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.
Tvedt ABM, Rotevatn A, Jackson CAL, Fossen H, Gawthorpe RL, 2013, Growth of normal faults in multilayer sequences; a 3D seismic case study from the Egersund Basin, Norwegian North Sea, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 55, Pages:1-20. DOI:10.1016/j.jsg.2013.08.002. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191814113001363
Jackson CAL, Schofield N, Golenkov B, 2013, Geometry and controls on the development of igneous sill-related forced folds: a 2D seismic reflection case study from offshore southern Australia, Geological Society of America Bulletin. DOI: 10.1130/B30833.1. http://gsabulletin.gsapubs.org/content/early/2013/08/30/B30833.1.
Jackson CAL, Lewis MM, 2013, Physiography of the North Permian Basin margin: new insights from 3D seismic reflection data, Journal of the Geological Society. DOI: 10.1144/jgs2013-026. http://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2013/08/19/jgs2013-026.abstract.
Whipp PS, Jackson CAL, Gawthorpe RL, Dreyer T, Quinn D, 2013, Fault array evolution above a reactivated rift fabric; a subsurface example from the northern Horda Platform fault array, Basin Research. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12050.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bre.12050/abstract.
Matthew Reeve is one of three finalists for the Science, Engineering and Technology Student of the year awards in the category Earth Science
Lewis, M.M., Jackson C.A.-L., Gawthorpe R.L. (2013) Salt-influenced normal fault growth and forced folding: The Stavanger Fault System, North Sea. Journal of Structural Geology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2013.07.015.
Chris Jackson (in absentia), Rebecca Bell, Oliver Duffy, Han Claringbould and Antje Lenhart (along with Thomas Phillips, a PhD student due to start with BRG in October) attended and gave a series of oral presentations at the start-up meeting for the MultiRift project. The two-day meeting, held at the Statoil offices in Bergen, was attended by collaborators from the Universities of Oslo, Bergen and Manchester, as well Statoil representatives from London and Bergen. The second day included a field workshop led by Professor Haakon Fossen (University of Bergen) which focused on basement rocks exposed in the Bergen Arc, west of Bergen. Field discussions highlighted how these onshore exposures provide important information on the timing, nature and and general evolution of the multiphase North Sea rift.
Peter Fitch has been awarded the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) Best Poster Presentation at the 2013 Symposium in New Orleans for my paper “The petrophysical link between reservoir quality and heterogeneity: application of the Lorenz coefficient”. Following from this, the SPWLA has invited Peter to be a Distinguished Speaker 2013-2014. Congratulations!
Rebecca Bell conducted a seismology workshop for the BG group students which involved introducing the students to how, why and where do earthquakes occur. The workshop included a series of demonstrations into stick-slip behaviour on faults and liquefaction, and the students also had a chance to locate the epicentre of the 2010 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake using real seismograms.
Jackson, C.A-L., Rotevatn, A, 2013, 3D seismic analysis of the structure and evolution of a salt-influenced normal fault zone: a test of competing fault growth models, Journal of Structural Geology. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191814113001119
Daniel Collins is currently completing a 6 week field excursion to Brunei. Assisted by Christopher Dean (4th Year, MSci), and under the supervision of Howard Johnson and Peter Allison, Daniel is undertaking detailed facies analysis of the Belait Formation in collaboration with Brunei Shell Petroleum.
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).