Dr Rosalind King

Rosalind King
Senior Lecturer
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

My main research interests include Structural Geology, Tectonics and Petroleum Geomechanics.

I am involved un a large investigation studying deepwater fold-thrust belts, in particular the impact of the detachment lithology, thickness and strength on structural style. I am also working on natural fracture systems and deformation bands and how they influence fluid flow in the subsurfacewith respect tot he present-day stress but also throughout their evolution since initiaition.

My previous work at the Australian School of Petroleum has been on two ARC funded projects. The first project I worked on during 2005-2008 "Present-day Stress and Neotectonics of an Active Collisional Margin - NW Borneo". The project integrated petroleum geomechanics and structural geology to understand the evolution of the NW Borneo active margin as well as the significant petroleum systems; in the Baram Delta and offshore from Sarawak and Sabah. The second project I worked on during 2008-2010 "Present-day Stress and Tectonics of Delta to Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belt Systems (DDFTBs)". Petroleum geomechanics, structural geology and analogue and numerical modelling were employed in this project to understand the concept of critical-taper wedge theory in DDFTBs, including the geometry and mechanics of evolution of these systems. We studied a number of delta systems worldwide; including the Baram, Gulf of Mexico, Mahakam, Niger and Nile delta systems, as well as the White Pointer and Hammerhead deltas in the Ceduna Basin. My other research interests include:

Fold Mechanics; Control of Detachment Type/Lithology/Thickness on Structural Style; Deformation Styles in Fold-Thrust Belts; Salt Tectonics; Source to Sink, and; Structurally controlled Sedimentation, Present-day Stress, Fault and Fracture Evolution, Deformation Bands, Fluid Flow in the Subsurface.

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Dr Rosalind King

My main research interests include Structural Geology, Tectonics and Petroleum Geomechanics.

I am involved un a large investigation studying deepwater fold-thrust belts, in particular the impact of the detachment lithology, thickness and strength on structural style. I am also working on natural fracture systems and deformation bands and how they influence fluid flow in the subsurfacewith respect tot he present-day stress but also throughout their evolution since initiaition.

My previous work at the Australian School of Petroleum has been on two ARC funded projects. The first project I worked on during 2005-2008 "Present-day Stress and Neotectonics of an Active Collisional Margin - NW Borneo". The project integrated petroleum geomechanics and structural geology to understand the evolution of the NW Borneo active margin as well as the significant petroleum systems; in the Baram Delta and offshore from Sarawak and Sabah. The second project I worked on during 2008-2010 "Present-day Stress and Tectonics of Delta to Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belt Systems (DDFTBs)". Petroleum geomechanics, structural geology and analogue and numerical modelling were employed in this project to understand the concept of critical-taper wedge theory in DDFTBs, including the geometry and mechanics of evolution of these systems. We studied a number of delta systems worldwide; including the Baram, Gulf of Mexico, Mahakam, Niger and Nile delta systems, as well as the White Pointer and Hammerhead deltas in the Ceduna Basin. My other research interests include:

Fold Mechanics; Control of Detachment Type/Lithology/Thickness on Structural Style; Deformation Styles in Fold-Thrust Belts; Salt Tectonics; Source to Sink, and; Structurally controlled Sedimentation, Present-day Stress, Fault and Fracture Evolution, Deformation Bands, Fluid Flow in the Subsurface.

My main research interests include Structural Geology, Tectonics and Petroleum Geomechanics.

I am involved un a large investigation studying deepwater fold-thrust belts, in particular the impact of the detachment lithology, thickness and strength on structural style. I am also working on natural fracture systems and deformation bands and how they influence fluid flow in the subsurfacewith respect tot he present-day stress but also throughout their evolution since initiaition.

