Professor Jonathan Redfern

Professor of Petroleum Geoscience, Head of the Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering Group, Course Director for the Petroleum Geoscience masters courses, and Director of the North Africa Research Group.

Jonathan Redfern

The success of the North Africa Research Group is built upon a strong track record of delivering world-class research that has direct applicability to exploration and development projects across Africa, and forging strong links with all our collaborative partners and industry sponsors.

Background

Professor Jonathan Redfern is Chair of Petroleum Geoscience, Head of the Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering Group and Course Director for the Petroleum Geoscience masters courses at the University of Manchester. In 2000 he founded the North Africa Research Group.

He obtained a BSc in Geology from Chelsea College London and a PhD at Bristol University. Prior to joining academia Jonathan had 15 years experience in industry. He began his career in the oil industry in 1984, working for Fina UK in the North Sea. before joining international new ventures based in Singapore, later managing regional studies in Libya and across North Africa. He subsequently joined Amerada Hess, as part of a specialist new ventures team, with a global remit, and latterly as Chief Geologist in Indonesia.

Research

His research expertise lies in regional petroleum system analysis, basin modeling and clastic/ glacial sedimentology.

He is a Fellow of The Geological Society and member of the AAPG and PESGB. He is also an associate editor of the AAPG Bulletin and the Journal of Petroleum Geology.

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