Carl Jacquemyn was awarded £1500 from the Arthur Holmes Centenary Research Grant. The funding will be used to support a short research project to understand the thermal evolution of diagenetic fluids along veins by clumped isotope analyses on dolomite vein cements.
Carl Jacquemyn gave an invited talk to the GoCAD Group in Nancy (France). The talk was entitled: “A diagenetic vs. a sedimentary system: two different approaches for reservoir modelling applied to hydrothermal dolomite and storm-deposits.”
Susannah Maidment gave two public 'Nature Live' events at the Natural History Museum titled 'Why did stegosaurs have plates and spikes?' (Sat 7th Feb)
Susannah Maidment gave a talk at the Hastings Geological Society titled 'Soft tissues preserved in 75 million year old dinosaur specimens'
As part of his Visiting Scientist role, Chris Jackson spent two weeks at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), University of Texas at Austin, working with members of the Applied Geodynamic Laboratory (AGL). Together they completed research papers related to the 3D seismic imaging and physical modelling of salt diapir internal structure, and the regional analysis of salt-bearing passive margin kinematics. New work will focus on the salt tectonics of the Precaspian Basin, Kazakhstan, and numerical modelling of the initiation and growth of salt minibasins.
From 12th-23rd of January, Marijn van Capelle visited Stavanger and Bergen to look at cores from the tide-influenced deltaic sediments of the Ile Formation taken from the Halten Terrace, offshore mid Norway.
Oliver Duffy presented a talk entitled “Dynamic Topology: A New Approach to Understanding the Evolution of Rift Fault Networks” in the ‘Tectonics and Sedimentation’ session at the Norwegian Geological Society Winterconference meeting in Stavanger. See below the break for his abstract. Well done Olly!
Alqahtani, F., Johnson, H.D., Jackson, C.A-L. and Som, R.B. (2015) Nature, origin and evolution of a Late Pleistocene incised valley-fill, Sunda Shelf, Southeast Asia. Sedimentology. DOI: 10.1111/sed.12185.
Jackson, C.A-L. and Lewis, M.M. (2015) Structural style and evolution of a salt-influenced rift basin margin: the impact of variations in salt composition and the role of polyphase extension. Basin Research. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12099.
Jacquemyn, C., Huysmans, H., Hunt, D., Casini, G. and Swennen, R. (2015) Multi-scale 3D distribution of fracture- and igneous intrusion- controlled hydrothermal dolomite from digital outcrop model, Latemar platform, Dolomites, northern Italy. AAPG Bulletin. DOI:10.1306/10231414089
Lewis, M.M., Jackson, C.A-L. and Gawthorpe, R.L. (2015) Early synrift reservoir development on the flanks of extensional forced folds: a seismic-scale outcrop analog from the Hadahid Fault System, Suez Rift, Egypt. AAPG Bulletin. DOI:10.1306/12011414036.
Patruno, S., Hampson, G.J. and Jackson, C.A-L. (2015) Quantitative characterisation of deltaic and subaqueous clinoforms. Earth-Science Reviews. DOI:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.01.004.
Magee, C., Duffy, O.B., Purnell, K., Bell, R.E., Jackson, C.A-L. and Reeve, M.T. (2014). Fault-controlled fluid flow inferred from hydrothermal vents imaged in 3D seismic reflection data, offshore NW Australia. Basin Research. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12111.
Tom Phillips will be undertaking an internship at Petrolia Norway, based in Bergen, for 3 months from 15th February. Tom will be exploring seismic data in new licence areas in the hope of finding new prospects! He will of course be sadly missed by all of us during his absence... Good Luck Tom!
Antje Lenhart started the year by attending a GeoTeric training course at the University of Bergen, Norway. GeoTeric is a 3D seismic interpretation software package from ffA which offers advanced algorithms and workflows to get the most from seismic data. Spectral decomposition as well as numerous seismic attribute analyses have been tested and applied to the crystalline basement in Antje's data sets with the aim to highlight gross trends and subtle variations in basement geology, which will form part of her PhD research. It was a great learning experience and many thanks to Abdul Cader from ffA-geosciences for his help and support.
Idrua Puasa, Duna Roda Boluda, Dan Collins, Alex Whittaker, Marijn van Cappelle, Gary Hampson and Chris Jackson all attended the British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) Annual General Meeting in Nottingham (20th-22nd December), hosted by the British Geological Society (BGS). Idrus, Alex, Dan, Duna and Marijn presented their ongoing research - see below the break for abstracts. Well done all!
Early December saw the BRG get into their festive spirits with their Annual Christmas Party, which started at Queens Ice and Bowl for some chilled (and not at all competitive) bowling. The scores ranged from a whopping 100+ to the low 30s, but regardless of skill (or otherwise) at bowling, it’s safe to say that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. From there, we went on to The Champion pub in Bayswater where we donned our festive Christmas cracker hats and had a delicious 3 course festive meal with all the trimmings, and maybe a drink or two... A special mention has to go to Craig Magee and his light-up Christmas jumper which was hands down the best jumper of the night (see the photo below to truly understand the majesty of it). All in all the BRG Annual Christmas Party was the perfect start to the Christmas season! Thanks to Stephen Watkins for his hard work in organising the event, and thanks to everyone who came along and made it a great evening.
Holgate, N.E., Hampson, G.J., Jackson, C.A-L. and Petersen, S.A. (2014) Constraining uncertainty in interpretation of seismically imaged clinoforms in deltaic reservoirs, Troll Field, Norwegian North Sea: Insights from forward seismic models of outcrop analogs. AAPG Bulletin, 98, 2629-2663. DOI: 10.1306/05281413152.
Patruno, S., Hampson, G.J., Jackson, C.A-L. and Dreyer, T. (2015). Geomorphology, facies character and stratigraphic architecture of an ancient sand-rich subaqueous delta: Upper Jurassic Sognefjord Formation, Troll Field, Offshore Norway Sedimentology, 62, 350-388. DOI: 10.1111/sed.12153.
Reeve, M.T., Bell, R.E., Duffy, O., Jackson, C.A-L. and Sansom, E. (2015). The development of non-colinear fault systems; what can we learn from 3D seismic reflection data? Journal of Structural Geology, 70, 141-155. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.11.007
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).