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Amanda Murphy

Amanda Murphy

PhD Student

Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Biography:

Amanda is part of Professor Kenichi Soga’s gas hydrates research team. She has five years experience as a petroleum geologist working mainly on unconventional reservoirs for the Australia Pacific LNG project (APLNG) in southeast Queensland. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney, Australia and was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Geology and Geophysics.

Research Interests

Gas Hydrate Production

Other Professional Activities

Areas of experience include:

  • Coal seam gas geomodelling
  • Non marine sequence stratigraphy
  • Coal seam gas geochemistry
  • Coal seam gas exploration and appraisal
  • New ventures conventional exploration geology
  • Coal seam gas operations geology

Other Publications

A. Murphy & M. Pavlova (2012) Pitfalls and challenges in modeling coal seam gas reservoirs: an example from the Walloon Coal Measures, Surat Basin, Australia. Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 5 – 10 August 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

M. Faiz, A. Murphy, U. Lidstrom & M. Ashby (2012) Geochemical and microbiological evidence for degradation of heavy hydrocarbons in Australian CBM reservoirs. Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 5 – 10 August 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

M. Faiz, A. Murphy, P. Hendry & D. Midgley (2012) Geochemical and microbiological review of coal seam gas in Australia – new facts and old controversies. PESA Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium IV, 12 -14 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

M. Faiz, P. Hendry, D. Midgley & A. Murphy (2012) A review of secondary biogenic coal bed methane occurrences in Australia. Secondary Biogenic Coal Bed Natural Gas International Conference June 20 – 21, 2012, Laramie, Wyoming.

M. Faiz, A. Murphy, D. Midgley & P. Hendry (2011) Is microbial degradation of heavy hydrocarbons a major source of methane in CBM reservoirs? Evidence from Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts June 2011, v.75, no.3 p. 825 – 877.