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Professor Chris Elders

Professor Chris Elders Professor Chris Elders
Position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Department of Applied Geology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 314.157
Phone 08 9266 1168
Email Chris.Elders@curtin.edu.au
Linked In linkedin.com//in/chriseldersrhul

Brief Summary

Chris Elders joined Curtin in October 2013 as Chevron Professor of Petroleum Geology.  Prior to that he spent 20 years at Royal Holloway, primarily responsible for running the MSc in Petroleum Geoscience, which, by the end of his time there, was delivered on campus, by distance learning and in Russia, through a partnership with Tyumen State Oil and Gas University.  Prior to that he spent four years as an exploration geologist with Shell in the Netherlands which folowed the completion of undergardaute and postgraduate degrees at Oxford University

Employment History

2009 – 2013 : Professor of Petroleum Geoscience, Royal Holloway, University of London.

2002 - 2009 : Senior Lecturer in Structural Geology and Tectonics, Royal Holloway, University of London

1993 - 2002 : Lecturer in Structural Geology and Tectonics, Royal Holloway, University of London.

1989 - 1992 : Exploration geologist and seismic interpreter, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij, Assen, the Netherlands (part of the Shell Group).

1988 : Trainee exploration geologist, Shell International Petroleum Maatschappij, Den Haag, the Netherlands.

1985 - 1988  : Salveson Junior Research Fellow, University College, Oxford.

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Research Interests

Chris's research interests revolve around the use of 3D seismic data to study different aspects of sedimentary basin evolution and their implications for petroleum systems.  Specific areas of interest are the growth and linkage of extensional faults, fault reactivation, inverted extensional faults, salt tectonics, strike-slip fault systems and gravitationlly driven deformation on passive margins.  Other areas of interest include regional strik-slip fault systems in SE Asia and the recent uplift history of the West Siberia Basin

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Publications

2016

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2013

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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