Researcher - geomechanical modelling of basin-scale
compaction and overpressure
Research Assistant: £25,251 £26,779
Research Associate: £27,578 - £29,249 (with potential progression to £35,938)
Closing Date: 28 September 2012
We wish to appoint an ambitious researcher who has expertise in the geomechanical modelling of basin-scale compaction and overpressure, and who is familiar with wireline log and seismic data. The overarching project integrates geomechanics, geophysics and geochemistry in order to reduce uncertainty in pore pressure prediction prior to drilling. You will undertake modelling and simulation of mudstone rheology, compaction and fluid pressure evolution at both sample and basin scales using tools such as Abaqus. The work will use field datasets from petroleum companies and will require effort in the area of computational geomechanics. You will thus have a PhD (or equivalent) or be close to completion and research experience in one or more of geomechanics, reservoir engineering, geoscience and numerical modelling. Sound programming skills will be useful. You will have the opportunity to work closely with industry and will be expected to disseminate results both as academic publications and industrially relevant reports.
The post is fixed term for 3 years.
Informal enquiries to: Dr M. Rouainia (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Professor A. Aplin (email@example.com)
Job Reference: D1100R
For further information and to apply, please visit http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/