My previous work at the Australian School of Petroleum has been on two ARC funded projects. The first project I worked on during 2005-2008 "Present-day Stress and Neotectonics of an Active Collisional Margin - NW Borneo". The project integrated petroleum geomechanics and structural geology to understand the evolution of the NW Borneo active margin as well as the significant petroleum systems; in the Baram Delta and offshore from Sarawak and Sabah. The second project I worked on during 2008-2010 "Present-day Stress and Tectonics of Delta to Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belt Systems (DDFTBs)". Petroleum geomechanics, structural geology and analogue and numerical modelling were employed in this project to understand the concept of critical-taper wedge theory in DDFTBs, including the geometry and mechanics of evolution of these systems. We studied a number of delta systems worldwide; including the Baram, Gulf of Mexico, Mahakam, Niger and Nile delta systems, as well as the White Pointer and Hammerhead deltas in the Ceduna Basin. My other research interests include:

Fold Mechanics; Control of Detachment Type/Lithology/Thickness on Structural Style; Deformation Styles in Fold-Thrust Belts; Salt Tectonics; Source to Sink, and; Structurally controlled Sedimentation, Present-day Stress, Fault and Fracture Evolution, Deformation Bands, Fluid Flow in the Subsurface.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2010 - 2012 Lecturer University of Adelaide
2005 - 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2001 - 2006 University of Liverpool United Kingdom PhD Science
1998 - 2001 University of Liverpool United Kingdom BSc (Hons) Geology

