Key Publications

Lahann, R.W. & Swarbrick, R.E., 2017.  An improved procedure for pre-drill fracture pressure predictionGeology of Geomechanics, Special Publication of Geological Society London. v.458, p. 213-225

Oughton, R.H., Wooff, D.A., Hobb, R.W., Swarbrick, R.E. & O’Connor, S.A. 2018  A sequential dynamic Bayesian network for pore pressure estimation with uncertainty quantification.  Geophysics. v83, p. 1-13

Green, S., O’Connor, S.A., Swarbrick, R.E., Waters, K., 2018.  A hydrodynamic model and associated spill-point map for the Huntingdon Field, UK Central North Sea.  From Bowman, M & Levell, B. (eds) Petroleum Geology of North West Europe: 50 years of Learning Proceedings of 8th Petroleum Geology Conference, p.399-412

Lee, J. Swarbrick, R.E. & O’Connor S.A., In press.  Kicks and their significance in pore pressure predictionSpecial Publication of Geological Society of London.

Swarbrick, R.E. & Lahann, R.W., 2016.  Estimating pore fluid pressure – stress couplingMarine and Petroleum Geology.  v.78, p. 562-574.

Green, S, Swarbrick, R.E. & O’Connor, S.A., 2014, The importance of recognizing hydrodynamics for understanding reservoir volumetrics, field development and well placements.   OTC 25150.

Leduc, A.M., Davies, R.J., Swarbrick, R.E. & Imber, J. 2013. Fluid flow pipes triggered by lateral pressure transfer in the deepwater western Niger Delta. Marine & Petroleum Geology, v.43, p.423-433.

Swarbrick, R.E., Jenkins, S.J., Scott, D.S., & Riddle, G. 2013.  The role of pressure in carbon capture and storage (CCS).  In: Geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).  J.J.Gluyas & S. Mathais (Eds). Woodhead Publishing. p.97-108.

Robertson, J, Goulty, N.R. & Swarbrick, R.E. 2013. Overpressure distributions in Palaeogene reservoirs of the UK Central North Sea and implications for lateral and vertical fluid flow.  Petroleum Geoscience. v19, p.223-236  Doi: 11.1144/petgeo2012-060.

Swarbrick, R.E. 2012. Review of pore-pressure prediction challenges in high-temperature areas. The Leading Edge, v.31, no.11. p. 1288-1294.

Lahann, R.W & Swarbrick, R.E. 2011. Overpressure generation by load transfer following shale framework weakening due to smectite diagenesis. Geofluids v.11, p.362-375.

Swarbrick, R.E., O’Connnor, S.A. & Lahann, R.W. 2011. Occurrence and Prediction of High Pressure Sediments along the West African Margin. Leading Edge v.30, no.6, p.682-687.

Swarbrick, R.E., Lahann, R.W., O’Connor, S.A. & Mallon, A.J. 2010. Role of the Chalk in development of deep overpressure in the Central North Sea. In: Vining, B.A. & Pickering, S.C. (eds) Petroleum Geology: From Mature Basins to New Frontiers, Proceedings of 7th Petroleum Geology Conference, v.1. p.493-507.

Tingay, M., Hillis, R.R., Morley, C.K., Swarbrick, R.E., & Damit, A.R., 2009. Origin of overpressure and pore-pressure prediction in the Baram province, Brunei. AAPG Bulletin, v.93, p.51-74.

Mallon, A.J and Swarbrick, R.E,. 2008.  Diagenetic characteristics of low permeability, non-reservoir Chalks from the Central North Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v.25, p.35-45.

Mallon, A.J and Swarbrick, R.E. 2008. How should permeability be measured in fine-grained lithologies? Evidence from the Chalk. Geofluids v. 8; no.1 p. 35-45.

Davies, R.J., Brumm, M., Manga, M., Rubiandini, R., Swarbrick, R.E. & Tingay, M.J. 2008. The East Java mud volcano (2006-present): An earthquake or drilling trigger? Earth & Planetary Science Letters, v.272, p.627-638

O’Connor, S.A. and Swarbrick, R.E. 2008. Pressure Regression, Fluid Drainage and a hydrodynamically-controlled fluid contact in the North Sea, Lower Cretaceous, Britannia Sandstone Formation. Petroleum Geoscience v. 14, p.1-14.

