Chris Jackson undertook fieldwork in the Neuquen Basin, Argentina as part of Mariana Gomez O'Connell's PhD project which is entitled "Early post-rift submarine lobes; the role of inherited syn-rift bathymetry and the stratigraphic occurrence of hydrid beds". This project is based at the University of Leeds and is being co-supervised by Dave Hodgson.
Chris Jackson presented the results of his one-year Research Fellowship at the 32nd annual Applied Geodynamics Laboratory (AGL) Meeting at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), University of Texas at Austin. His talks were entitled: "Internal structure and kinematics of salt walls: enigmatic examples from the Santos Basin, Brazil" and "Understanding passive margins kinematics: a critical test of competing hypotheses for the origin of the Albian Gap, Santos Basin, offshore Brazil".
Reeve, M. T., Bell, R. E. & Jackson, C. A.-L. (2013) Origin and Significance of Intra-Basement Seismic Reflections Offshore Western Norway. Journal of the Geological Society. http://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2013/09/13/jgs2013-020.abstract
Morgan, J., Warner, M., Bell, R., Ashley, J., Barnes, D., Little, R., Roele, K. & Jones, C. (2013) Next-Generation Seismic Experiments: Wide-Angle, Multi-Azimuth, Three-Dimensional, Full-Waveform Inversion. Geophysical Journal International.
Magee C, Jackson CA-L, Briggs F, 2013, Lithological controls on igneous intrusion-induced ground deformation, Journal of the Geological Society of London, 170, 853-856 http://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2013/09/13/jgs2013-029.abstract
Matt Lewis and Chris Jackson have reached the Top 10 download list for the Journal of Structural Geology (over past 90 days):
5. 3D seismic analysis of the structure and evolution of a salt-influenced normal fault zone: A test of competing fault growth models, September 2013
Christopher A.-L. Jackson | Atle Rotevatn”
6. Growth of normal faults in multilayer sequences: A 3D seismic case study from the Egersund Basin, Norwegian North Sea, October 2013
Anette B.M. Tvedt | Atle Rotevatn | Christopher A.-L. Jackson | Haakon Fossen | Robert L. Gawthorpe”
9. Salt-influenced normal fault growth and forced folding: The Stavanger Fault System, North Sea, September 2013
Matthew M. Lewis | Christopher A.-L. Jackson | Rob L. Gawthorpe”
Craig Magee has been awarded £1700 from the Arthur Holmes Centenary Research Grant to present two invited talks at AGU in San Francisco. The talks will examine the ‘Lithological controls on shallow-level magma emplacement’ and ‘Magma rheology variation in sheet intrusions’. Congratulations, Craig!
Magee, C., Jackson, C.A.-L., Schofield, N., 2013 Accommodation sill-complex emplacement, GSA conference, Denver, Colorado, USA
Rebecca Bell gave a talk at the 30th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, Manchester entitled “Reconstructing rift geometry to gain insights into major unconformity development associated with Late Jurassic rifting in the Halten Terrace, offshore Norway"
Thilo Wrona gave a talk at the 30th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, Manchester entitled "Influence of diagenesis on the physical properties of siliceous mudstones: insights from geochemical, well and 3D seismic reflection data from the North Viking Graben" and went on a field trip to examine "Mudstone sedimentology and diagenesis in outcrop, Lower Jurassic Yorkshire Coast"
Matt Reeve has been nominated for the Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Student of the Year Awards 2013. Matt Reeve made a shortlist of just 3 Earth Science nominees from across the UK. Becky and Olly helped him celebrate this achievement at a rather swanky dinner in Kensington town hall
This month we welcome two new PhD students into the BRG. Tom Phillips has recently graduated from the University of Oxford and will now be starting a PhD project entitled “Enriching models of sedimentary basin evolution: the influence of salt, basement composition and multiple tectonic events” supervised by Becky, Chris and Ollie. Matt Reeve is no stranger to the BRG and he will be starting a PhD with the title “Decoding multi-phase tectonic history from sedimentary basins: case study from the NW shelf of Australia“ supervised by Becky, Chris, Craig and Ollie. Welcome to the BRG!
Chris Jackson co-led a Statoil 4-day fieldtrip with Mike Hudec (AGL) to the Paradox Basin. The aim of the fieldtrip was to understand the geometry and evolution of salt structures, and their impact on sedimentary systems and trap development in salt-bearing sedimentary basins. The fieldtrip was attended by exploration geoscientists from Statoil's Houston and Stavanger offices.
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).