Craig Magee and Chris Jackson attended a 2-day workshop at the University of Oslo in early January, the focus for which was planning the next stage in a collaboration aimed at assessing sill emplacement mechanisms in sedimentary basins using seismic reflection data.
Astratti, D.*, Jackson, C. A-L., Cosgrove, J.W. (2016) Geometry and kinematics of normal faults in a salt-related minibasin, Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting, 6-8 January 2016, UCL, London.
Grant, R.J.*, Astratti, D., Jackson, C. A-L. (2016) Geometry and kinematics of a salt-detached fault system, Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting, 6-8 January 2016, UCL, London.
In addition, Craig Magee presented a talk entitled, “Lateral magma flow in sill-complexes: towards a paradigm shift in volcanology”, at the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group meeting in Trinity College, Dublin in early January.
Members of the Basin Research Group were out in force at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Rebecca Bell and Adamu Suleiman gave oral presentations, and Craig Magee and Chris Jackson gave poster presentations. A special mention goes to undergraduate student Haydn Orme who presented a poster, detailing the results of her summer-2015 UROP project! Her attendance was supported by the London Petrophysical Society (LPS) and Imperial College Trust.
Holgate, N.E., Jackson, C.A-L., Hampson, G.J. and Dreyer, T. (2015). Seismic stratigraphic analysis of the Middle Jurassic Krossfjord and Fensfjord formations, Troll oil and gas field, northern North Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 68, 352-380. (DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.08.036)
Jackson, C.A-L. and Lewis, M.M. (2016) Structural style and evolution of a salt-influenced rift basin margin: the impact of variations in salt composition and the role of polyphase extension. Basin Research. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12099.
Jolly, B.A., Lonergan, L., Whittaker, A.C. 2016. Growth history of fault-propagation folds and interaction with seabed channels in the toe-thrust region of the deep-water Niger Delta; Marine and Petroleum Geology 70, 58-76.
Matt Reeve has been awarded the John Archer Scholarship. This is awarded annually to the most outstanding PhD student studying a petroleum-related subject in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering. Congratulations Matt!
God'spower and Marijn presented at BSRG AGM (British Seidmentological Research Group Annual General Meeting) at Keele University. The program for the meeting can be found here.
Here are the titles of their work:
Matt Reeve gave an oral presentation at the Tectonic Studies Group Meeting on January 6th, entitled ‘The Stratigraphic Record of Pre-breakup Geodynamics: Evidence from the North Carnarvon Basin, offshore Northwest Australia’. The conference was held at UCL, and the full details can be found here. Matt's abstract can be found attached to this post.
Congratulations to Susannah Maidment whose paper on blood cells and soft tissues in dinosaur bone made it into Discover Magazine's Top 100 Science Stories of 2015! Here is a link to the whole list, with her article "Dinosaur Soft Tissue Found in the Strangest Place" featured in 73rd place. Awesome!
Alex Coleman has returned from a six-month placement in Oslo with Dea Norge, narrowly missing the snow, the start of ski season and his dreams of a white Christmas... He was working on the Barents Sea for the 23rd license round in Norway, undertaking structural analysis and salt restorations at subregional and prospect level. Alex has since settled back into London and has shifted his attention to Halten Terrace and fault-propagation folding.
Alex is adamant that Oslo always has nice weather (see photos!).
On the 26th of November, Antje Lenhart presented a poster at the GaSUK TechDay 2015 at GDF-Suez London, with the title: "Integrating reflection seismic, gravity and magnetic data to reveal the structure of crystalline basement".
Chris Jackson gave a talk at the Geological Survey of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia (26th November). His talk was entitled: Geology of the 5/22-1 exploration well, Rockall Trough, offshore NW Ireland: the role of break-up magmatism on trap development and reservoir quality. This talk drew on research conducted by Craig Magee and Carl Jacquemyn. Chris was in Windhoek as part of his Visiting Lecturer role at the University of Namibia, which has just started an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience.
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).