Andrew Kingdon

Mr Andrew Kingdon

Head of Digital Laboratories

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3415

E-mail Andrew Kingdon

ORCID: 000000034979588X


  • 2018 –2018 : Acting UKGEOS Science Lead and Acting Science Director Geoanalytics and Modelling
  • 2016 – ongoing : Team Leader Data Analytics
  • 2013 –2016 : Team Leader, Parameterisation, Statistics and Medical Geology
  • 2010 –2013 : Team Leader, Mathematical Modelling
  • 2008 –2016 : Project Leader, BGS PropBase Project
  • 2006 –2008 : Manager, UK National Petrophysical Data Archive and Petrophysicist
  • 2004 –2006 : Outreach Officer ESO, BGS
  • 2001 –2004 : UK IODP Programme Coordinator, BGS
  • 1997 –2001 : UK ODP Programme Manager, BGS
  • 1993 –2008 : Petrophysicist, BGS
  • 1991 –1992 : Petroleum Geologist, BGS Edinburgh
  • 1990 –1991 : MSc University of Leeds, Exploration Geophysics
  • 1987 –1990 : BSc (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London, Geology


  • 2019 : Chartered Geologist

Current projects and collaboration

Key papers

  • Fellgett, M W, Kingdon, A, Williams, J D O and Gent, C M A. 2018. Stress magnitude across UK regions, a combination of new analysis and legacy data. Marine and Petroleum Geology, V97, Pages 24-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.06.016
  • 2019 : Fellgett, M W, Kingdon A, Waters C N, Field, L, Shreeve, J, Dobbs M and Ougier-Simonin, A. 2019. Lithological Constraints on Borehole Wall Failure; a Study on the Pennine Coal Measures of the United Kingdom.Front. Earth Sci. 7:163. doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00163
  • Williams, J, Dobbs, M, Kingdon, A, Lark, R, Williamson, J, MacDonald, A and Ó Dochartaigh, B. (n.d.). Stochastic modelling of hydraulic conductivity derived from geotechnical data; an example applied to central Glasgow. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1-14. DOI: 10.1017/S1755691018000312
  • Heidbach, O, Custodio, S, KINGDON, A, Mariucci, M T, Montone, P, Müller, B, Pierdominici, S Rajabi, M, Reinecker, J, Reiter, K, Tingay, M, Williams, J and Ziegler, M. 2016. Stress Map of the Mediterranean and Central Europe 2016.
  • Kingdon, A, Fellgett, M W and Williams, J D O. 2016. Use of borehole imaging to improve understanding of the in-situ stress orientation of Central and Northern England and its implications for unconventional hydrocarbon resources. Marine and Petroleum Geology, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.02.012
  • Kingdon, A, Nayembil, M L, Richardson A E and Smith, A G. 2016. A geodata warehouse: Using denormalisation techniques as a tool for delivering spatially enabled integrated geological information to geologists. Computers and Geosciences. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2016.07.016
  • Wang, L, Jackson, C R, Pachocka, M and Kingdon, A. 2016. A seamlessly coupled GIS and distributed groundwater flow model. Environmental Modelling & Software 82 (2016) 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.04.007
  • Bianchi, M, Kearsey, T and Kingdon, A. 2015. Integrating deterministic lithostratigraphic models in stochastic realizations of subsurface heterogeneity. Impact on predictions of lithology, hydraulic heads and groundwater fluxes. Journal of Hydrology, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.10.072
  • Kearsey, T, Williams, J, Finlayson, A, Williamson, P, Dobbs, M, Marchant, B, Kingdon, A and Campbell, D. 2015. Testing the application and limitation of stochastic simulations to predict the lithology of glacial and fluvial deposits in Central Glasgow, UK. Engineering Geology, 187. 98-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2014.12.017
  • Royse, K R, Bricker, S H, Jackson, C R, Kingdon, A and Hughes, A G. 2015. The development of linked databases and environmental modelling systems for decision-making in London. In: Lollino, Giorgio; Manconi, Andrea; Culshaw, Martin; Bobrowsky, Peter; Luino, Fabio, (eds.) Engineering geology for society and territory, Volume 5, urban geology, sustainable planning and landscape exploitation. Springer, 1195-1199.
