Edward Hough

Senior geologist
BGS Keyworth

Edward Hough’s biography

  • 2013: Team Leader, Unconventional gas, BGS shale gas research: Shale gas prospectivity and advice in the UK (NC funded)
  • 1995: Geologist, British Geological Survey: North-west England and the English Midlands: Carboniferous coalfields and Millstone Grit; Permo-Trias; Jurassic and Quaternary
  • 1991 – 1994: BSc (Hons), University of Birmingham

Research interests

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2018: SECURe- Subsurface Evaluation of CCS and Unconventional Risks (EU grant). I am consortium co-ordinator for this 16 partner, 3 year, E9M multi-disciplinary international assessment of risks associated with CCS and shale gas
  • 2014: Assessing impact of hydraulic fracturing on National infrastructure (Commissioned)
  • 2018: GARAH: Assessing energy resources in NW Europe (EU Grant)
  • 2018: Integrated assessment of UK Shale resource distribution based on fundamental analyses of shale mechanical and fluid properties (NERC grant). I am Co-Investigator on this 4 year project that will assess UK shale gas and oil resource
  • 2013: UK GeoEnergy Observatories: quantifying the geology of the Cheshire Energy Research Field Site. Integration of geophysical, borehole and outcrop data to support this important NERC capital project


  • Field geologist, geological mapping
  • GIS and 3D geological modelling
  • Project management

Professional association

  • 2014: Member, European Society of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE)
  • 2004 – 2007: Secretary, East Midlands Regional Group of the Geological Society

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