Reports and other non-refereed

research-related material (post-1987 only)

 

Smythe, D.K. 1992. The world's deepest hole. Avenue, 11, 12-13. pdf

Smythe, D.K. and Brierley, C., 1992. KOLA 92: Crustal seismic reflection profiling through the Kola superdeep well, Russia (VHS video, 27 minutes, University of Glasgow). (wmv, 30 Mb).

Smythe, D.K. 1996. 3-D seismic reflection trial: data acquisition report. Nirex Report no. 622, 64 pp. (Open file). pdf

Smythe, D.K. 1996. 3-D seismic reflection trial survey of the potential nuclear waste repository zone, Sellafield, West Cumbria. Nirex Report no. 760, two volumes; 147 pp. & 11 enclosures (Open file). Downloadable pdf files are as follows (NB the files containing figures are about 5 Mb each, those for the stacks and migrations are 4 Mb each):

Vol. 1: Text, Figs. 1-31, Figs 32-50, Figs 51-77.

Vol. 2 (Enclosures): E1-3 (maps), E4-7 (stacks), E8-11 (migrations).

Smythe, D.K. 1997. Todd Campus West 3-D seismic reflection survey. Report to Glasgow Development Agency, 57 pp. + 45 figs, 4 plates (Open file). pdf

Smythe, D.K. 2002. Geology and prospectivity of the Andaman Sea. Confidential report to Directorate General of Hydrocarbons Government of India,12 pp. + 29 figs.

Smythe, D.K. 2002. Geology and prospectivity of deep water block KK-DWN-2002/1Kerala-Konkan Basin, with implications for regional prospectivity of the deep water region SW of India. Confidential report to Directorate General of Hydrocarbons Government of India,14 pp. + 29 figs.

Smythe, D.K. 2002. Crustal structure and geological framework of deep water blocks D2 to D7, Mahadani Basin, Bay of Bengal. Confidential report to Directorate General of Hydrocarbons Government of India,19 pp. + 62 figs.

Smythe, D.K. 2002. Comments on the crustal structure and plate tectonic framework of West India Deep Offshore Region (WIDOR). Confidential report to Directorate General of Hydrocarbons Government of India, 9 pp. + 30 figs.

Smythe, D.K. 2004. 3D/4D ultrasound imaging system. US Patent No. 6,702,745, 8 pp. pdf

Smythe, D.K. 2007. Desk study: Prospectivity of the Central Zula block (Offshore Eritrea). Confidential Report to Highland Geology Limited, 25 pp. + 32 figs.

Smythe, D.K. 2007. Report on the prospectivity of the blocks north of 15ºN (Eritrea). Confidential Report to Highland Geology Limited, 8 pp. + 28 figs.

Smythe, D.K. 2007. Consultation exercise: geological disposal of nuclear waste. Response to the Defra (UK government) call for comments. 9 pp. pdf

Smythe, D.K. 2008. High-resolution gravity survey of Exploration licence PEDL23 (Dorset, onshore UK). Confidential Report to NWE Southern Cross (UK) LTD, 16 pp + 36 figs.

Smythe, D.K. 2009. High-resolution gravity survey of Exploration licence PEDL238 (Dorset, onshore UK): continuation. Confidential Report to NWE Mirrabooka (UK) Pty LTD, 15 pp + 28 figs.

Smythe, D.K. 2010. Reprocessing of two vibroseis lines over the Downton lead in exploration licence PEDL089 (Dorset, onshore UK). Confidential Report to NWE Mirrabooka (UK) Pty LTD, 7 pp + 13 figs.

Smythe, D.K. 2010. Reprocessing of marine and transition zone lines from the Verena TZ seismic survey over the Xanadu and Red Hill South prospects in Licence TP/15 (Perth Basin, WA). Confidential Report to Norwest Energy NL, 22 pp + 76 figs.

 

Smythe, D.K. 2011. Reprocessing of marine line 5381-MB from the Morondava Basin. Confidential  Report to Wessex Exploration PLC, 10 pp.

 

Smythe, D. 2011. Points of View: An objective nuclear accident magnitude scale for quantification of severe and catastrophic events. Physics Today, online (pdf).

