Abdulaziz Al-Balushi spent two weeks and a half 14/6-2/7 at Schlumberger Aachen Technology Centre in Germany to finish part of his research on petroleum system modelling. He worked on constructing 2D model using PetroMod to investigate the impact of the Messinian water drawdown on the petroleum system. During his stay, he had the chance to present his work to the head of the centre, the scientist and engineers. He was also invited at RWTH Aachen University geology department to present his work and share ideas with people working on the same area.
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.
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
Craig Magee has been invited to present work on the mechanisms of magma emplacement at the GSA (Denver) and AGU (San Francisco) conferences in October and December 2013, respectively.
Congratulations to Stefano Patruno, who passed his PhD viva with NO CORRECTIONS! Stefano's PhD was entitled "Geological characterization of sand-prone subaqueous delta systems: a case study of the Upper Jurassic Sognefjord Formation (Troll Field, Northern North Sea, offshore Norway) and global examples" and was supervised by Chris Jackson andGary Hampson. His examiners were Fabio Trincardi (ISMAR) and Phil Allen (IC).
Matthew Lewis, Rebecca Bell, Anette Tvedt (University of Bergen) and Chris Jackson visited PGS (7th June) to present the results of their ongoing research that uses PGS seismic data from the Egersund Basin, offshore SW Norway. Matt, Anette and Chris presented work related to the tectono-stratigraphic of salt-influenced rift basins, whereas Becky presented the results of a full-waveform inversion study of a structurally complex diapir.
Zakaria, A.A, Johnson, H.D., Jackson ,C.A-L. & Tongkul, F. Sedimentary facies analysis and depositional model for the Palaeogene West Crocker submarine fan system, NW Borneo, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1367912013002757
Magee C, Briggs F, Jackson CA-L, in press, Lithol ogical controls on igneous intrusi on-induced ground deformation, Geological Society of London
Magee C, Jackson CA-L, Schofield N, in press, Forced fold characteristics associated with a nested igneous sill-complex in the Irish Rockall Basin: Insights into areas of prolonged magmatic activity on the NE Atlantic Margin, Basin Research
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