Mr Martyn Quinn

Mr Martyn Quinn

Geologist

Location: BGS Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 411

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Biography

  • 2016 – ongoing : West of Shetland, seismic interpretation and mapping.
  • 2014 –2016 : 21st Century Roadmap, Palaeozoic project. Seismic interpretation and assessment of petroleum potential in Central North Sea and Orcadian Basin areas.
  • 2013 –2017 : Co-Investigator for BGS, CO2 injection and storage - short and long-term behaviour at different spatial scales
  • 2010 –2014 : Principal Investigator for BGS, multiscale whole systems modelling and analysis for CO2 capture, transport and storage project.
  • 2007 – ongoing : Assessment, mapping and characterisation of potential CO2 stores.
  • 2007 –2010 : Gas storage feasibility study, offshore Northern Ireland
  • 2007 –2011 : Lead author for the Permo-Triassic and Petroleum Geology chapters in the Faroe-Shetland Basin research report.
  • 1984 – ongoing : Petroleum Geologist, hydrocarbon prospectivity assessments and research for industry and government (UK, Falklands)
  • 1980 : BSc University of London, Birkbeck College, Geology

Key papers

  • 2017 : MONAGHAN, A A, ARSENIKOS, S, QUINN, M F, JOHNSON, K R, VINCENT, C J, VANE, C H, KIM, A W, UGUNA, C N, HANNIS, S D, GENT, C M A,; MILLWARD, D, KEARSEY, T I, and WILLIAMSON, J.P. 2017. Carboniferous petroleum systems around the Mid North Sea High, UK. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 88. 282-302. 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.08.019
  • 2012 : QUINN, M F, AKHURST, M C, FRYKMAN, P, HANNIS, S, HOLVIKOSKI, J, KEARSEY, T, LECOMTE, J-C, and MCCORMAC, M. 2012. Geological report of the Integrated Blake Oil Field and Captain Sandstone aquifer, UK multi-store site, SiteChar. European Commission DG Research. Seventh Framework Programme, Theme 5 – Energy. Collaborative Project – GA No. 256705. Deliverable No D3.1 Commercial-in-Confidence.
  • 2011 : 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.
  • 2011 : 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.
  • 2011 : 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.
  • 2010 : QUINN, M F, SMITH, K, and BULAT, J. 2010. A geological interpretation of the nearshore area between Belfast Lough and Cushendun, Northern Ireland, utilising a newly acquired 2D seismic dataset to explore for salt layers for possible gas storage within man-made caverns. Commissioned Report CR/10/69. Commercial-in-Confidence.
  • 2008 : QUINN, M F. 2008. A geological interpretation of the Larne and Portpatrick sub-basins, offshore Northern Ireland, with an evaluation of an area proposed for gas storage in salt caverns. Commissioned Report CR/08/64. Commercial-in-Confidence.
  • 2008 : 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.
  • 2006 : QUINN, M F. 2006. Lough Neagh: the site of a Cenozoic pull-apart basin. Scottish Journal of Geology, vol. 42(2), pp.101-112.
  • 2001 : 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.
  • 1996 : 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.

Professional association

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

Published outputs

Research interests

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

Skills

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