Frank Rarity

Gil Rarity
Australian School of Petroleum
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Frank Rarity is an adjunct lecturer and postdoctoral consultant geologist at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. Frank has ten years of experience working in industry linked research with strong expertise in sedimentology and stratigraphy, coastal geomorphology, syn-rift tectono-stratigraphy, reservoir modelling and the use of digital survey tools for studying modern and ancient depositional systems. Frank holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, an MSc in Geodetic Surveying from the University of Nottingham and a BSc in Geological Sciences from the University of Plymouth.

Teaching

Frank is currently an adjunct lecturer at the University. His primary teaching responsibilities include sedimentology, stratigraphy and reservoir modelling for undergratuate, honours and masters students.

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Frank Rarity

Frank Rarity is an adjunct lecturer and postdoctoral consultant geologist at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. Frank has ten years of experience working in industry linked research with strong expertise in sedimentology and stratigraphy, coastal geomorphology, syn-rift tectono-stratigraphy, reservoir modelling and the use of digital survey tools for studying modern and ancient depositional systems. Frank holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, an MSc in Geodetic Surveying from the University of Nottingham and a BSc in Geological Sciences from the University of Plymouth.

Teaching

Frank is currently an adjunct lecturer at the University. His primary teaching responsibilities include sedimentology, stratigraphy and reservoir modelling for undergratuate, honours and masters students.

Frank Rarity is an adjunct lecturer and postdoctoral consultant geologist at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. Frank has ten years of experience working in industry linked research with strong expertise in sedimentology and stratigraphy, coastal geomorphology, syn-rift tectono-stratigraphy, reservoir modelling and the use of digital survey tools for studying modern and ancient depositional systems. Frank holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, an MSc in Geodetic Surveying from the University of Nottingham and a BSc in Geological Sciences from the University of Plymouth. 

 

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2005 - 2012 University of Manchester, Manchester United Kingdom Phd
2003 - 2004 University of Nottingham, Nottingham United Kingdom MSc
1997 - 2000 The University of Plymouth United Kingdom BSc (Hons)

Research Interests

Geological & Geomatics Engineering, Geology, Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution, Petroleum and Coal Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Structural Geology

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Ainsworth, R., Vakarelov, B., Maceachern, J., Rarity, F., Lane, T. & Nanson, R. (2017). Anatomy of a shoreline regression: Implications for the high-resolution stratigraphic architecture of deltas. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 87, 5, 425-459.
10.2110/jsr.2017.26
2017 Muravchik, M., Gawthorpe, R., Sharp, I., Rarity, F. & Hodgetts, D. (2017). Sedimentary environment evolution in a marine hangingwall dipslope setting. El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. Basin Research, -.
10.1111/bre.12231
2016 Ainsworth, R., Vakarelov, B., MacEachern, J., Nanson, R., Lane, T., Rarity, F. & Dashtgard, S. (2016). Process-driven architectural variability in mouth-bar deposits: A case study from a mixed-process mouth-bar complex, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 86, 5, 512-541.
10.2110/jsr.2016.23
2016 Counts, J., Rarity, F., Ainsworth, R., Amos, K., Lane, T., Moron Polanco, S. ... Nanson, R. (2016). Sedimentological interpretation of an Ediacaran delta: Bonney Sandstone, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 63, 3, 257-273.
10.1080/08120099.2016.1180322
2014 Rarity, G., Van Lanen, X., Hodgetts, D., Gawthorpe, R., Wilson, P., Fabuel-Perez, I. & Redfern, J. (2014). LiDAR-based digital outcrops for sedimentological analysis: workflows and techniques. Geological Society Special Publication, 387, 1, 153-183.
10.1144/SP387.5
2013 Strachan, L., Rarity, G., Gawthorpe, R., Wilson, P., Sharp, I. & Hodgetts, D. (2013). Submarine slope processes in rift-margin basins, Miocene Suez Rift, Egypt. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125, 1-2, 109-127.
10.1130/B30665.1
2010 Bates, K. T., Falkingham, P. L., Rarity, F., Hodgetts, D., Purslow, A. & Manning, P. L. (2010). Application of high-resolution laser scanning and photogrammetric techniques to data acquisition, analysis and interpretation in palaeontology. International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 38, 5, 68-73.
2009 Wilson, P., Gawthorpe, R. L., Hodgetts, D., Rarity, G. F. & Sharp, I. R. (2009). Geometry and architecture of faults in a syn-rift normal fault array: the Nukhul half-graben, Suez rift, Egypt. Journal of Structural Geology, 31, 8, 759-775.
10.1016/j.jsg.2009.04.005
2009 Wilson, P., Hodgetts, D., Rarity, F., Gawthorpe, R. L. & Sharp, I. R. (2009). Structural geology and 4D evolution of a half-graben: new digital outcrop modelling techniques applied to the Nukhul half-graben, Suez rift, Egypt. Journal of Structural Geology, 31, 3, 328-345.
10.1016/j.jsg.2008.11.013
2008 McCormack, D. C., Irving, D. H. B., Brocklehurst, S. H. & Rarity, F. (2008). Glacial geomorphological mapping of Coire Mhic Fhearchair, NW Scotland: The contribution of a high-resolution ground based LiDAR survey. Journal of Maps, 4, 1, 315-331.
10.4113/jom.2008.1033
2008 Bates, K. T., Rarity, F., Manning, P. L., Hodgetts, D., Vila, B., Oms, O. ... Gawthorpe, R. L. (2008). High-resolution LiDAR and photogrammetric survey of the Fumanya dinosaur tracksites (Catalonia): implications for the conservation and interpretation of geological heritage sites. Journal of the Geological Society, 165, 1, 115-127.
10.1144/0016-76492007-033

