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Impact case studies: Earth Sciences

Discover the impact case studies from the Department of Earth Sciences.

Benefiting the petroleum industry


The Fault Dynamics Research Group has benefited the international petroleum industry with its research to determine the number of multi-million pound wells required to access reserves.

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Laser to help monitor diabetes


The Department of Earth Sciences has developed a custom-designed laser-ablation system which has been sold to laboratories worldwide, leading to technological spin-offs linked to monitoring diabetes and the production of stents.

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Predicting location of oil and gas reservoirs


Dr Dave Waltham has developed software that predicts the location of oil and gas reservoirs. This is having a major influence on multi-million pound decisions made by the oil and gas industry.

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