Minerals on Stamps

Prof. Paul Glover BSc, ARCS, MSc, PhD

My research is aimed at understanding the physical properties of rocks through experiment, numerical modelling, the development of theory, and application. I am particularly interested in the electrical and electro-kinetic properties of rocks, the use of nanoparticles in reservoir engineering, and gas shales.

These properties and applications have their origins at extremely small scales because they are controlled by interactions between the surface of minerals and the molecules composing the pore fluid. Normally, it is their macroscopic effects that are measured in the laboratory on hand sized samples, and it is their megascopic outcomes that have consequences for humanity in the form of volcanoes, earthquakes, polluted aquifers and hydrocarbon extraction.

I am currently involved in the development of improved theoretical basis for the electrical and electro-kinetic properties of rocks, nanoflooding, characterisation of gas shales, and advanced reservoir modelling and simulation.


Personnel :

Prof. Paul Glover is happy to welcome Hassan Al Ramadhan and Anuar Kalimuratov to the Petrophysics Team. They will both be contributing to the Advanced Fractal Reservoir Modelling project.

Recent books and papers (2014-2015)

Glover, P.W.J., Geophysical Properties of the Near Surface Earth: Electrical Properties , 11.03, pp. 89-137, in Treatise on Geophysics (2nd Ed.), Ed. G. Schubert, ISBN: 978-0-444-53803-1

Rashid, F., Glover, P.W.J., Lorinczi, P., Hussein, D., Collier, R., Lawrence, J., Permeability prediction in tight carbonate rocks using capillary pressure measurements, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 68, 536-550, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.10.005
Rashid, F., Glover, P.W.J., Lorinczi, P., Collier, R., Lawrence, J., Porosity and permeability of tight carbonate reservoir rocks in the north of Iraq, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 133, 147-161, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2015.05.009

Glover, P.W.J., Comment on 'Electrical conductivity of albite-(quartz)-water and albite-water-NaCl systems and its implication to the high conductivity anomalies in the continental crust' by Guo, X., Yoshino, T. & Shimojuku, A., Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 423, 244-245, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.04.028

Glover, P.W.J., Comment on "examination of a theoretical model of streaming potential coupling coefficient", International Journal of Geophysics, 2015, 941246, 2015, doi: 10.1155/2015/941246

Walker, E., Glover, P.W.J., Ruel, J., A transient method for measuring the DC streaming potential coefficient of porous and fractured rocks, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(2), 957-970, 2014, doi: 10.1002/2013JB010579

Forthcoming Papers The following papers have been submitted to journals for consideration:

Glover, P.W.J., Archie’s law – A reappraisal, SPE, Submitted

Al Zainaldin, S., Glover, P.W.J., Lorinczi, P., A new approach to modeling and simulation heterogeneous and anisotropic reservoirs, Transport in Porous Media, Submitted

Hu, Z., Azmi, S., Raza, G., Glover, P.W.J., Wen, D., TiO2 nanoparticle-assisted water-flooding in Berea sandstones, Energy and Fuel, Submitted

Walker, E., Glover, P.W.J.,  Eardley, N., Measurements and modeling of the streaming and zeta potential of porous rocks, Geophys. J. Int., In Revision

Glover, P.W.J., Modeling the temperature dependence of the electro-kinetic properties of porous media, Geophys. Res. Lett., In Revision

Mehrabi, M., Pasha, M., Hassanpour Rudbari, A., Glover, P.W.J., Jia, X., Imaging and quantifying the pore microstructure of gas shales using X-ray micro tomography, Nature, Recasting

Glover, P.W.J., What is the saturation exponent? A new interpretation, Submitted

In the news:

Gaz de schiste, Les années lumières, CBC Radio Canada Interview (in French)

(please go to the Media page for a full list)

Glover, P.W.J., Exploitation de gaz de shale dans les basses terres du St. Laurent : Aspects techniques et de sécurité, Conférence Invité, Reseau Environnement Québec, 25 Nov. 2010 [presentation]

New Documents:

Guide de communication scientifique orale (in French)

Minerals on stamps Powerpoint slideshow

How to make artificial earthquakes - A user`s guide. (English version)

Comment on peut faire des tremblements de terre artificiels (French version).


Prof Glover maintains an occasional blog on the subject of shale gas. This can be found at: All Gas and Gaiters

School of Earth and Environment, Maths/Earth and Environment Building, The University of Leeds,
Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)113 3435213 p.w.j.glover@leeds.ac.uk URL: www.ggl.ulaval.ca
© Copyright, Paul Glover 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016: Last updated 20/01/2016


2009 International Lecture Tour

Paul Glover gave a lecture entitled "Measurements, modelling and applications of the electro-kinetic properties of rocks"

Hungary, Switzerland, France, Italy and the UK.

Abstract Schedule Presentation


Recent Conferences


Upcoming Conferences

EGU 2016 Vienna