Imperial College London

ProfessorHowardJohnson

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor in Petroleum Geology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6450h.d.johnson

 
 
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Location

 

1.34Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am the Shell Professor of Petroleum Geology, a position that I have held since 1993 (from 1993-2002 this was the Enterprise Oil Chair). I am also Head of the Petroleum Geoscience & Engineering Section and Director of the M.Sc. Petroleum Geoscience course. My current research interests are in clastic depositional systems and their application to the description and modelling of hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs. I have been involved in various aspects of petroleum industry, initially during 15 years with Shell, including research, exploration and production geology and petroleum engineering. I deliver a range of geoscience courses, including Development Geology, Applied Sedimentology and Reservoir Characterisation and Modelling. I am a co-author of the textbooks Sedimentary Environments and Facies (Ed. by H.G. Reading) and Petroleum Geology of the North Sea: Basic Concepts and Recent Advances (Ed. by K.W. Glennie). I received a BSc in Geology from the University of Liverpool and went on to receive a DPhil in Sedimentology from the University of Oxford.

Recent Measures of Esteem

  • 1993-2011 Chair of Petroleum Geology (Enterprise 1993-2002; Shell 2002-2011)
  • 2007 Organising committee SPE Europec
  • 2002-4 Geology Custodian (Chief Geologist) for PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • 2001-3 PI on industrially-funded FORCE consortium with over £1 million funding

Publications

Journals

Levell BK, Johnson HD, Collins DS, et al., 2019, Deposition and preservation of fluvio-tidal shallow-marine sandstones: A re-evaluation of the Neoproterozoic Jura Quartzite (western Scotland), Sedimentology, ISSN:0037-0746

Nugraha H, Jackson C, Johnson H, et al., 2019, Tectonic and oceanographic process interactions archived in the Late Cretaceous to Present deep-marine stratigraphy on the Exmouth Plateau, offshore NW Australia, Basin Research, Vol:31, ISSN:0950-091X, Pages:405-430

Steventon M, Jackson C, Hodgson D, et al., 2019, Strain analysis of a seismically-imaged mass-transport complex (MTC), offshore Uruguay, Basin Research, Vol:31, ISSN:0950-091X, Pages:600-620

Collins DS, Johnson HD, Baldwin CT, Architecture and preservation in the fluvial to marine transition zone of a mixed‐process humid‐tropical delta: Middle Miocene Lambir Formation, Baram Delta Province, north‐west Borneo, Sedimentology, ISSN:0037-0746

Hamilton-Wright J, Dee S, von Nicolai C, et al., 2019, Investigating controls on salt movement in extensional settingsusing finite-element modelling, Petroleum Geoscience, Vol:25, ISSN:1354-0793, Pages:258-271

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