  • Williams, J D O, Fellgett, M W, Kingdon, A, and Williamson, J P. 2015. In-situ stress orientations in the UK Southern North Sea: regional trends, deviations and detachment of the post-Zechstein stress field. Marine and Petroleum Geology, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.06.008
  • Kingdon, A, Giles, J R A and Lowndes, J P. 2014. Future of technology in NERC Data models and informatics: Outputs from InformaTEC, 2014. Model Fusion: Integrating Environmental Models to Solve Real World Problems. Geological Society of London Special Publications, v408, DOI:10.1144/SP408.5
  • Royse, K R, Hillier J K, Wang, L, Lee T F, O'Niel, J, Kingdon, A and Hughes, A G. 2014. The application of componentised modelling techniques to catastrophe model generation Environmental Modelling & Software 61 (2014) 65-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.07.005
  • Royse, K R, Hillier, J K, Hughes, A, Kingdon, A, Singh, A and Wang, L. 2014. The potential for the use of model fusion techniques in building and developing catastrophe models. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 408, DOI: 10.1144/SP408.7
  • Evans, D J, Kingdon, A, Hough, E, Reynolds, W and Heitman, N. 2012. First account of resistivity borehole micro-imaging (FMI) to assess the sedimentology and structure of the Preesall Halite, NW England: Journal of the Geological Society, v. 169:587-592, doi:10.1144/0016-76492011-143
  • Busby, J P, Kingdon, A and Williams, J D O. 2011. The measured shallow temperature field in Britain. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. v. 44; p. 373-387.
  • Kingdon, A, Nayembil, M L, Holmes, K A and Smith, A G. 2010. PropBase QueryLayer: a single portal to UK physical property databases (extended abstract). UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2010, Cardiff, UK, 28–29 Sept 2010. 1–2
  • Kingdon, A, Williams, J D O and Williamson, J P. 2010. Modelling of 3D physical property intra-unit heterogeneity of the UK East Midlands for the BGS PropBase project. 2010 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Colorado, USA, 31 Oct – 3 Nov 2010.
  • Kingdon, A, Aldiss, D T and Lawrie, K I G. 2008. Identifying 'Golden Spike boreholes' for the National Borehole Information Capture Project Exploiting Geoscience Collections, London, 12–13 May 2008. 22–23.
  • Rogers, S F, Bailey, D K and Kingdon, A. 2000. Orientation of drill core by use of borehole geophysical imaging. In Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section B: Applied Earth Science), 109 September - December 2000, B184-190.
  • Brereton, N R, Evans, C J and Kingdon, A. 1998. Hydrogeological and geotechnical rock property characterisation from geophysics. Proc. of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol. 52, Nov 98.
  • Kingdon, A, Evans, C J, Brereton, N R, and Hobbs, P R N. 1996. The comparison of core and geophysical log measurements obtained in the UK Nirex investigation of the Sellafield region. Poster abstract: Core-log Integration meeting. Borehole Research Group of the Geological Society, Burlington House, London, 17-18 September 1996.
  • Kingdon, A, Rogers S F, Evans, C J, and Brereton, N R. 1997. The comparison of core and geophysical log measurements obtained in the U.K. Nirex investigation of the Sellafield region. Core--Log integration, Geological Society Special Publication 136 : edited by P.K. Harvey and M.A. Lovell.
  • Kingdon, A, and Henson D L. 1996. Progress on Characterising Discontinuities and Stress in the Sellafield Area. Borehole electrical measurements conference. Borehole Research Group of the Geological Society, 30 January 1996, Burlington House, London.

Published outputs

Research interests

  • Development of geoscience Decision Support Systems
  • Parameterisation of 3D models
  • Petrophysics, petrophysical data management and borehole imaging
  • Research into the in-situ stress regime of the UK


  • Borehole image analysis, in-situ stress, core-image-log integration
  • Petrophysics, petrophysical data management, data provision and Quality Assurance
  • reasonably fluent in French