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Dynamic climate-driven controls on the deposition of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation in the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK (2019)
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Atar, E., März, C., Aplin, A., Dellwig, O., Herringshaw, L., Lamoureux-Var, V., …Wagner, T. (2019). Dynamic climate-driven controls on the deposition of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation in the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK. Climate of the Past Discussions, 15, 1581–1601. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1581-2019

The Kimmeridge Clay Formation (KCF) is a laterally extensive, total-organic-carbon-rich succession deposited throughout northwest Europe during the Kimmeridgian–Tithonian (Late Jurassic). It has recently been postulated that an expanded Hadley cell,... Read More

Engineering the Cambrian explosion: the earliest bioturbators as ecosystem engineers (2017)
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Herringshaw, L. G., Callow, R. H. T., & McIlroy, D. (2017). Engineering the Cambrian explosion: the earliest bioturbators as ecosystem engineers. Geological Society Special Publications, 448(1), (369-382). doi:10.1144/sp448.18. ISSN 0305-8719

By applying modern biological criteria to trace fossil types and assessing burrow morphology, complexity, depth, potential burrow function and the likelihood of bioirrigation, we assign ecosystem engineering impact (EEI) values to the key ichnotaxa i... Read More

Hadley circulation and precipitation changes controling black shale deposition in the Late Jurassic Boreal Seaway (2016)
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Armstrong, H. A., Wagner, T., Herringshaw, L. G., Farnsworth, A. J., Lunt, D. J., Harland, M., …Atar, E. F. (2016). Hadley circulation and precipitation changes controling black shale deposition in the Late Jurassic Boreal Seaway. Paleoceanography, 31(8), 1041-1053. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015pa002911

New climate simulations using the HadCM3L model with a paleogeography of the Late Jurassic (155.5 Ma) and proxy-data corroborate that warm and wet tropical-like conditions reached as far north as the UK sector of the Jurassic Boreal Seaway (~35°N). T... Read More

How should fracking research be funded? (2015)
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Davies, R. J., & Herringshaw, L. G. (2016). How should fracking research be funded?. Research Ethics, 12(2), 116-118. doi:10.1177/1747016115605871

The use of hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) to extract oil or gas from shales is a subject of controversy. There are many scientific questions about the risks associated with the technique, and much research remains to be done. ReFINE (Researching F... Read More

What does Ophiomorpha irregulaire really look like? (2015)
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Leaman, M., McIlroy, D., Herringshaw, L., Boyd, C., & Callow, R. (2015). What does Ophiomorpha irregulaire really look like?. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 439, 38-49. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.01.022

Ophiomorpha irregulaire is a surprisingly poorly characterised ichnotaxon given its common occurrence in hydrocarbon reservoir facies. Current debate surrounds the ichnotaxobases suitable for ichnospecific-level identification and also the palaeogeog... Read More

Natural fractures in a United Kingdom shale reservoir analog, Cleveland Basin, northeast England (2014)
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Imber, J., Armstrong, H., Clancy, S., Daniels, S., Herringshaw, L., McCaffrey, K., …Warren, C. (2014). Natural fractures in a United Kingdom shale reservoir analog, Cleveland Basin, northeast England. AAPG Bulletin, 98(11), 2411-2437. https://doi.org/10.1306/07141413144

Faults and fractures within the well-exposed Lower Jurassic Cleveland Ironstone and Whitby Mudstone Formations may provide insights into the tectonic history of gas-prospective, Mississippian shale in northern England. Subvertical opening mode fractu... Read More

Oil and gas wells and their integrity: implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation (2014)
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Davies, R. J., Almond, S., Ward, R. S., Jackson, R. B., Adams, C., Worrall, F., …Whitehead, M. A. (2014). Oil and gas wells and their integrity: implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 56, 239-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.03.001

Data from around the world (Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK and the USA) show that more than four million onshore hydrocarbon wells have been drilled globally. Here we assess all the reliable datasets (25)... Read More