Julie Richardson (nee Bloomer) cv

Julie is a Project Geoscientist with Nubian Consulting with strengths in geophysics and basin modelling. She completed a BSc in Geophysics in 1975 at Edinburgh University (upper second). She then undertook a D.Phil in ‘Sub-surface temperatures in the Hampshire Basin’ at Oxford University which was completed in 1980. Joining BP after Oxford she worked as a Research Geophysicist heading a research group looking at temperature histories of source rocks and back-stripping techniques. In 1985 she was assigned to BP Exploration Department in Guangzhou Province, People’s Republic of China, as a Senior Geologist. She taught at the Open University between 1990 and 1994 as an Earth Sciences Tutor. Julie has worked with Nubian Consulting since 2010.


Professional Education

Edinburgh University
1971 - 1975
BSc (2:1) Geophysics

Oxford University
1976 - 1980
D.Phil. (Earth Sciences)

  • 2009 - Present Geological Consultant. Primarily analysing data from Libyan oil fields .
  • 1995 - 1998 Computer Consultant
  • 1990 - 1994 Open University 1st, 2nd, 3rd year Earth Sciences Tutor
  • 1984 - 1987 BP Exploration Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China
    Senior Geologist working on South China Sea and Hainan exploration prospects.
    Basin modelling, seismic interpretation, prospect development.
  • 1980 - 1985 BP Exploration London
    Research Geophysicist. Headed a group which developed basin modelling techniques, in particular, the use of temperature histories and structural and depositional backstripping to identify timing of oil and gas generation. London
  • Jan - Apr 1980 Geoffrey Walton Consultants Geologist Charlbury


  • Bloomer, J. R., Richardson, S.W. and Oxburgh, E.R., 1979 Heat Flow in Britain: an assessment of the values and their reliability. In ‘Terrestial Heat Flow in Europe’, ed. V. Germak and L. Rybach. Springer-Verlag, 293-300
  • Bloomer, J.R. and Ward,J. 1979. A semi-automatic field apparatus for the measurement of thermal conductivities of sedimentary rocks. J. hys. E. Sci. Instrm., 12 1033-1035
Sand Arch Libya