Laura Fielding

Laura Fielding

PhD

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Introduction
Laura specializes in provenance and source to sink studies, working closely with U/Pb Zircon and Lu/Hf, Sr/Nd isotope geochemistry and petrographic data sets. Their most recent publication is 'The initiation and evolution of the River Nile' (2018). This continues on from work outlined in a previous paper 'A detrital record of the Nile River and its catchment.' (2017)
Additional affiliations
August 2018 - present
Petryx Ltd
Petryx Ltd
Position
  • Managing Director
April 2015 - July 2018
CGG
Position
  • Researcher
May 2010 - September 2011
University of Liverpool
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Working with the STRAT Group
Education
September 2011 - September 2015
Lancaster University
Field of study
  • Provenance of the Nile Delta Sands
September 2005 - July 2010
University of Liverpool
Field of study
  • Geology and Physical Geography MESci

Publications

Publications (10)
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We have reconstructed long-term shifts in catchment sediment sources by analysing, for the first time, the strontium (Sr) and neodymium (Nd) isotope composition of dated floodplain deposits in the Desert Nile. The sediment load of the Nile has been dominated by material from the Ethiopian Highlands for much of the Holocene, but tributary wadis and...
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We have reconstructed long-term shifts in catchment sediment sources by analysing, for the first time, the strontium (Sr) and neodymium (Nd) isotope composition of dated floodplain deposits in the Desert Nile. The sediment load of the Nile has been dominated by material from the Ethiopian Highlands for much of the Holocene, but tributary wadis and...
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This research uses analyses from Nile catchment rivers, wadis, dunes and bedrocks to constrain the geological history of NE Africa and document influences on the composition of sediment reaching the Nile delta. Our data show evolution of the North African crust, highlighting phases in the development of the Arabian–Nubian Shield and amalgamation of...
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Recent licensing rounds in offshore Mozambique have sparked interest in sediment routing histories and the potential for discoveries analogous to those in the Rovuma area. When evaluating clastic reservoir quality in frontier areas, it is important to take the provenance of the detrital sands into consideration. If the hinterland draining into the...
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This paper outlines a novel workflow for utilising hinterland datasets to predict reservoir quality and distribution in frontier exploration regions and applies this methodology to a case study in the Nile Delta. Geochemical data are intersected with drainage areas to derive first-order bulk chemical compositions. Drainage polygons are modified usi...
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The Nile is generally regarded as the longest river in the world. Knowledge of the timing of the Nile's initiation as a major river is important to a number of research questions. For example, the timing of the river's establishment as a catchment of continental proportions can be used to document surface uplift of its Ethiopian upland drainage, wi...
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This Nile Delta case study provides quantitative information on a process that we must understand and consider in full before attempting provenance interpretation of ancient clastic wedges. Petrographic and heavy-mineral data on partly lithified sand, silt, and mud samples cored from the up to 8.5 km-thick post-Eocene succession of the offshore Nil...

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