The Team

Directors

Dr. Alan Roberts
Dr. Alan Roberts
Managing Director

Alan joined in 1986, and is a structural geologist who has specialised in the application of structural- and geodynamic-modelling techniques to the interpretation and understanding of sub-surface data. He has been involved in numerous interpretation projects ranging from regional studies across continental margins to detailed production problems.
Dr. Graham Yielding
Dr. Graham Yielding
Technical Director

Graham is a structural geologist/geophysicist and joined Badleys in 1988. He has special interests in fault-seal analysis, the fractal properties of fault systems, the modelling of fault-related deformation and the problems and methods of depth conversion.
Dr. Brett Freeman
Dr. Brett Freeman
Technical Director

Brett is the Head of Software Development as well as a structural geologist, and joined Badleys in 1988. In particular he is a structural geologist who believes that to solve a problem properly requires a quantitative solution. It is this numerical background that led him into programming.

Project Geologists

Dr. Peter Bretan
Dr. Peter Bretan

Peter has been working for Badleys since 1995, and is a structural geologist/geophysicist who has specialised in the interpretation and analysis and fault structures. He has been involved in numerous interpretation and research projects ranging from structural field surveys to detailed microstructural studies of fault zones. 
Dr. Amy Clarke
Dr. Amy Clarke

Amy is a structural geologist and has recently completed a PhD in carbon capture and storage. She joined in early 2014, but has previously worked with Badleys as part of her PhD. Her PhD involved the geological characterisation and storage capacity estimation of several depleted gas fields on the UK continental shelf.
Dr. Emma Michie
Dr. Emma Michie

Emma joined Badleys in 2014 as a structural geologist. She has recently completed her PhD specialising in the petrophysical properties of carbonate-hosted fault zones. The research involved analysing fault and fracture patterns and how this can influence their velocity signature and sealing potential.
Dr. Dave Quinn
Dr. Dave Quinn

Dave is a structural geologist with a PhD in fracture analysis. Joining Badleys in early 2007 he has completed dozens of interpretation, structural validation, fault-seal and fracture/stress prediction projects for clients worldwide, as well as presenting and publishing when time allows.

OCTek Team

Prof. Nick Kusznir
Prof. Nick Kusznir

Nick works jointly between the University of Liverpool and Badleys. He is a geophysicist with a global reputation for innovative research. Currently his main research and consultancy interests focus on the application of geodynamic models and gravity-inversion techniques to deepwater continental margins.
Dr. Andy Alvey
Dr. Andy Alvey

Andy is a geophysicist who is a key member of the OCTek-project team. His work involves mapping the crustal structure of global deep-water rifted margins and restoring the OCTek-maps via a series of plate reconstructions.

Software Engineers

Andy Foster
Andy Foster

Andy is a geophysicist by training but has been working on TrapTester since its early days in 1991. Andy's particular skills are in the development of 3D visualization tools and core database design. He was solely responsible for implementing within TrapTester the first 3D display module and its underlying database technology.
Dr. Cathal Dillon
Dr. Cathal Dillon

Cathal is a geologist and software developer, and joined Badleys in 2005. He is responsible for some of the key utilities in TrapTester such as TrapAnalyst, FASIT and the geostatistical property modelling in EarthGrid.
James Bray
James Bray

James has been working for Badleys since 1994, and is a member of the software team. He is primarily responsible for the Windows implementations of TrapTester/T7

Supporting Staff

Diana Watts
Diana is the public telephone voice of Badleys, and has been working for Badleys since 1986. Her duties encompass all aspects of office administration and secretarial support.
Ros Hudson
Ros Hudson

Ros joined Badleys in 2000, and looks after all finance, invoicing and company administration matters.
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