Tingay, M.R.P, Hillis, R, H, 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, v. 35, no.11, p.1023-1026.

Davies, R.J., Swarbrick, R.E., Evans, R.J. and Huuse, M., 2007. Birth of a mud volcano: East Java, 29 May 2006. GSA Today, v.17, p.4-9.

Lubanzadio, M., Goulty, N.R., Swarbrick, R.E. 2006. Dependence of sonic velocity on effective stress in North Sea Mesozoic mudstones. Marine and Petroleum Geology v. 23, 647-653

Swarbrick, R.E., Seldon, B., and Mallon, A.J., 2005. Modelling the Central North Sea pressure history. In: Doré, A.G. and Vining, B. (Eds) Petroleum Geology: North-West Europe and Global Perspectives – Proceedings of the 6th Petroleum Geology Conference. Geological Society, London, p.1–9.

Mallon, A.J., Swarbrick, R.E. and Katsube J., 2005. Permeability of fine-grained rocks: New evidence from chalks. Geology, v.33, p.21-24.

Goulty, N.R. and Swarbrick, R.E., 2005. Development of polygonal fault systems: a test of hypotheses. Journal of the Geological Society London. v.162, p.587-590.

Swarbrick, R.E., 2004. Overpressured reservoirs: a new generation of exploration opportunities. Proceedings of Deepwater And Frontier Exploration in Asia & Australasia Symposium, December 2004. p. 3-10. Indonesian Petroleum Association.

Van Ruth, P, Hillis, R.R., Tingate, P and Swarbrick, R.E., 2003. The origin of overpressure in “old” sedimentary basins: an example from the Cooper basin, Australia. Geofluids. v.3, p.125-131.

Lubanzadio, M., Goulty, N.R., Swarbrick, R.E. 2002. Variation of velocity with effective stress in chalk: null result from North Sea well data. Marine and Petroleum Geology v. 19, 921-927

Swarbrick, R.E., 2002. Challenges of porosity-based pore pressure prediction. Recorder, Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. v. 27, p. 74-77.

White, A.J., Traugott, M. O and Swarbrick, R.E., 2002. The use of leak-off tests as means of predicting minimum in-situ stress. Petroleum Geoscience, v. 8, p. 189-193.

Swarbrick, R.E., M.J. Osborne, , G. Macleod, A. Bigge, D. Grunberger, A.C. Aplin, S.R. Larter, Knight, I.R., and Auld, H. 2000. Integrated study of an overpressured Central North Sea oil/gas field. Marine & Petroleum Geology, v. 17, p.993-1010.

Yardley, G.S. & Swarbrick, R.E., 2000. Lateral transfer – a source of additional overpressure? Marine & Petroleum Geology, v. 17, p. 523-538.

Swarbrick, R.E., & Hillis, R.R., 1999. The origin and influence of overpressure with reference to the North West Shelf, Australia. APPEA Journal, v. 39, p. 64-72.

Osborne, M.J. & Swarbrick, R.E., 1999. Diagenesis in North Sea HPHT clastic reservoirs – consequences for porosity and overpressure prediction. Marine & Petroleum Geology, v.16, p. 337-353.

Harrold, T.W.D., Swarbrick, R.E., & Goulty, N.R., 1999. Overpressure redistribution by lateral fluid flow in Tertiary basins, S.E. Asia, deduced from mudrock properties. AAPG Bulletin, v.83, p.1057-1067.

Osborne, M.J. & Swarbrick, R.E., 1997. Mechanisms for generating overpressure in sedimentary basins: A reevaluation. AAPG Bulletin, v.81, p.1023-1041.

Mat-zin, I.C. & Swarbrick, R.E. 1997. The tectonic evolution and associated sedimentation history of Sarawak Basin, eastern Malaysia: a guide for future hydrocarbon exploration. Petroleum Geology of Southeast Asia, Fraser., A.J., Matthews, S.J. & Murphy, R.W.(eds.) Geological Society Special Publication No. 126, p.237-245.

Swarbrick, R.E. & Osborne, M.J. 1996. The nature and diversity of pressure transition zones. Petroleum Geoscience, v. 2, p.111-115.