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Tom Manzocchi

Associate Professor

School Of Earth Sciences
Science Centre - West
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162605
Email: tom.manzocchi@ucd.ie

Biography

2015 - Present: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor. 2013 - 2015: Tullow Oil Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Geoscience. 2005 - Present: Co-director of Fault Analysis Group, School of Earth Sciences, UCD. 2000 - 2013: Senior Research Fellow, Fault Analysis Group, School of Earth Sciences, UCD.  1997 - 2000: Research Fellow, Fault Analysis Group, University of Liverpool. 1997: PhD, Heriot-Watt University. 'Quantification of flow impairment in faulted sandstone reservoirs. 1990 - 1993: Geologist, Fina Exploration Ltd, Epsom, Surrey. 1990: BSc, Geology, Imperial College London.

Publications

Books

Bech, N., Bourgine, B., Castaing, C., Chilés, J-P., Christensen, N.P., Frykman, P., Genter, A., Gillespie, P.A., Høier, C., Klinkby, L., Lanini, S., Lindgaard, H.F., Manzocchi, T., Middleton, M.F., Naismith, J., Odling, N., Rosendal, A., Siegel, P., Thrane, L., Trice, R., Walsh, J.J., Wendling, J. & Zinck-Jørgensen, K; (2001) Fracture interpretation and flow modelling in fractured reservoirs. Luxembourg: European Commission. [Details]

