Between 13th-16th of November, Marijn van Capelle attended the BSRG postgraduate fieldtrip titled ‘Fluvio-deltaic to deep marine systems in the South Pyrenean Foreland Basin‘. The trip focussed on the Tremp-Graus and Ainsa Basins in the Pyrenees, and was led by Marco Fonnesu (University College Dublin) and Miquel Poyatos-More (University of Manchester).
Dan Collins co-led two one-day field trips for Brunei Shell Petroleum staff on 16th October and 3rd November. Participants from a range of disciplines included exploration and production geoscientists, petroleum engineers, petrophysicists, production technologists and business leaders. The trips focused on outcrops of the shallow marine Belait Formation in the Jerudong area of Brunei, which form part of Dan's PhD on mixed-process shoreline systems and are direct analogues to producing subsurface reservoirs in Brunei. Themes covered ranged in scale from petrographic impacts on reservoir quality, through the impact of facies changes to waterflood design, to seismic scale reservoir architecture!
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).