Tom Kettlety is the Oxford Net Zero Research Fellow in Geological Carbon Storage, working within the Department of Earth Sciences. Tom studies earthquakes triggered by fluid injection, and methods to mitigate induced seismicity. This has involved using a range of techniques from observational seismology, geomechanical modelling, and earthquake statistics to analyse microseismic datasets from injection operations around the world.
Tom’s work has looked at fluid-fault interaction and the geologic controls of fault activation. His current research involves using seismological techniques to better quantify the state of stress and seismic hazard around developing and prospective CO2 reservoirs, leading to improved assessment of risks to longterm geologic CO2 storage. His work has lead to frequent interaction with industry and regulatory stakeholders. He completed his MSci in Physics at the University of Bristol in 2016, and his PhD in Geology at Bristol in 2020.