School of Earth and Environment

Dr Philip Thompson

Visiting Lecturer

Email address: P.J.Thompson@leeds.ac.uk

PA details: C/o Samantha Haynes s.e.haynes@leeds.ac.uk +44(0) 113 34 34938

Affiliation: Institute of Applied Geoscience

Biography

I am a geologist specialising in deepwater sedimentology and stratigraphy. I currently work for Shell as a Basin Advisor in the Portfolio and New Business Basin Screening team.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Geology) - University of Aberdeen
  • MSc (Exploration Geophysics) - University of Leeds
  • BSc (Geology) - University of Liverpool

Research Interests

  1. Architecture and reservoir properties associated with deepwater gravity currents
  2. Architecture of deepwater sediments affected by contour currents and linkage with regional tectonics and climate
  3. Regional geology including the integration of plate tectonic and geodynamics into conventional basin analysis

Publications

Large bedforms on contourite terraces: Sedimentary and conceptual implications

F.J. Hernández-Molina, S. Campbell, G. Badalini, P. Thompson, R. Walker, M. Soto, B. Conti, B. Preu, A. Thieblemont, L. Hyslop, E. Miramontes, and E. Morales

Geology, 2017

Seal rock deformation by polygonal faulting, offshore Uruguay

Turrini, L., Thompson, P., and Jackson, C. A-L.

Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2017

A contourite depositional system along the Uruguayan continental margin: sedimentary, oceanographic and paleoceanographic implications,

Hernández-Molina, F. J., Soto, M., Piola, A. R., Tomasini, J., Preu, B., Thompson, P., Badalini, G., Creaser, A., Violante, R. A., Morales, E., Paterlini, M. and de Santa Ana, H.

Marine Geology, 2016

Architectural and facies organization of slope channel fills: Upper Cretaceous Rosario Formation, Baja California, Mexico

Li, P., Kneller, B., Thompson, P., and Bozetti, G

Marine and Petroleum Geology, in review

Conference Presentations

2018

The relationship between the development of seaward dipping reflectors, oceanic crust and the Maldonado triple junction during early Gondwana break-up

Philip Thompson, Gianluca Badalini, Christian Heine and Douglas Paton

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition, Accepted Abstract

2017

Turbidite-Contourite Interactions on Continental Margins: New Insights from the Cretaceous Uruguayan Margin

  1. Creaser, F. J. Hernandez-Molina, G. Badalini, M. Soto, P. Thompson, R. Walker and J. Tomasini

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition, 2017

Contourite terraces: sedimentary and conceptual implications

Hernández-Molina, F. J., Campbell, S., Badalini, G., Thompson, P., Walker, R., Soto, M., Tomasini, J., Creaser, A., Thieblemont, A, and Hyslop, L.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition, 2017

Seismic Architecture and Genesis of Sand Injectite Complexes, offshore Uruguay

  1. Thompson, M. Huuse, A. Nyman, J. Mahoney and G. Badalini

Geological Society of London - Subsurface Sand Remobilization and Injection, 2017

Deep-water large bedforms on contourite terraces: sedimentary and conceptual implications

Hernández-Molina, F. J., Campbell, P., Badalini, G., Thompson, P., Walker, R., Hyslop, L., Soto, M., Tomasini, J. and Creaser, A.

Geological Society of London - Deep-water Depositional Systems: Advances and Applications, 2017

Contourite depositional and erosional features along the Uruguayan continental margin

Hernández-Molina, F.J., Soto, M, Piola, A.P., Tomasini, J., Preu, B., Thompson, P., Badalini, G., Creaser, A., Violante, R.A., Morales, E., Paterlini, M. and De Santa Ana, H.

35th International Geological Congress, 2016

South Atlantic: The magma poor and magma-rich settings

  1. C. Heine, H. van Gent, Thompson, M. Spaak & J. Wood

IMAGinING RIFTING Conference, 2017

2016

A Late Cretaceous mixed-drift system on the Uruguayan Margin: sedimentary and paleoceanographic significance

Creaser, A., Hernández-Molina, F. J., Badalini, G., Thompson, P., Soto, M., Walker, R. and Tomasini, J.

