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PUBLICATIONS

2020       Higgs, K.E., Funnell, R.H., Browne, G.H. A multidisciplinary study of diagenesis and pore fluid evolution in frontier basins; an example from Canterbury and Great South basins. New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2020.

2020       Higgs, K.E., Munday, S., Forbes, A., Crouch, E., Sagar, M.  A geochemical and biostratigraphic approach to investigating regional changes in sandstone composition through the Paleocene-Eocene, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Geological Magazine 157, 1473-1498.

2019       Higgs, K.E., Browne, G.H., Sahoo, T.R.  Reservoir characterisation of syn-rift and post-rift sandstones in frontier basins: An example from the Cretaceous of Canterbury and Great South basins, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology 101, 1-29.

2018       Field, B., Barton, B., Funnell, R., Higgs, K., Nicol, A., Seebeck, H. Managing potential interactions of subsurface resources. Journal of Power and Energy, Special Issue on Underground Technologies 232, 6-11.

2018       Higgs, K.E., Browne, G.H., Howden, A.D. Murihiku rocks as potential petroleum reservoirs in Zealandia. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 61, 1-16.

2018       Higgs, K.E., King, P.R.  Sandstone provenance and sediment dispersal in a complex tectonic setting: Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Sedimentary Geology 372, 112-139.

2018       Strogen, D.P., Higgs, K.E., Griffin, A.G., Morgans, H.E.G.  Late Eocene – Early Miocene facies and stratigraphic development, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand: the transition to plate boundary tectonics during regional transgression. Geological Magazine 156, 1751-1770.

2017       Higgs, K.E., Crouch, E.M., Raine, J.I.  An interdisciplinary approach to reservoir characterisation: an example from the early to middle Eocene Kaimiro Formation, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology 86, 111-139.

2015       Higgs, K.E., Haese, R.R., Golding, S.D., Schacht, U., Watson, M.N.  The Pretty Hill Formation as a natural analogue for CO2 storage: an investigation of mineralogical and isotopic changes associated with sandstones exposed to low, intermediate and high CO2 concentrations over geological time. Chemical Geology 399, 36-64.

2015       Higgs, K.E., Arnot, M.J., Brindle, S.  Advances in grain size, mineral and pore-scale characterisation of lithic and clay-rich reservoirs. AAPG Bulletin 99, 1315-1348.

2013       Higgs, K.E., Funnell, R.H., Reyes, A.G. Changes in reservoir heterogeneity and quality as a response to high partial pressures of CO2 in a gas reservoir, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology 48, 293-322.

2013       Sykes, R., Volk, H., George, S.C., Ahmed, M., Higgs, K.E., Johansen, P.E., Snowdon, L. Marine influence helps preserve the oil potential of coaly source rocks: Eocene Mangahewa Formation, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Organic Geochemistry 66, 140-163.

2012       Higgs, K.E., King, P.R., Raine, J.I., Sykes, R., Browne, G.H., Crouch, E.M., Baur, J.R. Sequence stratigraphy and controls on reservoir sandstone distribution in an Eocene marginal marine-coastal plain fairway, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology 32, 110-137.

2012       Higgs, K.E., Strogen, D.P., Griffin, A.G., Ilg, B., Arnot, M.J. Reservoirs of the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. GNS Science data series 13a.

2010       Higgs, K.E., Arnot, M.J., Browne, G.H., Kennedy, E.M. Reservoir potential of Late Cretaceous terrestrial to shallow marine sandstones, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology 27, 1849-1871.

2009       Higgs, K.E. Opportunities for underground geological storage of CO2 in New Zealand: report CCS-08/6, onshore Taranaki Paleogene reservoirs. GNS Science report 2009/59.

2009        Funnell, R.H., King, P.R., Edbrooke, S.W., Higgs, K.E., Strogen, D.P., Arnot, M.J., Bland, K.J., Field, B.D. Opportunities for underground geological storage of CO2 in New Zealand: report CCS-08/1, Waikato and onshore Taranaki overview. GNS Science report 2009/53.

2009         Archer, R., Arnot, M.J., Higgs, K.E., Williams, B. Opportunities for underground geological storage of CO2 in New Zealand: report CCS-08/8, Taranaki petroleum field simulations. GNS Science report 2009/61.

2007       Higgs, K.E., Zwingmann, H., Reyes, A.G., Funnell, R.H. Diagenesis, porosity evolution, and petroleum emplacement in tight gas reservoirs, Taranaki Basin. New Zealand. Journal of Sedimentary Research 77, 1003-1025.

2005       Browne, G.H., King, P., Higgs, K.E., Slatt, R. Grain‐size characteristics for distinguishing basin floor fan and slope fan depositional settings: Outcrop and subsurface examples from the late Miocene Mount Messenger Formation, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 48, 213-227.