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Martin Muravchik

Postdoctoral fellow
  • E-mailMartin.Muravchik@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 32 94
  • Visitor Address
    Realfagbygget, Allégt. 41
    Room 
    2148
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I have more than thirteen years of experience working in different fossil and active basins in Greece, the Red Sea and Argentina, analyzing the response of continental and marine sedimentary and volcanic environments to tectonic and volcanic controls. My research is strongly based on fieldwork studies where I combine traditional field techniques with digital acquisition methods (GIS/photogrammetry/LiDAR) that allow for quantitative analyses of the different sedimentary systems

My main research interests are:

Sedimentary evolution in tectonically active basins

Mixed carbonate-evaporite-siliciclastic environments in rift basins

Structural vs. volcanic controls over sedimentation

3D digital outcrop modelling

Teaching assistant in UiB: GEOV260 in 2014, 2015, 2017.

Teaching assistant in UNLP, Argentina:

  • Teaching assistant from 2003 to 2005 in Introduction to Geology and from 2003 to 2009 in Structural Geology. FCNyM – UNLP
  • Undergraduate teaching assistant from 1999 to 2003 in Introduction to Geology and from 2002 to 2003 in Structural Geology. FCNyM – UNLP

 

MSc supervision (UiB):

Current MSc projects (*: main supervisor)

  • Martine Johanne Birkemo Krabbendam (2017-2019). Integrated 4D tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the northern Peloponnese margin and the Gulf of Corinth, Greece. (*)
  • Hakan Heggernes (2017-2019). Drainage evolution in arid extensional settings: Sinai, Egypt. (*)
  • Sandra Sophie Eriksson (2016-2018). Sedimentology of quaternary terraces at the southern margin of the Corinth Rift, Greece. (*)
  • Anders Hågenvik (2016-2018). Forced regressions in rift shoulder derived deltas. (*)
  • Sander Hofker Berg (2016-2018). Tectonostratigraphic analysis of the syn- to post-rift transition of the Frøya High
  • Jarle Haugland (2016-2018). Sedimentology and stratigraphic architecture of Upper Jurassic fault-bounded, deep water clastic wedges along the western margin of the Utsira High

Past MSc projects

  • Marthe-Førland (2014-2016) Sedimentary analysis of the deep-water (Pliocene) Pellini Member, Corinth Rift, Greece
  • Sturla-Vatne-Meling (2014-2016). Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Corinth Canal, Central Greece
  • Stine-Hemnes-Sletten (2014-2016). Normal fault growth and fault zone architecture of normal faults exposed in the Corinth Canal, central Greece
  • Barbara Biskopstø (2013-2015). Tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the El Qaa fault block – an ArcGIS and MOVE study
  • June Berge (2012-2014). Controls on Carbonate deposition in Rift Basins: Great Salt Lake, Western USA

Papers in journals

Muravchik, M., Gawthorpe, R.L., Sharp, I.R., Rarity, F., Hodgetts, D. 2017. Sedimentary environment evolution in a marine hangingwall dipslope setting. El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. Basin Research. doi: 10.1111/bre.12231.

Gawthorpe, R.L., Andrews, J.E., Collier, R.E.Ll., Ford, M., Henstra, G.A., Kranis, H., Leeder, M.R., Muravchik, M., Skourtsos, E. 2017. Building up or out? Disparate sequence architectures along an active rift margin-Corinth rift, Greece. Geology. doi: 10.1130/G39660.1

Gawthorpe, R.L., Leeder, M.R., Kranis, H., Skourtsos, E., Andrews, J.E., Henstra, G.A., Mack, G.H., Muravchik, M., Turner, J.A., Stamatakis, M. 2017. Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene Corinth rift, Greece. Basin Research. doi: 10.1111/bre.12260.

D'Elia, L., Martí, J., Muravchik, M., Bilmes, A., Franzese, J.R. 2016. Impact of volcanism on the sedimentary record of the Neuquén rift basin, Argentina: towards a cause and effect model. Basin Research. doi: 10.1111/bre.12222.

D'Elia, L., Bilmes, A., Franzese, J.R., Veiga, G.D., Hernández, M., Muravchik, M. 2015. Early evolution of the southern margin of the Neuquén Basin, Argentina: Tectono-stratigraphic implications for rift evolution and exploration of hydrocarbon plays. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 64: 42-57.

