David McInroy

Ocean Geoscience Team Leader & ECORD Science Operator Science Manager

Location: BGS Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 382

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Summary

David is a geologist and geophysicist with a research background in the evolution and hydrocarbon prospectivity of the UK’s Atlantic Margin (2001-2010). He has worked on various industry-sponsored research projects for the BGS Rockall and Faroe-Shetland Basin consortia, the Western Frontiers Association and individual oil companies. More recently, David project manages the BGS delivery of scientific ocean drilling campaigns for the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD), under the auspices of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) (2010-present), involving multi-million dollar operations in diverse environments around the world. In April 2017, David was appointed BGS Ocean Geoscience Team Leader, tasked with progressing deep-sea geoscientific research as part of the BGS Marine Geoscience Directorate. The team objectives are to support the exploration and exploitation of deep-sea mineral resources, and the environmental research that will be required to monitor the effects of that activity. The challenge for the team is both scientific and technical, as new key challenges are to create sustainable plans for technology developments for deep marine geological and habitat mapping, seabed and sub-seabed sampling, sensing, and monitoring.

Biography

  • 2016 – ongoing : BGS Ocean Geoscience Team Leader
  • 2010 – ongoing : Science Manager, ECORD Science Operator
  • 2004 –2010 : Staff Scientist, ECORD Science Operator
  • 2001 –2012 : 2D and 3D regional and prospect-level seismic interpretation, mapping, analysis and reporting for industry- and BGS-funded projects
  • 2001 : Joined BGS Marine Geoscience
  • 2000 –2001 : Processing Geophysicist, Compagnie Generale de Geophysique (CGG), London
  • 1999 –2000 : M.Sc. (Distinction) Geophysics, University of Durham
  • 1995 –1999 : B.Sc. (Hons) Geology and Applied Geology, University of Glasgow

