Dr Ben Manton

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Email: BenM@earth.ox.ac.ukBenM_picture2

Research:

I am using seismic reflection data to understand better fluid flow in basin settings. During my PhD I investigated the propagation of magma to produce sills and the formation of vents initiated by hydrothermal activity around the sills. I am now investigating the fluid flow of hydrocarbons as well as their accumulations and how hydrocarbons leak from reservoirs. In particular, I am interested in how structures affect fluid flow in low permeability lithological units.

Background:

PhD, Cardiff University, 2015 – The Mechanics of Sill Propagation and Associated Venting, Investigated using 3D Seismic Data from Offshore Norway [http://orca.cf.ac.uk/75498/]

Internship, Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research, Oslo, Norway, 2013

MSci Natural Sciences (Geology and Physics), Durham University, 2010

Publications:

Planke, S., Svensen, H., Myklebust, R., Bannister, S., Manton, B., and Lorenz, L. 2014. Geophysics and Remote Sensing. In: Physical Geology of Shallow Magmatic Systems; Springar.