On the 26th of November, Antje Lenhart presented a poster at the GaSUK TechDay 2015 at GDF-Suez London, with the title: "Integrating reflection seismic, gravity and magnetic data to reveal the structure of crystalline basement".
Chris Jackson gave a talk at the Geological Survey of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia (26th November). His talk was entitled: Geology of the 5/22-1 exploration well, Rockall Trough, offshore NW Ireland: the role of break-up magmatism on trap development and reservoir quality. This talk drew on research conducted by Craig Magee and Carl Jacquemyn. Chris was in Windhoek as part of his Visiting Lecturer role at the University of Namibia, which has just started an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience.
Adamu Suleiman, along with co-authors Alastair Fraser and Chris Jackson, won a ‘Top 10 Poster Presentation’ prize for a poster they presented at the AAPG Annual Convention, Denver, USA. The poster was entitled: "Tectono-Stratigraphic Evolution of the Bornu Basin, Nigeria: Linking Plate Boundary and Plate Interior Geodynamics and Implications for the Opening of the South Atlantic Ocean".
Chris Jackson, along with co-authors Dan Carruthers (UT Austin, now CGG), Seshane Maloh (IC, now Statoil) and Omieari Briggs (IC, now Edison) won the Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award for the best paper published in the AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geology) Bulletin entitled Can polygonal faults help locate deep-water reservoirs?. Note the use of a question mark. The award will be presented at the AAPG Annual Convention in Calgary, Canada in June 2016.
Carl Jacquemyn attended a field course on fieldtrip safety leadership organized by the BSRG and ExxonMobil in Eastbourne. It was an interesting weekend practicing risk assessments, risk mitigation and learn techniques and safe behaviours when leading groups in the field, and how to deal with incidents in the field.
Craig Magee attended a field-workshop in the Neuquen Basin, Argentina, with colleagues from the University of Oslo, Uppsala University, and National University La Plata. Beyond seeing the impressive views of the Andes and hiking up El Tromen volcano, the trip focused understanding magma emplacement mechanisms in a sedimentary basin where the active petroleum system is strongly influenced by igneous intrusions. The workshop was part of the first phase of two major, complementary research projects, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, on which Craig and Chris Jackson are collaborating with an international team. Here is a great picture of Craig in front of Payun Volcano!
Chris Jackson visited the Lion Salt Works Museum on 4 November, the country’s only salt museum. The museum, based near Northwich in Cheshire, is one of only four open-pan, salt-making works in the world. It in June this year after a £10m, four-year restoration programme, thanks largely to a grant of over £5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Full details of the visit, a full attendees list, and some pictures can be seen here and here.
As part of his Visiting Scientist role, Chris Jackson spent a week (11th-17th November) at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), University of Texas at Austin, working with members of the Applied Geodynamic Laboratory (AGL). Together they continued research on the salt tectonics of the Precaspian Basin, Kazakhstan and numerical modelling of the initiation and growth of salt minibasins, in addition to planning next year’s physical modelling series. As part of his visit, Chris gave a presentation at the AGL AGM. His talk was entitled, “Seismic stratigraphy of minibasins – is it really so simple and what does it tells us?”. Note the use of a question mark.
Jones, R.R., Pearce, M.A., Jacquemyn, C., Watson, F.E. (2016) Robust best-fit planes from geospatial data: Geosphere, vol. 12 (1) doi:10.1130/GES01247.1
Adamu A. Suleiman has just received the “AAPG Award of Excellence Top 10 poster presentation” for the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE June 2015), at Denver, Colorado, USA.
His poster title was "Tectono-Stratigraphic Evolution of the Bornu Basin, Nigeria: Linking Plate Boundary and Plate Interior Geodynamics and Implications for the Opening of the South Atlantic Ocean".
Duffy O.B., Bell R.E., Jackson CA-L, Gawthorpe RL, Whipp PS, 2015, Fault growth and interactions in a multiphase rift fault network: Horda Platform, Norwegian North Sea, Journal of Structural Geology, Vol: 80, Pages: 99-119
Prelat A., Pankhania S., Jackson CA-L, Hodgson DM (2015). Slope gradient and lithology as controls on the initiation of submarine slope gullies; insights from the North Carnarvon Basin, Offshore NW Australia. Sedimentary Geology, Vol: 329, Pages: 12-17
Stevenson C.J., Jackson CA-L, Hodgson D.M., Hubbard S.M., Eggenhuisen J.T. (2015). Deep-Water Sediment Bypass. Journal of Sedimentary Research, Vol: 85, Pages: 1058-1081
Maidment, SCR, Brassey, C, and Barrett, PM. 2015. The postcranial skeleton of an exceptionally complete individual of the plated dinosaur Stegosaurus stenops (Dinosauria: Thyreophora) from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming, U.S.A. PLoS One 10 (10): e0138352.
Susie Maidment did an invited talk at the University of Bristol Palaeobiology Discussion Group titled “Fibres and cellular structures in 75-million-year-old dinosaur specimens”.
Chris Jackson gave an invited talk at the Geologists' Association monthly meeting at Burlington House, Piccadilly. His talk was entitled 'The Rock that Wouldn't Stay Still' and focused on the origins and significance of evaporite deposits.
"The Geological Society organised #askageologist for Earth Science week (October 11th-16th). 3 of the 5 geoscientists were from the RSM; Jon Tennant (@protohedgehog), Chris Jackson (@seis_matters) and Lizzie Day (@lizzieday). They answered questions on a range of geo-topics, including evolution, hydrocarbons and whether the moon could be made of cheese. You can catch up on the conversations here.
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).