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Atle Rotevatn

Professor, Structural Geology and Basin Analysis
  • E-mailAtle.Rotevatn@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 33 90+47 481 09 959
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    Bergen
    Room 
    2151
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I am a structural geologist and tectonicist. My main ambition is to conduct research that yields new knowledge within, or which may help solve problems related to: (1) fundamental geological processes, (2) geohazards (mass movement and earthquakes) and (3) energy and energy transition.

I am also the Editor-in-Chief of Basin Research, which is an international journal in the field of sedimentary basin systems, published by the IAS, EAGE and Wiley.

 

Specific research activities and interests

  • Structural geology and tectonics
  • Sedimentary basins
  • Reservoir geology - clastic and carbonate reservoirs
  • Integrated analysis of sedimentological and structural reservoir heterogeneities
  • Tectonosedimentary basin evolution
  • Faults, fractures, deformation bands and their effect on fluid flow
  • Geometry and evolution of normal faults
  • Dynamic analogue reservoir studies (analogue reservoir modelling and fluid flow simulation)
  • Application of remote sensing technologies in analogue reservoir studies: LIDAR, UAV and satellite/aerial imagery
  • Salt tectonics
  • Tectonic controls on drainage and depositional systems

Application to geothermal energy, hydrocarbons and CO2 storage.

 

Collaborations

  • Alberta Geological Survey (Dr. Hillary Corlett)
  • Badley Geoscience (Dr. Graham Yielding)
  • Durham University (Dr. Thomas Phillips)
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Dr. Eric Salomon)
  • Imperial College London (Prof. Chris Jackson, Dr. Rebecca Bell)
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Dr. Klaus Wemmer)
  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Prof. Axel Gerdes)
  • Peking University (Dr. Bo Zhang)
  • National Taiwan University (Prof. Chia-Yu Lu)
  • University of Aberdeen (Prof. John Howell, Dr. Gail Maxwell)
  • Université de Bordeaux (Dr. Thibault Cavailhes)
  • University of Bristol (Prof. Fiona Whitaker)
  • University of Liverpool (Prof. Peter Burgess)
  • University of Manchester (Prof. Cathy Hollis)
  • University of Otago (Dr. Steven Smith)
  • University of Oslo (Prof. Arild Andresen, Dr. Ivar Midtkandal)
  • University of Southampton (Prof. David Sanderson)
  • University of Texas at Austin (Dr. Richard Schultz)
  • University of Tromsø (Dr. Sten-Andreas Grundvåg)
  • Uni Research (Dr. Eivind Bastesen, Dr. Simon Buckley, Dr. Nicole Naumann)

24.09.2019. Dagbladet. "Har funnet tapt kontinent under Europa." https://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/har-funnet-tapt-kontinent-under-europa/...

17.06.2019. Populærvitenskapelig foredrag, Fyllingsdalen sykehjem. "På geologisk eventyr på Øst-Grønland og Svalbard".

19.02.2019. Populærvitenskapelig foredrag, senioruniversitetet. "På geologisk eventyr på Øst-Grønland og Svalbard".

30.07.2018. Teknisk Ukeblad. Intervju om fremtiden og forskningsutfordringer innen geotermisk energi. https://www.tu.no/artikler/det-er-og-vil-forbli-en-nisje-i-energisysteme...

14.06.2018. På Høyden. "Likestilling: Sauron vs. Anna." https://pahoyden.no/debatt/likestilling-sauron-vs-anna/392349

01.03.2018. Khrono. "Priser til fremragende undervisere, men vinnere kun fra Oslo og Bergen." https://khrono.no/undervisere-fremragende-unik3/priser-til-fremragende-u...

11.01.2018. Årstadposten. "En halv million til Atle Rotevatn for fremragende undervisning." http://www.arstadposten.no/2018/01/11/halv-million-atle-rotevatn-fremrag...

31.01.2017. NRK Ytring, kronikk. “Akademisk frihet i Trumps Amerika”. https://www.nrk.no/ytring/akademiskfrihet-i-trumps-amerika-1.13350175 - delt over 3000 ganger på sosiale medier (kilde: Storyboard.mx)

28.07.2016. Bergens Tidende. Ras i Nærøydalen/E16. http://www.bt.no/nyheter/lokalt/Her-har-det-vore-flest-ras-3636778.html?...

