Craig Magee recently attended the Seventh International Dyke Conference in Beijing where he presented on, “Lateral magma flow in mafic sill-complexes”, a topic that is recognised as an up and coming field of study within the world of large igneous provinces. In conjunction with the conference, Craig attended a four-day fieldtrip to visit a range of Proterozoic dyke swarms intruded into Archean and Proterozoic rocks of the North China craton.
As part of his Visiting Scientist role, Chris Jackson spent six weeks at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), University of Texas at Austin, working with members of the Applied Geodynamic Laboratory (AGL). Chris worked on a range of project focusing on salt tectonics of the Southern North Sea and Kazakhstan.
Katie Lenette and Jenny Reeves are undertaking a UROP summer placement in the Basins Research Group, analysing seismic reflection data from offshore New Zealand. Kathryn is cataloguing and mapping igneous bodies across an extensive array of 2D seismic reflection data that surround New Zealand, whilst Jenny is using 3D seismic data to conduct a high-resolution study of forced fold geometries developed above saucer-shaped sills in the Canterbury Basin, offshore E New Zealand. Both students will undertake MSci projects with the group.
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Phillips, T., Jackson, C.A-L., Bell, R.E., Duffy, O.D., & Fossen, H. (2016). Reactivation of intrabasement structures during rifting: A case study from offshore southern Norway. Journal of Structural Geology, 91, 54-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.08.008
Tvedt, A.B.M., Rotevatn, A., & Jackson, C.A-L. (2016). Supra-salt normal fault growth during the rise and fall of a diapir: perspectives from 3D seismic reflection data, Norwegian North Sea. Journal of Structural Geology, 91, Pages: 1-26.
Daniel Collins presented a talk at AAPG ACE Calgary June 2016 entitled "Mixed Wave, Tide and Fluvial-Influenced, Tropical Coastal-Shelf Deposition: Miocene-Recent Baram Delta Province, NW Borneo".
Daniel also judged poster and oral presentations in for the Paralic and Shallow Marine Systems (SEPM) session.
Chris visited PGS in Houston (Monday 1st August) to present past and ongoing research related to salt tectonics, and to look through and advise on the geology of recently-acquired, Gulf of Mexico seismic datasets. He also spent time with seismic interpretation God, Don Herron (see here: http://wiki.seg.org/wiki/Donald_A._Herron and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8q3NcHwrGY), with whom he and Pete Fitch (aka @peterophysics) are writing a paper on salt weld characterisation. He ate Chinese and Mexican food in one day, which was a first, and also took what was perhaps the longest and most costly taxi ride he has ever had (1 hour for c. $100)...
Chris Jackson was interviewed on Undersampled Radio (http://undersampledrad.io/), a podcast/videocast about geoscience, technology and, well, quite a lot of other random stuff.
A podcast version that contains less of his face and only his voice, which frankly isn’t much better, can be found here: http://bit.ly/2aeakTd.
Chris Jackson ventured beyond the London travel zones to give a talk to the Reading Geological Society (4th July). His talk was entitled ‘Terra infirma: what has salt tectonics done for us’. His talk include videos, music, salt, and a picture of Jeremy Hunt…
Antje Lenhart returned from a 4 month internship in the New Opportunities Identification Team at Shell International Exploration and Production in The Hague, The Netherlands. Antje was working on a new play concept which makes use of late stage source rock retention failure and charge related to uplift. Furthermore, she assessed the potential for shallow light oil accumulations in the Baltic Sea. Now she's back to finish her PhD. Welcome back Antje!
Daniel Collins is currently undertaking a 4 month internship project with Shell in Rijswijk. Working in the R&D department, under the supervisor of John M. Martin (Houston) and Stephane Gesbert (Rijswijk), Daniel is working on a large 3D and 2D seismic dataset in the southern North Sea Basin. The aim is to undertake quantitative analysis of 3D shoreline trajectory and volume analysis of the Middle Miocene–Recent continental margin seismic succession, with the aim of testing sequence stratigraphic models and identifying predictive relationships.
The Basins Research Group (BRG) at Imperial College London focuses on the geodynamic, struc-tural, and stratigraphic evolution of sedimentary basins. This range of ac-tivities is centred around a multidisciplinary group of Earth Scientists who are committed to understand-ing the fundamental geo-logical processes opera-ting in evolving sediment-ary basins, and the application of this under-standing to determining the nature, origin and occurrence of natural resources (see Themes).