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Personal details
Name Dr James Verdon
Job title Lecturer
Department School of Earth Sciences University of Bristol
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Email address
Telephone number work(0117) 331 5135
Qualifications MA (Cambr), MSci (Cambr), PhD(Bristol)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers,
Society of Exploration Geophysicists,
Society of Petroleum Engineers,
Keywords geophysics
shale gas
hydraulic fracture stimulation
carbon capture and storage
microseismic monitoring
seismic anisotropy
Areas of expertise I am an applied geophysicist whose principal research interests lie in imaging and modelling fractured rocks. I have a strong multidisciplinary background in earth sciences.

My particular interests are in imaging fractures to ensure safe underground storage of greenhouse gases, monitoring hydro-fracture stimulations for tight and shale gas, and in using numerical models to understand the geomechanical response of producing oil reservoirs.

I am based in the geophysics group of the School of Earth Sciences, Bristol University.
Media experience I have provided interviews for Inside Out West, a local TV program, on hydraulic fracturing and shale gas. I have written articles and letters that have been published in local newspapers.