01.12.2015. Norsk Sokkel 2/15, kronikk. "Fjordfolket sover lett". http://www.npd.no/Publikasjoner/Norsk-sokkel/Nr2-2015/Fjordfolket-sover-...

11.09.2015. Bergens Tidende, kronikk. "Fjordfolket som sover lett". http://www.bt.no/meninger/kronikk/Fjordfolket-som-sover-lett-3436188.html

NRK.no 15.04.2015 Kald måling i Løvstakken møter skepsis. http://www.nrk.no/hordaland/kald-maling-i-lovstakken-moter-skepsis-1.123...

NRK P1 Hordaland. Nyhetssending 15.04.2015. Radiointervju om NGUs borehull i Fyllingsdalen.

18.03.2015. Popular science lecture at senioruniversitetet, Bergen: Om varmen fra jordas indre og hvordan Løvstakken kan bli byens radiator

12.02.2015 Foredrag geopartnerdagen om nytt forskningsprosjekt innen geotermi

07.11.2014 Foredrag for geofaglærere i Bergensregionen om geotermisk energy

23.9.2014 Foredrag for Kunst- og Designhøgskolen i Bergen om olje og gass

18.03.2014 Foredrag Norsk Sommelierskole om geologi og vin

06.02.2014 Foredrag geopartnerdagen: Løvstakken – future geothermal heat source for Bergen?

22.01.2014. Popular science lecture at senioruniversitetet, Bergen: Kampen om Lofoten – et geologisk perspektiv

Våren 2014: 3 mediesaker i forbindelse med bystyrebehandling av geotermi i Bergen, BT og BA

Sydvesten 12.11.2012. Radiator Løvstakken. Atle Rotevatn og Eivind Bastesen.

Fanaposten 05.11.2013. Byfjell kan varme bergenserne. Atle Rotevatn og Eivind Bastesen.

Forskning.no 04.11.2013. Byfjell kan varme bergenserne. Atle Rotevatn og Eivind Bastesen. http://www.forskning.no/artikler/2013/november/371414

NRK.no 04.11.2013. Vil varme Bergen med Løvstakken. Atle Rotevatn og Eivind Bastesen. http://www.nrk.no/hordaland/vil-varme-bergen-med-lovstakken-1.11336944

BA.no 06.11.2013. FrP vil ha miljøvennlig energiforskning i Bergen (oppfølgingssak). Atle Rotevatn og Eivind Bastesen. http://www.ba.no/nyheter/article6966277.ece

BA 06.11.2013. Vil ha mer jordvarme (oppfølgingssak). Atle Rotevatn og Eivind Bastesen.

BA 05.11.2013. Byens nye radiator? Atle Rotevatn og Eivind Bastesen.

BA.no 04.11.2013. Dette kan bli Bergens radiator. Atle Rotevatn og Eivind Bastesen.http://www.ba.no/nyheter/article6960967.ece

Bergens Tidende 04.11.2013. Vil gjøre Løvstakken til en enorm radiator. Atle Rotevatn og Eivind Bastesen. http://www.bt.no/nyheter/lokalt/Byfjell-kan-varme-Bergen-2999128.html

Dagsavisen 06.11.2013. Byfjell kan varme bergenserne. Atle Rotevatn og Eivind Bastesen.

NRK P1. Norgesglasset 05.11.2013. Løvstakken energifjell. Atle Rotevatn.

02.11.2013. NRK1, Kveldsnytt (television): “Fjell skjuler energi”. 2 minutes coverage about our geothermal energy research on the national evening news broadcast.http://tv.nrk.no/serie/kveldsnytt/nnfa23110213/02-11-2013

01.02.2013. GEO 01/13 (popular science magazine), p. 40. Popular science news coverage of the Reusch Medal award.

15-29.01.2013. Elementary school project with Fridalen skole. Follow up of 5th grade geology mini-research projects and visit to the school.

16.01.2013. Geoforskning.no: “Reuschmedaljen 2011 til Atle Rotevatn”. http://www.geoforskning.no/nyheter/grunnforskning/342

10.01.2013. NRK P2, Ekko (radio): “Urgammelt landskap”. Radio interview about Scandinavian geology and landscape evolution.http://nl.nrk.no/podkast/aps/20062/nrk_ekko_-_et_aktuelt_samfunnsprogram...

