Earth Sciences Burnaby
Dr Andrew Calvert


Office: TASC1 7415

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Dr Andrew Calvert

B.A., Oxford, 1981; Ph.D., Cambridge, 1985.

Research Interests

Dr. Calvert focuses on improving the quality of the subsurface images that can be derived from seismic reflection data, and increasing the accuracy of their interpretation in a variety of fields by integrating other geological and geophysical information. Current projects, which are appropriate for either M.Sc. or Ph.D. level graduate work, include:

  1. direct detection of massive sulphide ore bodies (rich in copper, lead and zinc) in mining camps and the identification of faulting that can control ore body formation
  2. improving the productivity and understanding of hydrocarbon reservoirs by mapping lithological heterogeneity and sand connectivity within near-surface sediments that represent analogues of existing reservoirs
  3. using borehole logs to establish accurate relationships between rock lithology, porosity, fluid saturation etc. and properties that can be extracted from seismic data
  4. the evolution of the Canadian landmass through the interpretation of deep seismic reflection surveys that image the entire crust and the upper part of the mantle
  5. extension of high resolution imaging methods to ground penetrating radar data that can complement information from seismic reflection surveys.