 

Smythe, D.K. 2012. Reprocessing of TGS-Nopec multiclient survey lines from the Morondava Basin. Confidential  Report to Wessex Exploration PLC, 20 pp. + 53 figs.

Smythe, D.K. 2012.
Response to West Cumbria MRWS consultation: Why a deep nuclear waste repository should not be sited in Cumbria. 98 pp + 70 figs. March 2012 (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2013. Summary evidence for the Cumbrian MPs ad hoc committee (Chair: Sir Tony Cunningham MP) Why the current MRWS process should not proceed to Stage 4. 4 pp. 4 January 2013 (pdf)

Smythe, D. 2013. Correspondence. Nuclear-waste site geology is paramount. Nature, 495, 449. (pdf).

Smythe, D.K. 2013. Call for Evidence Managing Radioactive Waste Safely: Review of the Siting Process for a Geological Disposal Facility Response form (8 June 2013). 19 pp. (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2013. Critique of Cuadrilla’s plans and proposals for drilling near Balcombe, West Sussex. Slideshow V1.0, 19 August 2013, 13 pp. (pdf).

Smythe, D.K. 2013. Dart Energy coal bed methane proposed development at Letham: Review of additional information supplied in support of the hydrogeological assessment. 26 August 2013, 21 pp. (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2013. Response to DECC consultation: Review of the Siting Process for a Geological Disposal Facility September 2013, 22 pp, December 2013. (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2013. Written evidence submitted to the House of Lords Econom
ic Affairs Select Committee: The economic impact on UK energy policy of shale gas and oil. 10 December 2013 (pdf).
 
Haszeldine, S. and Smythe, D. 2013. Fallout over radwaste. Geoscientist 23 (11), 16 (pdf, online references)
 
Smythe, D.K. 2014. Planning application no. SDNP/1305896/CM by Celtique Energie to drill at Fernhurst, West Sussex: Critique of environmental statement in the context of relevant geology and hydrogeology. 25 January 2014, 58 pp. (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2014. Precognition by Professor David K. Smythe on behalf of Concerned Communities of Falkirk (and supporters). 18 February 2014, 39 pp. (pdf)
 
Smythe, D.K. 2014. Rebuttal by Professor David K. Smythe on behalf of Concerned Communities of Falkirk (and supporters). 4 March 2014, 26 pp. (pdf)
 
Smythe, D.K. 2014. Planning application no. WSCC/083/13/KD by Celtique Energie to drill at Boxal Bridge, Wisborough Green, West Sussex: Critique of environmental statement in the context of relevant geology and hydrogeology. 11 June 2014, 73 pp. (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2014. Critique of Cuadrilla’s plans and proposals for drilling near Balcombe, West Sussex. Slideshow V2.0, 20 July 2014, 15 pp. (pdf).

Smythe, D.K. 2014. Planning application no. LCC/2014/0096 by Cuadrilla Bowland Limited to drill at Preston New Road, Lancashire: Objection on grounds of geology and hydrogeology. 10 September 2014, 42 pp. (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2014. Planning application no. LCC/2014/0101 by Cuadrilla Bowland Limited to drill at Roseacre Wood, Lancashire: Objection on grounds of geology and hydrogeology. 16 September 2014, 47 pp. (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2015. New information on planning applications by Cuadrilla Bowland Limited to drill at Preston New Road (no. LCC/2014/0096) and Roseacre Wood (no. LCC/2014/0101) Objection on grounds of geology and hydrogeology. 20 April 2015, 13 pp. (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2015. Additional comments relevant to planning applications by Cuadrilla Bowland Limited to drill at Preston New Road (no. LCC/2014/0096) and Roseacre Wood (no. LCC/2014/0101) Objection on grounds of geology and hydrogeology. 8 June 2015, 7 pp. (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2015. Inadequate and prejudicial Officer Report. 21 June 2015, 2 pp. (pdf)

Smythe, D.K. 2015. Planning application no. ES/3379 by Island Gas Limited to drill at Springs Road, Misson, Nottinghamshire: Objection on grounds of geology and hydrogeology. 15 December 2015, v1.1, 58 pp. (pdf)

For papers on nuclear waste disposal 2010 - to date, go to nuclear.

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