20.11.2012. School visit, Langhaugen skole. Teaching high school students about geology in society.

27.09.2012. Sunnmørsposten (newspaper). “Spanande funn i vegskjeringar”. http://www.smp.no/naeringsliv/article512627.ece

Bergens Tidende (newspaper). “Steingal geologifest”. Interview about Geology Day (Geologiens dag), a national public outreach effort arranged by the Geological Society of Norway.

01.09.2012: GEO 04/12 (popular science magazine): “Mitt geofunn - Lihesten (776 moh) – en himmel full av konglomerater”. http://www.geoportalen.no/geofunn/funnene/geofunn-li/

18.04.2012. Geoforskning.no (geoscience news website). “Et eksotisk klasserom”. http://www.geoforskning.no/nyheter/grunnforskning/171-et-eksotisk-klasserom

29.02.2012. Geoforskning.no (geoscience news website): “40 dager under den egyptiske sol”. http://www.geoforskning.no/studenter/128-40-dager-under-den-egyptiske-sol

01.02.2012. Geoforskning.no (geoscience news website): “Et strukturgeologisk feltlaboratorium”. http://www.geoforskning.no/nyheter/grunnforskning/110-et-strukturgeologi...

06.01.2012. På Høyden. “Ny i jobben: Atle Rotevatn”. http://nyheter.uib.no/?modus=vis_nyhet&id=50245

March 2011. School visit, Fridalen skole. Teaching geology to elementary school pupils.

03.11.2010. NRK2, Aktuelt (television). Televised debate about research spendings in Norway with Tora Aasland (Minister of Research and Higher Education) and Elisabeth Aspaker, (Member of Parliament). http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/indeks/236455/

10.10.2010. Bergens Tidende (newspaper). “Bytt olje mot kunnskap”. Kronikk (commentary). http://www.bt.no/meninger/kronikk/Bytt-olje-mot-kunnskap-1171961.html?xt...

November 2008: School visit, Krokeide skole. Teaching geology to elementary school pupils.

2006-2012: Responsible for Geology Day in Bergen in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. National public outreach effort arranged by the Norwegian Geological Society.

25-30.09.2003. Forskningsdagene 2003 (Science Week 2003). Public presentations and demonstrations of geological simulators SvalSim and Utah GeoSimulator.

 

GEOV101 - Introduction to geology

GEOV102 - Excursions and practicals in geology

GEOV362 - Pyrenees tectonics and sedimentation field course

 

PostDocs (former PostDocs in italics )

Dr. NN (Fully funded 3-year PostDoc to be advertised fall 2019)

Dr. Luisa Zuluaga (ANIGMA project)

Dr. Zhiyuan Ge (T3 project)

Dr. Eric Salomon (2017-2019)

Dr. Zhiyuan Ge (2016-2019)

Dr. Irina Korneva (VISTA 2015-2019)

Dr. Casey Nixon (VISTA 2015-2018)

Dr. Thomas Berg Kristensen (2017-2018)

Dr. Gijs Henstra (2015-2018)

Dr. Alessio Fumigalli (2015-2018)

Dr. Hamed Khani (2013-2016)

 

Current PhD students

'c' indicates co-advisor

Alice Newman - DBAND project

Vilde Dimmen - VISTA

Isabel Edmundson - SEALS project

Jhon Meyer Munoz - SYNRIFTS project

Joseph Gubbi - PD3 project

Edoseghe Osagiede - SYNRIFTS project

Danielle Howlett (c) - T3 project

Fabian Tillmans (c) - SYNRIFTS project

Bailey Lathrop (c) - based at Imperial College, London

 

Current MSc students

'c' indicates co-advisor

Rebecca Ertesvåg

Serianna Kvarøy

Sara Kverme

Ingvild Ness

Mari Prestegård

Ingvild Gabrielsen

Bjørn Martin Vika Gjesteland

Eivind Block Vagle

Johanne Grinde

 

Former graduate students

Clara Rodriguez, PhD 2017 (graduated from Imperial College London)

