Idrus Puasa, Howard Johnson, Chris Jackson and Pete Fitch spent a week investigating potential outcrop locations for detailed sedimentary logging of Tertiary thin bed successions in Northern Borneo. Idrus will be spending the next 20 days logging recently exposed sections in Labuan and Kola Kinabalu, as part of his PhD research. These data will be integrated with subsurface data to investigate and characterise the spatial distribution and properties of deep water fan systems offshore Brunei.
Both Antje Lenhart and Dan Collins have been awarded prizes for outstanding contributions during the recent SW England Field Trip organised by Shell. The prize was a copy each of the Peter Ziegler report, "Geological Atlas of Western and Central Europe". Congratulations both!
Both Matt Reeve and Tom Phillips have now passed their 9-month PhD examinations. Congratulations both!
Duffy O.B, Brocklehurst S.H, Gawthorpe R.L, Leeder M.R and Finch E, 2014, Controls on Landscape and Drainage Evolution in Regions of Distributed Normal Faulting: Perachora Peninsula, Corinth Rift, Central Greece, Basin Research DOI: 10.1111/bre.12084 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bre.12084/pdf)
Rosa Polanco-Ferrer and Hamed Khani from the University of Bergen visited the BRG as a part of the ongoing MultiRift project to discuss future possibilities for the project.
Rosa presented some of her work looking at fault intersections within the Tampen spur area, focussing on the Gullfaks field. She also gave an excellent demonstration and tutorial on 2D Move, using examples from her own work.
Hamed presented the results of his work so far looking at a series of regional transects across the North Sea. He was able to collaborate with Han, Antje and Tom, tying his regional interpretations to more local, higher resolution studies.
Craig Magee has been invited to present in a session on ‘Continental Volcanic Rifted Margins’ at AGU in December 2014. Congrautlations Craig!
Rebecca Bell presented a poster entitled “Next-generation seismic experiments: wide-angle, multi-azimuth, three dimensional, full-waveform inversion” at a joint SEG/AGU Summer Research Workshop on advances in active and passive full waveform imaging in Vancouver.
Craig Magee, in conjunction with Dr John MacDonald of the Carbonates Research Group, recently completed 10 days fieldwork in NW Scotland where they conducted detailed mapping and sampled parts of the Lewisian Gneiss Complex. The study aims to test whether zircon geochronology can be used to unravel multiple, superimposed phases of deformation. Craig also took the opportunity to hunt for broken bridges in the Scourie Dykes!
Duna Roda, Mitch D’Arcy and Alex Whittaker have just returned from a 22-day field campaign in the Southern Apennines (Campania, Basilicata and Calabria), where they have been collecting grain size data from active channels and from Pleistocene and Holocene deposits, as well as characterizing the volumes and grain size distributions being supplied by different lithologies and by landslides present in the studied catchments. The aim of these data is to to quantify the controls of sediment supply (volumes, rates and grain size distributions of the sedimentary fluxes) from normal fault-bounded catchments, using fault throw rates and lithology as the main variables.
They have also received a grant from NERC to fund the costs of 10Be analysis of samples collected during the field campaign. This will be undertaken at the SUERC (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Center) by Duna and SUERC staff next winter.
Dan Collins, assisted by Marijn van Capelle, is currently undertaking 6 weeks of fieldwork in Lambir Hills and Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. The work focuses on Miocene-aged coastal-deltaic rocks of the Baram Delta Province of NW Borneo. Good luck Dan!
Antje Lenhart, Dan Collins, Marijn van Capelle, Yvette Flood and Oliver Duffy attended a fieldtrip and workshop looking at the structural geology, sedimentology and petroleum systems of SW England on the 12-16th June. The fieldtrip was led by Professors Joe Cartwright (Oxford University) and Howard Johnson (Imperial College) and was attended by young researchers from Oxford University, Imperial College and Cardiff University, along with new starters at Shell. Antje, Dan, Marijn, Yvette and Olly each gave oral presentations and posters summarising their key research findings to the group.
Chris Jackson, ably assisted by Adamu Suleiman, Idrus Puasa, Clara Rodriguez and Han Claringbould, gave a Seismic Interpretation Techniques short course to PhD student members of the British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) (14th-15th June). The weekend was only tainted by England's capitulation to The Azzuri...
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