Book Chapters

Childs C., R. E. Holdsworth R. E., Jackson C. A.-L., T. Manzocchi T., J. J. Walsh J. J., Yielding G. (2017) 'Introduction to the geometry and growth of normal faults' In: Childs C., R. E. Holdsworth R. E., Jackson C. A.-L., T. Manzocchi T., J. J. Walsh J. J., Yielding G (eds). The Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults. Geological Society of London: Special Publication 439. [DOI] [Details]
Delogkos E, Manzocchi T., Childs C., Sachanidis C., Barbas T, Schöpfer M.P.J, Chatzipetros A, Pavlides S & Walsh J. J. (2016) 'Throw partitioning across normal fault zones in the Ptolemais Basin, Greece' In: Childs, C., Holdsworth, R. E., Jackson,C. A.-L., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J. J. & Yielding, G (eds). The Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults. Geological Society of London: Special Publication 439. [DOI] [Details]
Nicol, A., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J., Manzocchi, T. & Schöpfer, M.P.J. (2016) 'Interactions and growth of faults in an outcrop-scale system' In: Childs, C., Holdsworth, R. E., Jackson, C. A.-L., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J. J. & Yielding, G (eds). The Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults. Geological Society of London: Special Publication 439. [DOI] [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J. & Manzocchi, T. (2016) 'Three-dimensional Distinct Element Method modelling of the growth of normal faults in layered sequences' In: Childs, C., Holdsworth, R. E., Jackson, C. A.-L., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J. J. & Yielding, G (eds). The Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults. Geological Society of London: Special Publication 439. [DOI] [Details]
Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Soden, A., Conneally, J., Delogkos, E. (2016) 'The relationship between normal drag, relay ramp aspect ratio and fault zone structure' In: Childs, C., Holdsworth, R. E., Jackson, C. A.-L., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J. J. & Yielding, G (eds). The Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults. Geological Society of London: Special Publication 439. [DOI] [Details]
Schöpfer M.P.J., Childs C., Manzocchi T. (2013) 'The failure envelope of a bonded particle model for rock in three-dimensional stress space' In: Zhu, Detournay, Hart & Nelson (eds). Continuum and Distinct Element Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics. Minneapolis: Itasca International. [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J.; (2011) 'Faults and fault properties in hydrocarbon flow models' In: Yardley, B., Manning, C. and Garven, G (eds). Frontiers in Geofluids. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, West Sussex, UK, 94-113. , pp.94-113 [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J., Tomasso, M., Strand, J., Childs, C., and Haughton, P. ; (2007) 'Static and dynamic connectivity in bed-scale models of faulted and unfaulted turbidites' In: Jolley, S.J., Barr, D., Walsh, J.J. & Knipe, R.J (eds). Structurally Complex Reservoirs. London: Geological Society, London. Special Publication 292, p309-336. [Details]
Childs, C., Walsh, J.J., Manzocchi, T., Strand, J., Nicol, A., Tomasso, M., Schöpfer, M.P.J. and Aplin, A.; (2007) 'Definition of a fault permeability predictor from outcrop studies of a faulted turbidite sequence, Taranaki, New Zealand' In: Jolley, S.J., Barr, D., Walsh, J.J. & Knipe, R.J (eds). Structurally Complex Reservoirs. London: Geological Society, London. Special Publications 292, p235-258. [Details]
Skorstad, A., Kolbjørnsen, O., Fjellvoll, B., Howell, J., Manzocchi, T. & Carter, J. N. ; (2005) 'Sensitivity of oil production to petrophysical heterogeneities' In: Skorstad, A., Kolbjørnsen, O., Fjellvoll, B., Howell, J., Manzocchi, T. & Carter, J. N. ; (eds). In: Leuangthong, O. and Deutsch, C. V. (eds.) Geostatistics, Banff 2004. Dordtrect: Springer. , pp.2, 723-730 [Details]
Childs, C., Sylta, Ø., Moriya, S., Walsh, J.J. & Manzocchi, T; (2002) 'A method for including the capillary properties of faults in hydrocarbon migration models' In: Childs, C., Sylta, Ø., Moriya, S., Walsh, J.J. & Manzocchi, T; (eds). Hydrocarbon Seal Quantification. (edited by Koestler, A.G. & Hunsdale, R.). Stavanger: Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF), Special Publication,11. , pp.187-201 [Details]
Childs, C., Manzocchi, T. Nell, P.A.R., Walsh, J.J., Strand, J.A., Heath, A.E., and Lygren, T.H. ; (2002) 'Geological implications of a large pressure difference across a small fault in the Viking Graben' In: Childs, C., Manzocchi, T. Nell, P.A.R., Walsh, J.J., Strand, J.A., Heath, A.E., and Lygren, T.H. ; (eds). Hydrocarbon Seal Quantification. (edited by Koestler, A.G. & Hunsdale, R.). Stavanger: Elsevier. , pp.127-139 [Details]
Walsh, J.J., Childs, C., Meyer, V., Manzocchi, T., Imber, J., Nicol, A., Tuckwell, G., Bailey, W.R., Bonson, C.G., Watterson, J., Nell, P.A.R., & Strand, J.A; (2001) 'Geometrical controls on the evolution of normal fault systems' In: Walsh, J.J., Childs, C., Meyer, V., Manzocchi, T., Imber, J., Nicol, A., Tuckwell, G., Bailey, W.R., Bonson, C.G., Watterson, J., Nell, P.A.R., & Strand, J.A; (eds). In: Holdsworth, R.E., Strachan, R.A., Magloughlin, J.F. & Knipe, R.J (eds). The nature of the tectonic significance of fault zone weakening. London: Geological Society, Special Publications, 186. , pp.157-170 [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Ringrose, P.S. & Underhill, J.R; (1998) 'Flow through fault systems in high porosity sandstone reservoirs' In: Manzocchi, T., Ringrose, P.S. & Underhill, J.R; (eds). Coward, M. P., Johnson, H. & Daltaban, T. S (eds). Structural geology in reservoir characterization. London: Geological Society, Special Publications, 127. , pp.65-82 [Details]
Ringrose, P.S., Carruthers, D., Manzocchi, T. and Yardley, G; (1997) 'Oil and gas flow in structured rock media: interplay of capillary, gravity and viscous forces' In: Ringrose, P.S., Carruthers, D., Manzocchi, T. and Yardley, G; (eds). Hendry J., Carey P., Parnell J., Ruffell, A. & Worden, R. (eds). Geofluids II - Contributions to the Second International Conference of Fluid Evolution, Migration and Interaction in Sedimentary Basins and Orogenic Belts. Chippenham: Antony Rowe Ltd. , pp.299-302 [Details]

