Dr Dave McCarthy

Dr Dave McCarthy

Petroleum and Basin Analyst

Location: BGS Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 206

E-mail Dr Dave McCarthy

ORCID: 000000020677773X

Summary

Dave McCarthy is project manager for the Falkland Islands Government geoscience consulatncy at the British Geological Survey. He completed both a degree and PhD in geology at the University College Cork. Dave has a background in structural geology and experience in both mineral and hydrocarbon exploration.

Biography

  • 2015 – ongoing : Project Leader of the Falklands Geoscience Consultancy Project
  • 2014 – ongoing : Petroleum and basin analyst
  • 2011 –2015 : PhD University College Cork Structural Geology
  • 2005 –2009 : BSc (Hons) University College Cork

Current projects and collaboration

Key papers

  • Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F., McCarthy, D.J., Timmerman, M.J. and Dewey, J.F., 2016. Prelithification and synlithification tectonic foliation development in a clastic sedimentary sequence. Geology, 44(4), pp.291-294.
  • Mulchrone, K F, Meere, P A & McCarthy, D J. 2016. A simple model in 2D for the development of steady-state and oblique foliations in simple shear and more general deformations. Ductile Shear Zones: From Micro- to Macro-scales. Blackwell, Editors S.Mukherjee & K.Mulchrone.
  • McCarthy, D J, Meere, P A, & Petronis, M S. 2015. A comparison of the effectiveness of clast based finite strain analysis techniques to AMS in sandstones from the Sevier Thrust Belt, Wyoming. Tectonophysics, 639, 68-81.
  • Mulchrone, KF, McCarthy, DJ, Meere, P. 2013. Mathematica Code for Image Analysis, Semi-automatic Parameter Extraction and Strain Analysis. Computers and Geoscience. Vol 61 Pages 61-70

Professional association

  • Fellow of the Geological Society
  • Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain

Research interests

  • Microstructural deformation
  • Rock magnetics
  • Thrust belt development
  • Petroleum geology
  • South Atlantic evolution and Gondwana breakup

Skills

  • Seismic interpretation
  • Regional basin analysis
  • Structural Geology
  • Strain analysis