Thomas B Kristensen, PhD 2017 (now researcher at UiB)

Anette BM Tvedt, PhD 2016 (now at Petrolia)

Dongfang Qu, PhD 2015

Zhiyuan Ge, PhD 2015 (now PostDoc at UiB)

Gijs Henstra, PhD 2015 (now PostDoc at UiB)

Björn B Nyberg, PhD 2015 (now PostDoc at UiB)

Luisa F Zuluaga, PhD 2015 (now PostDoc at UiB)

Kim Senger, PhD 2013 (now at UNIS)

Rebecca Dorga Olsen, MSc, 2019

Magnus Thorvik, MSc, 2019

Erlend Risnes, MSc, 2019

Erlend Gjøsund, MSc, 2019

redrik August Wyller, MSc, 2019

Renate Tveit, MSc, 2019

Olea Hofshagen, MSc, 2019

Sander Berg, MSc, 2018

Martin Kjenes, MSc, 2018

Hanna Serina Jervidalo, MSc, 2018

Knut Viten, MSc, 2018

Ingeborg Aarsland, MSc, 2017

Tor Helge Storstein, MSc, 2017

Malin Flesland, MSc, 2017

Tor Saltnes Skram Ellingsen, MSc, 2017

Magnus Ueland Johannesen, MSc, 2017

Vilde Dimmen, MSc, 2016

Kari Nærland, MSc 2016 (now at ConocoPhillips)

Christoffer Taule, MSc 2016

Maria Ordemann, MSc 2016

Maria Marvik, MSc 2016 (now at Petrolia)

Ingvild Blækkan, MSc 2016

Sondre Storemark, MSc 2016

Heidi Knutsen, MSc 2016

Elin Thorsheim, MSc 2015 (now at Statoil)

Heidi Synnøve Fossmark, MSc 2015 (now at Statoil)

Maria Helena Seim, MSc 2015

Fredrik Sebastian Kjelkenes, MSc 2015 (now at Statoil)

Bjarte Lønøy, MSc 2015

Margrethe Sæterdal Bøyum, MSc 2015

Marie Djupevåg Eri, MSc 2015 (now at Statens Vegvesen)

Magnus Skibeli Herrem, MSc 2015

Øyvind Flataker Lien, MSc 2014

Svein-Martin Hatleseth, MSc 2013 (now at Geoservice)

Eivind Susort, MSc 2013 (now at Baker Hughes)

Michael Laukeman, MSc 2013 (now at Baker Hughes)

Anja Eker, MSc 2013 (now at Statoil)

Thomas Kristensen, MSc 2013 (now PhD-student at UiB)

Trygve Mathisen, MSc 2013 (now at Statoil)

Andreas Hovland, MSc 2013 (now at Statoil)

Lillian Elvik, MSc 2012 (now at VNG)

Mari MS Berg, MSc 2012 (now at PGS)

Anette BM Tvedt, MSc 2011 (now at Petrolia)

2020

Edmundson, I., Rotevatn, A., Davies, R.C., Frette, L., Mackie, S., Kavli, E., Yielding, G. & Dunbar, A. 2020: An empirical approach to estimating hydrocarbon column heights for improved pre-drill volume prediction in hydrocarbon exploration. AAPG Bulletin, accepted. 

Muñoz-Barrera, J., Rotevatn, A., Gawthorpe, R., Henstra, G.A. & Kristensen, T.B. 2020: The role of structural inheritance in the development of high-displacement crustal faults in the necking domain of rifted margins: the Klakk Fault Complex, Frøya High, offshore mid-Norway. Journal of Structural Geology, accepted.

Dimmen, V., Rotevatn, A. & Nixon, C.W. 2020: The relationship between fluid flow, structures, and depositional architecture in sedimentary rocks: An example-based overview. Geofluids, doi: 10.1155/2020/3506743

Rodriguez, C., Jackson, C.A.L., Bell, R., Rotevatn, A. & Francis, M. 2020: Deep-water reservoir distribution on a salt-influenced slope, Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. AAPG Bulletin, accepted.

