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Dr Mark Tingay

Qualifications

1997: Bachelor of Science (Geology & Geophysics)

1998: Bachelor of Science - 1st Class Honours (Geophysics)

2003: Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences)

2011: Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education)

Awards & Achievements

  • 2012 American Association of Petroleum Geologists "Award of Excellence - Top 10 Oral Presentation" for being judged as one of the 10 best oral presentations at the 2012 AAPG International conference and exhibition, Singapore.
  • 2012 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Certificate of Merit, awarded for significant services to the society.
  • 2011 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award
  • 2009 Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Early Achievement Award, inaugural recipient for "significant contributions to geophysics by a scientist under the age of 36".
  • 2003/2004 Harold Woolhouse Prize for the best scientific PhD Thesis at the University of Adelaide - the first geoscientist to receive the Faculty of Science's highest postgraduate prize.
  • 2002 Royal Society of South Australia Postgraduate Prize, best presentation by a PhD student.
  • 2002 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Grants-in-Aid Award.
  • 2002 Best Presenter Award, Victorian Universities Earth Sciences Conference, tectonics section.
  • 2001 European Union Young Researchers Grant.
  • 1999 DR Stranks Travel Fellowship from the University of Adelaide
  • 1998 Normandy Mining Prize, top honours geophysics student at Adelaide University.
  • 1998 J B Were & Son Prize, best honours thesis in economic geology.

Teaching Interests

I currently teach and coordinate Drilling Engineering II, Introduction to Petroleum Engineering and Structural Geology and Seismic Methods III. I am also the first-year coordinator and Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering degree program coordinator at the Australian School of Petroleum. In addition, I teach honours level courses in petroleum geomechanics and wireline logging. I have previously taught on a range of subjects including stratigraphy, coal, geology for engineers, geodynamics and potential fields geophysics.

I have a strong interest in learning and teaching issues, with particular emphasis on increasing student engagement, developing group work and research skills, and wikis. In 2011 I completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. I currently help co-run a L&T discussion group at the Australian School of Petroleum, am a founding member of the Australian Geoscience Learning and Teaching Network and helping to organize the 1st Australian Geoscience Teaching Workshop in January 2012.

In addition to undergraduate teaching, I have also taught several professional short courses in petroleum geomechanics, tectonics, overpressures and pore pressure prediction ranging from 1-5 days length for petroleum companies, including BP, PETRONAS, PTTEP and for the American Asociation of Petroleum Geologists and Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the field of petroleum geomechanics and tectonics as a part of the 'Stress, Structure and Seismic' (S-cubed) Research Group at the Australian School of Petroleum. My main research focus is in determining the present-day/contemporary state of stress and comparing this to recent structural styles. I also examine the implications and applications of the present-day state of stress for petroleum exploration and production (e.g. wellbore stability, fracture stimulation, seal breach by fault reactivation) and for geothermal power production.

My research also examines the relationship between stress, pore pressure and deformation. In particular, I examine how rocks break and bend and how fluids flow in extremely high overpressured environments (or very low effective stresses). As part of this research, I have looked at mobile shale features, such as mud volcanoes, shale diapirs and shale dykes in a number of locations, including Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Azerbaijan and offshore Egypt.In recent years I have conducted extensive analysis of the origins and evolution of the Lusi mud flow disaster that has been flooding the town of Sidoarjo, Indonesia since May 2006.

My current research (funded by ARC Discovery Grants) is focussed on present-day stresses neotectonics of Australia and SE Asia; examining the origin of overpressure and improved methods for pore pressure prediction, and; the development of delta-deepwater fold-thrust belt systems. My research has involved collaborative (unfunded) research with petroleum companies in Australia, Thailand, Malaysia and Brunei. In recent years I have conducted a range of stress studies around the world as part of the World Stress Map Project, including projects in Egypt, Azerbaijan, Oman, Germany, UK and the USA.

Research Funding

  • Chief Investigator, ARC Discovery Project DP120103849 'Contemporary stress and tectonics of Australia', 2012-2014.
  • Chief Investigator, ARC Discovery Project DP120101460 'Detachments in evaporites and shales: their controls on fold-thrust belt style and wedge geometry', 2012-2014.
  • Chief Investigator, ARC Discovery Project DP0878258 ‘Present-day stress and tectonics of deltas and deepwater fold-thrust belts', 2008-2010.
  • Australian Postdoctoral Fellow, ARC Discovery Project DP0665194 ‘Crustal stress field of SE Asia', 2006-2009.
  • Chief Investigator, ARC Discovery Project DP0556016 'Present-day crustal stresses of NW Borneo: neotectonics of an active collisional margin', 2005-2007.

Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS

2012

1.      King, R.C., Backé, G., Tingay, M.R.P., Hillis, R. and Mildren, S., 2012. Stress deflections around salt diapirs in the Gulf of Mexico Delta Systems, U.S.A. In: D. Healy, R. Butler (eds.), Faulting, Fracturing and Igneous Intrusion in the Earth's Crust. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 367, 141-153.

2.      Tingay, M.R.P., Bentham, P., De Feyter, A. and Kellner, A., in press. Evidence for non-Andersonian faulting above evaporites in the Nile Delta. In: D. Healy, R. Butler (eds.), Faulting, Fracturing and Igneous Intrusion in the Earth's Crust. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 367, 155-170.

3.      Tuitt, A., King, R.C., Hergert, T., Tingay, M.R.P. and Hillis, R., in press. Modelling of sediment wedge movement along low-angle detachements using ABAQUS. In: D. Healy, R. Butler (eds.), Faulting, Fracturing and Igneous Intrusion in the Earth's Crust. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 367, 171-183.

2006

4.      Reinecker J., Tingay M.R.P. and Müller B., 2006. The use of the World Stress Map database for rock engineers. In: M. Lu, C. Li, H. Kjørholt, H. Dahle, (eds.), In-situ Rock Stress Measurement, Interpretation and Application. Taylor & Francis Group, 505-510, London.

2005

5.      Müller, B., Heidbach, O. & Tingay, M.R.P., 2005. The World Stress Map – an essential and easy accessible tool for geohazard assessment. In: Ismail-Zadeh, A. (ed.) Geodynamics, Georisk and Sustainable Development in the Black Sea to Caspian Region, American Institute of Physics, 825, 19-31.

2003

6.      Tingay, M.R.P., Hillis, R.R., Morley, C.K., Swarbrick, R.E. and Okpere, E.C., 2003. Pore pressure/stress coupling in Brunei Darussalam – implications for shale injection. In: Van Rensbergen, P., Hillis, R.R., Maltman, A.J. and Morley, C.K. (eds.) Subsurface Sediment Mobilization. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 216, 369-379.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

2011

7.     Davies, R.J., Mathias, S.A., Swarbrick, R.E. and Tingay, M.R.P., 2011. Probabilistic longevity estimate for the LUSI mud volcano, East Java. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 168, 517-523.

8.      Davies, R.J., Manga, M., Tingay, M.R.P. and Swarbrick, R.E., 2011. Discussion: Tanikawa et al., (2010) Fluid transport properties and estimation of overpressure at the Lusi mud volcano, East Java Basin. Engineering Geology, 121, 97-99.

9.      Morley, C.K., King, R., Hillis, R., Tingay, M.R.P. and Backé, G., 2011. Deepwater fold and thrust belt classification, tectonics, structure and hydrocarbon prospectivity: A review. Earth Science Reviews, 104, 41-91.

10.  Roberts, K., Davies, R.J., Stewart, S. and Tingay M.R.P., 2011. Structural controls on mud volcano vent distributions: examples from Azerbaijan and Lusi, East Java. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 168, 1013-1030.

11.  Tassone, D.R., Holford, S.P., Tingay, M.R.P., Tuitt, A.K., Stoker, M.S. and Hillis, R.R., 2011. Overpressures in the central Otway Basin: the result of rapid Pliocene-Recent sedimentation? APPEA Journal, 51, 439-458.

12.  Tingay, M.R.P., Bentham, P., De Feyter, A. and Kellner, A., 2011. Present-day stress field rotations associated with evaporites in the offshore Nile Delta. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123, 1171-1180.

2010

13.  Altmann, J.B., Müller, T.B., Müller, B.I.R., Tingay, M.R.P. and Heidbach, O., 2010. Poroelastic Contribution to the reservoir stress path. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 47, 1104-1113.

14.  Davies, R.J., Manga, M., Tingay, M.R.P., Lusianga, S. and Swarbrick, R., 2010. Discussion: Sawolo et al., (2009) The LUSI mud volcano controversy: Was it caused by drilling? Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27, 1651-1657.

15.  Heidbach, O., Tingay, M.R.P., Barth, A., Reinecker, J., Kurfeβ, D. and Müller, B., 2010. Global crustal stress pattern based on the 2008 World Stress Map database release. Tectonophysics, 482, 3-15, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.07.023.

16.  Heidbach, O., Tingay, M.R.P. and Wenzel F., 2010. Frontiers of stress research. Tectonophysics, 482, 1-2, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.11.009.

17.  King, R.C., Backé, G., Morley, C.K., Hillis, R.R. and Tingay, M.R.P., 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, 238-246.

18.  King, R.C., Hillis, R., Tingay, M.R.P. and Damit, A., 2010. Present-day stresses in Brunei, NW Borneo: superposition of deltaic and active margin tectonics. Basin Research, 22, 236-247.

