School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Stuart Haszeldine Home Page and CV

  • 2006 Department of Trade and Industry Asessor: Technology Programme for Renewable and new Energies
  • 2006 Natural Environment Research Council: Advisory Group on Energy Research
  • 2005-06 House of Commons Westminster, Science and Technology Committee: Technical Adviser on Carbon Capture and Storage
  • 2005-09 Scottish Centre for Carbon Dioxide Storage (SCCS): co-Leader in collaboration with Heriot-Watt
  • 2005-08 NERC Carbon Capture and CO2 storage, Towards a Sustainable Energy Economy: UKCCSC: co-Leader
  • 2005-10 UK Energy Research Centre theme: UK Carbon Management: Geological Storage of CO2
  • 2004 Annual Boyd Visiting lecturer in Petroleum Geology: Unversity of Texas at Austin
  • 2004 CSIC Barcelona Invited Guest speaker
  • 2003 "World series" Guest Speaker: University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • 2000 Annual Saltire Society "Scottish Science Prize" Lecture: Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2003 - 06 External Examiner in Geosciences, University of St Andrews
  • 2002 - 05 Head of Graduate Organisation, University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences,
University of Edinburgh


B.Sc. (Edinburgh), Ph.D. (Strathclyde). Chartered Geologist. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Professor of Sedimentary Geology
Haszeldine photo
Winner of Saltire Society 1999 Scottish Science Award


"making a major contribution to science"

Awarded 12th April 2000 at the
Royal Society of Edinburgh

Talk Abstract


Sandstone cementation and fluids in hydrocarbon basins

Geofluids III-2000, in Barcelona July 12-14 2000

Extended Abstract


Current work


Downloadable Publications

Current Teaching:

  • Petroleum geology & geophysics.
  • Clastic and carbonate reservoir quality
  • Coal geology.
  • Sedimentary petrology
  • Sandstone cementation and diagenesis
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Geological maps and mapping
  • Sediments and basins of eastern England field course

Past Teaching:

  • Energy studies.
  • Clastic sedimentology
  • Basin fluids and sediment architecture
  • Seminar techniques.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope.
  • Fluid inclusions.
  • Field courses: East Yorkshire, NW Scottish Highlands, Northumberland Basin


  • Carbon dioxide, deep geological storage
  • Porosity and permeability in sandstones and carbonates
  • Reservoir quality and diagenesis in hydrocarbon reservoirs
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Porefluids in petroleum basins
  • Oil & coal geology.
  • Silverpit meteorite impact, North Sea
  • Low-temperature isotope applications to fluid and solute transfer.
  • Numerical modelling of fluid flow in sedimentary basins.
  • Tectonics of basin formation.
  • Carboniferous and opening history of North Atlantic.
  • Lineament control of basins, ores, volcanics.


  • Honorary Professor: Heriot-Watt University.
  • External Examiner, School of Geosciences, University of St Andrews


  • Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Geological Society of London
  • International Association of Sedimentologists
  • Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain
  • SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)


Room 321, Telephone 0131 650 8549, E-mail

Comments to Mark Wilkinson , School of GeoSciences, Edinburgh University