PhD Positions: Quantifying Fault Stability: Investigating the Relationship Between Damage, Pore Fluid Pressure and Stress, UK

, 2010This project will suit an enthusiastic Geology or Geophysics graduate with a keen interest in both structural geology and clastic sedimentologyStudy Subject: Geology Employer: University of Aberdeen Level: PhD Scholarship Description: Accurate predictions of fault stability in subsurface reservoirs and top seals are vital for the extraction of oil and gas, the injection of water and the sequestration of CO2. Robust predictions of geomechanical risk need to be built on a foundation of quantitative observations. While the bulk of any given reservoir or top seal may be unfaulted, any faulted zones will be dominated by anisotropic porosity known as damage. Faults, and their damage zones,

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