School of Earth and Environment

David Price David Price

Postgraduate Researcher

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Room: 8.153

Affiliation: Institute of Applied Geoscience, Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics


I graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Physics and then went on to obtain an MSc in Exploration Geophysics from the University of Leeds. I am now currently undertaking a PhD, partly funded by TOTAL, at the University of Leeds focusing on the use of 4D seismic attributes for geomechanical model calibration. As part of my undergraduate degree I spent a year working for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) researching and developing innovative numerical algorithms for geolocation. Then, as part of my MSc, worked closely with Pinnacle- A Haliburton service on microseismic imaging. Throughout my PhD I have spent time at TOTAL’s Geophysical Research Centre (GRC) conducting research in time-lapse seismic geomechanics and have also worked closely with MP Geomechanics on developing Finite Element (FE) models for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) scenarios.


  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

Research Interests

  • Seismic Geomechanics (Hydrocarbon production and geo-sequestration of C02)
  • Rock Physics
  • Microseismic imaging
  • 4D Seismic
  • Finite Element (FE) modelling

Teaching Interests

I have assisted in the teaching of the following modules,

  • SOEE5166M: Seismic Data Processing (MSc)
  • SOEE5045M: Rock Mechanics (MSc)
  • SOEE5110M: Exploration Geophysics: Project and Dissertation (MSc)
  • SOEE5155M: Seismic Fundamentals and Acquisition (MSc)
  • SOEE5142: Near-Surface Geophysics Feild Trip (MSc)
  • SOEE5116: Introduction to Matlab and Linux (MSc)
  • SOEE3740: Seismic Interpretation (Final Year)

I have also been involved in providing extra math tutorials for MSc students.

Project details

Project title

Constraining finite element geomechanical models using time-lapse seismic attributes


Prof Quentin Fisher, Dr D. Angus and Professor G Stuart


TOTAL GRC and Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

Start date

1 January 2014