Muravchik, M.; Bilmes, A.; D’Elia, L. & Franzese, J.R. 2014. Alluvial fan deposition along a rift depocentre border from the Neuquén Basin, Argentina. Sedimentary Geology 301: 70-89.

D’Elia, L.; Muravchik, M.; Franzese, J.R. & López, L. 2012. Tectonostratigraphic analysis of the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic syn-rift sequence of the Neuquén Basin in the Sañicó depocentre, Neuquén Province, Argentina. Andean Geology 39 (1): 133-157.

D’Elia, L.; Muravchik, M.; Franzese, J.R. & Bilmes, A. 2012. Volcanismo de sin-rift de la Cuenca Neuquina, Argentina: relación con la evolución Triásico Tardía - Jurásico Temprano del margen Andino. [Syn-rift volcanism in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina: relation with the Late Triassic - Early Jurassic Andean Margin] Andean Geology 39 (1): 106-132.

Muravchik, M.; D’Elia, L.; Bilmes, A. & Franzese, J.R. 2011. Syn-eruptive/inter-eruptive relations in the syn-rift deposits of the Precuyano Cycle, Sierra de Chacaico, Neuquén Basin, Argentina. Sedimentary Geology 238: 132-144.

Franzese, J. R.; D’Elia, L.; Bilmes, A.; Muravchik, M. & Hernández, M. 2011. Superposición de cuencas extensionales y contraccionales oligo-miocenas en el retroarco andino norpatagónico: la Cuenca de Aluminé, Neuquén, Argentina. [Superimposition of extensional and contractional basins in the Northpatagonian Andean retroarc: Aluminé Basin, Neuquén, Argentina] Andean Geology 38 (2): 319-334.

Franzese, J. R.; Veiga, G. D.; Muravchik, M.; Ancheta, M. D. & D’Elia, L. 2007. Estratigrafía de sin-rift de la Cuenca Neuquina en la Sierra de Chacaico, Neuquén; República Argentina. [Sin-rift stratigraphy in Sierra de Chacaico, Neuquén Basin, Argentina] Revista Geológica de Chile 34 (1): 49-62. ISSN 0716-0208.

Franzese, J. R.;  Salas, R. & Muravchik, M. 2004. Análisis 2D de subsidencia en la Cuenca Neuquina (República Argentina): un caso de superposición de mecanismos de subsidencia en cuencas marginales. [2D subsidence analysis of the Neuquén Basin (Argentina): a case of superposition of subsidence mechanisms in marginal basins] Geotemas 6 (2): 145-148. ISSN 1576-5172.

Muravchik, M.; Griffin, M. & Pérez, L. M. 2004. Bryozoans from the Paraná Formation (Miocene), in Entre Ríos Province, Argentina. AMEGHINIANA 41 (1): 3-12. ISSN 0002-7014.

 

Conferences

Muravchik, M., Henstra, G.A., Gawthorpe, R.L., Eliassen, G.T., Leeder, M., Kranis, H., Skourtsos, E., Andrews, J. ABSTRACT ACCEPTED. Grain-Size Distribution and Sedimentary Transport Patterns in Deep Water Rift Basins. Plio-Pleistocene Syn-Rift of the Corinth Rift, Greece. To be presented in the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 2017, Houston, USA.

Muravchik, M., Gawthorpe R.L., Sharp, I. ABSTRACT ACCEPTED. The Link Between Carbonates, Evaporites and Siliciclastics in Arid Rift Basins. El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. To be presented in the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 2017, Houston, USA.

Muravchik, M., Gawthorpe R.L., Sharp, I. 2015. Accommodation space controlled delta progradation in arid extensional basins, El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, May 2015, Denver, USA.

Muravchik, M., Gawthorpe R.L., Sharp, I., Hodgetts, D. 2015. Structural embayments and straits control on early syn-rift shallow marine deposition: Nezzazat Fault System, Suez Rift, Egypt. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, May 2015, Denver, USA.

