Emma Michie Haines

Postdoctoral Fellow - Section of Geology and Geophysics
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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

Influence of fluid flow surrounding faults within the subsurface.


  • 2020 – onwards: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Geosciences, UiO.  Researching methods to de-risk faults in CO2 storage sites – FRISK project.
  • 2014 – 2020: Consultant structural geologist, Badley Geoscience Ltd.
  • 2010 – 2013: PhD, University of Aberdeen.  Researching carbonate fault zones.
  • 2006 – 2010: MGeoSci, BSc, University of Leeds.
Tags: Geology, Structural geology, CO2 storage, Petroleum geology


  • Kaminskaite, I., Fisher, Q.J. and Michie, E.A.H., 2020. Faults in tight limestones and dolostones in San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy: Internal architecture and petrophysical properties. Journal of Structural Geology132, p.103970.
  • Cooke, A.P., Fisher, Q.J., Michie, E.A.H., & Yielding, G., 2019. Permeability of carbonate fault rocks: a case study from Malta.  Petroleum Geoscience, petgeo2019-055.
  • Kaminskaite, I., Fisher, Q.J. and Michie, E.A.H., 2019. Microstructure and petrophysical properties of deformation bands in high porosity carbonates. Journal of Structural Geology119, pp.61-80.
  • Cooke, A.P., Fisher, Q.J., Michie, E.A.H and Yielding, G., 2018. Investigating the controls on fault rock distribution in normal faulted shallow burial limestones, Malta, and the implications for fluid flow. Journal of Structural Geology114, pp.22-42.
  • Michie, E.A.H., Yielding, G. and Fisher, Q.J., 2018. Predicting transmissibilities of carbonate-hosted fault zones. Geological Society, London, Special Publications459(1), pp.121-137.
  • Michie, E.A.H. and Haines, T.J., 2016. Variability and heterogeneity of the petrophysical properties of extensional carbonate fault rocks, Malta. Petroleum Geoscience22(2), pp.136-152.
  • Haines, T.J., Michie, E.A.H., Neilson, J.E., and Healy, D., 2016. Permeability evolution across carbonate hosted normal fault zones. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 72, 62-82.
  • Haines, T.J., Neilson, J.E., Healy, D., Michie, E.A.H., and Aplin, A.C., 2015. The impact of carbonate texture on the quantification of total porosity by image analysis. Computers & Geosciences, 85, 112-125.
  • Michie, E.A.H., 2015. Influence of host lithofacies on fault rock variation in carbonate fault zones: A case study from the Island of Malta. Journal of Structural Geology, 72, 61-79
  • Healy, D., Neilson, J.E., Haines, T.J., Michie, E.A.H., Timms, N.E., Wilson, M.E.J., 2014.  An investigation of porosity-velocity relationships in faulted carbonates using outcrop analogues.  Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 406.  From: Agar, S.M & Geiger, S. (eds) Fundamental controls on fluid flow in carbonates.
  • Michie, E.A.H., Haines, T.J., Healy, D., Neilson, J.E., Timms, N.E., Wibberley, C.A.J., 2014.  Influence of carbonate facies on fault zone architecture.  Journal of Structural Geology, 65, 82-99
  • Michie, Emma Alexandra Harrower; Kaminskaite, Ieva; Cooke, Andrew; Fisher, Quentin J.; Yielding, Graham & Tobiss, Samuel (2021). Along-strike permeability variation in carbonate-hosted fault zones. Journal of Structural Geology.  ISSN 0191-8141.  142 . doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2020.104236
  • Michie, Emma Alexandra Harrower; Cooke, Andrew; Kaminskaite, Ieva; Stead, Jack; Plenderleith, Gayle; Tobiss, Samuel; Fisher, Quentin J.; Yielding, Graham & Freeman, Brett (2020). Key controls on the hydraulic properties of fault rocks in carbonates. Petroleum Geoscience.  ISSN 1354-0793. . doi: 10.1144/petgeo2020-034 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Michie, Emma Alexandra Harrower (2020). Carbonate Fault Seal: How can we Improve its Predictability?.
  • Michie, Emma Alexandra Harrower (2020). De-risking faults in the subsurface, as part of the FRISK project: Quantification of fault-related leakage risk.
Published Sep. 16, 2020 10:58 AM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2021 2:34 PM


  • Researching methods to de-risk faults in CO2 storage sites – FRISK project

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