Richard is CEo of Geospatial Research Ltd (www.geospatial-research.com), and a Research Fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham. He has 28 years of industrial experience, including several hundred days of geological field work spanning five continents. He has been involved in scores of geoscience projects including regional syntheses, detailed prospect appraisal and field studies in many areas of petroleum exploration worldwide. Richard has an active research focus in structural geology that includes characterisation of fracture systems, fault and fold geometries and processes and structrual analysis in areas involving complex three-dimensional deformation. He has publishes and presented research widely in international jornals and conferences, alongside a career in commercial research.
Richard's main areas of expertise include: Fracture network appraisal for improved reservoir modelling, Analysis of complex structure and tectonics, Application of new geospatial technologies in onshore and offshore sectors, particularly GIS, Lidar laser scanning, photogrammetry, UAV/drones, digital geological survey, 3D visulatisation technology.