Faculty - Department of Petroleum Geosciences


 


Dr. Stephen Lokier
Associate Professor

Arzanah Building, Room 8333
Office: +971 (0)2 607 5688
Fax: +971 (0)2 607 5200
Email: slokier@pi.ac.ae


EDUCATION

Ph.D.The Miocene Wonosari Formation, Java Indonesia: Volcaniclastic influences on carbonate platform development, Royal Holloway, University of London, London, UK (1996–2000)
B.Sc.Geological Sciences,  Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK (1992–1996)


BIOGRAPHY

Dr Stephen Lokier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum Geosciences.

Dr Lokier is a carbonate sedimentologist with over 15 years of industry and academic experience. His research has focused on carbonate deposition and the development of carbonate sedimentary sequences in stressed depositional environments. For the past ten years, his attention has moved to the application of Recent mixed carbonate-evaporite depositional systems as an analogue to ancient stratigraphic sequences, with a particular focus on applications to the petroleum systems of the Middle East.

Dr Lokier has published widely in refereed journals and conference proceedings and is the author of several book chapters. He is an editor of the Journal of the Geological Society of London and serves as an associate editor of the journals Sedimentology and Facies.

Since 2014 Dr Lokier has been serving as Vice President of the Bureau of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS).


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jul 2012–presentAssociate Professor 
Department of Petroleum Geosciences 
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Mar 2011–Mar 2014Deputy Chair
Department of Petroleum Geosciences 
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Apr 2004-Jul 2012Assistant Professor
Department of Petroleum Geosciences 
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Jun 2000-Apr 2004Carbonate Sedimentologist
Badley Ashton and Associates



RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Carbonate sedimentology
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Mixed carbonate-evaporite systems
  • Mixed carbonate-siliciclastic systems
  • Microbial mineralisation

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Project Title:Understanding ancient petroleum carbonate systems; carbonate precipitation in Abu Dhabi microbial mats as a modern analogue
Funding Agency:PI Research Centre
Collaborator(s):

Dr Ian Head (Newcastle University)

 

CURRENT RESEARCH FELLOWS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

Dr Andreas PaulPostdoctoral fellow
Mr Wade KressMS Student
Mr Wesley CourtMS Student
Ms Wang JiayiMS Student


PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. A. Geske, S. Lokier, M. Dietzel, D. K. Richter, D. Buhl, and A. Immenhauser, "Magnesium isotope composition of sabkha porewater and related (Sub-)Recent stoichiometric dolomites, Abu Dhabi (UAE)," Chemical Geology, vol. 393–394, pp. 112-124, 2015.
  2. S. W. Lokier, "Coastal Sabkha Preservation in the Arabian Gulf," Geoheritage, vol. 5, pp. 11-22, 2013/03/01 2013.
  3. S. W. Lokier, A. Knaf, and S. Kimiagar, "A quantitative analysis of Recent arid coastal sedimentary facies from the Arabian Gulf Coastline of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates," Marine Geology, vol. 346, pp. 141-152, 2013.
  4. S.W. Lokier, "Report of a short-term reconnaissance study of sand dune temperature profiles," Tribulus, vol. 21, pp. 78-80, 2013.
  5. S. Lokier, T. Steuber, and A. E. Al-Suweidi, "Stable isotope sclerochronology of Pleistocene shells of the ‘Giant Clam’ Tridacna from Abu Dhabi," Tribulus, vol. 20, pp. 22-24, 2012.
  6. S. W. Lokier, "Development and evolution of subaerial halite crust morphologies in a coastal sabkha setting," Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 79, pp. 32-47, Apr 2012.
  7. J. R. Stewart, S. Aspinall, M. Beech, P. Fenberg, P. Hellyer, N. Larkin, S. W. Lokier, F. G. Marx, M. Meyer, R. Miller, P. S. Rainbow, J. D. Taylor, J. E. Whittaker, K. Al-Mehsin, and C. J. Strohmenger, "Biotically constrained palaeoenvironmental conditions of a mid-Holocene intertidal lagoon on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf: evidence associated with a whale skeleton at Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, UAE," Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 30, pp. 3675-3690, 2011.
  8. S. Lokier and T. Steuber, "Quantification of Carbonate Ramp Sedimentation and Progradation Rates for the Late Holocene Abu Dhabi Shoreline--Reply," Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol. 80, pp. 302-, April 1, 2010 2010.
  9. S. W. Lokier, M. E. J. Wilson, and L. M. Burton, "Marine biota response to clastic sediment influx: A quantitative approach," Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 281, pp. 25-42, 2009.
  10. S. Lokier and T. Steuber, "Large-scale intertidal polygonal features of the Abu Dhabi coastline," Sedimentology, vol. 56, pp. 609-621, Apr 2009.

Book Chapters

  1. S. Lokier, A. Kumar, M. A. Al Abri, M. Beech, M. A. Abdelfattah, and W. W. Dogherty, "Geographic Inheritance," in Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate, P. Hellyer and R. Perry, Eds., ed Abu Dhabi: Motivate Publishing, 2011, pp. 22-35.
  2. S. Lokier, A. Kumar, N. Cochrane-Dyet, M. Hayman, P. MHellyer, and J. O'Conner, "Natural Capital (Oil and Natural Gas)," in Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate, P. Hellyer and R. Perry, Eds., ed Abu Dhabi: Motivate Publishing, 2011, pp. 92-103.

Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. F. Fiorini and S.W. Lokier. Distribution of living larger benthic foraminifera in littoral environments of the United Arab Emirates. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 17, 15423. 2015
  2. S.W. Lokier and M. Al Junaibi, M. The petrographic description of carbonate facies: are we all speaking the same language? European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 16, 4865-1. 2015
  3. K. Dutton, C. van der Land, A. Sherry, I. Head, S. Lokier, H. Serk and M. Kamperis. Microbially mediated and authigenic carbonate formation in sabkha sediments. British Sedimentology Research Group Annual Meeting. Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting, Leeds, UK, Abstract Volume. 2014
  4. F. Fiorini and S.W. Lokier. Test abnormalities in larger benthic foraminifera from hypersaline coastal ponds of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 2014
  5. F. Fiorini and S.W. Lokier. Recent benthic foraminifera distribution from coastline environments of the United Arab Emirates. 4th International Palaeontological Congress, Mendoza, Argentina. 2014

Invited Seminars & Conference Presentations / Posters

  1. F. Fiorini and S.W. Lokier. Distribution of living larger benthic foraminifera in littoral environments of the United Arab Emirates. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 17, 15423. 2015
  2. S.W. Lokier and M. Al Junaibi, M. The petrographic description of carbonate facies: are we all speaking the same language? European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 16, 4865-1. 2015
  3. K. Dutton, C. van der Land, A. Sherry, I. Head, S. Lokier, H. Serk and M. Kamperis. Microbially mediated and authigenic carbonate formation in sabkha sediments. British Sedimentology Research Group Annual Meeting. Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting, Leeds, UK, Abstract Volume. 2014
  4. F. Fiorini and S.W. Lokier. Test abnormalities in larger benthic foraminifera from hypersaline coastal ponds of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 2014
  5. F. Fiorini and S.W. Lokier. Recent benthic foraminifera distribution from coastline environments of the United Arab Emirates. 4th International Palaeontological Congress, Mendoza, Argentina. 2014