35th International Geological Congress, 2016

Giant Cretaceous Mixed Contouritic-Turbiditic Systems, Offshore Uruguay: The Interaction Between Rift-Related Basin Morphology, Contour Currents and Downslope Sedimentation

Badalini, G., Thompson, P,. Walker, R., Argent, J., Hernandez-Molina, J., Soto, M. and de Santa Ana, H.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition, 2016

Implications of contourite depositional systems in passive margins: the Argentine and Uruguayan margins

Hernández-Molina, F. J., Violante R.A., Soto, M., Preu, B., Piola, A.R., Paterlini, M., Tomasini, J., Campbell, P., Thompson, P., Badalini, G., Pérez, L.F., Creaser, A., Campbell, S., Hyslop, L.

Passive margins: The Roberts Conference, 2016

Genesis and Evolution of the Punta del Este Basin, Offshore Uruguay: Complex Interplay Between Structural Inheritance and Multi-Phase South Atlantic Rifting

Thompson, P., Hurst, N., Turner, J., Soto, M., Walker, R., Argent, J., Badalini, G. and Wrigley, S.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition, 2016

Integrated overburden fluid and heat-flow characterization offshore Uruguay

Lavis, O., Huuse, M., Walker, R., and Thompson, P.

Geological Society of London - Janet Watson Meeting, 2016

New insight into a dynamic early rift system and associated break-up volcanics; 3-dimensional geometry of Seaward Dipping Reflections (SDRs) in offshore Uruguay

Rowlands, H. J., Paton, D., Mortimer, E., Turner, J., Thompson, P., Soto, M. and de Santa Ana, H.

Geological Society of London Rifts III Conference, 2016

Genesis and evolution of the Punta del Este Basin, offshore Uruguay: the relationship between crustal structure and normal-to-oblique rifting during the formation of the South Atlantic

Thompson, P., Hurst, N., Turner, J., Soto, M., Walker, R., Argent, J., Badalini, G. and Wrigley, S.

Geological Society of London Rifts III Conference, 2015

2015

Complex Bedforms and Complex Water Masses: A Case Study from the Tertiary to Present-day, Pelotas Basin, Offshore Uruguay

Thompson P., Badalini, G., Wrigley, S., Walker, R., Argent, J., Hernandez-Molina, J., de Santa Ana, H., Soto, M. and Tomasini, J.

American Geophysical Union Conference, 2015

A contourite depositional system along the Uruguayan continental margin

Hernández-Molina, F.H., Soto, M., Piola, A.R., Tomasini, J., Preu, B., Thompson, P., Badalini, G., Creaser, A., Violante, R.A., Morales, E., Paterlini, M. and De Santa Ana, H

American Geophysical Union Conference, 2015

Travelling without moving: ever-changing seabed morphology and the influence of contour currents, from Cretaceous to Present-day, within the Pelotas Basin, offshore Uruguay

Thompson, P., Badalini, G., Wrigley, S., Hendy, J., Walker, R., Argent, J., Soto, M., de Santa Ana, H., Gristo, P. and Hernandez-Molina, J.

31st IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, 2015

The missing link: utilising a global interpretation methodology for the rapid interpretation of 140my of stratigraphy within the Pelotas Basin, offshore Uruguay

Wrigley, S., Hendy, J., Thompson P., Badalini, G., Walker, R., Argent, J., de Santa Ana, H., Gristo, P. and Soto, M.

31st IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, 2015

Deepwater Massive Sandstones: Fans, Channels, Slides and Intrusions on a Seismic Scale

Huuse, M., Olobayo, T., Bureau, D., Nyman, A., Hurst, A. and Thompson, P.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition, 2015

Aggradation versus By-Pass in Coarse-Grained Deep-Water Channel Fills: Characteristics and Differences Based on Field Examples (Cerro Toro Formation, Chile, and Rosario Formation, Mexico)

Bozetti, G., Kneller, B., Thompson, P., and Li, P.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition, 2015

The influence of basement structure and volcanics on the evolution of the Uruguayan margin

Rowlands, H.J, Paton, D.A, Turner, J. and Thompson, P

Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting, 2015

New Insights into SouthWest Africa Margin Evolution; Integrating Reconstructions and Restorations

Paton, D., Markwick, P., Hodgson, N., Rowlands, H. and Thompson, P.

European Geophysicists Union, 2015

The influence of Basement Structure and Volcanics on the evolution of the Uruguayan margin

Rowlands, H. J., Paton, D. A., Turner, J. and Thompson, P.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition, 2015