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David Peacock

Associate Professor, Associate professor
  • E-mailDavid.Peacock@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 32 34
  • Visitor Address
    Realfagbygget, Allégt. 41
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I obtained my PhD in structural geology 1990, and have worked and taught in both academia and the hydrocarbon industry. I have been working at the University of Bergen since 2017, which has involved teaching on courses in structural geology and petroleum geology, working on various research projects and publishing numerous papers. My main research interests are the geometries, development and characterisation of normal faults and other fracture systems.

Journal articles
  • Peacock, David; Rotevatn, Atle; Sanderson, David J. 2019. Brecciation driven by changes in fluid column heights. Terra Nova. 31: 76-81. doi: 10.1111/ter.12371
  • Peacock, David; Sanderson, David J.; Bastesen, Eivind; Rotevatn, Atle; Storstein, Tor H. 2019. Causes of bias and uncertainty in fracture network analysis. Norwegian Journal of Geology. 99: 1-16. doi: 10.17850/njg99-1-06
  • Sanderson, David J.; Peacock, David. 2019. Measurement of geometry and linkage in vein arrays. Journal of Structural Geology. 118: 104-113. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.10.001
  • Peacock, David; Sanderson, D.J.; Rotevatn, Atle. 2018. Relationships between fractures. Journal of Structural Geology. 106: 41-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.11.010
  • Peacock, David; Sanderson, David J. 2018. Structural analyses and fracture network characterisation: Seven pillars of wisdom. Earth-Science Reviews. 184: 13-28. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.06.006
  • Rotevatn, Atle; Peacock, David. 2018. Strike-slip reactivation of segmented normal faults: Implications for basin structure and fluid flow. Basin Research. 30: 1264-1279. doi: 10.1111/bre.12303
  • Sanderson, David J.; Peacock, David; Nixon, Casey William; Rotevatn, Atle. 2018. Graph theory and the analysis of fracture networks. Journal of Structural Geology. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.04.011
  • Bello, A; Heggland, Roar; Peacock, David. 2017. Pressure significance of gas chimneys. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 86: 402-407. doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.06.005
  • Dimmen, Vilde; Rotevatn, Atle; Peacock, David; Nixon, Casey William; Nærland, Kari. 2017. Quantifying structural controls on fluid flow: Insights from carbonate-hosted fault damage zones on the Maltese Islands. Journal of Structural Geology. 101: 43-57. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.05.012
  • Peacock, David; Anderson, Mark W.; Rotevatn, Atle; Sanderson, David J.; Tavarnelli, Enrico. 2017. The interdisciplinary use of "overpressure". Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 341: 1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.05.005
  • Peacock, David; Dimmen, Vilde; Rotevatn, Atle; Sanderson, David J. 2017. A broader classification of damage zones. Journal of Structural Geology. 102: 179-192. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.08.004
  • Peacock, David; Korenova, Irina; Nixon, Casey William; Rotevatn, Atle. 2017. Changes of scaling relationships in an evolving population: The example of "sedimentary" stylolites. Journal of Structural Geology. 96: 118-133. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.01.012
  • Peacock, David; Nixon, Casey William; Rotevatn, Atle; Sanderson, David J.; Zuluaga, Luisa Fernanda. 2017. Interacting faults. Journal of Structural Geology. 97: 1-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.02.008
  • Peacock, David; Tavarnelli, Enrico; Anderson, Mark W. 2017. Interplay between stress permutations and overpressure to cause strike-slip faulting during tectonic inversion. Terra Nova. 29: 61-70. doi: 10.1111/ter.12249
  • Kristensen, Thomas Berg; Rotevatn, Atle; Peacock, David; Henstra, Gijs Allard; Midtkandal, Ivar; Grundvåg, Sten-Andreas. 2016. Structure and flow properties of syn-rift border faults: The interplay between fault damage and fault-related chemical alteration (Dombjerg Fault, Wollaston Forland, NE Greenland). Journal of Structural Geology. 92: 99-115. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.09.012
  • Peacock, David; Nixon, Casey William; Rotevatn, Atle; Sanderson, David J.; Zuluaga, Luisa Fernanda. 2016. Glossary of fault and other fracture networks. Journal of Structural Geology. 92: 12-29. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.09.008

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., in press. Structural analyses and characterising fracture networks: seven pillars of wisdom. Earth-Science Reviews.

