Stefano Patruno submitted his PhD thesis. Well done, Stefano! Just the viva to go now...
Marijn van Cappelle is undertaking fieldwork on the Sego Sandstone, Book Cliffs, Utah. Above is a picture of a typical day in the field. His PhD is focused on the sedimentology, facies architecture and sequence stratigraphy of the transition from fluvial to tidal realms, and is supervised by Howard Johnson and Gary Hampson. Daniel Collins and Renee de Bruijn (Universiteit Utrecht) are assisting him in the field. Marijn and Dan are already welcome guests at Ray's Tavern in Green River, where they are served drinks before they even order...
Thilo Wrona won the the Daniel Pidgeon Award (£1000) from the Geological Society of London and Farrell Award (£200) from the British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) to support labwork related to his PhD on silica diagenesis
Wilson, P, Elliott G.M., Gawthorpe, R.L., Jackson, C.A-L, Michelsen, L., Sharp, I.R (2013), Geometry and segmentation of an evaporite-detached norm al fault array: The southern Bremstein Fault Complex, offshore mid-Norway. Journal of Structural Geology. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S019181411300045X.
Olafiranye, K, Jackson, C.A-L, Hodgson, D.M (2013), The role of tectonics and mass-transport complex emplacement on upper slope stratigraphic evolution: a 3D seismic case study from offshore Ango la. Marine and Petroleum Geology. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264817213000536.
Claringbould, J.S., Hyden, B.B., Sarg, J.F., Trudgill, B.D., (2013), Structural evolution of a salt-cored, domed, reactivated fault complex, Jebel Madar, Oman. Journal of Structura l Geology http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2013.03.001
Daniel Collins completed a 7 week internship at Getech in Leeds. Working with the palaeogeographic mapping team, he constructed a suite of Late Oligocene to Pliocene bathymetric maps, at 1:5,000,000 scale, for the South China Sea region.
Clara Rodriguez visited the Applied Geodynamics Laboratory (AGL) at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), University of Texas at Austin. The AGL is an industry-funded consortium dedicated to producing innovative new concepts in salt tectonics (http://www.beg.utexas.edu/resprog/salttectonics/index.htm). During the visit, Clara Rodriguez presented research focused on evaporites in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil, which led to interesting discussions with the scientists in the research unit. In the photo, Martin Jackson, Clara Rodriguez, Michael Hudec and Tim Dooley.
Antje Lenhart has joined the Basins Research Group as a new PhD student. She will work on the role of pre-existing structural fabrics on the tectono-stratigraphic evolution of rift basins, focusing on the Slørebotn sub-basin, Northern North Sea. The project is part of the Norwegian government funded MultiRift project. The main goal is to examine how basement heterogeneities associated with the Caledonian orogeny, Devonian transtension and Permo-Triassic rifting in this area influenced the development of the Late Jurassic rift. To establish these relationships, Antje will conduct detailed structural and stratigraphic analysis using 2D and 3D seismic data, well data, as well as gravity and magnetic data. Antje will be supervised by Chris Jackson, Rebecca Bell, Oliver Duffy, Robert Gawthorpe and Paul Whipp (Statoil). Welcome to the group Antje!
Oliver Duffy and Rebecca Bell (Basins Research Group) and Adriana Paluszny (Rock Mechanics Research Group) successfully applied for research grants totalling £2815 from the Imperial College post-doc collaboration and UROP funds. The grants will fund two summer students to conduct research projects focusing on 3D Finite Element Modelling of normal fault mechanical interactions in multiphase rifts. This forms part of the Norwegian Government-funded 'MultiRifts' project, which includes collaborato rs at the universities of Bergen, Oslo and Manchester.
Marijn van Cappelle, Dan Collins, Clara Rodriguez (centre), Sergio Esperancinha, Thilo Wrona (right), Oliver Duffy (left), Amandine Prelat and Pete Fitch acted as demonstrators/co-leaders on the MSc Petroleum Geoscience fieldtrip to Utah and Texas.
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).