Edited Books

C. Childs, R. E. Holdsworth, C. A.-L. Jackson, T. Manzocchi, J. J. Walsh and G. Yielding (Ed.). (2017) The Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults. The Geological Society: Special Publication, 439. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Schöpfer, M.P.J., M.P.J., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J. & Manzocchi, T. (2016) 'Evolution of the internal structure of fault zones in three-dimensional numerical models of normal faults'. Tectonophysics, 666 :158-163. [DOI] [Details]
Delogkos, E; Childs, C; Manzocchi, T; Walsh, J.J; Pavlides, S (2017) 'The role of bed-parallel slip in the development of complex normal fault zones'. Journal of Structural Geology, . [DOI] [Details]
Islam M. S., Manzocchi T. (2016) 'The transmissibility of faulted connections in corner-point geometry models'. Petroleum Geoscience, . [DOI] [Details]
Jiang R., Stern D., Halsey T.C., Manzocchi T. (2016) 'Scenario discovery workflow for robust petroleum reservoir development under uncertainty'. International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification, 6 (6):533-559. [DOI] [Details]
Suzuki S., Stern D., Manzocchi T. (2016) 'The Use of Association-Rule Mining and High-Dimensional Visualization To Explore the Impact of Geological Features on Dynamic-Flow Behavior (SPE-174774-PA)'. SPE Journal - Society of Petroleum Engineers, . [DOI] [Details]
Irving, A.D., Kuznetsov, D., Robert, E., Manzocchi, T. and Childs, C.J. (2014) 'Optimization of Uncertain Structural Parameters With Production and Observation Well Data'. SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, 17 (4):547-558. [DOI] [Details]
Schopfer M.P.J., Childs C., Manzocchi T. (2013) 'Three-dimensional failure envelopes and the brittle-ductile transition'. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 118 :1378-1392. [Details]
Manzocchi T., Childs C. (2013) 'Quantification of hydrodynamic effects on capillary seal capacity'. Petroleum Geoscience, 19 :105-121. [Details]
Beardmore, S.R.; Orr, P.J.; Manzocchi, T.; Furrer, H.; Johnson, C. (2012) 'Death, decay and disarticulation: Modelling the skeletal taphonomy of marine reptiles demonstrated using Serpianosaurus (Reptilia; Sauropterygia)'. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 337 :1-13. [Details]
McNamara, M. E.; Orr, P. J.; Manzocchi T.; Alcala, L.; Anadon, P.; Penalver, E. (2012) 'Biological controls upon the physical taphonomy of exceptionally preserved salamanders from the Miocene of Rubielos de Mora, northeast Spain'. Lethaia, 45 :210-226. [Details]
Tueckmantel, C., Fisher Q.J., Manzocchi T., Skachkov S., Grattoni C; (2012) 'Two-phase fluid flow properties of cataclastic fault rocks: Implications for CO2 storage in saline aquifers'. Geology, 40 :39-42. [Details]
Beardmore, C.R., Orr, P.J., Manzocchi, T., Furrer, H.; (2012) 'Float or sink: modelling the taphonomic pathway of marine crocodiles (Mesoeucrocodylia, Thalattosuchia) during the death-burial interval'. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 92 :83-98. [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J.; (2010) 'Faults and fault properties in hydrocarbon flow models'. Geofluids, 10, (1-2): 94-113 . [Details]
Walsh, J.J., Childs, C. and Manzocchi, T. ; (2009) 'The structure, content and growth of fault zones within sedimentary sequences'. Bulletin for Applied Geology, 13 (2):59-62. [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J. and Bailey, W.R. ; (2009) 'Population scaling biases in map samples of power-law fault systems'. Journal of Structural Geology, 31 (12):1612-1626. [Details]
Childs, C., Sylta, Ø., Moriya, S., Morewood, N., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J. and Hermanssen, D. ; (2009) 'Calibrating fault seal using a hydrocarbon migration model of the Oseberg Syd area, Viking Graben'. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26 :764-774. [Details]
Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J. J., Bonson, C., Nicol, A. and Schopfer, M. P. J. ; (2009) 'A geometric model of fault zone and fault rock thickness variations'. Journal of Structural Geology, 31 :117-127. [Details]
Stephen K. D., Yang, C., Carter, J.N., Howell J., Manzocchi, T. and Skorstad, A.; (2008) 'Upscaling uncertainty analysis in a shallow marine environment'. Petroleum Geoscience, 14 :71-84. Available Online [Details]
Manzocchi T., Matthews J. D.,Strand, J. A., Carter J. N.,Skorstad., A., Howell, J., Stephen K. D. and Walsh J.J. ; (2008) 'A study on the structural controls on oil recovery from shallow marine reservoirs'. Petroleum Geoscience, 14 :55-70. Available Online [Details]
Howell J., Skorstad A., McDonald A., Fordham, A., Flint S., Fjellvoll B. and Manzocchi T. ; (2008) 'Sedimentological parameterisation of shallow-marine reservoirs'. Petroleum Geoscience, 14 :17-34. Available Online [Details]
