Having gained a first class B.Sc. degree in Geology and Petroleum Geology at the University of Aberdeen, I continued my journey by pursuing a PhD program. My research is supervised by John Howell and Adrian Hartley and focuses on modelling the reservoir characteristics of North Sea distributive fluvial system formations.
Triassic formations in the North Sea have long been poorly understood in terms of value to the oil and gas industry, however recent changes in our understanding of Triassic North Sea formations (e.g. Skegerrak) has shown potential in these formations as underexplored petroleum plays. My research will involve the use of photogrammetry datasets of field analogs and well data from North Sea formations in order to improve our understanding of distributive fluvial system architecture on reservoir performance through the use of synthetic models; in particular more distal deposits where heterogeneity and high degrees facies association have significant effects on reservoir characteristics.
These synthetic models will then be used in reservoir modelling packages to quantify and characterize proximal, medial and distal fluvial deposits and calibrated against measurements taken from Central North Sea DFS formations. Ultimately the research will try to elucidate the roles of heterogeneity, fluvial channel distribution, geometry and other defining formation characteristics of DFS on reservoir performance.
My research is funded by a consortium of companies (BP, JXNippon, Total, CNOOC and NeptuneEnergy) within the oil and gas industry, as part of the Triassic Phase 3 project.
Physical Sciences, Bachelors Degree
Award Date: 7 Jul 2020