Along with research staff and PhD students from the University of Leeds, Chris Jackson undertook fieldwork in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina (6th-12th October). The fieldwork, which was part of the LOBE2 project based at the universities of Leeds and Manchester, focused on the sedimentology and stratigraphy of Lower Jurassic, early post-rift deep-water deposits. Apart from the rocks, the active Chilean volcanoes, visible just across the border, were very invigorating…
Chris Jackson visited CGG in Oslo, Norway (27th October) to look at brand, spanking-new, not-even-fully-processed, 3D broadband seismic reflection data from the northern North Sea. The data were frankly stunning and he is in discussion with CGG for them to release large parts of these data to the BRG. Watch this space!
Chris Jackson visited PGS in Weybridge, Nowheresville to look at a new, broadband 3D seismic reflection data from the Mid-North Sea High. Working with ex-BRG clinoform-lover, Dr Stefano Patruno, they focused on amazingly well-imaged Zechstein Supergroup carbonate buildups, with the aim of writing-up a paper for the Petroleum Geology of NW Europe conference proceedings.
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).