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Dr Richard Hillis

Biography/ Background

I am an Adjunct Professor at  the Australian School of Petroleum.  I worked at the University of Adelaide from 1992-2010 and held positions including Mawson Professor of Geology and Head of the Australian School of Petroleum.

I am now CEO of the Deep Exploration Technologies CRC and based at the Boart Longyear Facility at Adelaide Airport.


PhD (1988) University of Edinburgh
"The Geology and Tectonic Evolution of the Western Approaches Trough, UK"

BSc (Hons) Geology (1985) Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London

Research Interests

Mineral Exploration Technologies

Petroleum Geomechanics

Sedimentary Basin Tectonics

Geothermal Energy

Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

Pore Pressure and Basin-Centred Gas


Professional Associations

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists

European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers

Geological Society of Australia

Geological Society of London

Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesMining & Energy, Science & Technology
Expertisemineral exploration technology, geothermal energy, petroleum exploration
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Entry last updated: Sunday, 24 Jan 2016

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