Journals

Year Citation
2017 King, R. & Morley, C. (2017). Wedge geometry and detachment strength in deepwater fold-thrust belts. Earth-Science Reviews, 165, 268-279.
10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.12.012
2017 Rajabi, M., Tingay, M., King, R. & Heidbach, O. (2017). Present-day stress orientation in the Clarence-Moreton Basin of New South Wales, Australia: a new high density dataset reveals local stress rotations. Basin Research, 29, Suppl. 1, 622-640.
10.1111/bre.12175
2017 Hansberry, R., Zwingmann, H., Loehr, S., Collins, A., King, R., Morley, C. & Drysdale, R. (2017). Constraining the timing of shale detachment faulting: a geochemical approach. Lithosphere, 9, 3, 431-440.
10.1130/L612.1
2017 Arboit, F., Amrouch, K., Morley, C., Collins, A. & King, R. (2017). Palaeostress magnitudes in the Khao Khwang fold-thrust belt, new insights into the tectonic evolution of the Indosinian orogeny in central Thailand. Tectonophysics, 710-711, 266-276.
10.1016/j.tecto.2017.01.008
2017 Robson, A., Holford, S. & King, R. (2017). Structural evolution of a normal fault array in the Gambier Embayment, offshore Otway Basin, South Australia: insights from 3D seismic data. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 64, 5, 611-624.
10.1080/08120099.2017.1324822
2016 Arboit, F., Collins, A., Morley, C., Jourdan, F., King, R., Foden, J. & Amrouch, K. (2016). Geochronological and geochemical studies of mafic and intermediate dykes from the Khao Khwang Fold–Thrust Belt: implications for petrogenesis and tectonic evolution. Gondwana Research, 36, 124-141.
10.1016/j.gr.2016.04.005
2016 Robson, A. G., King, R. C. & Holford, S. P. (2016). 3D seismic analysis of gravity-driven and basement influenced normal fault growth in the deepwater Otway Basin, Australia. Journal of Structural Geology, 89, 74-87.
10.1016/j.jsg.2016.06.002
2016 Bailey, A., King, R., Holford, S. & Hand, (2016). Incompatible stress regimes from geological and geomechanical datasets: can they be reconciled? An example from the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Tectonophysics, 683, 405-416.
10.1016/j.tecto.2016.07.001
2016 Robson, A., King, R. & Holford, S. (2016). Structural evolution of a gravitationally detached normal fault array: analysis of 3D seismic data from the Ceduna Sub‐Basin, Great Australian Bight. Basin Research, 29, 5, -.
10.1111/bre.12191
2016 bailey, A. H. E., king, R. C., Holford, S. P. & hand, M. (2016). Extending interpretations of natural fractures from the wellbore using 3D attributes: The Carnarvon Basin, Australia. Interpretation, 4, 1, 1-23.
10.1190/INT-2015-0113.1
2015 Hansberry, R., Collins, A., King, R., Morley, C., Gize, A., Warren, J. ... Hall, P. (2015). Syn-deformation temperature and fossil fluid pathways along an exhumed detachment zone, khao khwang fold-thrust belt, Thailand. Tectonophysics, 655, 73-87.
10.1016/j.tecto.2015.05.012
2015 Bailey, A. H. E., King, R. C., Holford, S. P., Sage, J., Hand, M. & Backé, G. (2015). Defining structural permeability in Australian sedimentary basins. The APPEA Journal, 55, 119-147.
2015 Richards, L., King, R., Collins, A., Sayab, M., Khan, M., Haneef, M. ... Warren, J. (2015). Macrostructures vs microstructures in evaporite detachments: an example from the Salt Range, Pakistan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 113, 2, 922-934.
10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.04.015
2014 Bailey, A., King, R., Holford, S., Sage, J., Backe, G. & Hand, M. (2014). Remote sensing of subsurface fractures in the Otway Basin, South Australia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119, 8, 6591-6612.
10.1002/2013JB010843
2014 Hansberry, R. L., King, R., Collins, A. S. & Morley, C. K. (2014). Complex structure of an upper-level shale detachment zone: Khao Khwang fold and thrust belt, Central Thailand. Journal of Structural Geology, 67, A, 140-153.
10.1016/j.jsg.2014.07.016
2014 Arboit, F., Collins, A., King, R., Morley, C. & Hansberry, R. (2014). Structure of the Sibumasu-Indochina collision, central Thailand: a section through the Khao Khwang Fold and thrust belt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 95, 182-191.
10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.06.016
2013 MaCdonald, J., Holford, S., Green, P., Duddy, I., King, R. & Backé, G. (2013). Erratum to Detrital zircon data reveal the origin of Australia's largest delta system (Journal of the Geological Society), 170, 1 (3-6)). Journal of the Geological Society, 170, 2, 379-.
10.1144/jgs2012-093Err.
2013 MacDonald, J., Holford, S., Green, P., Duddy, I., King, R. & Backe, G. (2013). Detrital zircon data reveal the origin of Australia's largest delta system. Journal of the Geological Society, 170, 1, 3-6.
10.1144/jgs2012-093
