Faculty of Environment
School of Earth and Environment
Wolfson Multiphase Flow Laboratory
Research Fellow: Petrophysics of Tight Gas Sandstones,
Shales and Fault Rocks
Fixed term for 3 years commencing July 2012
You will work in the Wolfson multiphase research laboratory (www.see.leeds.ac.uk/wolfson) undertaking experimental work on the petrophysical properties (e.g. porosity, permeability, relative permeability, capillary pressure, electrical properties etc.) of low permeability rocks (shales, sandstones and fault rocks) within petroleum systems.
The work will involve conducting novel experiments in Wolfson laboratory that has been specifically designed to allow high quality measurements to be undertaken on low permeability material. You will work on a range of industry funded projects including: PETGAS (the Petrophysics of Tight Gas Sandstones), SHAPE (shale permeability analysis) and Fault Rock Petrophysics JIP. As well as conducting experiments, you will be required to write up the results as reports that will be submitted to the sponsors and will also be expected to present results at regular sponsors meetings.
You should have a PhD in a relevant area and experience in the field of experimental analysis of rock samples.
University Grade 7 (£30,122 - £35,938 p.a.)
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Quentin Fisher, tel +44 (0)113 343 1920, email
Closing Date: 31 July 2012
Job Ref ENVEE0103
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