Muravchik, M.; Gawthorpe R.L.; Sharp, I. 2014. Sedimentary evolution in arid rift basins, El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. 19th International Sedimentological Congress, August 2014, Geneva, Switzerland.

Muravchik, M.; Gawthorpe R.L.; Sharp, I. 2014. Internal structure of a fault degradation complex, Coastal Fault Belt, Suez Rift, Egypt. Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults, Petroleum Group, The Geological Society, June 2014, London, UK.

Muravchik, M.; Gawthorpe R.L.; Sharp, I. 2014. Carbonate and siliciclastic clinothem cycles and their relation with evaporite deposition. El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 2014, Houston, USA.

Muravchik, M.; Gawthorpe R.L.; Sharp, I. 2013. Mixed siliciclastic-carbonate-evaporite depositional systems in extensional settings, El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. 30th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, September 2013, Manchester, UK.

Muravchik, M.; Gawthorpe R.L.; Sharp, I. 2013. Evaporite-Carbonate-Siliciclastic Interactions in Extensional Settings, El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, May 2013, Pittsburgh, USA.

Muravchik, M.; Gawthorpe R.L.; Sharp, I. 2013. Structure and Evolution of a Fault Degradation Complex, Coastal Fault Belt, Suez Rift, Egypt. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, May 2013, Pittsburgh, USA.

Muravchik, M.; Gawthorpe R.L.; Sharp, I.; Rarity, F.; Hodgetts D. 2012. Carbonate-siliciclastic delta interactions associated to normal fault growth, El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 2012, Long Beach, USA.

Gawthorpe, R.L.; Sharp, I. & Muravchik, M. 2012. Mixed Carbonate-Clastic-Evaporite Depositional Systems in Rift Basins: Insights from the Suez Rift. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 2012, Long Beach, USA.

Muravchik, M.; Rarity, F.; Hodgetts D. & Gawthorpe R.L. 2010. Deltaic lobe deposition associated to normal fault growth, El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. 18th International Sedimentological Congress, 26th of September to 1st of October, Mendoza, Argentina.

Muravchik, M.; Rarity, F.; Hodgetts D. & Gawthorpe R.L. 2010. Normal fault-related growth synclines and their control on early syn-rift shallow marine deposition: Nezzazat Fault System, Suez Rift, Egypt. 18th International Sedimentological Congress, 26th of September to 1st of October, Mendoza, Argentina.

Muravchik, M. & D’Elia, L. 2010. Sedimentary environments in volcanic rift depocentres, Neuquén Basin, Argentina. 18th International Sedimentological Congress, 26th of September to 1st of October, Mendoza, Argentina.

Franzese, J. R.; D’Elia, L.; Bilmes, A.; Muravchik, M. & Hernández, M. 2010. Oligocene extension to Miocene contraction in the Aluminé Basin, Neuquén, Argentina. 18th International Sedimentological Congress, 26th of September to 1st of October, Mendoza, Argentina.

Muravchik, M.; Rarity, F.; Wilson, P.; Hodgetts D. & Gawthorpe R.L. 2010. An Analog Model for Shallow Marine Rift Climax Reservoirs, El Qaa Fault Block Dipslope, Suez Rift, Egypt. AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, 11-14 April, New Orleans, USA.

Muravchik, M., D’Elia, L., Bilmes, A. & Franzese, J.R. 2008. Caracterización de los depocentros de rift (Ciclo Precuyano) aflorantes en el sector sudoccidental de la Cuenca Neuquina, Argentina. [Characterization of the rift depocentres (Precuyano Cycle) outcropping in the southwestern Neuquén Basin, Argentina] VII Congreso de Exploración y desarrollo  de Hidrocarburos, Trabajos Técnicos: 457-470. Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2008.

Muravchik, M. 2008. Sistemas sedimentarios axiales y transversales a un depocentro de rift (Ciclo Precuyano) del suroeste de la Cuenca Neuquina. [Axial and transversal sedimentary systems in a rift depocentre (Precuyano Cycle) of southwestern Neuquén Basin] XVII Congreso Geológico Argentino, Actas II: 783-784. San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina, 2008. ISBN 978-987-22403-1-8.

