Howard Johnson

Howard JohnsonTeam Leader Continental Margins

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500272

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Biography

  • 2007–current: Team Leader of Continental Margins
  • 2003–current: Business Development Theme Manager — Marine Geoscience
  • 2007–current: Project leader of Continental Margins, project leader of confidential projects for oil industry clients
  • 2002–current: Member of the BGS Stratigraphy Committee
  • 2008–current: Member of the BGS Lexicon Management Group
  • 1989–1990: seconded to South Pacific Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)
  • 1987–1989: seconded to Fiji Mineral Resources Department
  • 1982–1987: Hydrocarbons Unit, BGS Grange Terrace
  • 1975–1982: Land Survey
  • 1975: BSc University of Liverpool, Geology

Research interests

  • Compression in passive margins
  • Stratigraphy and basin evolution, North Sea, East Irish Sea, West of Shetlands and NE Atlantic margin
  • Midland Valley of Scotland tectonostratigraphic development
  • Fiji Islands and SW Pacific tectonostratigraphic development

Current projects and collaboration

  • Rockall Consortium
  • Faroe–Shetland Consortium

Professional association

  • associate editor, 7th Petroleum Geology Conference 2009
  • member of the Geological Society of London (GSL) (CSi, C Geol, FGS)
  • member GSL Petroleum Group Committee (2004-2007)
  • member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain
  • member of  the Yorkshire Geological Society

Published outputs

Key Papers

JOHNSON, H., DORÉ, A., GATLIFF, R.W., HOLDSWORTH, R., LUNDIN, E. and RITCHIE, J.D. (eds) 2008. The Nature and Origin of Compression in Passive Margins. Geological Society of London, Special Publication 306.

RITCHIE, J.D., JOHNSON, H., QUINN, M.F. and GATLIFF, R.W. 2008. The effects of Cenozoic compression within the Faroe-Shetland Basin and adjacent areas. In: JOHNSON, H., DORÉ, A., GATLIFF, R.W., HOLDSWORTH, R., LUNDIN, E. and RITCHIE, J.D. (eds) The Nature and Origin of Compression in Passive Margins. Geological Society of London, Special Publication 306, 121–-136.

JOHNSON, H., RITCHIE, J.D., HITCHEN, K., McINROY, D. and KIMBELL, G.S. 2005. Aspects of the Cenozoic deformational history of the UK Atlantic margin. Abstract in: 6th Petroleum Geology Conference: North West Europe and Global Perspectives, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, 7–9 October 2003.

KIMBELL, G. S., RITCHIE, J.D., JOHNSON, H. and GATLIFF, R.W. 2005. Controls on the structure of the NE Atlantic margin revealed by regional 3D modelling. Abstract in: 6th Petroleum Geology Conference: North West Europe and Global Perspectives, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, 7–-9 October 2003.

RITCHIE, J.D., JOHNSON, H. and KIMBELL, G.S. 2003. The nature and age of Cenozoic contractional deformation within the NE Faroe-Shetland Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 20, 399–409.

RITCHIE, J.D., JOHNSON, H., BROWNE, M.A.E., AND MONAGHAN, A.A. 2003. Carboniferous tectono-stratigraphic evolution within the Firth of Forth, Midland Valley of Scotland revealed from 2D seismic reflection and well data. Scottish Journal of Geology 39, 121–134.

JACKSON, D I, and JOHNSON, H., 1996. Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the Triassic, Permian and Carboniferous of the UK offshore East Irish Sea Basin. British Geological Survey, Nottingham.

JOHNSON, H. and LOTT, G.K. 1993. 2. Cretaceous of the Central and Northern North Sea. In: KNOX, R.W.O'B. and CORDEY, W.G. (eds) Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the UK North Sea. British Geological Survey, Nottingham.