Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

TOTAL Chair in Geological Fluid Mechanics



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1.34Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






TOTAL Chair in Geological Fluid Mechanics, Imperial College, 2011-date

Senior Lecturer, Imperial College,  2006-2011

Lecturer, Imperial College,  2002-2006

Research Associate, Imperial College,  1997-2002

PhD, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool,  1993-1997

BSc, Physics, Imperial College,  1990-1993


Investigation, prediction, quantification, and measurement of transport processes in heterogeneous geological porous media, using field, experimental, mathematical and numerical techniques.

Research Groups and Laboratories

Novel methods for reservoir modelling and simulation (NORMS)

Smart wells and reservoir monitoring (SWARM)

TOTAL Laboratory for Reservoir Physics

Recent Measures of Esteem

2015 EAGE Norman Falcon Award

2012 Invited committee member, session chair and presenter, joint AAPG-SPE-SEG Hedburg conference on Fundamental Controls on Flow in Carbonates, 8-13 July, Provence, France

2011 SPE Regional Outstanding Achievement Award

2010-2011 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

2011 Appointed TOTAL Chair

Invited conference presentations

2013 'Opportunities and challenges for the application of SP measurements to monitor subsurface flow' at the Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco

2012  'Flow and Fracture in Deformable Porous Media: a Magmatic Perspective' at the Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco

2009 ‘Fluid flow monitoring in hydrocarbon reservoirs using downhole measurements of streaming potential’ at the General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union (EGU), Vienna.

2009 Keynote presentation on ‘From mantle to magma chamber: melt segregation as a mechanism for chemical differentiation’ at the Annual Meeting of the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group of the Geological Society.

2008 ‘Feedback control of intelligent wells’ at the Annual StatoilHydro Research Summit, Trondheim.

2006 ‘Timescales of Granite Magmatism’ at the Annual Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco.

Other Significant Activities

2015 Invited committee member and session chair, SPE Forum on How Can We Double Carbonate Reservoir Recovery?, 23-26 Feb, Istanbul

2014 - date, Co-Chair, AAPG Distinguished Lecture Committee

2013 Invited committee member, second EAGE Workshop on Permanent Reservoir Monitoring, 2-5 July, Stavanger, Norway

2011 Invited committee member and session chair, SPE Applied Technology Workshop on Integrated Characterisation and Development of Fractured Reservoirs, 28-30 November, Abu Dhabi

2009-2011 Lead convenor, session EMRP10 at the EGU General Assembly

Plenary Lectures

"Reservoir Modeling for Flow Simulation Using Surfaces, Adaptive Unstructured Meshes and Control-Volume-Finite-Element Methods" presented in the Plenary Session of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Simulation Symposium, 2013

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Saunders JH, Jackson MD, Pain CC, 2008, Fluid flow monitoring in oilfields using downhole measurements of electrokinetic potential, Geophysics, Vol:73, ISSN:0016-8033

Sech RP, Jackson MD, Hampson GJ, 2009, Three-dimensional modeling of a shoreface-shelf parasequence reservoir analog: Part 1. Surface-based modeling to capture high-resolution facies architecture, AAPG Bulletin, Vol:93, ISSN:0149-1423, Pages:1155-1181

Getsinger A, Rushmer T, Jackson MD, et al., 2009, Generating High Mg-numbers and Chemical Diversity in Tonalite-Trondhjemite-Granodiorite (TTG) Magmas during Melting and Melt Segregation in the Continental Crust, Journal of Petrology, Vol:50, ISSN:0022-3530, Pages:1935-1954

Jackson MD, Vinogradov J, 2012, Impact of wettability on laboratory measurements of streaming potential in carbonates, Colloids and Surfaces A - Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol:393, ISSN:0927-7757, Pages:86-95

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