Rotevatn, A., Peacock, D.C.P., Strike-slip reactivation of segmented normal faults: implications for basin structure and fluid flow. Basin Research.

Sanderson, D.J., Peacock, D.C.P., Rotevatn, A., Nixon, C.W., in press. Fracture networks: back to the future. Journal of Structural Geology.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., Rotevatn, A., 2018. Relationships between fractures. Journal of Structural Geology 106, 41-53.

Bello, A., Heggland, R., Peacock, D.C.P., 2017. Pressure significance of gas chimneys. Marine and Petroleum Geology 86, 402-407.

Dimmen, V., Rotevatn, A., Peacock, D.C.P., Nixon, C.W., Nærland, K., 2017. Quantifying structural controls on fluid flow: Insights from carbonate hosted fault damage zones on the Maltese Islands. Journal of Structural Geology 101, 43-57.

Peacock, D.C.P., Korneva, I., Nixon, C.W., Rotevatn, A., 2017. Changes of scaling relationships in an evolving population: the example of “sedimentary” stylolites. Journal of Structural Geology 96, 118-133.

Peacock, D.C.P., Anderson, M.W., Rotevatn, A., Sanderson, D.J., Tavarnelli, E., 2017. The interdisciplinary use of “overpressure”. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 341, 1-5.

Peacock, D.C.P., Dimmen, V., Rotevatn, A., Sanderson, D.J., 2017. A broader classification of damage zones. Journal of Structural Geology 102, 179-192.

Peacock, D.C.P., Nixon, C.W., Rotevatn, A., Sanderson, D.J., Zuluaga, L.F., 2017. Interacting faults. Journal of Structural Geology 97, 1-22.

Kristensen, T.B., Rotevatn, A., Peacock, D.C.P., Henstra, G.A., Midtkandal, I., Grundvåg, S.A., 2016. Structure and flow properties of syn-rift border faults: the interplay between fault damage and fault-related chemical alteration (Dombjerg Fault, Wollaston Forland, NE Greenland). Journal of Structural Geology 92, 99-115.

Peacock, D.C.P., Nixon, C.W., Rotevatn, A., Sanderson, D.J., Zuluaga, L.F., 2016. Glossary of fault and other fracture networks. Journal of Structural Geology 92, 12-29.

Peacock, D.C.P., Tavarnelli, E., Anderson, M.W., 2016. Interplay between stress permutations and overpressure to cause strike-slip faulting during tectonic inversion. Terra Nova 29, 61-70.

Wennberg, O.P., Casini, G., Jonoud, S., Peacock, D.C.P., 2016. The characteristics of open fractures in carbonate reservoirs and their impact on fluid flow: a discussion. Petroleum Geoscience 22, 91-104.

Gingre-Chanu, L., Warren, J.K., Puigdefabregas, C., Sharp, I.R., Peacock, D.C.P., Swart, R., Poulsen, R., Ferreira, H., Henrique, L., 2014. Diagenetic evolution of Aptian evaporites in the Namibe Basin (south‐west Angola). Sedimentology doi: 10.1111/sed.12146.

Peacock, D.C.P., Anderson, M.W., 2012. The scaling of pull-aparts and implications for fluid flow in areas with strike-slip faults. Journal of Petroleum Geology 35, 389-400.

Peacock, D.C.P., 2009. A review of Alpine deformation and stresses in southern England. Italian Journal of Geosciences 128, 307-316.

Peacock, D.C.P., 2008. Architecture, gods and gobbledygook. Journal of Structural Geology 30, 687-688.

Peacock, D.C.P., Azzam, I.N., 2006. Development and scaling relationships of a stylolite population. Journal of Structural Geology 28, 1883-1889.

Peacock, D.C.P., 2006a. Predicting variability in fracture frequencies from boreholes. Journal of Structural Geology 28, 353-361.

Peacock, D.C.P., 2006b. Analogue model for gravity sliding of soft sediments. Journal of Geoscience Education 54, 550-554.

Peacock, D.C.P., Mann, A., 2005. Evaluation of the controls of fracturing in reservoir rocks. Journal of Petroleum Geology 28, 385-396.

