Mr John Williams

Mr John Williams


Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3304

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  •  2006 – ongoing : Geoscientist, BGS
  •  2005 –2006 : Geochemical Field Sampler, GSNI/BGS
  •  2002 –2005 : BSc University of Plymouth, Geology with Geography

Current projects and collaboration

  • BIGCCS International Research Centre
  • UKCCSRC Fault seal controls on aquifer CO2 storage security

Research interests

  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Geothermal energy
  • Natural gas storage
  • In Situ stress analysis

Professional association

  • Academic member of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  • Member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain


  • 3D static reservoir modelling
  • Seismic interpretation
  • Wireline log interpretation

Published outputs

Key papers

McDERMOTT, C, WILLIAMS, J, Tucker, O, JIN, M, MACKAY, E, EDLMANN, K, HASZELDINE, S, WANG, W, KOLDITZ, O and AKHURST, M. 2016. Screening the geomechanical stability (thermal and mechanical) of shared multi-user CO2 storage assets: A simple effective tool applied to the Captain Sandstone Aquifer. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 45, 43-61.

WILLIAMS, J D O, FELLGETT, M W. and QUINN, M F. 2016. Carbon dioxide storage in the Captain Sandstone aquifer: determination of in situ stresses and fault-stability analysis. Petroleum Geoscience, Vol. 22, 211-222.

WILLIAMS, J D O, FELLGETT, M W, KINGDON A, and WILLIAMSON, J P. 2015. In-situ stress orientations in the UK Southern North Sea: Regional trends, deviations and detachment of the post-Zechstein stress field. Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 67, 769-784.

WILLIAMS, J D O, HOLLOWAY, S. and WILLIAMS, G A. 2014. Pressure constraints on the CO2 storage capacity of the saline water-bearing parts of the Bunter Sandstone Formation in the UK Southern North Sea. Petroleum Geoscience, Vol. 20, 155-167.

WILLIAMS, J D O, JIN, M, BENTHAM, M, PICKUP, G E, HANNIS, S D and MACKAY, E J. 2013. Modelling carbon dioxide storage within closed structures in the UK Bunter Sandstone Formation. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 18, 38-50.

CHADWICK, R A, WILLIAMS, G A, WILLIAMS, J D O, and NOY, D J. 2012. Measuring pressure performance of a large saline aquifer during industrial-scale CO2 injection. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 10, 374-388.

NOY, D J, HOLLOWAY, S, CHADWICK, R A, WILLIAMS, J D O, HANNIS, S A and LAHANN, R W. 2012. Modelling large-scale carbon dioxide injection into the Bunter Sandstone in the UK Southern North Sea. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 9, 220-233.

BUSBY, J, KINGDON, A, and WILLIAMS, J. 2011. The measured shallow temperature field in Britain. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Vol. 44, 373-387.

TYE, A M, KESSLER, H, AMBROSE, K, WILLIAMS, J D O, TRAGHEIM, D, SCHEIB, A, RAINES, M and KURAS, O. 2011. Using integrated near-surface geophysical surveys to aid mapping and interpretation of geology in an alluvial landscape within a 3D soil-geology framework. Near Surface Geophysics, Vol. 9, 15-31.