Imperial College London

Dr Craig Smalley

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Visiting Professor
 
 
 
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Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Craig is a geologist and geochemist with 32 years' experience in the oil and gas industry and related research and development.  His main interests are:

- Improving integration and business performance through practical application of Decision Analysis and Event-Based Risk Management tools.  

- Improving the practical management of uncertainties in geoscience and engineering workflows.

- Effective methods for identifying and progressing opportunities for improved oil and gas recovery (IOR/EOR).  See results of our EOR screening research for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate here and their impact on Norwegian resources here

- Unconventional oil and gas production mechanisms and production enhancement.

- Natural tracers for natural (e.g. aquifer flow) and man-made (e.g. shale gas production) processes.

- Diagenesis and prediction of reservoir properties.

As well performing research in these areas, Craig also consults and offers teaching and training.

Craig is also Alan Tayler Visiting Lecturer in Industrial Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Huq F, Smalley PC, Morkverd PT, et al., 2017, The Longyearbyen CO2 Lab: Fluid communication in reservoir and caprock, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol:63, ISSN:1750-5836, Pages:59-76

Smalley PC, Begg SH, Naylor M, et al., 2008, Handling risk and uncertainty in petroleum exploration and asset management: An overview, AAPG Bulletin, Vol:92, ISSN:0149-1423, Pages:1251-1261

Smalley PC, Ross B, Brown CE, et al., 2009, Reservoir Technical Limits: A Framework for Maximizing Recovery From Oil Fields, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Vol:12, ISSN:1094-6470, Pages:610-617

Houston S, Smalley C, Laycock A, et al., 2011, The relative importance of buffering and brine inputs in controlling the abundance of Na and Ca in sedimentary formation waters, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol:28, ISSN:0264-8172, Pages:1242-1251

Houston SJ, Yardley BWD, Smalley PC, et al., 2007, Rapid fluid-rock interaction in oilfield reservoirs, Geology, Vol:35, ISSN:0091-7613, Pages:1143-1146

Haddad SC, Worden RH, Prior DJ, et al., 2006, Quartz cement in the Fontainebleau sandstone, Paris basin, France: Crystallography and implications for mechanisms of cement growth, Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol:76, ISSN:1527-1404, Pages:244-256

Sathar S, Worden RH, Faulkner DR, et al., 2012, THE EFFECT OF OIL SATURATION ON THE MECHANISM OF COMPACTION IN GRANULAR MATERIALS: HIGHER OIL SATURATIONS LEAD TO MORE GRAIN FRACTURING AND LESS PRESSURE SOLUTION, Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol:82, ISSN:1527-1404, Pages:571-584

Go J, Smalley PC, Muggeridge A, 2012, Appraisal of reservoir compartmentalization using fluid mixing time-scales: Horn Mountain Field, Gulf of Mexico, Petroleum Geoscience, Vol:18, ISSN:1354-0793, Pages:305-314

Go J, Bortone I, Muggeridge A, et al., 2014, Predicting Vertical Flow Barriers Using Tracer Diffusion in Partially Saturated, Layered Porous Media, Transport in Porous Media, Vol:105, ISSN:0169-3913, Pages:255-276

Dale A, John CM, Mozley PS, et al., 2014, Time-capsule concretions: Unlocking burial diagenetic processes in the Mancos Shale using carbonate clumped isotopes, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:394, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:30-37

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