Dr Cathy Hollis

Senior Lecturer in Petrophysics & Petroleum Geology

Cathy Hollis

Dr Cathy Hollis co-ordinates carbonate research within the Basin Studies Group. She is a carbonate sedimentologist, specialising in diagenesis and pore system characterisation, with over 15 years postdoctoral experience, primarily within the oil industry.

Prior to joining the University of Manchester, she spent 6 years as a consultant carbonate reservoir geologist and Team Leader for Badley Ashton and Associates (1995-2001), before joining Shell International Exploration and Production as a production geologist (2001-2005), Carbonate Team Leader and Subject Matter Expert in carbonate diagenesis (2005- 2007). 

Her research focuses upon conceptual reconstruction of palaeo-fluid flow during diagenesis and the impact that post-depositional processes have on pore shape, size and connectivity. Current research projects concentrate upon fault-and fracture controlled burial diagenesis, including dolomitisation, within syn- and post-rift regimes. This work utilizes field, petrographical and low temperature geochemical data to reconstruct the post-depositional modification of carbonate sediments during basin evolution. It is delivering quantitative geometrical data, conceptual and reactive transport models to explain the timing, shape, size and distribution of diagenetic products.

Email: Cathy.Hollis@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 6583
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