Muravchik, M. 2008. Controles estructurales sobre la depositación de la base del Ciclo Cuyano en depocentros del suroeste de la Cuenca Neuquina. [Structurally controled deposition in the lower section of the Cuyano Cycle in rift depocentres of southwestern Neuquén Basin] XVII Congreso Geológico Argentino, Actas II: 781-782. San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina, 2008. ISBN 978-987-22403-1-8.

Bilmes, A.; Muravchik, M.; D’Elia, L. & Franzese, J.R. 2008. Interacción entre las secuencias sineruptivas e intereruptivas en los depósitos precuyanos del sinrift de la Cuenca Neuquina, Sierra de Chacaico, Neuquén. [Sineruptive and intereruptive sequences interaction in the Precuyano Cycle sinrift deposits of the Neuquén Basin, Sierra de Chacaico, Neuquén] XVII Congreso Geológico Argentino, Actas II: 746-747. San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina, 2008. ISBN 978-987-22403-1-8.

D’Elia, L.; Muravchik, M.; Bilmes, A.; Franzese, J.R. & Hernández, M. 2008. Análisis estratigráfico y sedimentológico de las unidades de acumulación mio-pliocenas del suroeste de la Provincia de Neuquén. [Stratigraphic and sedimentologic analysis of Mio-Pliocene units of southwestern Neuquén Province] XVII Congreso Geológico Argentino, Actas II: 1003-1004. San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina, 2008. ISBN 978-987-22403-1-8.

Poiré, G. D.; Franzese, J.R. & Muravchik, M. 2007. Sedimentación carbonática asociada al vulcanismo jurásico del Complejo El Quemado, Cuenca Austral, Argentina. [Carbonate deposition in association with the Jurassic volcanism of El Quemado Complex, Austral Basin, Argentina] III Simposio Argentino del Jurásico. Mendoza, 2007. AMEGHINIANA 44 (4) Suplemento, 2007-RESÚMENES. p. 63R-64R. ISSN 0002-7014.

Muravchik, M. 2006. Las facies aluviales de un depocentro de rift de la Cuenca Neuquina, Argentina. [Aluvial facies in a rift depocentre of the Neuquén Basin, Argentina] IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Sedimentología y XI Reunión Argentina de Sedimentología. San Carlos de Bariloche, 2006. Resúmenes, p. 152. ISBN 987-96296-2-0.

Franzese, J. R.; Poiré, G. D. & Muravchik, M. 2006. Secuencias de sin-rift de la Cuenca Austral entre los Lagos Argentino y Viedma, Argentina. [Sin-rift sequences in the Austral Basin, between Argentino and Viedma lakes, Argentina] Congreso Latinoamericano de Sedimentología y XI Reunión Argentina de Sedimentología. San Carlos de Bariloche, 2006. Resúmenes, p. 100. ISBN 987-96296-2-0.

Poiré, G. D.; Franzese, J.R. & Muravchik, M. 2006. Calizas, margas y pelitas fétidas asociadas a las vulcanitas del Complejo El Quemado, Jurásico de Cuenca Austral, Argentina. [Limestones, marls and claystones in association with volcanic rocks of El Quemado Complex, Jurassic of the Austral Basin, Argentina] IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Sedimentología y XI Reunión Argentina de Sedimentología. San Carlos de Bariloche, 2006. Resúmenes, p. 183. ISBN 987-96296-2-0.

Muravchik, M. & Franzese, J.R. 2005. Carbonatos lacustres someros en las facies volcaniclásticas del Precuyano de la Sierra de Chacaico, Neuquén. [Shallow lacustrine carbonates in the volcaniclastic facies of the Precuyano in Sierra de Chacaico, Neuquén] XVI Congreso Geológico Argentino, Actas III: 111-116. La Plata, 2005. ISBN 987-595-017-3.

Franzese, J.R.; Pankhurst, R.J.; Rapela, C.W.; Spalletti, L.A.; Fanning, M. & Muravchik, M. 2002. Nuevas evidencias geocronológicas sobre el magmatismo gondwánico en el noroeste del Macizo Norpatagónico. [New geochronologic evidences about the gondwanic magmatism in the northwestern Macizo Norpatagónico] XV Congreso Geológico Argentino, Actas I: 144-148. El Calafate, 2002. ISBN 987-20190-5-3.

