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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

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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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

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]
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]
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]
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]
Manzocchi T., Childs C. (2013) 'Quantification of hydrodynamic effects on capillary seal capacity'. Petroleum Geoscience, 19 :105-121. [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]
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]
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., 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., 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]
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., 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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., 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Walsh, JJ; Nicol, A; Childs, C; ; (2002) 'An alternative model for the growth of faults'. Journal of Structural Geology, 24 (11):1669-1675. [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]
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., 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]
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

Manzocchi, T., Childs, C., Soden, A., Walsh, J.J., Schöpfer, M., Delogkos, E. and Nicol, A. (2014) Quantification of the segmentation of normal faults Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults Geological Society of London, , 23-JUN-14 - 25-JUN-14 , pp.Abstracts, P.33 [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 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) Throw partitioning across normal fault zones in the Ptolemais Basin, Greece Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting - Abstracts with Programs , pp.Edinburgh, UK [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 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, 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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., 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]
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]
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., 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