James King

James King


Research Profile

My research is focused on the propagation, growth, and termination of faults in fine-grained sediments, with particular interest in understanding faulting in ‘polygonal fault systems’, using high-resolution 3D seismic data and field observations.

Understanding the propagation and growth of polygonal faults has importance to; polygonal fault sealing capacity, seal bypasses in hydrocarbon and CO2 sequestration systems, subsurface fluid flow, and deformation in fine-grained sediments.

I am funded by NERC alongside an Oxford-Radcliffe Scholarship, and my research is tied with the NERC CDT which includes twenty weeks of bespoke modules across four years.

Supervisors: Prof Joe Cartwright & Prof Bruce Levell

College: University College

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jamesjosephking

King, J. J., & Cartwright, J. A. (2020). Ultra-slow throw rates of polygonal fault systems. Geology. https://doi.org/10.1130/G47221.1


Paganoni, M., King, J. J., Foschi, M., Mellor-Jones, K., & Cartwright, J. A. (2019). A natural gas hydrate system on the Exmouth Plateau (NW shelf of Australia) sourced by thermogenic hydrocarbon leakage. Marine and Petroleum Geology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.10.029