Geology & Petroleum Geology

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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
tectonics Earth & Environmental Sciences
rock Earth & Environmental Sciences
thrust Earth & Environmental Sciences
fluid Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1969 2019

1 Citations
Open Access
File
strain partitioning
stratigraphy
sedimentary sequence
outcrop
deltaic deposit
5 Citations

Activation of stylolites as conduits for overpressured fluid flow in dolomitized platform carbonates

Martín-Martín, J. D., Gomez Rivas, E., Gómez-Gras, D., Travé, A., Ameneiro, R., Koehn, D. & Bons, P. D. 2018 In : Geological Society Special Publications . 459, p. 157-176 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
dolostone
Calcite
carbonate platform
fluid flow
Flow of fluids
1 Citations

A Directional Crack Damage Memory Effect in Sandstone Under True Triaxial Loading

Browning, J., Meredith, P. G., Stuart, C., Harland, S., Healy, D. & Mitchell, T. 28 Jul 2018 In : Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 14, p. 6878-6886 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
sandstones
crack
cracks
sandstone
damage

Equipment

electron microscopy
high vacuum
cathodoluminescence
rooms
field emission
Geochemistry
Minerals
Petrology
Sedimentary rocks
Biomarkers
microscopy
digital cameras
cathodoluminescence
students
cameras

Datasets

VSA Database

Butler, R. W. H. (Creator), University of Aberdeen, 1 Jan 2014

Dataset

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: 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

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

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'

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

Luca de Siena

11/05/15

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'