19.   King, R.C., Tingay, M.R.P., Hillis, R., Morley, C.K. and Clark, J., 2010. Present-day stress orientations and tectonic provinces of the NW Borneo collisional margin: more than plate boundary forces. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B10415, doi:10.1029/2009JB006997.

20.   Rajabi, M., Sherkati, S., Bahman, B. and Tingay, M.R.P., 2010. Subsurface fracture analysis and determination of in-situ stress direction using FMI logs: An example from the Santonian Carbonates (Ilam Formation) in the Abadan Plain, Iran. Tectonophysics, 492, 192-200.

21.  Reinecker, J., Tingay, M., Müller, B. and Heidbach, O., 2010. Present-day stress orientation in the Molasse Basin. Tectonophysics, 482, 129-138, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.07.021.

22.  Tingay, M.R.P., Morley, C., Hillis, R.R. and Meyer, J.J., 2010. Present-day stress orientation in Thailand’s basins. Journal of Structural Geology, 32, 235-248.

23.  Tingay, M., Morley, C., King, R., Hillis, R., Coblentz, D. and Hall, R., 2010. Present-day stress field of Southeast Asia. Tectonophysics, 482, 92-104, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.06.019.

2009

24.  King, R.C., Hillis, R.R., Tingay, M.R.P. and Morley, C.K., 2009. Present-day stress and neotectonic provinces of the Baram Delta and deepwater fold-thrust belt. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 166, 197-200.

25.  Tingay, M.R.P, Hillis, R.R., Swarbrick, R.E., Morley, C.K. and Damit, A.R., 2009. Origin of overpressure and pore pressure prediction in the Baram Delta Province, Brunei. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 93, 51-74.

26.  Tingay, M.R.P., Hillis, R.R., Morley, C.K., King, R.C., Swarbrick, R.E. and Damit, A.R., 2009. Present-day stress and neotectonics of Brunei: implications for petroleum exploration and production. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 93, 75-100.

27.  Tingay, M.R.P., Morley, C., King, R., Hillis, R., and Coblentz, D., 2009. Southeast Asian stress map: implications for petroleum exploration and production. First Break, 27(11), 81-88.

2008

28.  Davies, R., Brumm, M., Manga, M., Rubiandini, R., Swarbrick, R. and Tingay, M., 2008. The east Java mud volcano (2006 to present): an earthquake or drilling trigger? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 272, 627-638.

29.  Franke, D., Barckhausen, U., Heyde, I., Tingay, M. and Ramli, N., 2008. Seismic images of a collision zone offshore NW Sabah/Borneo. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 25, 606-624.

30.  Morley, C.K., Tingay, M.R.P., Hillis, R.R. and King, R.C., 2008. Relationship between structural style, overpressures and modern stress, Baram Delta province, NW Borneo. Journal of Geophysical Research 113, BO9410, doi:10.1029/2007JB005324.

31.  Tingay, M., Heidbach, O., Davies, R. and Swarbrick, R., 2008, Triggering of the Lusi mud eruption: earthquake versus drilling initiation, Geology, 36, 639-642.

2007

32.  Heidbach, O., Fuchs, K., Muller, B., Reinecker, J., Sperner, B., Tingay, M. and Wenzel, F., 2007. The World Stress Map. Episodes, 30, 197-201.

33.  Heidbach, O., Reinecker, J., Tingay, M., Müller, B., Sperner, B., Fuchs, K. and Wenzel, F., 2007. Plate boundary forces are not enough: Second- and third-order stress patterns highlighted in the World Stress Map database. Tectonics, 26, TC6014, doi:10.1029/2007TC002133.

34.  Tingay, M.R.P., Hillis, R.R., Swarbrick, R.E., Morley, C.K. and Damit, A.R., 2007. ‘Vertically transferred’ overpressures in Brunei: evidence for a new mechanism for the formation of high magnitude overpressure. Geology, 35, 1023-1026.

2005

35.  Tingay, M.R.P., Hillis, R.R., Morley, C.K., Swarbrick, R.E. and Drake, S.J., 2005. Present day stress orientation in Brunei: a snapshot of ‘prograding tectonics’ in a Tertiary delta. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 162, 39-49.

36.  Tingay, M.R.P., Müller, B., Reinecker, J., Heidbach, O., Wenzel, F., and Fleckenstein, P., 2005. Understanding tectonic stress in the oil patch: The World Stress Map Project. The Leading Edge, 24, 1276-1282.

2004

37.  Wagner, D., Müller, B. and Tingay, M.R.P., 2004. Correcting for tool decentralization of oriented six-arm caliper logs for determination of contemporary tectonic stress orientation. Petrophysics, 45, 530-539.

