Both Adamu Suleiman and Antje Lenhart have now passed their 9-month PhD examinations. Congratulations both!
Howard Johnson and Daniel Collins recently co-led a Nautilus Geoscience field course, examining Oligo-Miocene deltaic to deepwater outcrop successions in NW Borneo.
Marijn van Cappelle is working at the Shell core store in Stavanger and the Statoil core store in Bergen for three weeks. He is looking at the Jurassic Tilje, Tofte and Ile Formations of the Halten Terrace, offshore mid-Norway, in order to compare these formations with the results from his fieldwork on the Sego Sandstone in Utah, USA. Gary Hampson and Howard Johnson will also be visiting him during his work. The project is organized through Rodmar Ravnås (Norske Shell). Amazingly, he's had 11 days straight without any rain...
Dan Collins gave an industry sponsor talk to Brunei Shell Petroleum on January 13th entitled "The Macrotidal Miocene: Ocean modelling and insights into sedimentary facies analysis in the Mio-Pliocene, NW Borneo, South China Sea", and visisted Sarawak Shell Petroleum to discuss future research efforts.
Susie Maidment also gave a talk at Cosmic Genome Live for the 'London Skeptics in the Pub' 15th birthday event on Stegosaurus, and why dinosaurs are interesting!
See below the break for Dan's abstract. Well done both!
Bell, R. E., Jackson, C. A. L., Elliott, G. M., Gawthorpe, R. L., Sharp, I. R. & Michelsen, L. 2014. Insights into the development of major rift-related unconformities from geologically constrained subsidence modelling: Halten Terrace, offshore mid Norway, Basin Research, 26, 203-224. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12049. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bre.12049/full
Alves, T. M., Bell, R. E., Jackson, C. A. L. & Minshull, T. A. 2014. Deep-water continental margins: geological and economic frontiers, Basin Research, 26, 3-9. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12053. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bre.12053/full
Magee, C., Jackson, C. A. L. & Schofield, N. 2014. Diachronous sub-volcanic intrusion along deep-water margins: insights from the Irish Rockall Basin, Basin Research, 26, 85-105. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12044. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bre.12044/full
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