Ge, Z., Gawthorpe, R.L., Rotevatn, A., Zijerveld, L., Jackson, C.A.L. & Oluboyo, A. 2020: Minibasin depocentre migration during diachronous salt welding, offshore Angola. Basin Research, doi: 10.1111/bre.12404

Edmundson, I., Rotevatn, A., Davies, R., Yielding, G. & Broberg, K. 2020: Key controls on hydrocarbon retention and leakage from structural traps in the Hammerfest Basin, SW Barents Sea: implications for prospect analysis and risk assessment. Petroleum Geoscience, doi: 10.1144/petgeo2019-094

Osagiede, E.E., Rotevatn, A., Gawthorpe, R.L., Kristensen, T.B., Jackson, C.A.L. & Marsh, N. 2020: Pre-existing intra-basement shear zones influence growth and geometry of non-colinear normal faults, western Utsira High–Heimdal Terrace, North Sea. Journal of Structural Geology 124, 182-196, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2019.103908

 

2019

Phillips, T.B., Fazlikhani, H., Gawthorpe, R.L., Fossen, H., Jackson, C.A-L., Bell, R., Faleide, J.I. & Rotevatn, A. 2019. The influence of structural inheritance and multiphase extension on rift development, the northern North Sea. Tectonics 38, 4099-4126, doi: 10.1029/2019TC005756.

Torabi, A., Ellingsen, T.S.S., Johannessen, M.U., Alaei, B., Rotevatn, A. & Chiarella, D. 2019: Fault zone architecture and its scaling laws: where does the damage zone start and stop? Geological Society, London, Special Publications 496, doi: 10.1144/SP496-2018-151

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J., Bastesen, E., Rotevatn., A. & Storstein, T.H. 2019: Causes of bias and uncertainty in fracture network analysis. Norwegian Journal of Geology 99, 1-16, doi: 10.17850/njg99-1-06

Howlett, D.M., Ge, Z., Nemec, W., Gawthorpe, R.L., Rotevatn, A. & Jackson, C.A.L. 2019: Response of unconfined turbidity current to deep‐water fold and thrust belt topography: Orthogonal incidence on solitary and segmented folds. Sedimentology 66, 2425-2454, doi: 10.1111/sed.12602.

Henstra, G.A., Kristensen, T.B., Rotevatn, A. & Gawthorpe, R.L. 2019: How do pre‐existing normal faults influence rift geometry? A comparison of adjacent basins with contrasting underlying structure on the Lofoten Margin, Norway. Basin Research 31, 1083-1097, doi: 10.1111/bre.12358

Peacock, D.C.P., Rotevatn., A. & Sanderson, D.J. 2019: Brecciation driven by changes in fluid column heights. Terra Nova 31, 76-81, doi: 10.1111/ter.12371.

Rotevatn A., Jackson, C.A.L., Tvedt, A., Bell, R., Blækkan, I. 2019: How do normal faults grow? Journal of Structural Geology 125, 174-184, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.08.005.

 

2018

Rotevatn, A. & Peacock, D.C.P. 2018: Strike-slip reactivation of segmented normal faults: implications for basin structure and fluid flow. Basin Research 30, 1264-1279.

Cavailhes, T. & Rotevatn, A. 2018: Deformation bands in volcaniclastic rocks – Insights from the Shihtiping tuffs, Coastal Range of Taiwan. Journal of Structural Geology 113, 155-175.

Rotevatn A., Kristensen, T.B.K., Ksienzyk, A., Wemmer, K., Henstra, G., Midtkandal, I., Grundvåg, S.-A. & Andresen, A. 2018: Structural inheritance and rapid rift-length establishment in a multiphase rift:  the East Greenland rift system and its Caledonian orogenic ancestry. Tectonics 37, 1858-1875.

Corlett, H., Bastesen, E., Gawthorpe, R.L., Hirani, J., Hodgetts, D., Hollis, C., Rotevatn, A. 2018. Origin, dimensions, and distribution of remobilized carbonate deposits in a tectonically active zone, Eocene Thebes Formation, Sinai, Egypt. Sedimentary Geology 372, 44-63.

Hirani, J., Bastesen, E., Boyce, A., Corlett, H., Eker, A., Gawthorpe, R., Hollis, C. & Rotevatn, A. 2018: Structural controls on non-fabric-selective dolomitization within rift-related basin-bounding normal fault systems: insights from the Hammam Faraun Fault, Gulf of Suez, Egypt. Basin Research 30, 990-1014.

