Tim Needham

I am a structural geologist with wide experience in hydrocarbon exploration, appraisal and production. My experience ranges from basin-wide evaluations, through field scale interpretations and analysis, to fractured core studies. Prior to forming Needham Geoscience in late 2007, I was a Senior Project Manager with Rock Deformation Research Limited, a structural geology spin-out company based at Leeds University. Before that I worked for BP Exploration, Badley Earth Sciences and Robertson Research. I have worked in many regions including the North Sea, Middle East, throughout Africa, South America and the Gulf of Mexico. My particular fields of expertise are structural restoration and model building, fault and fault seal analysis, analysis of natural fracture systems using core and image logs and regional structural studies. I have also been involved in training and mentoring other geoscientists, particularly as a Visiting Senior Lecturer in Applied Structural Geology at Leeds University. I have delivered training courses in structural geology, fault seal analysis and fractured reservoir description in the UK and overseas.

Key skills:

  • Structural geology including core description, restoration, QC, fault and fault seal analysis.
  • 34 years industry experience.
  • Extensive experience of working with large and varied data sets over a wide range of scales.

Trainer in courses:

Faults, fractures, and seals in petroleum reservoirs
Applied Structural Geology and in Hydrocarbon Systems Analysis
Structural Interpretation of Seismic Data