Imperial College London

ProfessorAlFraser

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

EGI Chair in Petroleum Geoscience
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6530alastair.fraser

 
 
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Location

 

1.35Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Biography

Professor Alastair J. Fraser has recently (June 2010) been appointed to the newly created post of EGI Chair in Petroleum Geoscience. He holds a BSc from Edinburgh University (1977) and a PhD from Glasgow University (1995), both in Geology. Al previously worked for BP as a Petroleum Geologist/Exploration Manager for over 30 years. His career in petroleum exploration, has taken him to most corners of the world including N. America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Far East. Following the BP Amoco merger, he led the team which made the significant Plutonio discovery in Block 18, deepwater Angola. He is the author of many papers on the petroleum geology of extensional basins most notably on the North Sea Jurassic and northern England Carboniferous.

Recent Measures of Esteem

  • 2010-present - EGI Chair in Petroleum Geoscience
  • 2008- present - Co-Editor Petroleum Geoscience journal
  • 2007-2010 - Honorary Professor in Petroleum Geoscience, University of Manchester
  • 2006-2010 - Secretary of the Petroleum Group committee of the Geological Society London 

Research Interests

  • Origin and fill of rifts and rifted margins
  • Petroleum basins, play fairway analysis and prospect evaluation
  • Main areas of research: Arctic, South Atlantic, Eastern Mediterranean and North Sea

Publications

Journals

Palci F, Fraser AJ, Neumaier M, et al., 2020, Shale oil and gas resource evaluation through 3D basin and petroleum systems modelling: a case study from the East Midlands, onshore UK, Petroleum Geoscience, Vol:26, ISSN:1354-0793, Pages:525-543

Badejo SA, Muxworthy A, Fraser A, et al., 2020, Identification of magnetic enhancement at hydrocarbon/water contacts, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (aapg) Bulletin, ISSN:0149-1423

Angus L, Hampson G, Palci F, et al., 2020, Characteristics and context of high-energy, tidally modulated, barred shoreface deposits: Kimmeridgian–Tithonian sandstones, Weald Basin, southern UK and northern France, Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol:90, ISSN:1527-1404, Pages:313-335

Abubakar R, Muxworthy A, Fraser A, et al., 2020, Mapping hydrocarbon charge-points in the Wessex Basin using seismic, geochemistry and mineral magnetics, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol:111, ISSN:1873-4073, Pages:510-528

Lodhia B, Roberts G, Fraser A, et al., 2019, Observation and simulation of solid sedimentary flux: examples from northwest Africa, G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: an Electronic Journal of the Earth Sciences, Vol:20, ISSN:1525-2027, Pages:4613-4634

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