38.  Heidbach, O., Barth, A., Connolly, P., Fuchs, K., Müller, B., Reinecker, J., Sperner, B., Tingay, M.R.P. and Wenzel, F., 2004. Stress Maps in a Minute: The 2004 World Stress Map Release, Eos, 85, 521-529.

2003

39.  Tingay, M.R.P., Hillis, R.R., Morley, C.K., Swarbrick, R.E. and Okpere, E.C., 2003. Variation in vertical stress in the Baram Basin, Brunei: tectonic and geomechanical implications. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 20, 1201-1212.

 

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

2010

40.  Tingay, M.R.P., 2010. Anatomy of the Lusi Mud Eruption, East Java. Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists 21st International Conference and Exhibition, 23-26 August 2010, Sydney, Australia, doi:10.1071/ASEG2010ab241.

2009

41.  Tingay, M.R.P., 2009. State and origin of present-day stress fields in sedimentary basins. Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists 20th International Conference and Exhibition, 22-25 February 2009, Adelaide, Australia, doi:10.1071/ASEG2009ab037.

2008

42.  Altmann, J., Müller, B., Tingay, M.R.P., Heidbach, O. and Müller, T., 2008. Towards 3D spatio-temporal pore pressure stress coupling prediction in reservoirs. Society of Petroleum Engineers - European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers 70th Conference and Exhibition - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2008, 4, 2627-2631.

43.  Müller, B., Altmann, J., Dorner, A., Müller, T. and Tingay, M.R.P., 2008. Modelling pore pressure/stress coupling. Proceedings of the 1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium, 2, 275-285.

2006

44.  Tingay, M.R.P., Müller, B., Reinecker, J., Heidbach, O., 2006. State and origin of the present-day stress field in sedimentary basins: New results from the World Stress Map Project. Golden Rocks, American Rock Mechanics Association 2006 Conference, Plenary Paper 06-1049, 14 p.

2005

45.  Tingay, M.R.P., Hillis, R., Morley, C., Swarbrick, R. & Drake, S., 2005. ‘Prograding’ tectonics in Brunei: regional implications for fault sealing. Alaska Rocks, American Rock Mechanics Association 2005 Conference, Paper 05-785.

46.  Tingay, M.R.P., Hillis, R., Swarbrick, R. & Morley, C., 2005. Origin and petrophysical log response of overpressures in the Baram Delta province, Brunei. Proceedings of the 30th Indonesian Petroleum Association 2005 Convention, 1, 381-390.

2001

47.  Tingay, M.R.P., Brooker P.I., Basford P., 2001. Electrical and transient electromagnetic modeling of a copper prospect near Cobar, NSW. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Congress, 4, 1955-1960.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

2009

48.  Heidbach, O., Tingay, M.R.P., Barth, A., Reinecker, J., Kurfeß, D. and Müller, B., 2009. The World Stress Map based on the database release 2008, Commission of the Geological Map of the World, Paris., 1:46 M, doi:10.1594/GFZ.WSM.Map2009.

2007

49.  Heidbach, O., Fuchs, K., Müller, B., Reinecker, J., Sperner, B., Tingay, M. and Wenzel, F. 2007. The World Stress Map - Release 2005, Commission of the Geological Map of the World, Paris.

50.  Tingay, M.R.P., Wenzel, F., Fuchs, K., Rossi, P., Heidbach, O., Muller, B., Reinecker, J., Sperner, B., and Cadet J.-P., 2007. World Stress Map published. Eos, 88(47), 504.

 

Professional Associations

Geological Society of London, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Geophysical Union, Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SA branch committee member; federal education committee member), Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia

Community Engagement

I am actively engaged in community service through a range of avenues. I am partnered with Fulham North Primary School in the Scientists in Schools program, making several visits each term to help bring more science into the curriculum. I have also made a number of visits with other schools, and regularly present to school groups visiting the university. I also routinely give presentations on my research to amateur science groups.

I regularly give interviews to the media on topics related to geoscience and the petroleum industry. To date I have given over 75 interviews on topics including the Sidoarjo mud flow disaster, volcanoes, earthquakes, geothermal energy, oil field blowouts, mining seismicity, oil and gas production and oil industry regulation.

I have also been a rescue team member with the State Emergency Service since the start of 2009, first in the Belmont Unit in Western Australia and, currently, with the Western Adelaide unit in South Australia.

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesEnvironment, Mining & Energy
ExpertisePetroleum; Oil spills; Blowouts; Drilling; hydraulic fracturing; Mud Volcanoes; Geomechanics; Rock Mechanics; Earthquakes; Geothermal; SE Asia; Tectonics; Volcanoes;
NotesDr Tingay has been awarded an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, in addition to 15 other academic awards and prizes. He has given over 75 public presentations ranging from conference plenary lectures to non-scientific public seminars and over 30 media interviews.
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