- Research Assistant
Arif Hussain is a PhD researcher in the iCRAG hydrocarbons research spoke. He holds a bachelor degree in Petroleum Geology from university of Punjab, Pakistan. He obtained Erasmus Mundus Master in Clay science from university of Poitiers, France and Technical university of Crete, Greece. He worked with Total SA on Chlorite coated sandstones from North Sea and West coast of Africa. In 2016, he joined iCRAG under the supervision of Prof. Peter Haughton. His research deals with clay distribution and clay segregation mechanisms from pore to bed scale and link these to sediment gravity flow processes, reservoir quality and petrophysical character. The study will utilize both industry subsurface and behind-outcrop core datasets. General research interests includes Reservoir quality predictions, Clay mineralogy of fault materials, process sedimentology and sedimentary petrology.
Arif’s research deals with facies analysis of Carboniferous limestones as a tool in reconstruction of depositional environments. The main aim is to test of the potential of visually distinctive horizons and short intervals in slabbed core (with varying fossil content and sedimentary matrix) to constrain interpretations of the depositional setting in which Carboniferous limestones in central Ireland were deposited. The research is in collaboration with the Geological Survey Ireland and will involve cores drilled as part of their regional mapping programme
- Specialist Staff
- Earth Resources
- Offshore basins