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Profiles

Mr Grant Cole

Teaching and Support Assistant

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (NC) (Faculty of Science & Engineering (NC))

Role

PhD Student (Earth Sciences) (Supervisors: Dr Matthew Watkinson (Plymouth), Dr Rhodri Jerrett (Manchester) & Dr Mark Anderson (Plymouth))


Project:

Combined salt and extensional tectonic controls on facies distribution in the Early Cretaceous of the Maestrat Basin, Spain

Overview of project:

A succession of Early Cretaceous terrestrial to marginal marine rocks were deposited in the Maestrat basin (Teruel / Castellon provinces, Spain) under extensional tectonic conditions. Research for the past decade in this basin has highlighted the influence this tectonic regime has had; focusing on fluvial, lacustrine, alluvial and carbonate facies. However, much of the succession including deltaic facies has been overlooked as well as the potential role salt tectonics may have played despite the coincidence of Cretaceous extensional faults with the present day distribution of salt diapirs. Reactive salt diapirism is commonly associated with phases of extensional tectonics but relatively few studies have attempted to untangle how these two processes effect syn-tectonic facies distributions. Thus, the project will achieve this through the creation of a series of explanatory models based on remote sensing and outcrop data from the basin and potentially subsurface or regional analogues.


Qualifications

Background:

Formerly a semi-professional Snookerplayer (2006-2010), I decided to pursue a career in geology. I completed myundergraduate degree at Plymouth University, graduating top of my class and theentire year. My career aspirations aligned with the oil and gas sector and Isubsequently undertook an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience at Aberdeen University,securing a scholarship from Apache North Sea Ltd. During and after the MSc Iworked in the oil and gas industry for 15 months as a geologist / geophysicistand petrophysicist before starting my PhD at Plymouth University. My passionfor geological research and the desire to develop myself into a professionalgeologist were the main reasons for studying a PhD. It is fantastic to work ona PhD in the research areas / topics I am most passionate about whilst at oneof the best University's in the UK. 

Oil and Gas industry:

LR Senergy Support Geoscientist(Petrophysicist) - January 2015 - December 2015

Apache North Sea Ltd ExploitationGeoscientist (near field exploration) - May 2014 - September 2014

Qualifications:

MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience -University of Aberdeen - Apache North Sea Ltd Scholarship - 2013-2014

BSc (Hons) Physical Geography and Geology - Plymouth University2010-2013 

Professional Courses:

LR Senergy Deterministic Petrophysics workflow - May 2015

LR Senergy Fundamentals of IC and IP - March 2015

Schlumberger Petrel - 1 day course - August 2014

Professional membership

AAPG, PESGB, EAGE, IAS

Research interests

Sedimentology (Clastic & Carbonate), Petroleum Geoscience, Basin Analysis, Tectonics (influence on sedimentary basins)

Other research

Bachelor degree project:


Landsliding on the southeast of the Isle of Wight:nature, characteristics and causes. PlymouthStudent Scientist, vol. 6 No. 2 p. 124-176.

http://studentjournals.plymouth.ac.uk/index.php/pss/issue/view/Vol%206%20No.%202


Links

Linkein:

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/grant-cole-41aaa263