Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Oliver Duffy

Oliver  Duffy
Structural Geologist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: oliver.duffy@beg.utexas.edu
Office: PRC 3.102C
Mailcode: E0630

Areas of Expertise

Structural evolution of rift basins; Salt tectonics; Fault networks


Research Locations



Midland Valley Student Structural Prize - Worldwide competition for the Highest Quality Postgraduate Structural Geology Paper - Midland Valley (2013 - 2013)

Post-doc Collaboration and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Placement (UROP) Grants: 3D Finite Element Numerical Modelling of Normal Fault Growth in Multiphase Rifts - Imperial College London (2013 - 2014)

Statoil Academia Mobility Grant: Depositional System Evolution in Salt-Influenced Rifts - Statoil (2011 - 2011)

Midland Valley Student Structural Prize - Worldwide competition for the Highest Quality Undergraduate Structural Geology Paper - Midland Valley (2007 - 2007)

Graduate Students

Thomas Phillips, Ph.D. (Co-supervisor)
Imperial College London
Current PhD student using 2D and 3D seismic data from the Egersund Basin, Norwegian North Sea to examine the effects of salt tectonics, basement fabrics and multiple rift phases on the evolution of rift basins.

Alexander Coleman, Ph.D. (Co-supervisor)
Imperial College London
Current PhD student focusing on the influence of salt on fault-propagation folds within extensional rift basins, utilising a combination of 3D seismic, well data and quantitative field work.

Antje Lenhart, Ph.D. (Co-supervisor)
Imperial College London
Current PhD student using seismic, gravity and magnetic data from Offshore Norway to examine the role of pre-existing basement fabrics in the tectono-stratigraphic evolution of rift basins.