Mr Darren John Robert Jones

Mr Darren John Robert Jones

Petroleum Geologist

Location: BGS Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 300

E-mail Mr Darren John Robert Jones

Biography

  • 2015 – ongoing : Petroleum Geologist, British Geological Survey
  • 2011 –2015 : Exploration Geologist, Surestream Petroleum Ltd
  • 2010 –2011 : Application Geoscientist, Paradigm
  • 2009 –2010 : MSc Petroleum Geoscience, University of Manchester
  • 2005 –2009 : MEarthSci, University of Manchester

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2016 – ongoing : Project Leader - Hydrocarbon technical advisor for Isle of Man Government
  • 2016 – ongoing : Deputy Manager - Collaboration with DFID, building capacity for extractive industry in Sierra Leone
  • 2015 – ongoing : Geoscience Project Services to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), UK.

Commissioned reports

  • Jones D J.(2017). The remaining prospectivity of the Paleocene and HPHT pre-Cretaceous plays and the validation of the Edinburgh prospect, Q30, Central North Sea. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report for OGA. CR/17/079.
  • Jones D J, McCormick T, Singh A and Robertson J.(2017). IT infrastructure and geo-data management assessment of the geological institutions in Freetown, Sierra Leone. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report for DFID. CR/17/051
  • Goodenough K M, Jones D J. (2017). Capacity review of geological institutions in Freetown, Sierra Leone and proposal for future partnership working. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report for DFID. CR/17/016
  • Jones D J.(2016). Petroleum Directorate in Sierra Leone: Review and suggestions for support. British Geological Survey Commissioned Report for DFID. CR/16/013

Research interests

  • Regional Geology of Africa
  • Permo-Triassic and Cretaceous rift systems
  • Cenozoic history of East Africa
  • Geological Evolution of the UKCS
  • Deep-water systems of passive margins

Skills

  • New business ventures
  • Direct negotiation with governments
  • Good communication skills
  • Petroleum systems analysis
  • Unlocking new petroleum basins
  • Prospect identification and de-risking
  • Play fairway analysis