Geology and Geophysics

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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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Profiles

Photo of Ian Alsop
20062020
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Stuart Archer

Person: Honorary

20182019
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Ben Bamford

Person: Honorary

Research Output 1969 2020

A new method for pore structure quantification and pore network extraction from SEM images

Wang, C., Wu, K., Scott, G. G., Akisanya, A. R., Gan, Q. & Zhou, Y., 16 Jan 2020, In : Energy & Fuels. 34, 1, p. 82-94 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pore structure
Porous materials
Topology
Scanning electron microscopy
Flow of fluids
Drilling
drilling
diamond
Diamonds
penetration
10 Downloads (Pure)

Broadhaven revisited: a new look at models of fault-fold interaction

Cawood, A. J. & Bond, C. E., 2020, In : Geological Society Special Publications . 487, p. 105-126 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
fold
folding
Faulting
outcrop
faulting

Equipment

electron microscopy
high vacuum
cathodoluminescence
rooms
field emission
repository
ground penetrating radar
seismic reflection
electrical resistivity
oasis
Geochemistry
Minerals
Particle size
Petrology
Sedimentary rocks

Prizes

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: Awards, Medals, Prizes and Distinctions

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

Women in Science

Joyce Neilson (Speaker)
3 Mar 2015

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

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

Davide Oppo (Speaker)
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)
2014

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

Press / Media

Spotting alien life – how ‘microfossils’ could fool scientists

Alexander Brasier

16/12/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

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

Alexander Thomas Brasier, David Wacey & Mike Rogerson

11/06/18

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

24/01/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'