Author publications: tectonics, structural analysis, mineral and petroleum exploration
A. Tectonics and structural deformation
Mid-Atlantic Ridge extensional tectonics
Lithospheric-scale extension during Grampian orogenesis in Scotland
B. Fractured crystalline basement as a commodity reservoir
Visualising fractured crystalline basement reservoirs
Basement highs: definitions, characterisation and origins
C. Systematic exploration workflows:
A systematic recipe to evaluate metallogenic provinces (orthomagmatic) by value preservation
A systematic recipe to define and map a mineral system for critical metals
Defining a REE mineral system: a foundation to map plays, uncertainty and risks to project value
D. Numerous presentations can be viewed at:
- Mineral exploration targeting workflows
- Compressional, extensional and shear deformation
- Fractured commodity reservoirs
Please feel free to use the material below.
To reference it as an in-text citation: "(Route To Reserves, 2018)".
To reference it in a reference list: Route To Reserves (2018) Library. Available at
Glossary and acronyms
(some follow SPE Technical Report 2016, guidance for decision quality for multicompany upstream projects)
COS: Chance (Probability) of Success.
ECOS: Economic Chance (Probability) of Success.
GCOS: Geological Chance (Probability) of Success.
Geological Risk: 1/Geological Chance of Success.
"Geological risk" in resource exploration is not the same as "Geological risk" in risk assessments in environmental geoscience: the latter would be better named "geohazard".
Probability: Likelihood of occurrence. Measured by the ratio of favourable cases to the whole number of all cases. A synonym of, and used interchangably with, “Chance” in geological risk assessments.
Risk: Threat of loss e.g. exploration investment, credibility or reputation. Also the probability that an event will result in a specified loss or failure.
Risk Analysis: An integrated project assessment (resources, probability, economics) under conditions of uncertainty. It is utilised for subsequent Decision Analysis.
Risk Management: The science of identifying, analysing and responding to risk factors throughout the life of a project.
Uncertainty: The state of limited knowledge preventing exact description of an existing state or future outcome. It can thus be represented as a range of possible outcomes.
Value of Information (VOI): The equivalent cost of, or sum willingly paid to obtain, information before making a decision.