On the 24th of September, Matt Reeve gave an invited talk at the Geological Society as part of the London Petrophysical Society Seminar ‘Old Data, New Tricks: Fresh Challenges, Mature targets and Scientific Oddities’. The event was hosted in collaboration with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and was attended by geoscientists from a wide variety of backgrounds. More information about the event can be found at their website: http://lps.org.uk/events/old-data-new-tricks-fresh-challenges-mature-targets-and-scientific-oddities/. Attached to this post is a PDF copy of Matt's abstract for his talk— awesome job Matt!
Duffy, O.B., Bell, R.E., Jackson, C.A-L., Gawthorpe, R.L., Whipp, P.S., (2015). Fault Growth and Interactions in a Multiphase Rift Fault Network: Horda Platform, Norwegian North Sea. Journal of Structural Geology, 80, 99-119. DOI:10.1016/j.jsg.2015.08.015.
Amandine, P., Pankhania, S.S., Jackson, C.A-L., Hodgson, D.M., (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, 329, 12-17 DOI:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2015.08.009.
Stevenson, C.J., Jackson, C.A-L., Hodgson, D.M., Hubbard, S.M., Eggenhuisen, J.T., (2015). Deep-water sediment bypass.Journal of Sedimentary Research, 85, 1058-1081. DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2015.63
During July and August, 3rd-year undergraduate Emma Pierce completed a UROP project with Rebecca Bell and Chris Jackson. She undertook ‘seismic’ interpretation of metre-scale physical models of thin-skinned normal fault array development above a viscous salt analogue. Emma will present the results of her work to the BRG later this year.
As part of his Visiting Scientist role, Chris Jackson spent five weeks at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), University of Texas at Austin, working with members of the Applied Geodynamic Laboratory (AGL). Along with ex-ESE PDRA Oliver Duffy (http://www.beg.utexas.edu/personnel_ext.php?id=313), who now works full-time in the AGL, Chris worked on a project focusing on salt tectonics of the Precaspian Basin, Kazakhstan. As part of this project and along with AGL PDRA Naiara Fernandez (http://www.beg.utexas.edu/personnel_ext.php?id=305), they will also undertake numerical modelling of the initiation and growth of salt minibasins.
Wilson, P., Elliott, G.M., Gawthorpe, R.L., Jackson, C.A-L., Michelsen, L., Sharp, I.R., (2015). Lateral variation in structural style along an evaporite-influenced rift fault system in the Halten Terrace, Norway: influence of basement structure and evaporite facies. Journal of Structural Geology, v.79, p.110-123. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2015.08.002.
Carl Jacquemyn presented his work on surface-based modelling of storm scours in the lower Arab-D at the Mountjoy conference on modelling and characterization of carbonates.
Tom Phillips has just finished an internship at BG Group in Reading looking at the structural restoration of a salt influenced rift basin. Not one for sitting still, he is also about to spend a month with Petrolia Norway AS in Bergen.
Susie Maidment wrote an audio documentary for the science communication website 'Know it Wall' on why Stegosaurus had plates and spikes.
Dan Collins presented a talk entitled ‘Integrated palaeogeographic mapping and tidal modeling during the Oligo-Miocene, South China Sea’ and a poster entitled ‘Storm-ﬂood’ coastal systems in relation to delta front-shoreface facies models: applications to Miocene successions in the Baram Delta Province, NW Borneo’ at the AAPG GTW workshop in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia on May 26-27.
Dan was awarded best poster, complete with a unique prize (whatever it happens to be...)
Huge congratulations to Rebecca Bell, who is now a FULL-TIME MEMBER OF STAFF! Becky now has the rather swanky new title of ‘Lecturer in Geology and Geophysics’… which basically means she knows everything… well done Becky!!
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).