Darren Jones

Darren Jones

Petroleum geologist
BGS Edinburgh
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Darren 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

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

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, and 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

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

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