Andrew Butcher

Mr Andrew Butcher

Senior Hydrogeologist

Location: Wallingford

Tel: 01491 69 2431

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  •  2008 : Manager, Geophysical Borehole Logging
  •  2005 : Manager, Hydrogeological Properties & Processes Laboratories (Aquifer Properties)
  •  2000 : Senior Hydrogeologist
  •  1997 –2000 : Fiji, SOPAC Pacific Regional Hydrogeology and Geoscience Training. Lecturer University of the South Pacific
  •  1995 : MSc University of Reading, Hydrogeology
  •  1990 –1993 : Jakarta, Indonesia, hydrocarbon assessment
  •  1986 : BSc University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Geophysics/Geology
  •  1986 –1990 : PM Hydrocarbon Physcial Properties/Core Analysis


  • Geophysical borehole logging
  • Groundwater catchment processes
  • Groundwater resources evaluation and field investigations
  • Institutional strengthening and training
  • Physical hydrogeology
  • Physical properties characterisation
  • Project and scientific facility management

Research interests

  • Hydrogeological properties
  • Resource evaluation

Current projects and collaboration

  • Application of borehole imaging and physcial properties testing to characterise aquifers
  • Aquifer properties/resource assessment, highland salars, NW Argentina
  • Catchment Processes, Eden, NW England
  • Characterisation of granulation seams in sandstone
  • Geophyscial borehole logging - contract and research

Professional association

  • Member of IAH, IAHS, AVCC

Published outputs

Key papers

HOUSTON, J, BUTCHER, A, EHREN, P, EVANS, K, and GODFREY, L. in press.  The evaluation of brine prospects and the requirement for modifications to filing standards. J. Econ Geology.

WANG, L, STUART, M E, BOOMFIELD, J P, BUTCHER, A S, GOODDY D G, McKENZIE, A  LEWIS, M A and WILLIAMS A T. in press. Prediction of the arrival of peak nitrate concentrations at the water table at the regional scale in Great Britain.  Hydrological Processes HYP-10-0408.R3.

BUTCHER, A S, LAWRENCE, A R, JACKSON, C R, CULLIS, E J, CUNNINGHAM, J, HASAN, K, INGRAM, J, 2006. Investigating rising nitrate concentrations in the Permo-Triassic aquifer, Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK. In BARKER, R D AND TELLAM, J H (EDS) Fluid flow and solute movemnet in sandstones: the onshore UK Permo-Triassic red bed sequence. Geological Society of London, 285-296 (Special Publication 263).