Mark Lawrence


Full Name: Mark Lawrence

Position: Senior Geologist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4394


1980: BSc, Earth Science; 1983: MSc (Second Class Honours), Earth Science & Geochemistry; 1990: PhD, Geology

Areas of expertise

Geochemist: Cathodoluminescence
Geochemist: Stable Isotope Chemistry
Geochemist: Trace Element Geochemistry
Geology: Basin analysis
Geology: Borehole Image Analysis
Geology: CO2 sequestration
Geology: Data management
Geology: Drillcore logging
Geology: Exploration geology
Geology: Geochemistry
Geology: Hydrocarbons
Geology: Sedimentology
Geology: Stratigraphy
Paleontology: Ichnology
Technical: Atomic absorbtion spectrometry(AA)
Technical: Electron microscopy(TEM and SEM)
Technical: Field Work
Technical: X-ray Fluorescence
Technical: X-ray diffraction

Professional activities

Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists: Member
American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Member
International Association of Sedimentologists: Member
Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts: Member
Geoscience Society of New Zealand: Member

Major publications

Lawrence, M.J.F.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Crundwell, M.P. 2020 Carbonate rocks of offshore northern Zealandia. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 63(1): 66-89; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2019.1626745

Massiot, C.; Seebeck, H.; Nicol, A.; McNamara, D.D.; Lawrence, M.J.F.; Griffin, A.G.; Thrasher, G.P.; O'Brien, G.; Viskovic, G.P.D. 2019 Effects of regional and local stresses on fault slip tendency in the southern Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 107: 467-483; doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.05.030

Sutherland, R.; Collot, J.; Bache, F.; Henrys, S.A.; Barker, D.H.N.; Browne, G.H.; Lawrence, M.J.F.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Hollis, C.J.; Clowes, C.D.; Mortimer, N.; Rouillard, P.; Gurnis, M.; Etienne, S.; Stratford, W.R. 2017 Widespread compression associated with Eocene Tonga-Kermadec subduction initiation. Geology, 45(4): 355-358; doi: 10.1130/G38617.1

Browne, G.H.; Lawrence, M.J.F.; Mortimer, N.; Clowes, C.D.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Hollis, C.J.; Beu, A.G.; Black, J.; Sutherland, R.; Bache, F. 2016 Stratigraphy of Reinga and Aotea basins, NW New Zealand : constraints from dredge samples on regional correlations and reservoir character. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 59(3): 396-415; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2016.1160940

Lawrence, M.J.F. 1994 Conceptual model for early diagenetic chert and dolomite, Amuri Limestone Group, north-eastern South Island, New Zealand. Sedimentology, 41(3): 479-498; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1994.tb02007.x

Lawrence, M.J.F. 1993 Sedimentology and petrography of early diagenetic chert and dolomite in the Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary Amuri Limestone Group, eastern Marlborough, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 36(1): 9-25; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1993.9514550

Lawrence, M.J.F. 1991 Early diagenetic dolomite concretions in the late Cretaceous Herring Formation, eastern Marlborough, New Zealand. Sedimentary Geology, 75(1-2): 125-140; doi: 10.1016/0037-0738(91)90054-H

Lawrence, M.J.F.; Hendy, C.H. 1989 Carbonate deposition and Ross Sea ice advance, Fryxell basin, Taylor Valley, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 32(2): 267-278; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1989.10427588

Lawrence, M.J.F.; Hendy, C.H. 1985 Water column and sediment characteristics of Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 28(3): 543-552; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1985.10421206

Nelson, C.S.; Lawrence, M.J.F. 1984 Methane-derived high-Mg calcite submarine cement in Holocene nodules from the Fraser Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Sedimentology, 31: 645-654

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