Current research grants:

  • Understanding the interplay between dynamic fluid flow and structural diagenesis during the evolution of fold and thrust belts, using the Southern Pyrenees as a natural laboratory. Funded by AGAUR (Catalan government). Principal investigator. University of Barcelona.
  • Determining the main controls on fault-associated dolomitisation and their influence on reservoir quality distribution (PhD project of Elliot Humphrey). Funded by the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in oil & gas. Principal investigator and main PhD supervisor (with Joyce Neilson and Juan Diego Martín-Martín as co-supervisors). University of Aberdeen.
  • Improved understanding of fluid flow in partially dolomitised hydrocarbon reservoirs (PhD project of Shuqing Yao). Funded by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Aberdeen. Principal investigator and main PhD supervisor (with John Howell and Juan Diego Martín-Martín as co-supervisors). University of Aberdeen.
  • Development of methodologies applied to risk management on induced seismicity during fluid injection in geothermal reservoirs (PhD project of Guillem Piris). Funded by the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (Catalan Geological Survey) and AGAUR (Catalan government, industrial doctorate). Co-investigator and PhD co-supervisor (with Albert Griera as main supervisor). Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • Listening through rock salt: Quantifying petrofabrics and seismic velocity anisotropy of evaporites to improve seismic imaging (PhD project of Johanna Heeb). Funded by the Curtin-Aberdeen universities alliance. Co-investigator and PhD co-supervisor (with Nick Timms and Dave Healy as PIs and main supervisors). Curtin University (Australia) and University of Aberdeen.
  • Diagenesis and fluid flow in the Sub-Pyrenean fold and thrust belt: field analogues for hydrocarbon reservoir exploration in compressive settings. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Co-investigator (with Anna Travé as PI). University of Barcelona.