Aragón, E.; González, P.D.; Aguilera, Y.; Cavarozzi, C.; Bagalciaga, M.; D’Elia, L.; Jovic, S. & Muravchik, M. 2002. Los domos de vitrófiros riolíticos y de riolitas foliadas del foso de la caldera paleógena de Piedra Parada, Río Chubut Medio. [Vitrophyric rhyolite and foliated rhyolite domes of the Piedra Parada Paleogene caldera, Middle Chubut River] XV Congreso Geológico Argentino, Actas II: 64-68. El Calafate, 2002. ISBN 987-20190-5-3.

Griffin, M.; Pérez, L.M. & Muravchik, M. 2002. Moluscos Terciarios del Cerro Plataforma, en el Noroeste de Chubut. [Tertiary moluscs of Plataforma Mount, Northwestern Chubut] VIII Congreso Argentino de Paleontología y Bioestratigrafía. Resúmenes. p. 101.

Muravchik, M.; Griffin, M. & Pérez, L.M. 2001. Briozoos de la Formación Paraná (Mioceno), aflorante en Punta Gorda, Diamante, provincia de Entre Ríos. [Bryozoans from the Paraná Formation (Miocene), Punta Gorda, Diamante, Entre Ríos Province] AMEGHINIANA 38 (4) Suplemento, 2001-RESÚMENES. p. 37R-38R. ISSN 0002-7014.

Griffin, M.; Casadío S.; Muravchik, M. & Pérez, L.M. 2001. Las ostras de la Formación Paraná (Mioceno), Entre Ríos, Argentina. [The Paraná Formation oysters (Miocene), Entre Ríos, Argentina] AMEGHINIANA 38 (4) Suplemento, 2001-RESÚMENES. p. 34R. ISSN 0002-7014.

Pérez, L.M.; Cione, A.; Griffin, M. & Muravchik, M. 2001. Estancia La Juanita, una nueva localidad con invertebrados y vertebrados de la Formación Paraná (Mioceno de la provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina). [Estancia La Juanita, a new locality with vertebrate and invertebrate fossils from the Paraná Formation (Miocene of the Entre Ríos Province, Argentina)] AMEGHINIANA 38 (4) Suplemento, 2001-RESÚMENES. p. 40R. ISSN 0002-7014.

Journal articles
  • D'Elia, Leandro; Bilmes, Andrés; Franzese, Juan R.; Veiga, Gonzalo D.; Hernández, Mariano; Muravchik, Martin. 2015. Early evolution of the southern margin of the Neuquén Basin, Argentina: Tectono-stratigraphic implications for rift evolution and exploration of hydrocarbon plays. Journal of South American Earth Sciences. 64: 42-57. doi: 10.1016/j.jsames.2015.09.004
  • D'Elia, Leandro; Muravchik, Martin; Franzese, Juan R; Bilmes, Andres. 2012. Syn-rift volcanism of the Neuquen Basin, Argentina: relationships with the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic evolution of the Andean margin. Andean Geology. 39: 106-132.
  • D'Elia, Leandro; Muravchik, Martin; Franzese, Juan R; Lopez, Luciano. 2012. Tectonostratigraphic analysis of the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic syn-rift sequence of the Neuquen Basin in the Sanico depocentre, Neuquen Province, Argentina. Andean Geology. 39: 133-157. doi: 10.5027/andgeo07
  • Franzese, Juan R; D'Elia, Leandro; Bilmes, Andres; Muravchik, Martin; Hernandez, Mariano. 2011. Superimposition of oligo-miocene extensional and contractional basins in the northpatagonian Andean retroarc: The Alumine Basin, Neuquen, Argentina. Andean Geology. 38: 319-334.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Doctor en Ciencias Naturales, orientación Geología (UNLP, Argentina) 2009

Licenciado en Geología (UNLP, Argentina) 2003

Syn-Rift Plays: Outcrop Analogues and Subsurface Applications (2016-2019)

 

Carbonate - Siliciclastic - Evaporite systems in rift basins: The Miocene El Qaa Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt (2013-2016)

 

The Rifts Analogues Project – TRAP

January 2011 - August 2012: University of Bergen

August 2009 - December 2010: University of Manchester