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Richard Worden

Professor in the Department of Earth Ocean and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK.

Richard has undertaken research in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) for more than 20 years, focusing on issues linked to reservoir and top-seal rock properties in the presence of high-pressure CO2 injection, with attention paid to the optimum methodology for undertaking CCS in data-rich petroleum provinces.

He developed the Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience M.Sc. course at Liverpool and is currently developing a new M.Sc. course dedicated to the evolving geoscience needs of the energy transition. He has taught modules on petrophysics, carbon capture, basin analysis, sedimentary (rock and fluid) geochemistry and hydrogeology, and has led field classes all over the UK.

Richard has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers and edited six special publications. He was formerly chief editor of Geofluids and was a long-serving associate editor for the Journal of Sedimentary Research. Richard has supervised nearly 40 Ph.D. students and 13 research assistants.


Ph.D. in Geology, University of Manchester, 1988
B.Sc. in Geology with Geochemistry, University of Manchester, 1984