Dr James Verdon
School of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol
I am a Senior Lecturer in Applied Geophysics for the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol.
My research interests lie in the behaviour of fractured rocks as they are affected by underground human activities.
This includes the use of geophysical methods to image fractured rocks, and in particular the use of microseismic monitoring to
image geomechanical deformation; and the use of both statistical and numerical modelling methods to simulate the impacts of
human activities in the subsurface.
These interests have applications across a range of industrial sectors including:
- Geothermal energy developments
- Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
- Hydrogen storage
- Nuclear waste disposal
- I have also used these methods to monitor deformation and subsidence in mature, conventional hydrocarbon reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing of low permeability rocks, and subsidence and induced seismicity associated with coal mining.
Associated Research Projects
- BOPS: Bristol Oxford Passive Seismic research consortium
- DarkSeis: Seismic imaging in urban areas using DAS with dark fibres
- BUMPS: Bristol University Microseismicity Project
- SeisGreen: Induced seismicity and net zero technologies
- UKUH: UK Unconventional Hydrocarbons