Crider, J.G., Peacock, D.C.P., 2004. Initiation of brittle faults in the upper crust: a review of field observations. Journal of Structural Geology 26, 691-707.

Kim, Y.S., Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 2004. Fault damage zones. Journal of Structural Geology 26, 503-517.

Peacock, D.C.P., 2004a. The post-Variscan development of the British Isles within a regional transfer zone influenced by orogenesis. Journal of Structural Geology 26, 2225-2231.

Peacock, D.C.P., 2004b. Differences between veins and joints using the example of the Mesozoic limestones of Somerset. In: Cosgrove, J.W., Engelder, T. (eds.). The Initiation, Propagation, and Arrest of Joints and Other Fractures. Special Publication of the Geological Society of London 231, 209-221.

Kim, Y.S., Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 2003. Strike-slip faults and damage zones at Marsalforn, Gozo Island, Malta. Journal of Structural Geology 25, 793-812.

Peacock, D.C.P., 2003a. Scaling of transfer zones in the British Isles. Journal of Structural Geology 25, 1561-1567.

Peacock, D.C.P., 2003b. A simple experiment to demonstrate overpressured fluids and soft sediment deformation. Journal of Geoscience Education 51, 410-414.

Peacock, D.C.P., Harris, S.D., Mauldon, M., 2003. Use of curved scanlines and boreholes to predict fracture frequencies. Journal of Structural Geology 25, 109-119.

Peacock, D.C.P., 2002. Propagation, interaction and linkage in normal fault systems. Earth-Science Reviews 58, 121-142.

Peacock, D.C.P., Parfitt, E.A., 2002. Active relay ramps and normal fault propagation on Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. Journal of Structural Geology 24, 729-742.

Tavarnelli, E., Peacock, D.C.P., 2002. The change from extension to contraction in a syn-orogenic foredeep basin of the Umbria-Marche Apennines, Italy. Bollettino della Societa Geologica Italiana, V. Speciale 1, 729-737.

Engelder, T., Peacock, D.C.P., 2001. Joint development normal to regional compression during flexural-flow folding: the Lilstock buttress anticline, Somerset, England. Journal of Structural Geology 23, 259-277.

Parfitt, E.A., Peacock, D.C.P., 2001. South flank faults and edifice deformation at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 106, 265-284.

Peacock, D.C.P., 2001. The temporal relationship between joints and faults. Journal of Structural Geology 23, 329-341.

Parfitt, E.A., Peacock, D.C.P., 2000. Detailed mapping of dyke geometries at Easedale, Scotland. Geoscientist 10, issue 12, 8-9.

Peacock, D.C.P., Marrett, R., 2000. Strain and stress: reply. Journal of Structural Geology 22, 1369-1378.

Peacock, D.C.P., Knipe, R.J., Sanderson, D.J., 2000a. Glossary of normal faults. Journal of Structural Geology 22, 291-305.

Peacock, D.C.P., Price, S., Whitham, A., Pickering, C., 2000b. The World’s largest relay ramp (Hold With Hope, NE Greenland). Journal of Structural Geology 22, 843-850.

Kelly, P.G., McGurk, A., Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1999. Reactivated normal faults in the Mesozoic of the Somerset coast, and the role of fault scale in reactivation. Journal of Structural Geology 21, 493-509.

Marrett, R., Peacock, D.C.P., 1999. Strain and stress. Journal of Structural Geology 21, 1057-1063.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1999. Deformation history and basin-controlling faults in the Mesozoic sedimentary rocks of the Somerset coast. Proceedings of the Geologists Association 110, 41-52.

Peacock, D.C.P., Anderson, M.W., Morris, A., Randall, D.E., 1999. Evidence for the importance of ‘small’ faults on block rotation. Tectonophysics 299, 1-13.

Tavarnelli, E., Peacock, D.C.P. 1999. From extension to contraction in syn-orogenic foredeep basins: the Contessa section, Umbria-Marche Apennines, Italy. Terra Nova 11, 55-60.

Kelly, P.G., Sanderson, D.J., Peacock, D.C.P., 1998. Damage, linkage and evolution of strike-slip fault zones. Journal of Structural Geology 20, 1477-1493.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1998. Geometry and development of normal faults. In: Sengupta, S. (ed.) Evolution of Geological Structures in Micro- to Macro-Scales. Chapman & Hall, London, 27-46.

