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Amanda Murphy

Amanda Murphy

PhD Student

Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ


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

Key Publications

Conference Papers:

A. Murphy, K. Soga & K. Yamamoto (2017) Laboratory Sands and Natural Siliciclastic Sandstones; Implications for the Behaviour of Reservoirs. AAPG/SEG International Conference & Exhibition 15-18 October 2017, London, England.

 A. Murphy, K. Soga & K. Yamamoto (2017) A laboratory investigation of sand production simulating the 2013 Daini-Atsumi Knoll gas hydrate production trial using a high pressure plane strain testing apparatus. 9th International Conference on Gas Hydrates 25 – 30 June 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Other Publications

Conference Papers:

M. Faiz, A. Murphy, A. Zoitsas, C. Altmann, E. Baruch-Jurado, D. Close (2017) Gas isotope fractionation in source rocks and implications to exploration. Application of Analytical Techniques to Petroleum Systems Problems 28 February – 1 March 2017, The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

K. Soga, N. Jiang, A. Murphy & K. Yamamoto (2015) A high pressure plane strain testing apparatus for investigation of sand production in the extraction of natural gas from methane hydrates. Prediction versus Reality: Sand Management Network Technical Forum 26th March 2015, Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.

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.