2013 Swierczek, E., Zhen-dong, C., Holford, S., Backe, G., King, R. & Mitchell, A. (2013). Quantifying fault reactivation risk in the western Gippsland basin using geomechanical modelling. APPEA Journal, 53, 255-272.
2012 Backe, G., Swierczek, E., MacDonald, J., Bailey, A., Tassone, D., Abul Khair, H. ... King, R. (2012). Seismic attributes and structural interpretation - it takes two to tango. APPEA Journal, 2012, 437-454.
2012 MacDonald, J., Backe, G., King, R. & Hillis, R. (2012). The Hammerhead delta-deepwater fold-thrust belt, Bight Basin, Australia: 2D Geomechanical and Kinematic Reconstructions. Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Journal, 52, -.
2012 King, R., Holford, S., Hillis, R., Tuitt, A., Swierczek, E., Backe, G. ... Tingay, M. (2012). Reassessing the in-situ stress regimes of Australia's petroleum basins. APPEA Journal, 415-426.
2012 MacDonald, J., Backe, G., King, R., Holford, S. & Hillis, R. (2012). Geomechanical modelling of fault reactivation in the Ceduna Sub-basin, Bight Basin, Australia. D. Healy, R. Butler, Z. Shipton & R. Sibson (Eds.). Geological Society Special Publication, 367, 1, 71-89.
10.1144/SP367.6
2012 Abul Khair, H., Backe, G., King, R., Holford, S., Tingay, M., Cooke, D. & Hand, M. (2012). Factors influencing fractures networks within permian shale intervals in the Cooper Basin, South Australia. APPEA Journal, 2012, 213-227.
2012 Bailey, A., King, R. & Backe, G. (2012). Integration of structural, stress, and seismic data to define secondary permeability networks through deep-cemented sediments in the Northern Perth Basin. Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Journal, 52, 455-474.
2011 Backe, G., Abul Khair, H., King, R. & Holford, S. (2011). Fracture mapping and modelling in shale-gas target in the Cooper basin, South Australia. APPEA Journal, 2011, 397-410.
2011 Morley, C., King, R., Tingay, M., Backe, G. & Hillis, R. (2011). Deepwater fold and thrust belt classification, tectonics, structure and hydrocarbon prospectivity: A review. Earth-Science Reviews, 104, 1-3, 41-91.
10.1016/j.earscirev.2010.09.010
2010 MacDonald, J., King, R., Hillis, R. & Backe, G. (2010). Structural style of the White Pointer and Hammerhead delta - deepwater fold-thrust belts, Bight Basin, Australia. APPEA Journal, 2010, 487-510.
2010 King, R., Tingay, M., Hillis, R., Morley, C. & Clark, J. (2010). Present-day stress orientations and tectonic provinces of the NW Borneo collisional margin. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, 10, 1-15.
10.1029/2009JB006997
2010 King, R., Hillis, R., Tingay, M. & Damit, A. (2010). Present-day stresses in Brunei, NW Borneo: superposition of deltaic and active margin tectonics. Basin Research, 22, 2, 236-247.
10.1111/j.1365-2117.2009.00407.x
2010 King, R. & Backe, G. (2010). A balanced 2D structural model of the Hammerhead Delta-Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belt, Bight Basin, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57, 7, 1005-1012.
10.1080/08120099.2010.509409
2010 King, R., Backe, G., Morley, C., Hillis, R. & Tingay, M. (2010). Balancing deformation in NW Borneo: Quantifying plate-scale vs. gravitational tectonics in a delta and deepwater fold-thrust belt system. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27, 1, 238-246.
10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.07.008
2010 King, R., Neubauer, M., Hillis, R. & Reynolds, S. (2010). Variation of vertical stress in the Carnarvon Basin, NW Shelf, Australia. Tectonophysics, 482, 1-4, 73-81.
10.1016/j.tecto.2009.06.018
2010 Tingay, M., Morley, C., King, R., Hillis, R., Coblentz, D. & Hall, R. (2010). Present-day stress field of Southeast Asia. Tectonophysics, 482, 1-4, 92-104.
10.1016/j.tecto.2009.06.019
2009 Tingay, M., Morley, C., King, R., Hillis, R. & Coblentz, D. (2009). Southeast Asian stress map: Implications for petroleum exploration and production. First Break, 27, 11, 81-88.
2009 King, R., Hillis, R., Tingay, M. & Morley, C. (2009). Present-day stress and neotectonic provinces of the Baram Delta and deep-water fold-thrust belt. Journal of the Geological Society, 166, Part 2, 197-200.
10.1144/0016-76492008-062R
2009 Tingay, M., Hillis, R., Morley, C., King, R., Swarbrick, R. & Damit, A. (2009). Present-day stress and neotectonics of Brunei: Implications for petroleum exploration and production. AAPG Bulletin-American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 93, 1, 75-100.
10.1306/08080808031
2008 Morley, C., Tingay, M., Hillis, R. & King, R. (2008). Relationship between structural style, overpressures, and modern stress, Baram Delta Province, northwest Borneo. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, 9, 09410-01-09410-23.
10.1029/2007JB005324
2008 King, R., Hillis, R. & Reynolds, S. (2008). In situ stresses and natural fractures in the Northern Perth Basin, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55, 5, 685-701.
10.1080/08120090801982843

