Dr Haydon Bailey

Dr Haydon Bailey

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
(Network Stratigraphic) Honorary Lecturer

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Haydon is an industrial micropalaeontologist with over 35 years experience in the hydrocarbon exploration and production industry. He started as a specialist in Cretaceous foraminifera with ongoing interests in the biostratigraphy of Late Cretaceous sequences throughout North West Europe and North Africa. Subsequently projects have ranged through Carboniferous to Holocene microfaunas. He is a specialist in Chalk field studies and high resolution stratigraphy of chalk reservoirs. Haydon teaches a 20 credit module in Foraminifera on the MSc in Applied & Petroleum Micropalaeontology and supervises project students.

Qualifications

1973 - BSc University of Sheffield

1976 - PhD Plymouth Polytechnic (CNAA): The foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous (Coniacian - Mid Santonian) chalk of Southern England.

Biography

1976 - 1989 - Paleoservices Ltd.

1976 - Micropalaeontologist

1981 - Senior Micropalaeontologist

1985 - Manager, Micropalaeontology

1987 - Head of Stratigraphy Mediterranean/African Projects

1989 - 1994 Paleo Services

1989 - Manager, Stratigraphic Projects, International Group

1990 - Manager, International Group &
Chief Micropalaeontologist

1993 - Head Stratigrapher

June 1994 - present - Network Stratigraphic Consulting Limited, Director/ Micropalaeontologist

Teaching

Contributes the foraminifera module to the University MSc course in Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology.

Other activities

Haydon is an active member of The Micropalaeontological Society, being a past Chairman and the current Industrial Liaison Officer. He has been keen to see financial support from industry come into micropalaeontology training and was instrumental in establishing the Micropalaeontological Society Educational Trust Fund.

Haydon is currently Vice President of the Geologists’ Association and President elect for 2014. He maintains his interests in local chalk geology by being Chairman of the Hertfordshire Geological Society and Geological Adviser to the Chiltern Society.

Publications

Bailey, H.W. and Hart, M.B., 1979.  The correlation of the Early Senonian in Western Europe using Foraminiferida. In: Aspekte der Kreide Europas, I.U.G.S.  Ser. A., No.6, pp. 159 - 169.

Bailey, H.W., Gale, A.S., Mortimore, R.N., Swiecicki, A. and Wood, C.J., 1983.  The Coniacian - Maastrichtian Stages of the United Kingdom, with particular reference to southern England. Newsletters in Stratigraphy, 12, No.1, pp.29 - 42.

Bailey, H.W., Gale, A.S., Mortimore, R.N., Swiecicki, A. and Wood, C.J., 1984.  Criteria for defining the Coniacian - Maastrichtian Stage boundaries in England.  Bull. geol. Soc. Danm., 33, (1 -2), pp. 33 - 40.

Bailey, H.W., Dungworth, G., Hardy, M., Scull, D. and Vaughan, R. 1990.  A fresh approach to the Metlaoui. Proc. IIeme  Journee de Geologie Tunisienne appliquee a la recherche des hydrocarbures.

Bailey, H. W., Gallagher, L. T. and Gregory, F. J. 1994. Sequence biostratigraphy of European Chalks. EAPG/AAPG Special Conference on Chalk, Extended Abstracts.

Bailey, H. W., Hart, M.B. & Swiecicki, A. 2009, Evolutionary lineages of benthic foraminifera in the Chalk Seas of N.W. Europe and their application in problem solving. SEPM Spec. publ., No.93, pp.233-249.

Bailey, H. W. and Clayton, C.J. 2010. Foraminiferids from flint meals and “rotten” flints – the choice of an eclectic. In: Whittaker, J. E. & Hart, M. B. (eds.) Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary environments and Stratigraphy: a Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912 – 2001). The Micropalaeontological Society Special Publications. The Geological Society, London.

Bailey, H. W. & Wood, C.J. 2010. Upper Cretaceous Chalk. In: Catt. J. (ed.), The Geology and Landscape of Hertfordshire, Herts. Nat. Hist Soc. Publication.

