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Conrad Childs

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Earth Sciences
Science Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162608
Email: conrad@fag.ucd.ie

Biography

  • Tullow Oil lecturer in Structural Geology, University College Dublin. 2009 - present

  • Senior Research Fellow, Fault Analysis Group, University College Dublin. 2000 - 2009

  • Research Fellow, Fault Analysis Group, University of Liverpool. 1997 - 2000

  • PhD, University of Liverpool 'The structure and hydraulic properties of fault zones'. 2000

  • MSc, Structural Geology & Rock Mechanics. Imperial College, London. 1986

  • BSc, Geology. University College Cork 1985

 

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Kristensen, M.B., Childs, C.J. & Korstgård, J.A. ; (2006) Outcrop studies of the 3D evolution of relay zones in soft sediment faults. [Poster Presentation], Tectonic Studies Group Annual Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom , 04-JAN-06 - 06-JAN-06.
Kristensen, M.B., Childs, C.J. & Korstgård, J.A. ; (2006) Fault seal potential of soft sediment faults. [Oral Presentation], Structurally Complex Reservoirs (Petroleum Group, Geological Society, London), London, United Kingdom , 28-FEB-06 - 02-MAR-06.
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. [Oral Presentation], Structurally Complex Reservoirs (Petroleum Group, Geological Society, London), London, United Kingdom , 28-FEB-06 - 02-MAR-06.
             

Other Activities

Member of Editorial Board of Journal 'Tectonophysics'

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Childs, C., Holdsworth, R. E., Jackson, C. A.-L., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J. J. & Yielding, G. (2016) 'Introduction to the geometry and growth of normal faults' 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. London: Geological Society of London. [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. London: Geological Society of London. [DOI] [Details]
Delogkos, E., Manzocchi, T., Childs,C., Walsh,J.J. & Pavlides, S. (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. London: Geological Society of London. [DOI] [Details]
Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Soden, A.M., 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. London: Geological Society of London. [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. London: Geological Society of London. [DOI] [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C. & Manzocch, 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]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J.; (2009) 'Two-dimensional Distinct Element Method (DEM) modeling of tectonic fault growth in mechanically layered sequences' In: Kolymbas, D. and Viggiani, G (eds). Mechanics of Natural Solids. Heidelberg: Springer, 127 - 146. [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. and Knipe, R.J (eds). Structurally Complex Reservoirs. London: Geological Society, London. Special Publication 292, p235-258. , pp.235-258 [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J., Strand, J., Tomasso, M., 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. , pp.309-336 [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: In: (edited by Koestler, A.G. & Hunsdale, R.), Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF), Special Publication (eds). Hydrocarbon Seal Quantification. , pp.127-139 [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: In: (edited by Koestler, A.G. & Hunsdale, R.), Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF), Special Publication (eds). Hydrocarbon Seal Quantification. , pp.187-201 [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: In: (Edited by Holdsworth, R.E., Strachan, R.A., Magloughlin, J.F. & Knipe, R.J.) Geological Society of London, Special Publication (eds). The nature of the tectonic significance of fault zone weakening. , pp.157-170 [Details]
WALSH, J.J., WATTERSON, J., HEATH, A., GILLESPIE, P.A. AND CHILDS, C.; (1998) 'Assessment of the effects of sub-seismic faults on bulk permeabilities of reservoir sequences' In: In: COWARD, M.P., JOHNSON, H. AND DALTABAN, T.S. (eds) Geological Society of London, Special Publication (eds). Structural geology in reservoir characterization. , pp.99-114 [Details]
CHILDS, C., WALSH, J.J., WATTERSON, J.; (1997) 'Complexity in fault zone structure and implications for fault seal prediction' In: In: MØLLER-PEDERSEN, P. AND KOESTLER, A.G. (eds) Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF), Special Publication (eds). Hydrocarbon seals - Importance for exploration and production. , pp.61-72 [Details]
WALSH, J.J., WATTERSON, J., CHILDS, C. AND NICOL, A.; (1996) 'Ductile strain effects in the analysis of seismic interpretations of normal fault systems' In: In: BUCHANAN, P.G. AND NIEUWLAND, D.A. (eds) Geological Society of London, Special Publication (eds). Modern developments in structural interpretation, validation and modelling. , pp.27-40 [Details]
CHILDS, C., WALSH, J.J., WATTERSON, J.; (1990) 'A method for estimating the density of fault displacements below the limit of seismic resolution in reservoir formations' In: In: , Graham and Trotman, London (eds). North Sea Oil and Gas Reservoirs II. , pp.309-318 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