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2012 Tuitt, A., King, R., Hergert, T., Tingay, M. & Hillis, R. (2012). Modelling of sediment wedge movement along low-angle detachments using ABAQUSTM. In (pp. 171-183). Geological Society Publishing House.
10.1144/SP367.12
2012 King, R., Backe, G., Tingay, M., Hillis, R. & Mildren, S. (2012). Stress deflections around salt diapirs in the Gulf of Mexico. In D. Healy, R. Butler, Z. Shipton & R. Sibson (Eds.), Faulting, fracturing and igneous intrusion in the earth's crust (pp. 141-153). Geological Society Publishing House.
10.1144/SP367.10

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2015 Robson, A., King, R. & Holford, S. (2015). 3D seismic analysis of fault growth and interaction within a gravitational detachment delta system in the Ceduna Sub-Basin, Great Australian Bight. ASEG-PESA 2015. Perth.
10.1071/ASEG2015ab008
2015 Rajabi, M., Tingay, M., King, R. & Cooke, D. (2015). The present-day stress field of Australia: New release of the Australian Stress Map. 24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition. Perth, Australia.
10.1071/ASEG2015ab303
2015 Rajabi, M., Tingay, M., Heidbach, O. & King, R. C. (2015). The role of faults and fractures in local and regional perturbation of present-day horizontal stresses - an example from the Clarence-Moreton Basin, eastern Australia. 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015. Madrid, Spain.
10.3997/2214-4609.201413346
2015 H.E. Bailey, A., C. King, R., P. Holford, S. & M. Sage, J. (2015). Variation of natural fracture orientations in the Carnarvon Basin's Rankin Platform and Dampier Sub-Basin, NWS, Western Australia.
10.1071/ASEG2015ab296
2013 Bailey, A., King, R., Holford, S. & Hand, M. (2013). Remote sensing of subsurface fractures in the Otway Basin, South Australia. European Geosciences Union General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.
2013 MacDonald, J., Holford, S. & King, R. (2013). Structure and prospectivity of the Ceduna Delta-deep-water fold-thrust belt systems, Bight Basin, Australia. 2012 32nd Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference. N. Rosen, P. Weimer, S. Coutes dos Anjos & et al. (Eds.) Houston, Texas.
10.5724/gcs.12.32.0779
2012 Abul Khair, H., Cooke, D., King, R., Hand, M. & Tingay, M. (2012). Preliminary workflow for subsurface fracture mapping using 3D seismic surveys: A case study from the Cooper Basin, South Australia. Annual Meeting of the Geothermal Resources Council. Reno, Nevada.
2012 Abul Khair, H., Cooke, D., Backe, G., King, R., Hand, M., Tingay, M. & Holford, S. (2012). Subsurface mapping of natural fracture networks; A major challenge to be solved. Case study from the shale intervals in the Cooper Basin, South Australia. Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering. California.
2011 King, R., Abul Khair, H., Bailey, A., Backe, G., Holford, S. & Hand, M. (2011). Integration of In-Situ Stress Analysis and Three-Dimensional Seismic Mapping to Understand Fracture Networks in Australian Basins. Australian Geothermal Energy Conference. Melbourne.
2009 King, R., Hodgson, D., Flint, S., Potts, G. & Van Lente, B. (2009). Development of subaqueous fold belts as a control on the timing and distribution of deepwater sedimentation: an example from the southwest Karoo Basin, South Africa. SEPM-GSL Joint Research Conference. London.
2007 Neubauer, M., Hillis, R., King, R. & Reynolds, S. (2007). The contemporary stress field of the offshore Carnarvon Basin, North West Shelf, Western Australia. US Rock Mechanics Symposium. D. Stead (Ed.) Vancouver, Canada.
10.1201/NOE0415444019-c87

Conference Items

Year Citation
2015 Rajabi, M., Tingay, M., Heidbach, O. & King, R. (2015). The contemporary state of stress in Australia from regional to local scale. The Geology of Geomechanics. The Geological Society of London.
2015 Rajabi, M., Tingay, M., Heidbach, O. & King, R. (2015). The pattern of in situ stress in onshore basins of New South Wales. 2015 AAPG/SEG International Conference & Exhibition (ICE). Melbourne, Australia.
10.1190/ice2015-2210249
2015 Rajabi, M., Tingay, M., Heidbach, O., King, R. C. & Cooke, D. (2015). The new release of the Australian stress map: controls on the stress pattern from the plate to field scale. 2015 AAPG/SEG International Conference & Exhibition (ICE). Melbourne, Australia.
10.1190/ice2015-2210754
2015 Dew, R. E. C., King, R., Collins, A., Arboit, F., Morley, C. K. & Glorie, S. (2015). Stratigraphy of deformed Permian carbonate reefs in Saraburi Province of Thailand. The 4th International Symposium of the International Geosciences Programme (IGCP) Project 589. Bangkok, Thailand.
2012 Abul Khair, H., King, R., Hand, M. & Tingay, M. (2012). Preliminary workflow for subsurface fracture mapping using 3D seismic surveys: A case study from the Cooper Basin.
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83135844
Fax
8313 4347
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Mawson Building
Room Number
G 38a
Org Unit
Earth Sciences

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