|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||8th December 2021|
|Closes:||31st January 2022|
100% of Home tuition fees paid and an annual living allowance of £15,609. Studentship also provides a generous £20,000 individual allowance to cover costs associated with pursuing the PhD
The decarbonization of energy systems to achieve net zero carbon emissions will likely see the rapid development of carbon capture and storage, underground energy storage and geothermal energy. The interpretation of faults is a vital part of the subsurface characterisation, particularly when the subsurface is perturbed as the result of fluid production or injection and there is potential for fault reactivation (e.g. Vilarrasa et al., 2019; Kumari & Ranjith, 2019). Traditionally deterministic fault interpretations are used to model the likelihood of fault reactivation. However, uncertainty in fault interpretation is strongly dependent on seismic data quality (e.g. Scaaf & Bond, 2019) and therefore fundamentally linked to the ability to accurately model the likelihood of fault reactivation reliably (e.g. Gamboa et al., 2019).
This study aims to investigate the sensitivity of fault reactivation models to uncertainty in structural interpretations using different vintages of both 2D and 3D seismic reflection data. The project will use consider faults at reservoir targets and in the overburden with the following example applications from onshore and offshore: i) a CCS site on the UKCS, ii) a hydrogen storage site on UKCS, iii) a geothermal site onshore the UK. The project will:
This project will inform best practice for site characterisation ahead of activities which perturb the subsurface and optimise the value of existing seismic reflection data.
Further information on the GeoNetZero CDT is available at https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk/phd-opportunities/
Number Of Awards: 1
Start Date: September 2022
Award Duration: 4 years
Application Closing Date: 31 January 2022
Dr Mark Ireland (Newcastle University)
Professor Ken McCaffery (Durham University)
Professor Richard Davies (Newcastle University)
Dr Woody Wilson (bp)
2:1 Bachelor Honours Degree in Earth Sciences, Geology, Geophysics or related subject
We welcome applications from UK, EU and International students, however this studentship only covers tuition fees at the Home rate. Applicants with International fee status will therefore be required to provide the difference between Home and International fees.
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