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Congratulations to the award winners at the 2018 PGRIP meeting in Cardiff. To see the winners list visit https://britgeophysics.org/awards/pgrip-awards/
Sanne Cottaar from the University of Cambridge will be the Bullerwell Lecturer for 2019. This lecture, to be given by ‘An outstanding early career British Geophysicist’ has been presented each year since 1981 and is one of the principal events in the British Geophysical Association calendar. For more details about Sanne’s research, see https://www.esc.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-sanne-cottaar
Phil Christie, a former Bullerwell lecturer, has won the Conrad Schlumberger award of EAGE. For more information see https://eage.org/en/about-eage/awards/overview-awards/conrad-schlumberger-award
The citation reads:
Phil Christie is a geophysicist with a rare and impressively broad understanding of both geology and geophysics. His widely-disseminated research has had a lasting impact on sedimentary basin subsidence analysis and reservoir science. Phil has had an outstanding career in Schlumberger since 1972, with a break for PhD and post-doctoral research at Cambridge, 1975-1980, and secondment to BP Exploration, Aberdeen, 1996-97. Since 2000 Phil has been Scientific Advisor at Schlumberger Cambridge Research. Underlying many of his major achievements are his innovations in instrumentation, data acquisition and data processing and his collaboration with academia.
Among his numerous achievements we mention three. His 1980 JGR paper with John Sclater on the mid-Cretaceous subsidence of the North Sea become a standard reference for basin modelling studies with almost 2000 citations. Phil jointly coordinated the BP-Shell-Schlumberger time-lapse seismic project in BP’s Foinaven field, which quantified the repeatability of seismic data from both towed streamer and the first working seabed array, demonstrating the ability to monitor fluid flow and pressure changes in the reservoir following production. After the 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami, Phil helped design and implement a deep seismic experiment offshore Sumatra, which for the first time allowed the subducting plate to be imaged down to 50 km depth, leading to 5 PhDs and 15 papers in peer-reviewed international journals.
For his outstanding ability to enhance the understanding of earth properties through scientific research and innovative geoscience technologies, his exceptional expertise in geophysics, reservoir science and geology, his advisory and leadership role in the scientific community and his lasting impact on the understanding of petroleum systems, EAGE is delighted to present the 2018 Conrad Schlumberger Award to Phil Christie.
BGA meeting to be held on 12th – 13th November, 2018, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Registration will cost £80 (full) or £40 (student). For more information, visit:
The Bullerwell Lecture is the British Geophysical Association’s prestigious named lecture awarded to an early-career UK-based geophysicist.
We hope to see many people there.
Earthquake fracture damage and healing: feedback on rupture dynamics
Congratulations to our 2017 PGRiP presentation winners:
1st Oliver Sanford (Durham) “Modelling Seismic Wave Propagation and Scattering within Extrusive Basalt Sequences”
2nd Alistair Boyce (Imperial) “Insights into the Tectonics of the Eastern North American Shield at the Macro-scale: A new Absolute P-wave Tomographic Model for North America”
1st Guy Paxman (Durham) “Lithospheric Flexure in East Antarctica: the Origin and Evolution of the Transantarctic Mountains and Wilkes Subglacial Basin”
2nd Daniel Possee (Southampton) “Seismicity and Local Earthquake Tomography from Haiti”
Congratulations to Professor Willy Aspinall, Cabot Professor in Natural Hazards and Risk Science at the University of Bristol, who was appointed a companion to the Order of St Michael and St George for his services to the Government and community in Montserrat in the New Year Honours. More details here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2016/december/willy-aspinall.html
Congratulations to our 2016 PGRiP presentation winners
1st Adam Robinson – Durham
Construction and Subduction of the Louisville Ridge Seamount Chain – Insights from Wide-Angle Seismic Imaging
2nd Rebecca Coats – Liverpool
Lava dome eruptions: testing the strain rate dependence of porous lava rheology
1st Jennifer Jenkins – Cambridge
Converted phases from sharp mid-mantle heterogeneity beneath Western Europe
2nd Aude Lavayssiere – Southampton
Imaging lithospheric discontinuities using S to P receiver functions
Congratulations to Anton Ziolkowski for winning this year’s EAGE Erasmus award!
Details on the award and Dr Ziolkowski’s work can be found here on the EAGE website.