Peacock, D.C.P., Fisher, Q.J., Willemse, E.J.M., Aydin, A., 1998. The relationship between faults and pressure solution seams in carbonate rocks and the implications for fluid flow. In: Jones, G., Fisher, Q.J., Knipe, R.J. (eds.) Faulting, Fault Sealing and Fluid Flow in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. Geological Society of London, Special Publication.

Peacock, D.C.P., Jones, G., Knipe, R.J., McAllister, E., Sanderson, D.J., 1998. Large lateral ramps in the Eocene Valkyr shear zone: extensional ductile faulting controlled by plutonism in southern British Columbia: discussion. Journal of Structural Geology 20, 487-488.

Rawnsley, K.D., Peacock, D.C.P., Rives, T., Petit, J.-P., 1998. Jointing in the Mesozoic sediments around the Bristol Channel Basin. Journal of Structural Geology 20, 1641-1661.

Peacock, D.C.P., 1997. Faults in the Chalk at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, U.K. Societe Geologique du Nord 5, 249-255.

Peacock, D.C.P., Shepherd, J., 1997. Reactivated faults and transfer zones in the Southern Coalfield, Sydney Basin, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 44, 265-273.

Pickering, G., Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., Bull, J.M., 1997. Modelling tip zones to predict the displacement and length characteristics of faults. Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists 81, 82-99.

Wang, G., Tan, H., Jiang, B., Peacock, D.C.P., Tan, H., 1997. Three-dimensional models of transpressional structures in China coal mines. Proceedings of the 30th International Geological Congress 14, 203-216.

Willemse, E.J.M., Peacock, D.C.P., Aydin, A., 1997. Nucleation and growth of strike-slip faults in limestone. Journal of Structural Geology 19, 1461-1477.

Peacock, D.C.P., 1996. Field examples of variations in fault patterns at different scales. Terra Nova 8, 361-371.

Peacock, D.C.P., 1996. Geometry and development of vein systems in the Plymouth Limestone. Proceedings of the Ussher Society 9, 127-129.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1996. Effects of propagation rate on displacement variations along faults. Journal of Structural Geology 18, 311-320.

Peacock, D.C.P., 1995. History and scale variations of deformation in the Sydney Basin. Proceedings of the 29th Newcastle Symposium 278-284.

Peacock, D.C.P., 1995. Mapping small faults - why size is not important. Geoscientist 5, 28-30.

Peacock, D.C.P., Poppitt, I., 1995. Deformation history of the Sydney Basin and strain variations at different scales. Geoscientist 5, 27-29.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1995. Pull-aparts, shear fractures and pressure solution. Tectonophysics 241, 1-13.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1995. Strike-slip relay ramps. Journal of Structural Geology 17, 1351-1360.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1994. Geometry and development of relay ramps in normal fault systems. Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists 78, 147-165.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1994. Strain and scaling of faults in the Chalk at Flamborough Head, U.K. Journal of Structural Geology 16, 97-107.

Peacock, D.C.P., Zhang, X., 1994. Field examples and numerical modelling of oversteps and bends along normal faults in cross-section. Tectonophysics 234, 147-167.

Xie, H., Sanderson, D.J., Peacock, D.C.P., 1994. A fractal model and energy dissipation for en echelon fractures. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 48, 655-662.

Peacock, D.C.P., 1993. The displacement-distance method for contractional kink bands and its application to fold-thrust structures. Tectonophysics 220, 13-21.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1993. Estimating strain from fault slip using a line sample. Journal of Structural Geology 15, 1513-1516.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1992. Effects of layering and anisotropy on fault geometry. Journal of the Geological Society of London 149, 793-802.

Peacock, D.C.P., 1991. Displacements and segment linkage in strike-slip fault zones. Journal of Structural Geology 13, 1025-1035.

Peacock, D.C.P., 1991. A comparison between the displacement geometries of veins and normal faults at Kilve, Somerset. Proceedings of the Ussher Society 7, 363-367.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., 1991. Displacements, segment linkage and relay ramps in normal fault zones. Journal of Structural Geology 13, 721-733.

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