Dr Andrew Calvert
B.A., Oxford, 1981; Ph.D., Cambridge, 1985.
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:
- 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
- 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
- using borehole logs to establish accurate relationships between rock lithology, porosity, fluid saturation etc.
and properties that can be extracted from seismic data
- 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
- extension of high resolution imaging methods to ground penetrating radar data that can complement information
from seismic reflection surveys.