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, . [Details]
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]
Conneally, J., Childs, C.J. and Walsh, J.J. (2014) 'Contrasting origins of breached relay zone geometires'. Journal of Structural Geology, 58 :59-68. [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 (04):547-558. [DOI] [Details]
Seebeck, H., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J, Childs, C.J., Beetham, R.D. and Pettinga, J. (2014) 'Fluid flow in fault zones from an active rift'. Journal of Structural Geology, 62 :52-64. [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]
Nicol, A., Childs, C.J., Walsh, J.J. and Schafer, K. (2013) 'A geometric model for the formation of deformation band clusters'. Journal of Structural Geology, 55 :21-33. [DOI] [Details]
M.B. Kristensen, C. Childs, N.Ø. Olesen, J.A. Korstgård (2012) 'The microstructure and internal architecture of shear bands in sand-clay sequences'. Journal of Structural Geology, . [DOI] [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J. and Childs, C. (2012) 'The orientation and dilatancy of shear bands in a bonded particle'. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 57 :75-88. [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Arslan, A., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J. ; (2011) 'Reconciliation of contrasting theories for fracture spacing in layered rocks'. Journal of Structural Geology, 33 :551-565. [Details]
Manzocchi, T., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J.; (2010) 'Faults and fault properties in hydrocarbon flow models'. Geofluids, 10, (1-2): 94-113 . [DOI] [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Abe, S., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J. ; (2009) 'The impact of porosity and crack density on the elasticity, strength and friction of cohesive granular materials: Insights from DEM modelling'. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 46 :250-261. [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. [DOI] [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]
Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J., Bonson, C.G., Nicol, A. and Schöpfer, M.P.J.; (2009) 'A geometric model of fault zone and fault rock thickness variations'. Journal of Structural Geology, 31 :117-127. [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Abe, S., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J. ; (2008) 'The impact of porosity and crack density on the elasticity, strength and friction of cohesive granular materials: Insights from DEM modelling'. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, . [DOI] [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. [Details]
Kristensen, M.B., Childs, C. and Korstgard, J.A.; (2008) 'The 3D geometry of small-scale relay zones on normal faults in soft sediments'. Journal of Structural Geology, 30 :257-272. [Details]
Schopfer, MPJ, Childs, C, Walsh, JJ, Manzocchi, T, Koyi, HA, ; (2007) 'Geometrical analysis of the refraction and segmentation of normal faults in periodically layered sequences'. Journal of Structural Geology, 29 :318-335. [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J.; (2007) '2D Distinct Element modeling of the structure and growth of normal faults in multilayer sequences. Part 2: Impact of confining pressure and strength contrast on fault zone geometry and growth'. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B10404 . [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J.; (2007) '2D Distinct Element modeling of the structure and growth of normal faults in multilayer sequences. Part 1: Model calibration, boundary conditions and selected results'. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B10401 . [Details]
Bonson, C.G., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J., Schöpfer, M.P.J. and Carboni, V.; (2007) 'Geometric and kinematic controls on the internal structure of a large normal fault in massive limestones: the Maghlaq Fault, Malta'. Journal of Structural Geology, 29 :336-354. [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J.; (2006) 'Localisation of normal faults in multilayer sequences'. Journal of Structural Geology, 28 :816-833. [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]
Imber, J; Tuckwell, GW; Childs, C; Walsh, JJ; Manzocchi, T; Heath, AE; Bonson, CG; Strand, J; ; (2004) 'Three-dimensional distinct element modelling of relay growth and breaching along normal faults'. Journal of Structural Geology, 26 (10):1897-1911. [Details]
Walsh, J.J., Bailey, W.R., Childs, C., Nicol, A. & Bonson, C.G.; (2003) 'Formation of segmented normal faults: a 3-D perspective'. Journal of Structural Geology, 25 :1251-1262. [Details]
Imber, J; Childs, C; Nell, PAR; Walsh, JJ; Hodgetts, D; Flint, S; ; (2003) 'Hanging wall fault kinematics and footwall collapse in listric growth fault systems'. Journal of Structural Geology, 25 (2):197-208. [Details]
Childs, C., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J. & Watterson, J.; (2003) 'The growth and propagation of synsedimentary faults'. Journal of Structural Geology, 25 :633-648. [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 :1897-1911. [Details]
Meyer, V., Nicol, A., Childs, C. Walsh, J.J, & Watterson, J.; (2002) 'Progressive localisation of strain during the evolution of a normal fault system'. Journal of Structural Geology, 24 :1215-1231. [Details]
HODGETTS, D., IMBER, J., CHILDS, C., FLINT, S., HOWELL, J., NELL, P.A.R. & WALSH, J.J.; (2002) 'Sequence stratigraphic responses to shoreline-perpendicular growth faulting in shallow marine reservoirs of the Champion field, offshore Brunei Darussalam, South China Sea: reply'. Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geolo, 86 :922-924. [Details]
NICOL, A., GILLESPIE, P., WALSH, J.J. & CHILDS, C.; (2002) 'Relay zones between mesoscopic thrust faults in layered sequences'. Journal of Structural Geology, 24 :709-727. [Details]
Walsh, JJ; Nicol, A; Childs, C; ; (2002) 'An alternative model for the growth of faults'. Journal of Structural Geology, 24 (11):1669-1675. [Details]
Manzocchi, T; Heath, AE; Walsh, JJ; Childs, C; ; (2002) 'The representation of two phase fault-rock properties in flow simulation models'. Petroleum Geoscience, 8 (2):119-132. [Details]