Manzocchi T., Heath A. E., Palananthakumar B., Childs C. and Walsh J.J. ; (2008) 'Faults in conventional flow simulation models: a consideration of representational assumptions and geological uncertainties'. Petroleum Geoscience, 14 :91-110. Available Online [Details]
Matthews, J. D., Carter J. N. , Stephen K. D., Zimmerman R. W., Skorstad A., Manzocchi T. and Howell J; (2008) 'Assessing the effect of geological uncertainty on recovery estimates: the application of reservoir engineering to the SAIGUP project'. Petroleum Geoscience, 14 :35-44. Available Online [Details]
Skorstad, A., Kolbjørnsen O., Manzocchi T., Carter, J. N. and Howell J; (2008) 'Combined effects of structural, stratigraphic and well controls on production variability in faulted shallow marine reservoirs'. Petroleum Geoscience, 14 :45-54. Available Online [Details]
Manzocchi T., Carter J. N., Skorstad A., Fjellvoll B., Stephen K. D., Howell J., Matthews J. D., Walsh J. J., Nepveu M., Bos C., Cole J., Egberts P., Flint S., Hern C., Holden L., Hovland H., Jackson H., Kolbjørnsen O., MacDonald A., Nell P.A.R., Onyeagoro K., Strand J., Syversveen A. R., Tchistiakov A., Yang C., Yielding G. and Zimmerman R. ; (2008) 'Sensitivity of the impact of geological uncertainty on production from faulted and unfaulted shallow marine oil reservoirs - objectives and methods'. Petroleum Geoscience, 14 :3-15. Available Online [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J., Manzocchi, T. and Koyi, H.A.; (2007) 'Geometrical analysis of the refraction and segmentation of normal faults in periodically layered sequences'. Journal of Structural Geology, 29 :318-335. [Details]
Jolley, S.J., Dijk, H., Lamens, Q. J., Fisher, Q. J., Manzocchi, T., Eikmans, H. and Huang, Y.; (2007) 'Faulting and fault sealing in production simulation models: Brent Province, northern North Sea'. Petroleum Geoscience, 13 :321-340. Available Online [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J. and Nicol, A. ; (2006) 'Displacement accumulation from earthquakes on isolated normal faults'. Journal of Structural Geology, 28 :1685-1693. [Details]
Moriya, S., Childs, C.C., Manzocchi, T. & Walsh, J.J.; (2005) 'Analysis of the relationships between strain, polarity and population slope for normal fault systems'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 :1113-1127. [Details]
Bailey, WR; Walsh, JJ; Manzocchi, T; ; (2005) 'Fault populations, strain distribution and basement fault reactivation in the East Pennines Coalfield, UK'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 (5):913-928. [Details]
Nicol, A; Walsh, JJ; Manzocchi, T; Morewood, N; ; (2005) 'Displacement rates and average earthquake recurrence intervals on normal faults'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 (3):541-551. [Details]
Imber, J., Tuckwell, G.W., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J., Heath, A., Manzocchi, T., Bonson, C.G. & Strand, J.A. ; (2004) '3-D distinct element modelling of relay growth and breaching along normal faults'. Journal of Structural Geology, 26 :1897-1911. [Details]
Walsh, J.J., Childs, C., Imber, J., Manzocchi, T., Watterson, J. & Nell, P.A.R. ; (2003) 'Strain localisation and population changes during fault system growth within the Inner Moray Firth, Northern North Sea'. Journal of Structural Geology, 25 :119-132. [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Heath, A.E., Walsh, J.J. & Childs, C.; (2002) 'The representation of two phase fault-rock properties in flow simulation models'. Petroleum Geoscience, 8 :119-132. Available Online [Details]
Bailey, W. R. , Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J. J., Keogh, K., Hodgetts, D., Rippon, J., Nell, P. A. R., Flint, S. & Strand, J.A; (2002) 'The effect of faults on the 3-D connectivity of reservoir bodies: a case study from the East Pennine Coalfield, U.K'. Petroleum Geoscience, 8 :263-277. Available Online [Details]
Manzocchi, T.; (2002) 'The connectivity of two dimensional networks of spatially correlated fractures'. Water Resources Research, 38 :9. [Details]
Gillespie, P.A., Walsh, J.J, Watterson, J., Bonson, C.G. & Manzocchi, T.; (2001) 'Scaling relationships of joint and vein arrays from The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland'. Journal of Structural Geology, 23 :183-201. [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J., Nell, P.A.R. AND Yielding, G.; (1999) 'Fault transmissibility multipliers for flow simulation model'. Petroleum Geoscience, 5 :53-63. Available Online [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Moore, J.P., Walsh, J.J. & Manzocchi, T. (2017) Quantitative analysis of Cenozoic Faults and fractures and their impact on groundwater flow in Irish bedrock aquifers International Association of Hydrogeologists [Details]