Current projects and collaboration

Key papers

  • 2017 : Pharaoh, T, Gent, C, Mellett, C, Greenhalgh, E, Andrews, I, and McInroy, D. 2017. South-West Approaches Study Phase 1 Lot 2: A Review of Late- and Post- Variscan basins and source potential in Western Europe. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/17/031.
  • 2012 : Monaghan, A, Ford, J, Milodowski, A, McInroy, D, Pharaoh, T, Rushton, J, Browne, M, Cooper, A, Hulbert, A and Napier, B. 2012. New insights from 3D geological models at analogue CO2 storage sites in Lincolnshire and eastern Scotland, UK. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 59, 53-76. doi:10.1144/pygs.59.1.289
  • 2012 : Smith, M, Lawrence, D, McInroy, D, Monaghan, A, Edwards, M, Naylor, M, Ford, J and Bricker, S. 2012. Defining the store : geological interpretation and storage modelling. In: Smith, M, Campbell, D, Mackay, E and Polson, D (Eds.) CO2 aquifer storage site evaluation and monitoring : understanding the challenges of CO2 storage : results of the CASSEM Project. Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage, 37-67.
  • 2012 : Stoker, M S, Kimbell, G S, McInroy, D B and Morton, A C. 2012. Eocene post-rift tectonostratigraphy of the Rockall Plateau, Atlantic margin of NW Britain: Linking early spreading tectonics and passive margin response. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 30, 98-125. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2011.09.007.
  • 2010 : Expedition 313 Scientists. 2010. Shallow-water drilling of the New Jersey continental shelf: global sea level and architecture of passive margin sediments. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Preliminary Report, 313. doi:10.2204/iodp.pr.313.2010.
  • 2010 : Kimbell, G S, McInroy, D B, Quinn, M F, and Ziska, H. 2010. The three-dimensional crustal structure of the Faroe-Shetland region. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/10/110.
  • 2010 : McInroy, D B, and Hulbert, A. 2010. CASSEM: Interpretation of the reprocessed Conoco 87 Firth of Forth Seismic Survey, and subsequent modifications to the 3D geological model. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/10/026.
  • 2010 : Mountain, G, Proust, J-N and Expedition 313 Scientists. 2010. The New Jersey margin scientific drilling project (IODP Expedition 313): untangling the record of global and local sea-level changes. Scientific Drilling,, 10, 26-34. doi:10.2204/iodp.sd.10.03.2010.
  • 2010 : Mountain, G, Proust, J-N, McInroy, D, Cotterill, C and the Expedition 313 Scientists. 2010. Shallow-water drilling of the New Jersey continental shelf: global sea level and architecture of passive margin sediments). Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 313: Washington, DC (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.313.2010007.
  • 2010 : Stoker, M S, McInroy, D B, Johnson, H, and Ritchie, J D. 2010. Cretaceous Tectonostratigraphy of the Faroe–Shetland Region. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/10/144.
  • 2008 : McInroy, D B and Hitchen, K. 2008. Geological evolution and hydrocarbon potential of the Hatton Basin (UK sector), north-east Atlantic Ocean (extended abstract). Proceedings of Central Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference, Halifax, 2008.
  • 2008 : McInroy, D B, Hitchen, K, and Kimbell, G. 2008. Geology and prospectivity of the UK Hatton Basin (incorporating an interpretation of the TGS HR07 and reprocessed BGS 1993/02 data. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/08/012.
  • 2008 : Monaghan, A A, Mcinroy, D B, Browne, M A E, and Napier B. 2008. CASSEM Work Package One - Forth Geological Modelling. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/08/151.
  • 2007 : Camoin, G F, Iryu, Y, McInroy, D B and the Expedition 310 Scientists. 2007. The last deglacial sea level rise in the South Pacific: offshore drilling in Tahiti (French Polynesia). Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 310: Washington, DC (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi:10.2204/​iodp.proc.310.2007.
  • 2007 : Camoin, G F, Iryu, Y, McInroy, D and the Expedition 310 Scientists. 2007. IODP Expedition 310 reconstructs sea level, climatic, and environmental changes in the South Pacific during the last deglaciation. Scientific Drilling, 5, 4-12. doi:10.2204/iodp.sd.5.01.2007.
  • 2007 : Kingdon, A, Evans, D, Graham, C C, McInroy, D B, and Skinner A C. 2007. ECORD-NET report: Operational Procedures of the ECORD Science Operator. British Geological Survey Internal Report IR/07/030.
  • 2007 : McInroy, D B. 2007. Integrated interpretation of the BGS Rockall Consortium seismic data set (1992-2006). British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/07/189.
  • 2007 : Richards, P C, Smith, K, McInroy, D B, Sankey, M, Henderson, A F, Gatliff, R W, and Gafeira, J. 2007. The Hydrocarbon Prospectivity of the Sao Tome and Principe EEZ: August 2007. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report.
  • 2007 : Stoker, M, McInroy, D B, and Hitchen, K. 2007. A preliminary lithostratigraphic scheme for the Cenozoic of the Rockall–Hebrides region. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/07/019.
  • 2006 : Backman, J, Moran, K, McInroy, D B, Mayer, L A and the Expedition 302 Scientists. 2006. Arctic Coring Expedition: Paleoceanographic and Tectonic Evolution of the Central Arctic Ocean. Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 302: Washington, DC (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.302.2006.
  • 2006 : Expedition 310 Scientists. 2006. Tahiti Sea Level: the last deglacial sea level rise in the South Pacific: offshore drilling in Tahiti (French Polynesia). Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Preliminary Report, 310. doi:10.2204/iodp.pr.310.2006.
  • 2006 : McInroy, D B, Hitchen, K & Stoker, M S. 2006. Potential Eocene and Oligocene stratigraphic traps of the Rockall Plateau, NE Atlantic Margin. In: Allen, M R, Goffey, G P, Morgan, R K and Walker, I M (Eds.) The Deliberate Search for the Stratigraphic Trap. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 254, 247-266. doi:10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.254.01.13.
  • 2006 : Merritt, J E, Smith, K, and McInroy, D. 2006. Remapping of low-risk Yet-to-Find Central North Sea 2D BGS prospects within the area of PGS Megasurvey. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report GC05/10.
  • 2006 : Stoker, S J, Smith, K, and McInroy, D. 2006. The pod/interpod play of the West Central Shelf, Forties-Montrose High and Jaeren High. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report GC05/02.
  • 2005 : Backman, J, Moran, K and McInroy, D. 2005. IODP Expedition 302, Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX): a first look at the Cenozoic paleoceanography of the central Arctic Ocean. Scientific Drilling, 1, 12-17. doi:10.2204/iodp.sd.1.02.2005.
  • 2005 : Expedition 302 Scientists. 2005. Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX): paleoceanographic and tectonic evolution of the central Arctic Ocean. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Preliminary Report, 302. doi:10.2204/iodp.pr.302.2005.
  • 2005 : Johnson, H, Ritchie, J D, Hitchen, K, McInroy, D B and Kimbell, G S. 2005. Aspects of the Cenozoic deformational history of the northeast Faroe-Shetland Basin and the Wyville-Thomson Ridge and Hatton Bank areas. In: Doré, A G & Vining, B A (Eds.) The Petroleum Geology: North-West Europe and Global Perspectives—Proceedings of the 6th Petroleum Geology Conference, 993-1007. doi:10.1144/0060993.
  • 2005 : Kimbell, G S, Hitchen, K, and McInroy, D B. 2005. Three-dimensional modelling of the Hatton Basin. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/05/027.
  • 2005 : McInroy, D B. 2005. Evidence for major crustal lineaments on the west Rockall Basin margin. British Geological Survey Internal Report IR/05/038.
  • 2005 : McInroy, D B. 2005. Preliminary interpretation of SOC seismic data from the Iceland Basin. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/05/077.
  • 2005 : McInroy, D B. 2005. The relationship between the lithology of igneous sequences, their structure and drilling difficulties on the Northwest European Atlantic Margin. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/05/039.
  • 2004 : Macmillan, S, Lesur, V, Clarke, E, and McInroy, D. 2004. Determining geomagnetic field values for directional well-bore surveying at Oseberg. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/04/013.
  • 2003 : Brett, C, and McInroy, D B. 2003. Hatton-Rockall Geophysical Survey, RRS Discovery Cruise D273, BGS Project 03/01 Operations Report. British Geological Survey, Internal Report IR/03/177.
  • 2003 : Johnson, H, McInroy, D B, and Ritchie, J D. 2003. Giant hummocks and associated polygonal faults within Cenozoic deep-water marine sediments of the north-east Faroe-Shetland Basin. British Geological Survey, Internal Report IR/03/017C.
  • 2003 : Lesur, V, McInroy, D, and Baillie, O. 2003. Determining geomagnetic field values for directional well-bore surveying at the Siri field. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/03/317.
  • 2003 : McInroy, D B, Ritchie, J D, Johnson, H, Hitchen, K, and Kimbell, G S. 2003. Cenozoic structuration of the Hatton-Rockall region. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/03/016.
  • 2003 : McInroy, D B, Ritchie, J D, and Gatliff, R W. 2003. Work Package II: A geological interpretation of the TX01-2A seismic profile. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/03/286.
  • 2002 : Bulat, J, Cavill, J, Hitchen, K, McInroy, D, Ritchie, D, and Stoker, M. 2002. Integrated interpretation of the Rockall Consortium seismic database. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/02/066.
  • 2002 : McInroy, D B. 2002. The development and hydrocarbon prospectivity of the Hatton-Rockall area in a regional North Atlantic context. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report CR/02/004.