I am currently a PhD student working on the effects of Salt tectonics, Basement fabrics and Multiple rift phases on the growth and style of faulting. To do this I am using seismic and well data from the Egersund basin and surrounding areas as a case study. This location has a complex history involving reactivation of Caledonian and Proterozoic basement features, multiple rift events and the presence of the Zechstein salt acting as a detachment horizon.
Throughout this work I intend to address the interplay between these factors and the combined role that they play in the growth of fault systems and the formation of sedimentary basins
2009-2013 - MEarthSci, University of Oxford
June – Sept 2012 - Geo-ecological Problems of the Preduraliye region, International Programme – Perm State University, Russia
Oct 2013 – Present - PhD student, Imperial College London
2013 Masters Research Project – “Subsidence history and structure of the UAE foreland basin and underlying passive margin”
2010 – Keith Cox Mapping award for best 2nd year mapping exercise
2011 – Cerler, Spanish Pyrenees – Mapping Project
2012- Perm and surrounding areas – Geology of Permski Krai and the problems associated with resource extraction
2013 – Musandam, Dibba, Abu Dhabi – Outcrop analogues of subsurface passive margin sediments and exposed thrust sheets associated with ophiolite emplacement.
Earth Materials – Prof Peter Doyle
Seismic Interpretation – Dr Chris Jackson, Dr Lidia Lonergan
Wytch Farm Appraisal project – Dr Gary Hampson
et al., 2016, Reactivation of intrabasement structures during rifting: A case study from offshore southern Norway, Journal of Structural Geology, Vol:91, ISSN:0191-8141, Pages:54-73
et al., Geometry and kinematics of accretionary wedge faults inherited from the structure and rheology of the incoming sedimentary section; insights from 3D seismic reflection, EGU General Assembly