Department of Earth Sciences
229 Wallace Building
125 Dysart Road
Ph.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland – Sedimentology
B.Sc. (Honours), University of Calgary – Geology
GEOL 3900 - Sedimentology
GEOL 4520 - Petroleum Geology
GEOL 7200 - Earth Systems of Central Canada
The focus of my research is the sedimentology of Paleozoic carbonate platforms. This research includes comprehensive facies analysis and diagenetic study of selected platform successions in the subsurface of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin and outcrop exposures in the Canning Basin of Western Australia. Studies integrate field observations, core and well log data, petrographic studies and geochemical analysis. The results contribute to our understanding of the anatomy of Paleozoic carbonate platforms, their depositional sequences, tectonic history and diagenetic history. The economic importance of this research includes refinement of geological models for the prediction and evaluation of carbonate petroleum reservoirs and mineral occurrences.
Recent and Significant Publications
Ferguson, I.J., Da Silva, A.-C., Chow, N., and George, A.D., 2021. Interplay of eustatic, tectonic and autogenic controls on a Late Devonian carbonate platform, northern Canning Basin, Australia. Basin Research, v. 33, p. 312-341.
George, A.D., Chow, N. and Trinajstic, K.M., 2014. Oxic facies and the Late Devonian mass extinction, Canning Basin, Australia. Geology, v. 42, p. 327-330.
Chow, N., George, A.D., Trinajstic, K.M. and Chen, Z.Q., 2013. Stratal architecture and platform evolution of an Early Frasnian syn-tectonic carbonate platform, Canning Basin, Australia. Sedimentology, v. 60, p. 1583-1620.