Thesis: Geomechanical Characterization and Reservoir Simulation of a CO2 Sequestration Project in a Mature Oil Field, Teapot Dome, WY
Current Employer / Position: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / Research Scientist
Thesis: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery in Unmineable Coalbeds of the Powder River Basin, Wyoming
Current Employer: Consultant and full time Mum to two gorgeous girls
Thesis: Physical properties and multi-scale seismic anisotropy in the
crust surrounding the San Andreas Fault near Parkfield, CA.
Current Employer / Position: Chevron / Senior Geophysicist
Thesis: Fault Reactivation Potential and Stress Path due to Severe Depletion and Subsequent Injection in Paleocene (Lower Tertiary) Reservoirs of the Gulf of Mexico
Current Employer/Position: Baker Hughes/Geomechanics Specialist, Reservoir Software B.V.
Thesis: Production-Induced Reservoir Compaction, Permeability Loss and Land Surface Subsidence. Ph.D. in 2004.
Current Employer/Position: Geomechanicist for Shell's deepwater assets
in the Gulf of Mexico. My research interests focus mainly on the
integration of structural geology, rock physics, geomechanics and their
impacts on field development plans and daily operations.
Thesis: Rock Strength Under True Triaxial loading, Seismotectonics of Northern South America and Geomechanics and Coal Bed Methane Production in the Powder River Basin
Thesis: Impact of Deglaciation on Stress and Implications for Seismicity and Hydrocarbon Exploration
Employer/Position: Swiss Reinsurance Company/ Head of the Earthquake team within the Natural Catastrophe unit of Swiss Re. I am responsible for overseeing the underwriting tools the company uses to assess earthquake risks for treaty and single risk businesses, supporting the development of non-traditional risk transfer instruments, as well as providing expert advice in all aspects related to geological hazards.
Thesis: Geomechanical analysis applied to geological carbon dioxide sequestration, induced seismicity in deep mines, and detection or stress-induced velocity anisotropy in sub-salt environments
Current employer/position: Shell / Research Petrohphysicist
Thesis: Micromechanical controls on brittle to plastic fault zone deformation
Current Employer / Position: Stanford University Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences & SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory / Postdoctoral Scholar
Thesis: Stress Triggering of Earthquakes and Subsidence in the Louisiana Coastal Zone due to Hydrocarbon Production
Current employer/position: BP, PPFG/Geomechanics Specialist, North Sea
Thesis: Mechanical properties of shale gas reservoir rocks and its relation to the in-situ stress variation observed in shale gas reservoirs
Current Employer/position: GFZ German Research Centre For Geoscience / Research Scientist
Thesis: Mechanical constraints on the strength of the lithosphere and plate-bounding faults
Current Employer/position: School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington/ Associate Professor and EQC Fellow in Seismic Studies
Thesis: Understanding the risk of induced earthquakes associated with oil and gas development and procedures for risk mitigation
Current employer/position: College of Western Idaho / Math Adjunct Faculty
Thesis: An Integrated Geomechanical, Microseismic, and Laboratory Study of the Bakken Formation
Current Position: Petrophysicist/Geomechanist for Shell deepwater well development in the Gulf of Mexico