Manzocchi T. (2017) Conceptual geological models and modelling tools for assessing fault-related uncertainties in flow from conventional clastic reservoirs EAGE Conference & Exhibition [DOI] [Details]
Pananikolaou V., Manzocchi T. (2017) Fault Representation in Flow Simulation Models - Sensitivity to Grid Structure EAGE Conference & Exhibition [DOI] [Details]
Soni K., Manzocchi T., Haughton P. D. W. (2017) Hierarchical characterisation and modelling of submarine channels: insights from wider literature, 3D seismic data and compression based object modelling Irish Geological Research Meeting [Details]
Papanikolaou V., Manzocchi T. (2017) Fault Representation in Production Simulation Models: Sensitivity to Grid Structure Irish Geological Research Meeting [Details]
Walsh D. A., Manzocchi T. (2017) A new workflow for generating low amalgamation, high net:gross geomodels constrained to well data Irish Geological Research Meeting [Details]
Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Delogkos, E., Schöpfer, M., Walsh, J.J., Roche, V. and Camanni, G. (2017) A quantitative description of fault zone internal structure Tectonic Studies Group [Details]
Delogkos, E., Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J. and Pavlides, S. (2017) From an initially unsegmented normal fault to a complex fault zone: The role of bed-parallel slip Tectonic Studies Group [Details]
Manzocchi T., Childs C., Islam M. S. (2016) Representation of sub-seismic fault zone structure in reservoir modelling Integrated Reservoir Modelling [DOI] [Details]
Walsh D.A., Manzocchi T. (2016) A new workflow for generating low amalgamation, high net:gross geomodels constrained to well data Integrated Reservoir Modelling [DOI] [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Zhang L., Walsh D. A., Soni K. and Haughton P.D.W. (2016) New reservoir modelling approaches for high net: gross, low amalgamation reservoir sequences Atlantic Ireland [Details]
Soni K., Manzocchi T., Haughton P.D.W. (2016) Hierarchical characterisation of submarine channels: insights from 3D seismic data from the Taranaki Basin, offshore New Zealand Atlantic Ireland [Details]
Walsh D. A., Manzocchi T. (2016) A new workflow for generating low amalgamation, high net:gross geomodels constrained to well data Atlantic Ireland [Details]
Delogkos, E., Walsh, J.J., Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Saqab, M.M. (2016) The impact of Cenozoic deformation on potential hydrocarbon traps in Irish offshore basins Atlantic Ireland [Details]
Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Soden, A., Walsh, J., J. and Delogkos, E. (2016) A quantitative model of the structure of fault zones Irish Geological Research Meeting [Details]
Delogkos, E., Manzocchi, T., Childs, C., Walsh, J., J., and Pavlides S. (2016) Throw distribution along normal fault zones in the Ptolemais Basin, Greece Irish Geological Research Meeting [Details]
Manzocchi T., Zhang L., Walsh D. A., Soni K. (2016) Compression-based modelling of hierarchical deep-marine sedimentological architectures Irish Geological Research Meeting [Details]
Soni K., Manzocchi T (2016) Hierarchical characterisation and modelling of submarine channels Irish Geological Research Meeting [Details]
Walsh D.A., Manzocchi T (2016) Reservoir modelling conditioned to seismic and well data Irish Geological Research Meeting [Details]
Schöpfer, M., Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J., Nicol, A. and Grasemann, B. (2015) Fault system polarity: A matter of chance? EGU General Assembly 2015 - Geophysical Research Abstracts Volume 17 , pp.EGU2015-10076 [Details]
Delogkos, E., Manzocchi, T., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J. and Pavlides, S. (2015) Throw partitioning across normal fault zones in the Ptolemais Basin, Greece Tectonic Studies Group Edinburgh, , pp.UK [Details]
Nicol A., Walsh J., Childs C., Manzocchi T. and Schöpfer M. (2015) Fault interactions and growth in an outcrop-scale system EGU General Assembly 2015 - Geophysical Research Abstracts Volume 17 , pp.EGU2015-8537 [Details]
Moore, J.P., Walsh, J., Manzocchi, T., Hunter-Williams, N., Ofterdinger, U. and Ball, D. (2015) Quantitative analysis of fault and fracture systems and their impact on groundwater flow in Irish bedrock aquifers EGU General Assembly 2015 - Geophysical Research Abstracts Volume 17 , pp.EGU2015-13965-2 [Details]
Delogkos, E., Manzocchi, T., Childs, C., Sachanidis, Ch., Barmpas, Tr., Chatzipetros, A., Walsh, J., J. and Pavlides S. (2016) Three-dimensional analysis of normal fault zones in Kardia Mine, Ptolemais Basin, NW Greece International Conference of the Geological Society of Greece [Details]
Manzocchi T (2015) Keynote Speech - Fault Seal in Reservoir Production: Refining Flow Models of Faulted Clastic Reservoirs Faults and Top Seals [Details]
