Dr Robert James Raine

Dr Robert James Raine

Geologist (Petroleum & Energy Geosciences)

Location: Belfast

Tel: +44 (0) 28 905 20980

E-mail Dr Robert James Raine

Biography

  •  2011 –2013 : Senior Reservoir Geologist: Ichron Limited
  •  2008 –2011 : Reservoir Geologist: Ichron Limited
  •  2004 –2004 : Geological Conservator: Lapworth Museum of Geology
  •  2003 –2008 : Assistant Curator: Lapworth Museum of Geology
  •  2003 –2008 : PhD: University of Birmingham
  •  1999 –2003 : MSci Geology: University of Birmingham

Research interests

  • Cambrian-Lower Ordovician conodonts
  • Cambro-Ordovician stratigraphy and sedimentology
  • Carbonate and evaporite sedimentology
  • Geothermal and hydrocarbon exploration in Northern Ireland
  • Lower Jurassic lithostratigraphy, depositional environments and biostratigraphy
  • Microbialites
  • Permo-Triassic fluvial and lacustrine sedimentology
  • Reservoir quality analysis
  • Sedimentary petrography and diagenesis
  • The structure and emplacement of Cenozoic basalt-filled basins.
  • Volcanic hydrocarbon reservoirs

Skills

  • Core description
  • Geophysical log interpretation
  • ODM, Kingdom, Adobe CS, Corel, MS Office, ArcGIS 10, Petrog
  • Petrography: involving integration of SEM, XRD and thin section analysis.
  • Stratigraphy

Awards

  •  2008 –2008 : BSRG Farrell Fund
  •  2005 –2005 : Sylvester-Bradley Award from the Palaeontological Association

Boards and committees

  •  2014 –2017 : Field Secretary, Belfast Geologists' Society
  •  2009 –2011 : Publicity officer for The Micropalaeontology Society
  •  2005 –2009 : Secretary of the Microvertebrate Group, The Microplaeontological Society

Professional association

  • Member of AAPG
  • Member of PESGB
  • Member of the Geologists Association

Key papers

Ulmer Scholle, D, Scholle, P, Scieber, J & Raine, R J. 2014. A Color Guide to the Petrography of Sandstones, AAPG Memoir 109, 526pp.

Derby, J R, Raine, R J, Runkel, A & Smith, M P. 2012. Generalized map of the Great American Carbonate Bank in Early Ordovician (early Tremadocian) time: the “Stonehenge Transgression” or Rossodus Manitouensis Zone. In: Derby, J. et al. (eds.) The Cambro-Ordovician Sauk Sequence of Laurentia - The Geology and Petroleum Potential of the Great American Carbonate Bank. 5–13. AAPG & Shell.

Raine, R J & Smith, M P. 2012. Sequence stratigraphy of the Scottish Laurentian margin and the recognition of the Sauk megasequences in the Scotland–Greenland sector. In: Derby, J et al. (eds.) The Cambro-Ordovician Sauk Sequence of Laurentia - The Geology and Petroleum Potential of the Great American Carbonate Bank. 575–596. AAPG & Shell

Raine, R J, Smith, M P, Holdsworth, B & Strachan, R. 2011. Excursion 14: Durness, Balnakeil Bay and Faraid Head In: Goodenough, K & Krabbendam, M A. Geological Excursion Guide to the North West Highlands of Scotland. 161–180. Edinburgh Geological Society.

Butler, R, Raine, R & Smith, P. 2011. Excursion 15 – The Moine Thrust Zone at Loch Eriboll. In: Goodenough, K & Krabbendam, M. (eds) A Geological Excursion Guide to the North West Highlands of Scotland. 181–197. Edinburgh Geological Society.

Smith, P & Raine, R. 2011. Excursion 1 – Loch Assynt and the Achmore duplex. In: Goodenough, K & Krabbendam, M. (eds) A Geological Excursion Guide to the North West Highlands of Scotland. 37–52. Edinburgh Geological Society.

Johnson, M, Parsons, I, Smith, P, Raine, R & Goodenough, K. 2011. Geological framework of the North-West Highlands. In: Goodenough, K & Krabbendam, M. (eds) A Geological Excursion Guide to the North West Highlands of Scotland. 8–36. Edinburgh Geological Society.

Davies, N S, Herringshaw, L G & Raine, R J. 2009. Controls on trace fossil diversity in an Early Cambrian epeiric sea: new perspectives from northwest Scotland. Lethaia 42, 17-30.

Herringshaw, L G & Raine, R J. 2007. The earliest turrilepadid: a machaeridian from the Lower Ordovician of the Northwest Highlands. Scottish Journal of Geology 43, 97-100.

Raine, R J. 2007. Palaeobiogeography of Cambro-Ordovician conodont faunas across Laurentia. The Palaeontology Newsletter 65, 103-106.

Armstrong, H A, Raine, R J & Smith, M P. 2006. Iapetus from coast to coast – ICOS 2006 Post-Conference Field Trip, Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, 93 pp.