Theme: Earth Science and Resources 

Description: Faults and fractures can control the leakage and migration of fluid in the subsurface. Predicting the risk of movement on fault planes and the connectivity of faults and fractures is vital for the water resource, geothermal industries, CO2 and H2 storage, as well as understanding natural hazards. This project will use geophysical logs from wellbores in the Bowen-Surat basins to identify fractures, and to determine in-situ stresses. The relationship between in-situ stresses and natural fractures can have significant implications in safe and sustainable usages of geo-reservoirs as well as mines.

Additional Information: The student needs to be competent with a computer. It is also recommended that you have successfully completed Structural Geology. Interests in structural geology would be best suited to this project. The student completing this project will receive funding support in the form of bursary.

Contact: Dr Mojtaba Rajabi