Suzuki S., Stern D., Manzocchi T. (2015) Using Association Rule Mining and High-Dimensional Visualization to Explore the Impact of Geological Features on Dynamic Flow Behavior SPE Annual Technical Conference [DOI] [Details]
Zhang L., Manzocchi T., Pontén A. (2015) Hierarchical Parameterisation and Modelling of Deep-water Lobes Petroleum Geostatistics [DOI] [Details]
Moore, J.P., Walsh, J., Manzocchi, T., Hunter-Williams, N., Ofterdinger, U. and Ball, D. (2015) Quantitative analysis of fault and fracture systems and their impact on groundwater flow in Irish bedrock aquifers EGU General Assembly 2015 - Geophysical Research Abstracts Volume 17 , pp.EGU2015-13965-2 [Details]
Islam, M.S. and Manzocchi, T. (2014) The Transmissibility of Partially Connected Cells ECMOR XIV - 14th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery , pp.Ext. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Tsiantis, I. and Manzocchi, T. (2014) Modelling the Influence of Two-phase Properties on CO2 Sequestration in Faulted Saline Aquifers Fourth EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop Stavanger, , pp.Norway [DOI] [Details]
Islam, M.S. and Manzocchi, T. (2014) New Approaches to Upscaling Fault Zones for Flow Simulation EAGE Conference & Exhibition Amsterdam, , 16-JUN-14 - 19-JUN-14 , pp.Netherlands [DOI] [Details]
Childs, C., Conneally, J., Delogkos, E., Manzocchi, T., Nicol, A., Soden, A. and Walsh, J.J. (2014) A relationship between relay ramp aspect ratio and normal drag Geological Society of London: Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults Geological Society of London, , 23-JUN-14 - 25-JUN-14 , pp.Abstracts, P.101 [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Childs, C., Soden, A., Walsh, J.J., Schöpfer, M., Delogkos, E. and Nicol, A. (2014) Quantification of the segmentation of normal faults Geological Society of London: Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults Geological Society of London, , 23-JUN-14 - 25-JUN-14 , pp.Abstracts, P.33 [Details]
Delogkos, E., Manzocchi, T., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J. and Pavlides, S. (2014) 3D fault zone architecture - insights from an active, opencast, lignite mine in Ptolemais Basin, Greece Geological Society of London: Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults Geological Society of London, , 23-JUN-14 - 25-JUN-14 , pp.Abstracts, P.25 [Details]
Delogkos, E., Manzocchi T., Childs C., Walsh JJ., Pavlides S. (2013) Geometrical Analysis of Normal Faults at Outcrop Resolution on a Seismic Scale from Lignite Fields in the Ptolemais Basin (NW Greece) 56th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2013. University of Ulster, 1st - 3rd March 2013 [Details]
Moore JP., Walsh JJ., Manzocchi T. (2013) Analysis of fault and fracture systems and their impact on groundwater flow in Irish bedrock aquifers 56th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2013. University of Ulster, Derry, UK [Details]
Tsiantis I., Manzocchi T. (2013) The role of two-phase fault rock properties in pressure evolution during the injection of supercritical CO2 in saline aquifers 56th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2013. University of Ulster, 1st - 3rd March 2013 [Details]
Zhang L., Manzocchi T., Haughton P. (2013) Impact of sedimentological hierarchy on sandstone connectivity of deep-water lobe reservoirs - an object-based modelling approach EAGE Conference & Exhibition [Details]
Zhang L., Manzocchi T., Haughton P. (2013) Outcrop characterisation of deep-water lobe deposits in eastern Kilbaha Bay, West Ireland, within a global context 56th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2013. University of Ulster, 1st - 3rd March 2013 [Details]
Childs, C.J., Manzocchi T., Walsh J.J., Schopfer, M.P.J. (2012) Fault core / damage zone: an unhelpful description of fault zone structure? 3rd International Conference on Fault and Top Seals - From Characterisation to Modelling Montpellier, France, Paper B13, , 01-OCT-12 - 03-OCT-12 [Details]
Zhang L., Manzocchi T., Haughton P. (2012) Modelling sandstone connectivity in deep-water lobes BSRG Annual General Meeting, University College Dublin, 18th - 20th December 2012 [Details]
Manzocchi T., & Childs C. (2012) Production-induced capillary fault seal failure - how common is it? 3rd International Conference on faults and top seals - from characterization to modelling Montpellier, France, Paper B06, , 01-OCT-12 - 03-OCT-12 [Details]
Zhang L., Manzocchi T., Haughton P.D.W. (2012) Modelling sandstone connectivity in deep-marine lobes 55th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University College Cork, , 17-FEB-12 - 19-FEB-12 [Details]
Schöpfer, M., Childs, C., Manzocchi, T. and Walsh, J.J.; (2011) Conceptual and mechanical models for evolution of the three-dimensional structure of fault zones EGU General Assembly 2011, Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, , pp.EGU2011-1099 [Details]
