Richard Haslam

Dr Richard Haslam

Structural geologist
BGS Keyworth

Richard Haslam’s biography

  •  2020 – present: Team Leader for UK Structure
  • 2012: Structural Geologist, BGS
  •  2011: Contractor, Microseismic Processing
  •  2010: Contractor, Offshore Seismic Interpretation
  •  2008 – 2012: Keele University, PhD Geology, 3D geological modelling of superficial deposits, bedrock stratigraphy and fracture networks, Dounreay, Scotland: implications for subsurface contaminant pathways
  •  2007 – 2008: Near Surface Geophysics
  •  2003 – 2007: Keele University, MGeoscience, Geology with Astrophysics

Research interests

  • 3D geological modelling
  • Brittle Structures
  • Fault analysis and uncertainties
  • Fault and fractured rock characterisation
  • Fracture modelling and discrete fracture networks

Current projects and Collaborations

  • UK Structure – Develop a national understanding of fractures, fracture processes and fracture properties across the UK and continental shelf through observational and numerical methods
  • GWatt – Deep Geothermal in Cornish Granite at United Downs Deep Geothermal Project
  • CHPM2030 – EU2020 Combined Heat Power and Metal from geothermal – Case Study of Cornwall UK
  • Carboniferous Limestone as a Geothermal reservoir in the UK
  • Yorkshire Wolds – Mapping and Structural interpretation of the Northern Provence Chalk of the Yorkshire Wolds


  • 3D visualisation
  • Digital mapping and GIS
  • Photogrammetry

Professional association

  • Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Member of the Geological Society of America

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