Professor Kevin Taylor

University of Manchester

Kevin is a sedimentologist and geochemist with interests in sediment geochemistry and diagenesis on mudstones and sandstones. He has been instrumental in applying standard petrographic and geochemical analysis (e.g. optical and electron microscopy, XRD, stable isotope analysis) and novel mineralogical analysis (e.g. CL, Raman, synchrotron X-ray analysis) to sediment and mudstone systems, as well as integrating field- and basin-scale observations with pore-scale analysis, which has had significant implications for predicting shale and sandstone reservoir properties. His current research involves integrating multi-scale sedimentological and diagenetic analysis in major mudstone successions and shale-gas reservoirs.

Research Profile:

http://www.seaes.manchester.ac.uk/people/staff/profile/?ea=kevin.taylor&pg=2

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Professor Sarah Davies

University of Leicester

Sarah is a clastic sedimentologist, the focus of her research is to understand the processes that controlled deposition and erosion in non-marine and shallow-marine settings preserved in the geological record. Recent and ongoing research projects investigate how processes in mud-dominated depositional environments from the geological record evolve spatially and temporally and influence the production, concentration and distribution of organic matter. This research has a specific focus on the Carboniferous, with similar projects examining Cenozoic projects. Sarah leads the European Petrophysics Consortium for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). She is also involved in a number of industry- and NERC-funded projects combining sedimentology and petrophysics for stratigraphic and resource (conventional and unconventional) analysis.

Research Profile:

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geology/people/davies-sj

Contact:

sjd27@le.ac.uk

Ed Hough

British Geological Survey

Ed Hough is a multi-disciplinary geologist at the British Geological Survey, with a career that has largely been field-based. Ed co-ordinates the scientific research carried out by BGS targeted at gaining a better understanding of British shale potential. Ed has researched the geology of north-west England for over a decade; this area includes several exploration license blocks with shale gas and CBM interest, and includes the sites of Europe’s first true shale gas exploration wells.

Research Profile:

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/staff/profiles/0688.html

Contact:

Mr Edward Hough

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