Walsh, J.J., Bonson, C.G., Childs, C. and Manzocchi, T.; (2009) 'Heterogeneous Fault zone Structure and Related Flow Localisation within Limestones' 2nd International Conference on Fault and Top Seals Abstracts Volume, , pp.102-104 [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J.; (2009) 'Probabilistic Shale Smear Modelling - Scale Effects on Sealing' 2nd International Conference on Fault and Top Seals Abstracts Volume, , pp.96-98 [Details]
Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J., Bonson, C., Nicol, A. and Schöpfer, M.P.J.; (2008) A geometric model for the development of fault zone and fault rock thickness variations Fault Zones Structure, Mechanics and Fluid Flow, Geological Society of London UK, , pp.64 [Details]
Manzocchi T., Heath A. E., Palananthakumar B., Childs C. and Walsh J.J.; (2008) Sensitivity of petrophysical and geometrical fault representation on field production: a comparative study AAPG Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas , pp.p.132 [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Heath, A., Palanthanakumar, B., Childs, C.C., and Walsh, J.J.; (2008) Faults in conventional flow simulation models: a consideration of representational assumptions and geological uncertainties Reservoir Compartmentalisation, Geological Society, London , pp.Abstracts Volume [Details]
Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A. and Manzocchi, T.; (2008) Displacement-length scaling relations of normal faults and paleoearthquakes in the active Taupo Rift, New Zealand Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting, La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium , pp.Abstracts Volume [Details]
Yielding G., Manzocchi T., Heath, A. E. Freeman B., Foster A. ; (2007) Incorporation of Detailed Fault Structure into Reservoir Models AAPG Annual Conference, Long Beach, California [Details]
Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A. & Manzocchi, T; (2007) Displacement-length scaling relations of normal faults and palaeoearthquakes in the active Taupo Rift, New Zealand International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics XXIV, Perugia [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J., Strand, J., Tomasso, M., Childs, C.C., & Haughton, P.; (2007) The role of faults in turbidite compartmentalization at the bed-scale AAPG Annual Conference, Long Beach, California [Details]
Walsh, J.J., Childs, C.C., Manzocchi, T., Schöpfer, M.P.J. & Nicol, A.; (2007) A new model of fault zone and fault rock thickness variations Irish Geological Research Meeting, Coleraine [Details]
Childs, C.C., Walsh, J.J., Manzocchi, T., Strand, J., Nicol, A. & Schöpfer, M.P.J.; (2007) Definition of a fault permeability predictor from outcrop studies of a faulted sand/clay sequence, Taranaki, New Zealand AAPG Annual Conference, Long Beach, California [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Koyi, H., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J. & Manzocchi, T; (2007) Physical modelling of basement controlled normal faulting in wedge-shaped cover sequences Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting, Glasgow [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Palananthakumar, B. & Childs, C.C. ; (2007) The effect of hydrodynamics on capillary seal capacity AAPG Annual Conference, Long Beach, California [Details]
Childs, C.C., Moriya, S., Sylta, Ö., Morewood, N., Manzocchi, T. & Walsh, J.J. Walsh, J.J; (2006) Using migration modelling to improve fault seal prediction Structurally Complex Reservoirs. Geological Society of London [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J., Strand, J., Tomasso, M., Childs, C.C., & Haughton, P; (2006) Static and dynamic connectivity in bed-scale models of faulted turbidites Structurally Complex Reservoirs, Geological Society of London [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Heath, A. & Palananthakumar, B.; (2006) Flexible approaches to fault property handling in full-field flow simulation Structurally Complex Reservoirs, Geological Society of London [Details]
Palananthakumar, B., Childs, C.C., & Manzocchi, T; (2006) The effect of hydrodynamics on capillary seal capacity Structurally Complex Reservoirs, Geological Society of London [Details]
Childs, C.C., Walsh, J.J., Manzocchi, T., Strand, J., Nicol, A., & Schöpfer, M.P.J.; (2006) Definition of a fault permeability predictor from outcrop studies of a faulted sand/clay sequence, Taranaki, New Zealand Structurally Complex Reservoirs, Geological Society of London [Details]
                                                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Integration of geological structure (sedimentological and
fault/fracture related) into conventional oil industry reservoir
modelling and engineering practice, through the development
and application of innovative tools and workflows.

