Dr Joanna Faure-Walker from UCL visited Imperial College to present the weekly departmental seminar. She gave an awesome talk entitled “Fault slip-rates and geometries, from surface observations to seismic hazard”, which got many of the BRG members hyper-excited. Joanna spent time with Becky, Alex and Chris, discussing collaborative projects focused on normal fault growth, landscape evolution and earthquake hazards.
Albalushi, A., Neumaier, M., Fraser, A.J., & Jackson, C.A-L. (2016). The impact of the Messinian Salinity Crisis on the petroleum system of the Eastern Mediterranean: a critical assessment using 2D-petroleum system modelling. Petroleum Geoscience, 357-379. doi:10.1144/petgeo2016-054.
Major congratulations to Abdulaziz on the publication of his first full paper!
Allen, H., Jackson, CA-L., & Fraser, A.J. (2016). Gravity-driven deformation of a youthful saline giant: the interplay between gliding and spreading in the Messinian Basins of the Eastern Mediterranean. Petroleum Geoscience, 340-356. doi:10.1144/petgeo2016-034.
Major congratulations to Hayley on the publication of her first full paper! Furthermore, double-congratulations to Hayley for having a figure from her paper selected to grace the front cover of the Messinian Thematic Set from which the paper.
Burberry, C.M., Jackson, C.A-L., & Chandler, S.R. (2016). Seismic reflection imaging of karst in the Persian Gulf: Implications for the characterization of carbonate reservoirs. AAPG Bulletin, 1561-1584. doi:10.1306/04151615115.
Luca Collanega, a PhD student from the University of Padova, Italy, is visiting the BSG to work with Chris Jackson, Rebecca Bell and Craig Magee on 3D seismic and borehole data from New Zealand and NW Australia. His placement project, which feeds into his main PhD research, focuses on normal fault development in areas of pre-existing structures and stratigraphic heterogeneity. Welcome Luca!
Craig Magee has been awarded £5940 by the Royal Society to facilitate an International Exchange with Dr Giacomo Corti and Dr Domenico Montanari at the University of Florence. Giacomo and Domencio will first spend a week at Imperial College, examining intrusion-induced forced folds imaged in seismic reflection data in order to quantify intrusion an host rock parameters required to develop analogue models of the forced fold process. Craig will then be lucky enough to spend 3 weeks in Florence helping to design, build, and analyse analogue models of intrusion-induced forced folding.
On an unseasonably warm but undoubtedly beautiful day, Chris Jackson ran the Royal Parks half-marathon (9th October). Despite missing his start time due to crazy bag queues, he enjoyed his run around Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park, finishing in 1 hour 34 minutes. He’s getting too old for this.
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.
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).