During this PhD, you will undertake rock deformation and fluid injection experiments at laboratory scale to (a) understand the controls on and micro-mechanisms involved in failure and fault reactivation, and (b) optimise operational controls to minimise micro-seismicity.
Supervision: You will be based in the Lyell Centre Geoenergy Group at Heriot-Watt University under the supervision of Dr. Alexis Cartwright-Taylor, Dr. Elma Charalampidou and Dr. Nathaniel Forbes-Inskip and will collaborate with external supervisors Prof. Ian Main and Dr. Ian Butler at the University of Edinburgh and Dr. Maria-Daphne Mangriotis at the National Oceanography Centre.
Funding: The scholarship will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend (£18,622 in 2023/24), for the 42 months duration of the project, as well as research support and travel costs. Thereafter, students will be expected to pay a continuing affiliation fee (currently £130) to cover their continued registration whilst writing up their thesis.
Closing date: 17 September 2023
The link for further information is here:https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/schools/energy-geoscience-infrastructure-society/postgraduate-research/effective-management-of-induced-seismicity-for-the-net-zero.htm