Kathryn Amos

Dr Kathryn Amos

Senior Lecturer

Australian School of Petroleum

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am a Senior Lecturer at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. My expertise is in clastic sedimentology, my research focusing on understanding the controls behind processes of sediment transport and deposition in a range of environments, based on the study of modern environments and the rock record. A key driver for all of my research is the application of improved understanding about depositional systems to the interpretation of ancient successions.

My key research interests are:

1)      The sedimentology and geomorphology of dryland continental and highly variable discharge rivers. Key field localities are: rivers of the Lake Eyre drainage basin in semi-arid central Australia, the Mitchell, Burdekin and Fitzroy Rivers in the humid tropics of north Queensland.

2)      Outcrop description and interpretation of siliciclastic depositional processes and environments. Research is focused on outcrops of the Flinders Ranges, northern South Australia, and on core from various Australian basins, spanning deep marine, marginal marine, lacustrine and continental environments.

3)      Experimental modelling of turbidity currents.

Recent research projects have included a focus on: sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, petroleum geology, reservoir and seal analogues, Quaternary climate change, outcrop studies, sequence stratigraphy, facies analysis, geomorphology, sedimentologic fluid dynamics.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2014 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2009 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2007 Postdoctoral Research Associate University of New South Wales @ ADFA
    2004 - 2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Leeds
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2013 Teaching Award ECMS Prize for Excellence in Teaching Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide
    2011 Recognition Geological Society of America Exceptional Reviewer Geological Society of America
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2004 University of East Anglia United Kingdom PhD
    1999 Unviersity of East Anglia United Kingdom BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  • Research Interests

Summary:
‐ National Competitive Schemes: Co-Investigator for ARC-LIEF project; Lead investigator for two AINSE Awards.
‐ Industry Funded Research: >$700k
‐ University and Faculty funded research and learning and teaching grants >$100k
- Consulting income 2013-2015: $186k

Funded research projects:
2014-2017: Fluvio-lacustrine analogues for the Cuisinier Field, Eromanga Basin. Amos and Mann
2014-2016: Magdalena River research. Amos and Morón
2011-2012: Mitchell Channels and Architecture. Nanson, R., Amos and Ainsworth.
2010: Sonic drilling to provide contamination-free core sampling. PI: Nanson, G (Uni Wollongong) and participants from five institutions.
2010: Amadeus Basin Unconventionals. Backé and Amos.
2008-2010: Lake Eyre Basin Analogues Research Group Phase III. Payenberg, Krapf, Amos
2008-2009: Fine-grained sediment deposition in an ephemeral river. Amos, Krapf, Zawadzki.

 

 

 

BSc Hons (Petroleum Geology and Geophysics):

PETROGEO4010, Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I - modules in facies analysis, core description and interpretation, depositional environments and their interpretation

PETROGEO4020/4021, Honours Research Project - supervision of Hons students

Masters in Petroleum Geoscience:

PETROGEO7010, Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I - modules in facies analysis, core description and interpretation, depositional environments and their interpretation

PETROGEO7020, Advanced Petroleum Geoscience I - modules in sedimentology and stratigraphy, field-scale palaeogeographic reconstruction

BEng (Petroleum Engineering):

PETROENG2005, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy for Petroleum Engineers

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Paleoenvironments of the Tonian-Cryogenian of the Adelaide Basin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Georgina Mitford Virgo
    2018 Co-Supervisor Provenance, Basin Analysis and Isotopic History of the Tonian-Cryogenian Flinders Ranges Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jarred Cain Lloyd
    2016 Co-Supervisor Sequence Stratigraphy of the Mid-Proterozoic Oil and Gas-Bearing Shales of the McArthur Basis, Northern Territory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Chen Yu
    2015 Principal Supervisor Clay-Rich Turbidity Currents: Experimental Investigation of Flow Dynamics and Depositional Processes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Melissa Jade Craig
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Controls on the Geometry, Stratigraphic Distribution and Quality of Coals of Middle to Upper Jurassic Strata in Eastern Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Carmine Christopher Wainman
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor A Focus on the Sedimentology of Transgressions in Interior Seaways: Utilising Modern and Outcrop Analogues to Interpret the Subsurface Cretaceous Murta Formation, Eromanga Basin, Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sandra Jean Mann
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Sedimentology, Provenance, and Salt-Sediment Interaction in the Ediacaran Pound Subgroup, Flinders Ranges, South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr John Waldon Counts
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Understanding the Origin and Controls on the Development of Anabranching Rivers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sara Eugenia Moron Polanco
    2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Impact Sedimentation of the Tookoonooka and Talundilly Marine Impact Structures, Australia: An Impact Reservoir Generated by Cratering in a Petroleum Basin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Katherine Bron
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2011 - 2013 Member Faculty Research Advisory Committee Faculty of ECMS, University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2014 Member Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration Management Committee University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2013 Member Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee Faculty of ECMS, University of Adelaide
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2013 - ongoing
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Post-graduate Co-ordinator Australian School of Petroleum, The University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2015 School SGDE and Blended Learning Co-ordinator Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2015 Petroleum Geoscience Honours and MSc Degree Programs Co-ordinator University of Adelaide
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134309
  • Email: kathryn.amos@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Santos Petroleum Engineering, floor 2
  • Room: 2 18
  • Org Unit: Australian School of Petroleum

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