Thilo Wrona won the AAPG Foundation Gustavus E. Archie Memorial Grant award ($2000) to support labwork as one part of his PhD on silica diagenesis. This is Thilo's 4th grant success of this year; big-up Thilo...
Rebecca Bell has been awarded the first ever Imperial College Student Choice awar d for ‘Best Feedback’. This award was nominated by students though the Student Union. Congratulations, Becky!
David Reader (4th year MSci student) and Matt Reeve (Imperial College PhD student as of October 2013) have joined the Basins Research Group for summer projects funded by UROP and the Imperial College Post-doc Collaboration Grants, respectively. David and Matt will be using 3D finite element numerical models to examine how normal faults grow and interact in multiphase rift systems and will be working with Oliver Duffy, Rebecca Bell and Chris Jackson of the Basins Research Group, and Adriana Paluszny from the Rock Mechanics Research Group.
Edoseghe Osagiede, an MSc Geoscience student from UCL, has joined the Basins Research Group for a 3 month summer project supervised by Oliver Duffy, Chris Jackson and Thilo Wrona. Edoseghe's project will quantify how variations in seismic velocities and the source wavelet frequencies used in seismic data collection influence the accuracy of fault throw analyses and, subsequently, interpretations of the growth histories of seismically-imaged faults.
Tanaporn Charoenpun and Angela Darkwah will be undertaking their MSc student research projects in the Basins Research Group from June to August. Tanaporn will be working on the structural evolution of the Stord Basin, northern North Sea with Becky, Olly and Chris. Angela will be working on shelf edge clinoforms in the Dampier sub-basin with Amandine.
Aruna Mannie presented at the LPS (16th April at The Geological Society, London on “Influence of rift tectonics on halokinesis and deposition of net-transgressive shallow marine sandstone reservoirs: Upper Jurassic, Cod Terrace, Norwegian North Sea”
Workshop attendance - Hayley Allen, Abdulaziz Al-Balushi & Al Fraser attended the Messinian Drilling Proposal Workshop in Ravenna, Italy (Deep--‐sea Record of Mediterranean Messinian Events (DREAM)) (May 5th-8th 2013). This workshop gathered together three generations of scientists to identify drill sites in the Mediterranean Sea that would test enduring hypotheses c o ncerning the cause, nature, ti ming and consequences of the geologically recent, rapid and extreme environmental event that is, the Messinian Salinity Crisis. The aim of the workshop was to collate information to create at least one compelling and feasible multi-site IODP drilling proposal through drawing on knowledge from industry professionals alongside Messinian academic researchers and by reviewing recent work and seismic survey data. Hayley and Abdulaziz gave a short presentation to the group, which were positively received and led to many new connections in both industry and academia. We hope to contribute further to this proposal in the future and our involvement was very much encouraged by the group. The outcome of this initial workshop was the selection of 6-8 optimum drilling sites from both the Eastern & Western Mediterranean basins that would allow for total calibration of deep basin Messinian units identified in seismic data so far. The plan is to re-group in 6 months to review the initial proposal and discuss in more detail, the technical and logistic al feasibility of the project.
Chris Jackson, Peter Fitch, Oliver Duffy, Stefano Patruno, Benoit Massart, Thilo Wrona, Aruna Mannie, Hayley Allen (see glamorous photo above...), Abdulaziz Al-Balushi, and Clara Rodriguez presented a series of talks and posters at the American Asssociation of Petroelum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, USA (May 19th-22nd). More details
Holgate, N.E., Jackson C.A.-L., Hampson, G.J., Dreyer, T. (2013),Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of the Middle–Upper Jurassic Krossfjord and Fensfjord formations, Troll Field, northern North Sea, Petroleum Geoscience, first published on May 2, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/pe tgeo2012-039. Congratulations Nick on your first publication!
Stefano Patruno submitted his PhD thesis. Well done, Stefano! Just the viva to go now...
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).