Mr Andrew Kingdon

Mr Andrew Kingdon

Team Leader Parameterisation and Statistics

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3415

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  •  2013 – ongoing : Team Leader, Parameterisation and Statistics
  •  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


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

Current projects and collaboration

Published outputs

Key papers

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.