Daniel Collins conducted fieldwork looking at the Campanian Bearpaw to Horseshoe Canyon Formation transition near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.
The aim was to decipher the extent to which tidal processes influenced deposition of apparently storm-dominated shallow marine sequences.
(Photo from helicopter overflight)
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.
Collins, D. S., Johnson, H. D., Allison, P. A., Guilpain, P. and Damit, A. R. (2016), Coupled ‘storm-flood’ depositional model: Application to the Miocene–Modern Baram Delta Province, north-west Borneo. Sedimentology. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/sed.12316
Reeve, M. T., Jackson, C. A.-L., Bell, R. E., Magee, C. & Bastow, I. D. (2016) The Stratigraphic Record of Pre-breakup Geodynamics: Evidence from the Barrow Delta, offshore Northwest Australia. Tectonics. doi:10.1002/2016TC004172.
Chris Jackson attended the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary (19th-22nd June) to collect the William E. Pratt Memorial Award, for Best Original Article published in the AAPG Bulletin in 2015. The winning paper can be seen here.
Craig Magee was awarded the Murchison Fund by the Geological Society of London for his contribution as an early career scientist to hard rock geology and tectonics.
Craig Magee receiving the Muchison Fund from president Prof. David Manning
Chris Jackson braved Zone 6 of the London Underground system to give a talk to the Essex Rock and Mineral Society (1st June). His talk was entitled ‘The Wonder of Salt’.
Chris Jackson visited the University of Liverpool to visit Dan Faulkner and Pete Burgess to discuss ongoing collaborative research in the areas of geological controls on CO2 storage and stratigraphic forward modelling, respectively.
Rebecca Bell, Chris Jackson, Dylan Rood and Alex Whittaker met with Joanna Faure Walker (UCL) and Gerald Roberts (Birkbeck) (17th June) to discuss collaborative research related to the growth of normal faults and associated earthquake hazards.
Leonardo Muniz Pichel of the University of Manchester visited ESE (13th-17th June) to work with Chris Jackson on the salt tectonics of the Santos Basin, offshore SE Brazil. His work will focus on the stratigraphic record of horizontally translating minibasins, with this work complimenting his ongoing research on the salt tectonics of the Moroccan continental margin. Follow Leo on Twitter: @leopichel.
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).