Andrew Butcher

Andrew ButcherHydrogeologist, Groundwater Science

Location: Wallingford

Tel: 01491 692431

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  • 2008–Present: Manager, Geophysical Borehole Logging
  • 2005–Present: Manager, Hydrogeological Properties & Processes Laboratories (Aquifer Properties)
  • 2000–Present: 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
  • 1986–1990: PM Hydrocarbon Physcial Properties/Core Analysis
  • 1986: BSc University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Geophysics/Geology

Research interests

  • Hydrogeological properties
  • Resource evaluation


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

Current projects and collaboration

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

Professional association

  • Member of IAH, IAHS, AVCC

Published outputs

Key Papers

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.

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.

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).