Martyn Quinn

Martyn QuinnSenior geologist/Project manager

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500411

E-mail Martyn Quinn

Biography

  • 2010–present: Principal Investigator for BGS, multiscale whole systems modelling and analysis for CO2 capture, transport and storage project.
  • 2007–present: Assessment, mapping and characterisation of potential CO2 stores.
  • 2007–2011: Lead author for the Permo-Triassic and Petroleum Geology chapters in the Faroe-Shetland Basin research report.
  • 2007–2010: Gas storage feasibility study, offshore Northern Ireland
  • 1984–present: Petroleum Geologist, hydrocarbon prospectivity assessments and research for industry and government (UK, Falklands)
  • 1980: BSc University of London, Birkbeck College, Geology

Research interests

  • Carbon capture, transport and storage
  • Compression in passive margins
  • Halokinesis
  • Permo-Triassic
  • Petroleum geology
  • Strike-slip basins

Skills

  • Seismic interpretation and mapping
  • Project management
  • Hydrocarbon prospectivity assessment
  • Hydrocarbon maturation modelling
  • Well log interpretation

Professional association

  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS)
  • Chartered geologist (C Geol)
  • Member of  the Edinburgh Geological Society

Published outputs

Key Papers

RITCHIE, D, ZISKA, H, KIMBELL, G, QUINN, M, and CHADWICK, A. 2011. Structure. 9-70 in Geology of the Faroe-Shetland Basin and adjacent areas. Ritchie, J.D, Ziska, H, Johnson, H, and Evans, D (editors). British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/11/01, Jarðfeingi Research Report, RR/11/01.

QUINN, M, and ZISKA, H. 2011. Permian and Triassic. 92-102 in Geology of the Faroe-Shetland Basin and adjacent areas. Ritchie, J.D, Ziska, H, Johnson, H, and Evans, D (editors). British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/11/01, Jarðfeingi Research Report, RR/11/01.

QUINN, M, VARMING, T, and ÓLAVSDOTTIR, J. 2011. Petroleum geology. 254-280 in Geology of the Faroe-Shetland Basin and adjacent areas. RITCHIE, J.D, ZISKA, H, JOHNSON, H, and EVANS, D (editors). British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/11/01, Jarðfeingi Research Report, RR/11/01.

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.

QUINN, M.F. 2006. Lough Neagh: the site of a Cenozoic pull-apart basin. Scottish Journal of Geology, vol. 42(2), pp.101-112.

JOHNSON, H., COUNSELL, D., QUINN, M.F., STOKER, S.J., CAVILL, J. and LONG, D. 2001. Earth resources and the future of energy use in Scotland. In: Gordon, J.E. & Leys, K.F. (eds) Earth Science and the Natural Heritage: Interactions and Integrated Management.

RICHARDS, P.C., GATLIFF, R.W., QUINN, M.F. and FANNIN, N.G.T. 1996. Petroleum potential of the Falkland Islands offshore area.  Journal of Petroleum Geology, vol. 19(2), pp.161-182.