Sanderson, D., Peacock, D.C.P., Nixon, C.W. & Rotevatn, A. 2018: Graph theory and the analysis of fracture networks. Journal of Structural Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.04.011.

Cavailhes, T., Rotevatn, A., Monstad, S., Khala, A.B., Funk, E., Canner, K., Looser, M., Chalabi, A., Gay, A., Travé, A., Ferhi, F., Skanji, A., Chebbi, M.R. & Bang, N. 2018: Basin tectonic history and paleo‐physiography of the Pelagian platform, northern Tunisia, using vitrinite reflectance data. Basin Research 30, 926-941.

Hirani, J., Bastesen, E., Boyce, A., Corlett, H., Gawthorpe, R.L., Hollis, C., John, C., Robertson, H., Rotevatn, A., Taylor, R., Whitaker, F. 2018: Controls on the formation of stratabound dolostone bodies, Hammam Faraun Fault block, Gulf of Suez. Sedimentology 65, 1973-2002.

Kristensen T.B., Rotevatn A., Marvik M., Henstra G.A., Gawthorpe R.L. & Ravnås R. 2018: Structural evolution of sheared margin basins: the role of strain partitioning. Sørvestsnaget Basin, Norwegian Barents Sea. Basin Research 30, 279-301.

Ge, Z., Nemec, W., Gawthorpe, R.L., Rotevatn, A. & Hansen, E.W.M. 2018: Response of unconfined turbidity current to relay-ramp topography: insights from process-based numerical modelling. Basin Research 30, 321-343.

Peacock, D.C.P., Sanderson, D.J. & Rotevatn, A. 2018: Relationships between fractures. Journal of Structural Geology, 106, 41-53.

Rodriguez, C.R., Jackson, C.A.L., Bell, R.E., Rotevatn, A. & Francis, M. 2018: Dual tectonic-climatic controls on salt giant deposition in the Santos Basin, Offshore Brazil. Geosphere 14, 215-242.

Zuluaga, L.F., Fossen, H., Ballas, G. & Rotevatn, A. 2018: Structural and petrophysical effects of overthrusting on highly porous sandstones: the Aztec Sandstone in the Buffington window, southeast Nevada, U.S.A. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 459, 59-77.

Korneva, I., Bastesen, E., Corlett, H., Eker, A., Hirani, J., Hollis, C., Gawthorpe, R.L., Rotevatn, A. & Taylor R. 2018: The effects of dolomitization on petrophysical properties and fracture distribution within rift-related carbonates (Hammam Faraun Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt). Journal of Structural Geology 108, 108-120.

 

2017

Peacock, D.C.P., Dimmen, V., Rotevatn, A. & Sanderson, D.J. 2017: A broader classification of damage zones. Journal of Structural Geology, 102, 179-192. 

Deng, C., Fossen, H., Gawthorpe, R.L., Rotevatn, A., Jackson, C.A.L. & FazliKhani, H. 2017: Influence of fault reactivation during multiphase rifting: The Oseberg area, northern North Sea rift. Marine and Petroleum Geology 86, 1252-1272.

Dimmen, V., Rotevatn, A., Peacock, D.C.P., Nixon, C.W. & Nærland, K. 2017: Quantifying structural controls on fluid flow: insights from carbonate-hosted fault damage zones on the Maltese Islands. Journal of Structural Geology 101, 43-57.

Peacock, D.C.P., Anderson, M., Rotevatn, A., Sanderson, D.J. & Tavarnelli, E. 2017: The interdisciplinary use of “overpressure”. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 341, 1-5.

Jackson, C.A.L., Rotevatn, A., Tvedt, A.B.M. & Bell, R.E. 2017: The role of gravitational collapse in controlling the evolution of crestal fault systems (Espirito Santo Basin, SE Brazil) - Discussion. Journal of Structural Geology 98, 95-97.

Peacock, D.C.P., Nixon, C.W., Rotevatn, A., Sanderson, D.J. & Zuluaga, L.F. 2017: Interacting faults. Journal of Structural Geology 97, 1-22.

