Mr Andrew Kingdon

Mr Andrew Kingdon

Team Leader Parameterisation, Statistics and Medical Geology

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3415

E-mail Mr Andrew Kingdon

ORCID: 000000034979588X


  •  2013 – ongoing : Team Leader, Parameterisation, Statistics and Medical Geology
  •  2010 –2013 : Team Leader, Mathematical Modelling
  •  2008 – ongoing : 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

Research interests

  • Calculation of new in-situ stress map of the UK using borehole imaging derived borehole breakouts & tensile fractures
  • Parameterisation of 3D models
  • Petrophysics, petrophysical data management and borehole imaging

Current projects and collaboration


  • Petrophysics and petrophysical data management
  • Petrophysics, petrophysical data management, data provision and Quality Assurance
  • reasonably fluent in French

Published outputs

Key papers

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

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, Timothy; Williams, John; Finlayson, Andrew; Williamson, Paul; Dobbs, Marcus; Marchant, Benjamin; KINGDON, Andrew; Campbell, Diarmad. 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. 10.1016/j.enggeo.2014.12.017

Royse, K.R.; Bricker, S.H.; Jackson, C.R.; KINGDON, A.; 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.; 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. 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.06.008

Royse, K. R., Hillier, J. K., Hughes, A., KINGDON, A., Singh, A. and L. Wang 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

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:

Evans, DJ, KINGDON, A, Hough, E, Reynolds, W, & Heitman, N. 2012. First account of resistivity borehole micro-imaging (FMI) to assess the sedimentology and structure of the Preesall Halite, NW England:

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, 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, 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, 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 & KINGDON. A. 1998. Hydrogeological and geotechnical rock property characterisation from geophysics In: PROC. OF THE YORKSHIRE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 52, Nov 98.

KINGDON, A, Rogers S F, Evans, C J, & Brereton, N R. 1997. The comparison of core and geophysical log measurements obtained in the U.K. Nirex investigation of the Sellafield region. In: Core--Log integration, GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY SPECIAL PUBLICATION 136 : edited by P.K. Harvey and M.A. Lovell.

KINGDON, A & 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.

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.