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.
‐ 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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