School of Earth and Environment

Rachael Spraggs Dr Rachael Spraggs

Petroleum Leeds Executive Director

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 33057
Email address:
Room: G11 28 University Road

Affiliation: Institute of Applied Geoscience


Petroleum Leeds brings together the Engineering and Geoscience expertise that is relevant to the oil and gas industry at the University of Leeds to create a world-leading research centre.

As Executive Director I am responsible for the smooth running of the Centre and also to identify opportunities for research, training and consultancy projects for academics at Leeds. To do this I promote Petroleum Leeds internally and externally through the website, social media and conference attendance. By developing new links with industrial partners and maintaining existing relationships, Petroleum Leeds has raised the profile of applied research at Leeds. This position requires that I operate across, and communicate with, all sectors of oil and gas technology sector and that I take a keen interest in new technology, and the overall workings of the Oil and Gas industry.

Please contact me directly with any enquiry for petroleum related research, training or consultancy projects at Leeds.


PhD in Environmental Geochemistry, University of Leeds

BSc Geochemistry, University of Manchester


Fellow of the Geological Society

Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers

Member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britian