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Dr. Thomas Daniel Seers

Dr. Thomas Daniel Seers

Assistant Professor

Office Number: 204F
Office Phone: +974.4423.0144


​Dr. Seers' research focused upon computational geosciences, and the utilization of multimodal / multiscale 3D imaging towards the characterization and modeling of naturally fractured reservoirs. His current work pertains to three key areas:

  1. The use of 4D X-ray tomography (synchrotron source and lab based sources), to reveal the mechanics of multiphase flow and deformation at the pore-scale within faulted and heterogeneous reservoir rocks.

  2. The application of close-range remote sensing techniques (unmanned aerial vehicle and terrestrial lidar 3D imaging platforms) towards the characterization and modeling naturally fractured reservoirs of the Middle East (digital outcrop analogues).

  3. Hybrid geomechanical - quasi-genetic modeling of natural fractures and discontinuities within structurally complex hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Dr. Seers is responsible for GEOL 104 (Physical Geology) and delivers field geology courses for the Petroleum Engineering Program

Education

  • ​PhD., Computational Geosciences, University of Manchester

  • BSc., Geology and Geography, University of Manchester

Experience

  • May 2016 - present Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar 

  • September 2015 – April 2016    Research Associate SIRG, University of Aberdeen Developed object modelling code for sandstone intrusions 

  • September 2011 – August 2015  Teaching assistant, the University of Manchester. Assisting in the teaching of advanced undergraduate courses in clastic sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, geomorphology and GIS / remote sensing.  

  • June 2013 – October 2013 Research Geologist (internship), GRC, Total E&P, UK. Modelling facies architecture of turbidite deposits of the Karoo Basin, South Africa.

Publications

  • Seers, T. D., & Hodgetts, D. (2016). Extraction of three-dimensional fracture trace maps from calibrated image sequences. Geosphere, GES01276-1.

  • Seers, T. D & Hodgetts, D. (2015). Probabilistic constraints on structural lineament best fit plane precision obtained through numerical analysis. Journal of Structural Geology 82: 37-47

  • Seers, T. D & Hodgetts, D. (2014). The 3D structure of deformation bands: outcrop to pore-scale visualization. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, 6–9th April, 2014. (poster)

  • Seers, T. D & Hodgetts, D. (2013). Outcrop scale photorealistic geological surface reconstructions from sequential patch based structure from motion-multiview stereo processing. 30th Meeting of the International Association of Sedimentologists, September 2nd-5th, 2013, Manchester. (poster)

  • Seers, T. D & Hodgetts, D. (2013). Comparison of digital outcrop and conventional data collection approaches for the characterisation of naturally fractured reservoir analogues. In: Spence, G. H. et al.  Advances in the Study of Fractured Reservoirs. Geol. Soc. Spec. Pub. 374.

  • Seers, T. D & Hodgetts, D. (2013). Comparison of digital outcrop and conventional data collection approaches for the characterisation of naturally fractured reservoir analogues. EGU 2013, 7th-12th April 2013, Vienna. (poster)

  • Seers, T. D and Hodgetts, D. (2012) Digital Fracture Characterisation. PETEX 2012. 20th-22nd November, Earls Court, London, UK (invited talk and poster)

  • Seers, T. D.  (2012) From Ore Mining to Data Mining. Mapping the Alderley Edge Mine Workings using Laser Scanning. NAHMO Conference, 29th June – 2nd July 2012, Styal, UK (invited talk).