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2011 Wilson, P., Hodgetts, D., Rarity, G. F., Gawthorpe, R. L. & Sharp, I. R. (2011). Half-graben-scale geocellular outcrop modelling of rift initiation strata from lidar-based digital outcrop data: the Nukhul syncline, Suez Rift, Egypt. In O. J. Martinsen, A. J. Pulham, P. D. W. Haughton & M. D. Sullivan (Eds.), Outcrops revitalised - tools, techniques and applications (pp. 51-68). Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2015 Nanson, R. A., Lane, T. I., Vakarelov, B. V., Ainsworth, R. B. & RArity, G. F. (2015). Downstream Changes in Architecture and Fill of Distributary Channels on a Delta Fed by a Fluvial Megafan: A Case Study From the Mitchell River, Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition 2015. Denver, Colorado, USA.
2015 Rarity, G. F., Vakarelov, B. V., Ainsworth, R. B., Nanson, R. A. & Lane, T. I. (2015). Process Variability and Morphology of Mouth Bars: Examples From the Modern and Ancient. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention and Exhibition 2015. Denver, Colorado, U.S.A..
2015 Vakarelov, B. V., Rarity, G. F., Ainsworth, R. B., Nanson, R. A. & Lane, T. I. (2015). A Practical Approach to Hierarchical Marginal Marine Classification Illustrated With Modern and Ancient Examples. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition 2015. Denver, Colorado, USA.
2015 Lane, T. I., Nanson, R. A., Vakarelov, B. V., Ainsworth, R. B. & Rarity, G. F. (2015). Morphology, Sedimentology and Architecture of Megafan-Shoreline Systems: A Case Study of the Mitchell River Delta, Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. AAPG International Conference and Exhibition 2015. Melbourne, Australia.
2014 Rarity, G. F., Ainsworth, R. B., Vakarelov, B. V. & Changhwan, L. (2014). A Hierarchical Marginal Marine Architectural Classification System Enables Nested Approach to Geocellular Modeling of Mixed-Process Reservoirs: An Example from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation, Alberta, Canada. AAPG Annual Convenvention and Exhibition 2014. Houston, Texas, USA.
2013 Hodgetts, D., Burnham, B., Head, W., Jonathan, A., Rarity, G. F., Seers, T. & Spence, G. (2013). Geostatistics from Digital Outcrop Models of Outcrop Analogues for Hydrocarbon Reservoir Characterisation.. EGU General Assembly 2013. Vienna, Austria.
2007 Rarity, G. F., Hodgetts, D., Wilson, P. & Gawthorpe, R. L. (2007). Integrating Digital Outcrop Data and Field Geology for Modelling Multi-scale Heterogeneities in Complex Tidal Facies: Nukhul Half-graben, Gulf of Suez, Egypt. AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition 2007. Long Beach, California.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2014 Nanson, R. A., Lane, T. I., Rarity, G. F., Nyberg, B. B., Amos, K., Vakarelov, B. V. ... Ishak, N. (2014). The Geometry and Heterolithic Fill of Tide Influenced Channels in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. GeoConventio Focus 2014 - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Calgary, Canada.
2014 Nanson, R. A., Lane, T. I., Augustinus, P., Okafor, R., Ishak, N., Rarity, G. F. ... Vakarelov, B. V. (2014). The Geometry and Heterolithic Fill of Tide Influenced Channels in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition 2014. Houston, Texas, USA.

Theses

Year Citation
2012 Rarity, G. F.; (2012); Digital Outcrop Characterisation of Syn-rift Structure and Stratigraphy: Case Studies from the Nukhul Half-graben, Suez Rift, Egypt;
  • Oct16 to Apr17. Principal investigator for a six month consultancy project for Santos Ltd investigating the sedimentology and palaeogeography of the Elang Formation, Bonaparte Basin, NW Shelf, Australia.
  • Jan16 to Apr16. Principal investigator for a three month consultancy project for Santos Ltd investigating the palaeogeography and petroleum prospectivity of the Toro and Digimu sandstones, Papua New Guinea.
  • Oct14 to Dec14. Principal investigator for a two month research project with Woodside Ltd investigating the depositional uncertainty and petroleum prospectivity of the Brigadier Formation, NW Shelf, Australia.

Frank is currently an adjunct lecturer at the University. His primary teaching responsibilities include sedimentology, stratigraphy and reservoir modelling for undergratuate, honours and masters students studying Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geoscience at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. This includes leading and co-leading geological fieldtrips at all levels. Supervision and marking of Hons/MSc dissertation projects and developing practical assessments and exams. Course-coordinator (2015 to 2016) for Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience (Hons/MSc).

  • Primary Supervisor: Swiatek, D. (Hons). 2015. Geomorphological mapping and process characterisation of marginal marine architectural elements: A field-based project in the Gulf of St Vincent, South Australia. Supported by the WAVE Consortium, University of Adelaide.
  • Co-Supervisor: Plotnek, E. (Hons) 2015. Controls on Late Jurassic shallow marine reservoir development, Jansz-IO Field, Northern Carnarvon Basin. Supported by Woodside, University of Adelaide.
  • Primary Supervisor: Al-Quwaitii, R.S. (MSc). 2014. Geocellular modelling and connectivity analysis of tide-influenced channel belt systems: An example from the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Supported by the WAVE Consortium, University of Adelaide.

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