Professor Quentin Fisher

Professor Quentin Fisher


I'm currently Professor of Petroleum Geoengineering at the University of Leeds and CEO of PETRIVA, which is a recently established spin-out company providing consultancy services and data-mining/visualization software. I was awarded a PhD in low temperature geochemistry in 1993. I then worked for Rock Deformation Research Ltd (now Schlumberger) where I spent around 15 years conducting research and consultancy work on the impact of faults on fluid flow in petroleum reservoirs. In the last 10 years,I have becoming involved in research projects that integrate workflows and software in the geology, petrophysics, geophysics, geomechanics and petroleum engineering disciplines. My main research interests include: unconventional gas, faulting and fluid flow, coupled fluid flow-geomechanical modelling and multiphase flow in low permeability media. He is research director for the Centre for Integrated Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering at the University of Leeds and manages the Wolfson Multiphase Flow Laboratory.


  • Director of Wolfson multiphase flow laboratory

Research interests

  • Unconventional gas (petrophysics, geophysics, geomechanics of shale & tight gas sandstone)
  • Faulting, Fault Sealing and Fluid Flow.
  • Data visualization and data mining
  • CO2 storage
  • Up-scaling fault rock properties for reservoir simulation
  • Top seal integrity prediction
  • Multi-phase flow in low permeability porous media
  • Geomechanics of petroleum systems
  • Seismic anisotropy
  • Diagenesis and reservoir quality of siliciclastics.
  • Reservoir compaction.
  • Microseismicity.
  • Compaction of siliciclastic reservoirs as a result of fluid withdrawal
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD, Geology, University of Leeds
  • BSc, Geology, University of Sheffield

Professional memberships

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience

Current postgraduate research students

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