Symposium in Honour of David Roberts
Basin Dynamics and Petroleum Systems: Geophysics, Structure, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Geochemistry
14th - 15th April 2014
Windsor Building, Royal Holloway University of London
There will be a two day international conference to honour the life and work of David Roberts who sadly passed away in July 2013.
Dave started his professional career at the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences where his ground-breaking research on the evolution of continental margins led to the award of a Doctorate of Science from Manchester University. He then commenced a 22 year career in BP as the head of the newly formed Basins Studies Group and which culminated in his role as Distinguished Advisor in Global Exploration, the highest geoscience role in the company. He was visiting Professor and also an Honorary Fellow of Royal Holloway University of London. On retiring from BP Dave consulted internationally and served as a non-executive Director of Premier Oil whilst also teaching at Royal Holloway and elsewhere. He was the founding editor in chief of the Journal Marine and Petroleum Geology - a position he held for over 20 years. Dave received many honours including the Geological Society of London Petroleum Group’s silver medal and election as an Honorary Fellow of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, an organisation he also served as European President. Dave’s influence was widespread and profound in the study of petroleum geoscience and basin systems and it is extremely fitting that we honour his contribution with this conference.
There will be a memorial service in the Royal Holloway Chapel on the evening of Monday 14th April at 6.30 pm.
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