Understanding fluid movement and pressure evolution in
different reservoir contexts (production, migration,
sequestration), through rigorous integration of multi-phase
fluid flow and appropriately up-scaled reservoir structure.

Quantitative characterisation of fault and fracture systems
from outcrop and subsurface, with particular reference
to aspects capable of influencing fluid flow.


Current and graduated PhD students:

Efstratios Delogkos (PhD, Awarded 2016). Co-supervisor. Structure and evolution of faults in the Ptolemais Lignite Mines, Greece.

Leifu Zhang (PhD, Awarded 2015). Principal supervisor. Modelling sandstone connectivity in deep-marine environments.

Saiful Islam (PhD, Awarded 2015). Principal supervisor. Upscaling methods for inclusion of 3D fault zone structure in flow simulation models.

Alan Irving (PhD, Awarded 2011). Co-supervisor. Modelling of uncertainty in reservoir fault geometry and properties.

Francisco Javier Lopez Cabrera (PhD, ongoing since 2017). Principal supervisor. Measuring and modelling stacking patterns in turbidite sequences.

Kishan Soni (PhD, ongoing since 2015). Principal supervisor. Hierarchical sedimentary characterization and modelling of submarine channels.

Deirdre Walsh (PhD, ongoing since 2015). Principal supervisor. Hierarchical compression-based reservoir modelling conditioned to well and seismic data.

Vasileios Papanikolaou (PhD, ongoing since 2014). Principal supervisor. Representation of three-dimensional fault zone structure in hydrocarbon flow models.

Ioannis Tsantis (PhD, ongoing since 2012). Principal supervisor. The effects of two-phase fault rock properties on CO2 sequestration risk.

John Paul Moore (PhD, ongoing since 2012). Co-supervisor. Quantitative analysis of fracture systems and their impact on flow pathways in Irish bedrock aquifers.