Continental Margins Research Group
Chris Elders (full research profile)
Professor of Petroleum Geoscience
Relevant Expertise/Experience:Seismic interpretation, structural geology, salt tectonics
Chris Elders is Professor of Petroleum Geoscience at Royal Holloway, University of London. After graduating from his PhD at Oxford University, he spent four years with Shell working as an Exploration Geoscientist using some early 3D seismic data to evaluate acreage from the Dutch sector of the southern North Sea. Since joining Royal Holloway he has primarily been responsible for running the MSc in Petroleum Geoscience and has been actively involved in the Fault Dynamics Research Group and the South East Asia Research Group. His primary research interests are the development of strike slip fault systems in convergent tectonic settings (Thailand, Sumatra, Scottish Caledonides), development of rift basins (N Sea rift system, NW Europe Atlantic margin, NW Shelf Australia), inversion of extensional basins (southern North Sea, Natuna Sea), salt tectonics in inverted extensional basins (southern North Sea and Central Graben) and the evolution of intra-cratonic basins (West Siberia Basin).
Role/Function in CMRG: Structural interpretation of seismic data; extensional, inversion and strike-slip fault systems and tectonics, salt tectonics.