HODGETTS, D., IMBER, J., CHILDS, C., FLINT, S., HOWELL, J., NELL, P.A.R. & WALSH, J.J.; (2001) 'Sequence stratigraphic responses to shoreline-perpendicular growth faulting in shallow marine reservoirs of the Champion field, offshore Brunei Darussalam, South China Sea'. Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geolo, 85 :433-457. [Details]
Larter, S., Aplin, C., Bowler, B., Lloyd, R., Zwach, C., Hansen, S., Telneas, N., Sylta, O., Yardley, G., Childs, C.; (2000) 'A drain in my graben: an integrated study of the Heimdal area petroleum system'. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 69-70 :619-622. [Details]
WALSH, J.J., WATTERSON, J., BAILEY, W.R., CHILDS, C.; (1999) 'Fault Relays, Bends and Branchlines'. Journal of Structural Geology, 20 :1019-1026. [Details]
WATTERSON, J., CHILDS, C. AND WALSH, J.J.; (1998) 'Widening of fault zones by erosion of asperities formed by bed-parallel slip'. Journal of Geology, 26 :71-74. [Details]
WALSH, J.J., WATTERSON, J., HEATH, A.E. AND CHILDS, C.; (1998) 'Representation and scaling of faults in fluid flow models'. Petroleum Geoscience, 4 :241-251. [Details]
CHILDS, C., WATTERSON, J. AND WALSH, J.J.; (1997) 'Discussion on a model for the structure and development of fault zones: reply'. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 154 :366-368. [Details]
CHILDS, C., NICOL, A., WALSH, J.J., AND WATTERSON, J.; (1996) 'Growth of vertically segmented normal faults'. Journal of Structural Geology, 18 :1389-1397. [Details]
CHILDS, C., WATTERSON, J. AND WALSH, J.J.; (1996) 'A model for the structure and development of fault zones'. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 153 :337-340. [Details]
NICOL, A., WATTERSON, J., WALSH, J.J. AND CHILDS, C.; (1996) 'The shapes, major axis orientations and displacement patterns of fault surfaces'. Journal of Structural Geology, 18 :235-248. [Details]
CHILDS, C., WATTERSON, J. AND WALSH, J.J.; (1995) 'Fault overlap zones within developing normal fault systems'. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 152 :535-549. [Details]
HUGGINS, P., WATTERSON, J., WALSH, J.J. AND CHILDS, C.; (1995) 'Relay zone geometry and displacement transfer between normal faults recorded in coal-mine plans'. Journal of Structural Geology, 17 :1741-1755. [Details]
CHILDS, C., EASTON, S.J., VENDEVILLE, B.C., JACKSON, M.P.A., LIN, S.T., WALSH, J.J. AND WATTERSON, J.; (1993) 'Kinematic analysis of faults in a physical model of growth faulting above a viscous salt analogue'. Tectonophysics, 228 :313-329. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Childs, C. A quantitative description of fault zone geometry (2017) A quantitative description of fault zone geometry Tectonic Studies Group [Details]
Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J., Camanni, G. and Roche, V. (2017) A Quantitative Model of the Internal Structure of Fault Zones AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition [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]
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., 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 14th International Conference of the Geological Society of Greece [Details]
Andy Nicola, Hannu Seebeck, Brad Field, David McNamara, Conrad Childs, James Craig, Alex Rolland (2016) Fault permeability and CO2 storage International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies [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]
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]
Delogkos, E., Manzocchi, T., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J. and Pavlides, S. (2015) Throw partitioning across normal fault zones in the Ptolemais Basin Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting - Abstracts with Programs [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) Throw partitioning across normal fault zones in the Ptolemais Basin, Greece Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting - Abstracts with Programs , pp.Edinburgh, UK [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]
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]
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 with in 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]
Schöpfer M.P.J., Childs C., Walsh J.J., Abe S., Arslan A., and Holohan E.P.; (2008) Distinct Element Method (DEM) Modelling of Laboratory to Outcrop-Scale Fracturing of Natural Rocks. [Paper No. 129-4] Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America Houston, USA, , pp.105-106 [Details]
Schöpfer, M.P.J., Abe, S., Childs, C. and Walsh, J.J. ; (2008) Elasticity, strength, friction and porosity relations in Discrete Element Method (DEM) models of cohesive granular materials Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium, , pp.Abstracts Volume [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]
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]
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]
                                                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

  • The geometry and evolution of faults and fault systems from outcrop to basin scale.

  • The kinematics of fault systems as recorded in growth faulted sequences.

  • Evolution of the internal structure of faults and fault zones.

  • The hydraulic properties of faults.

  • Numerical modelling of fault evolution.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd. (GNS Science)
Title : GNS fault and fluid flow collaboration
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-09 / 30-JUN-15
Sponsor : Multicompany ITF (UK)
Title : Quantitative parameterisation of fault zones in outcrop for inclusion in reservoir models (QUAFF)
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-09 / 31-MAR-14
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : A numerical investigation of the relationship between rock properties and the angle of internal friction
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-08 / 28-FEB-11
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Investigation of fault system growth by distinct element modelling
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 31-OCT-08