environmental Sciences
outcrop Earth & Environmental Sciences
sandstone Earth & Environmental Sciences
sediment Earth & Environmental Sciences
rock Earth & Environmental Sciences
tectonics Earth & Environmental Sciences
fluid Earth & Environmental Sciences
thrust Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Stuart Archer

Person: Honorary

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Ben Bamford

Person: Honorary

Research Output 1969 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

A comparative study of explicit high-resolution schemes for compositional simulations

Moshiri, M. & Manzari, M. T., 31 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow. 29, 1, p. 94-131 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
High-resolution Schemes
Explicit Scheme
Comparative Study
Central Schemes
Porous materials
1 Citation (Scopus)

Acorn: Developing full-chain industrial carbon capture and storage in a resource- and infrastructure-rich hydrocarbon province

Alcalde, J., Heinemann, N., Mabon, L., Worden, R. H., de Coninck, H., Robertson, H., Maver, M., Ghanbari, S., Swennenhuis, F., Mann, I., Walker, T., Gomersal, S., Bond, C. E., Allen, M. J., Haszeldine, R. S., James, A., Mackay, E. J., Brownsort, P. A., Faulkner, D. R. & Murphy, S., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 233, p. 963-971 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon capture
Carbon dioxide
carbon dioxide

Aeolian abrasion of rocks as a mechanism to produce methane in the Martian atmosphere

Safi, E., Telling, J., Parnell, J., Chojnacki, M., Patel, M. R., Realff, J., Blamey, N. J. F., Payler, S., Cockell, C. S., Davies, L., Boothroyd, I. M., Worrall, F. & Wadham, J. L., 3 Jun 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 7 p., 8229 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Martian atmosphere


electron microscopy
high vacuum
field emission
ground penetrating radar
seismic reflection
electrical resistivity
Particle size
Sedimentary rocks



EAGE 2018 Nigel Anstey Award

Kim Senger (Recipient), John Millett (Recipient), Sverre Planke (Recipient), Kei Ogata (Recipient), Christian Haug Eide (Recipient), Marte Festøy (Recipient), Olivier Galland (Recipient) & Dougal A Jerram (Recipient), 11 Jun 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fellow of the Geological Society

Luca De Siena (Recipient), 1 Sep 2015

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Luca de Siena (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2011 2015

  • 6 Invited talk
  • 2 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 1 Workshop, seminar, or course
  • 1 Examination

Relations between recent tectonic activity, mud diapirism and slope instability in the Gulf of Squillace, Calabrian Arc (Italy)

Davide Oppo (Speaker)

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

Women in Science

Joyce Neilson (Speaker)
3 Mar 2015

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

Study of fluids flow and sediment remobilization during the petroleum system definition and assessment

Davide Oppo (Speaker)

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

Press / Media

The hunt for life on Mars: new findings on rock ‘chimneys’ could hold key to success

Alexander Thomas Brasier, David Wacey & Mike Rogerson


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world’s great untapped gold deposits

Liam Adam Bullock


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

Rumbling from ocean trenches could be sign that Japan faces mega earthquake

Luca De Siena


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'