Peter Flemings, UTIG Research Scientist and DGS Professor

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Peter Flemings

Research Scientist, UTIG
Professor, DGS
Jackson Chair in Geosystems

Ph.D., Cornell, 1990
M.S. Geology, Cornell University, 1987
B.A. Geology, Dartmouth College, 1984

Telephone 512-471-6156

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Peter Flemings' Research Interests
Stratigraphy, basin analysis, basin-scale fluid flow.

Dr. Flemings' research couples observation with theoretical analysis to study crustal fluid flow at human and geologic timescales. He asks classical questions such as: 1) what is the relationship between faulting, pressure, and stress? 2) what is the shallow crust's permeability and how does it vary with pore pressure? 3) how is continental margin morphology controlled by fluid flow? 4) how do hydrocarbons move at both geological and production time scales?

Peter works closely with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). His current projects include the study of fluid pressure in the Nankai Accretionary Prism, analysis and modeling of hydrate systems on southern Hydrate Ridge, the study of slope stability on continental margins, and the development of a pore pressure penetrometer for ocean drilling.

Flemings' Research Group In the News (more)

Unchartered Waters: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Struggle to Kill the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
JSG Newsletter 2013

Peter Flemings was on a family vacation hiking in the White Mountains
in New Hampshire when his cell phone rang...

Scientists Investigate Mysteries of Methane Hydrates
Cockrell School of Engineering Newsletter 2013

Piece on Peter Flemings and Steven Bryants work on Methan Hydrates.

Crustal GeoFluids Field Trip 2013
Flinker/Sanford Presentation

A quantitative exploration of how fluid pressures drive geologic processes and fluid migration in sedimentary basins.

Students Organize First JSG Research Symposium
JSG Newsletter 2012

In February, the Graduate Student Executive Committee and ConocoPhillips put on the first Annual Jackson School Research Symposium...

Rising to the Top: Fulbright Scholar Explores Mysteries of Undersea Gas Vents
JSG Newsletter 2012

Andrew Smith studies undersea gas vents, large volcano-like features on the seafloor that spew plumes of oil and gas into the ocean...