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Mary Leaman

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Mary Leaman

Mary Leaman
B.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

M.Sc. Thesis Title: 3D Morphology of Diplocraterion and Ophiomorpha and Their Impact on Reservoir Properties

Mary is a geology Master’s student who started researching in September 2010. Her research is focused on 3D morphological reconstructions of Ophiomorpha and Diplocraterion to enhance characterisation and understanding of these very common trace fossils in siliciclastic hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Publications and Presentations:

Leaman, M. and McIlroy, D. 3D Morphology of Diplocraterion. The Third International Congress on Ichnology, Ichnia 2012, St. John’s, NL, August 14-18, 2012 (oral).

Leaman, M. and McIlroy, D. 3D Morphology and Permeametry of Ophiomorpha irregulaire: Implications for Reservoir Quality. GAC/MAC Annual Meeting, St. John’s, May 27-29, 2012 (oral).

Leaman, M., McIlroy, D., and Boyd, C. What does Ophiomorpha irregulaire really look like? American Association of Petroleum Geologists ACE, Long Beach, CA, April 22-25, 2012 (poster).

Boyd, C., McIlroy, D., Herringshaw, L. G., & Leaman, M. In press. The recognition of Ophiomorpha irregulaire on the basis of pellet morphology: restudy of material from the type locality. Ichnos.

BEDNARZ, M., HERRINGSHAW, L. G., BOYD, C., LEAMAN, M., KAHLMEYER, E., & MCILROY, D. in review, Precision serial grinding and volumetric 3D reconstruction of large ichnological specimens. Ichnos.

Leaman, M., McIlroy, D., and Boyd, C. What does Ophiomorpha irregulaire really look like? A 3D Morphological Reconstruction. XI International Ichnofabric Workshop, Asturias, Spain, July 1-5, 2011 (oral).

Work Experience:

2011 Worked with Shell Canada Limited between May to August in New Ventures Business Development.

2010 & 2009 Worked with Talisman Energy Inc. between May to August in Global New Ventures and North American Operations, respectively.