Beavington-Penney, S. J., Nadin, P., Wright, V. P., Clarke, E., McQuilken, J. & Bailey H. W. 2008. Reservoir quality variation on an Eocene carbonate ramp, El Garia Formation, offshore Tunisia: Structural control of burial corrosion and dolomitisation. Sedimentary geology, 209, 42 – 57.

Gibbard, P. L., Moscariello, A., Bailey, H. W., Boreham, S., Koch, C., Lord, A. R., Whittaker, J. E. & Whiteman, C. A. 2007. Middle Pleistocene sedimentation at Pakefield, Suffolk, England: a response to Lee et al. (2006). J. Quat. Sci.

Hampton, M. J., Bailey, H. W., Gallagher, L. T., Mortimore, R. N. & Wood, C. J. 2007. Seaford Head, Sussex, England, a proposed international stratotype for the Coniacian-Santonian and Santonian-Campanian stage boundaries. Cretaceous Research, 28, pp. 46 – 60.

Hampton, M. J., Bailey, H. W. & Jones, A. D. 2010. A holostratigraphic approach to the chalk of the North Sea Eldfisk field, Norway. In: Vining, B.A. & Pickering, S. C. (eds) Petroleum Geology: From Mature Basins to New Frontiers, Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference, Geological Society, London. pp. 473–492.

Hart, M. B. and Bailey, H. W., 1979.  The distribution of planktonic foraminiferida in the mid - Cretaceous of N. W. Europe. In:  Aspekte der Kreide Europas, I.U.G.S. Ser. A., No. 6, pp.527 -543.

Hart, M. B., Bailey, H. W., Fletcher, B., Price, R. and Swiecicki. A., 1981.  The Cretaceous. In: Jenkins, D.G. and Murray, J.W. (Editors), Stratigraphical atlas of fossil foraminifera. British Micropalaeontological Society Series, pp. 149 - 227.

Hart, M. B., Bailey, H. W., Crittenden, S., Fletcher, B., Price, R. and Swiecicki, A., 1989.  Cretaceous. In: Jenkins, D.G. and Murray, J.W. (Editors).  Stratigraphical atlas of fossil foraminifera (Second Edition). British Micropalaeontological Society Series, pp. 273 - 371.

Hart, M. B., Bailey, H. W., Swiecicki, A. and Lakey, B. R., 1986.  Upper Cretaceous flint meal faunas from southern England. In: Sieveking, G, de G. and Hart, M.B. (Editors), The Scientific study of flint and chert.  Cambridge University Press, pp. 89 - 97.

King, C., Bailey, H. W., King, A. D., Meyrick, R.W. and Roveda, V. L., 1981. North Sea Cainozoic.  In: Jenkins, D.G. and Murray, J.W. (Editors), Stratigraphical atlas of fossil foraminifera. British Micropalaeontological Society Series, pp. 294 - 298.

King, C., Bailey, H.W., Burton, C., and King, A.D., 1989. Cretaceous of the North Sea. In: Jenkins, D.G. and Murray, J.W. (Editors), Stratigraphical atlas of fossil foraminifera (2nd Edition). British Micropalaeontological Society Series. pp. 372 - 417.

Pomerol, B., Bailey, H.W., Monciardini, C. and Mortimore, R.N., 1987.  Lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the Lewes and Seaford Chalks: a link across the Anglo - Paris Basin at the Turonian - Senonian Boundary.  Cretaceous Research, Vol. 8, pp.289 - 304.

Racey, A., Bailey, H.W., Beckett, D., Gallagher, L.T., Hampton, M.J. & McQuilken, J. 2001. The Petroleum Geology of the Early Eocene El Garia Formation in the Hasdrubal Field, Offshore Tunisia. Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.24/1, pp. 29-53.

Stewart, S.A. and Bailey, H.W. 1996. The Flamborough Tertiary Outlier, UK southern North Sea. Journal of the Geological Society, Vol.153, pp.163-173.