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Dr James Verdon

Dr James Verdon

Dr James Verdon
MA (Cambr), MSci (Cambr), PhD(Bristol)


Area of research

Geophysical Imaging and Geomechanical Behaviour of Subsurface Reservoirs

Office L127
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5446


I am an applied geophysicist whose studies the geomechanical impacts of subsurface human activities. Particular research interests include fault reactivation and induced seismicity during subsurface fluid injection; using geophysical methods such as micro-seismicity and seismic anisotropy to image rock fractures; and using computational modelling to simulate the geomechanical impact of subsurface activities.

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Level 3: Petroleum Sedimentology

Level 2: Field Geology, Almeria, SE Spain

Level 2: Petroleum Geophysics


  • microseismic monitoring
  • fractures
  • seismic anisotropy
  • geomechanical modelling
  • finite element analysis
  • rock physics
  • shale gas
  • carbon capture and storage

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Recent publications

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