Peacock, D.C.P, Korneva, I., Nixon, C.W. & Rotevatn, A. 2017: Changes of scaling relationships in an evolving population: the example of 'sedimentary' stylolites. Journal of Structural Geology 96, 118-133.

Hollis, C., Bastesen, E., Boyce, A., Corlett, H., Gawthorpe, R.L., Hirani, J., Rotevatn, A. & Whitaker, F. 2017: Fault-controlled dolomitization in a rift basin. Geology 45, 219-222.

Jackson, C.A.L., Bell, R., Rotevatn, A. & Tvedt, A.B.M. 2017: Techniques to determine the kinematics of synsedimentary normal faults and implications for fault growth models. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 439, 187-217.

Botter, C., Cardozo, N., Lecomte, I., Rotevatn, A. & Paton, G. 2017: The impact of faults and fluid flow on seismic images of a relay ramp over production time. Petroleum Geoscience 23, 17-28.

Ge, Z., Gawthorpe, R.L., Rotevatn, A. & Thomas, M.B. 2017: Impact of normal faulting and pre-rift salt tectonics on the structural style of salt-influenced rifts: The Late Jurassic Norwegian Central Graben, North Sea. Basin Research 29, 674-698

Rotevatn, A., Fossmark, H.S.S., Bastesen, E., Thorsheim, E. & Torabi, A. 2017: Do deformation bands matter for flow?  Insights from permeability measurements and flow simulations in porous carbonate rocks. Petroleum Geoscience 23, 104-119.

Henstra, G.A., Gawthorpe, R.L., Helland-Hansen, W., Ravnås, R. & Rotevatn, A. 2017: Depositional systems in multiphase rifts: seismic case study from the Lofoten margin, Norway. Basin Research 29, 447-469.

 

2016

Kristensen, T.B., Rotevatn, A., Peacock, D.C.P., Henstra, G.A., Midtkandal, I. & Grundvåg, S.A. 2016: Structure and flow properties of syn-rift border faults: The interplay between fault damage and fault-related chemical alteration (Dombjerg Fault, Wollaston Forland, NE Greenland). Journal of Structural Geology 92, 99-115.

Peacock, D.C.P., Nixon, C.W., Rotevatn, A., Sanderson, D.J. & Zuluaga, L.F. 2016: Glossary of fault and fracture networks. Journal of Structural Geology 92, 12-29.

Rotevatn, A., Thorsheim, E., Bastesen, E., Fossmark, H.S.S., Torabi, A. & Sælen, G. 2016: Sequential growth of deformation bands in carbonate grainstones in the hangingwall of an active growth fault: implications for deformation mechanisms in different tectonic regimes. Journal of Structural Geology 90, 27-47.

Tvedt, A.B.M., Rotevatn, A. & Jackson, C.A.L. 2016: Supra-salt normal fault growth during the rise and fall of a diapir: perspectives from 3D seismic reflection data, Norwegian North Sea. Journal of Structural Geology 91, 1-26.

Henstra, G.A., Grundvåg, S.A., Johannessen, E.P., Kristensen, T.B., Midtkandal, I., Nystuen, J.P., Rotevatn, A., Surlyk, F., Sæther, T., Windelstad, J. 2016: Depositional processes and stratigraphic architecture within a coarse-grained rift-margin turbidite system: The Wollaston Forland Group, east Greenland. Marine and Petroleum Geology 76, 187-209.

Zuluaga, L.F., Rotevatn, A., Keilegavlen, E. & Fossen, H. 2016: The impact of deformation bands on simulated fluid flow within fault-propagation fold trap types: lessons from the San Rafael Monocline, Utah (USA). AAPG Bulletin 100, 1523-1540.

Fossen, H. & Rotevatn, A. 2016: Fault linkage and relay structures - a review. Earth Science Reviews 154, 14-28.

 

2015

Fossen, H., Zuluaga, L.F, Ballas, G., Soliva, R. & Rotevatn A. 2015: Contractional deformation of porous sandstone: insights from the Aztec Sandstone in the footwall to the Sevier-age Muddy Mountains thrust, SE Nevada, USA. Journal of Structural Geology 74, 172-184.

Henstra, G.A., Rotevatn, A., Gawthorpe, R.L. & Ravnås, R. 2015: Evolution of a major segmented normal fault during multiphase rifting: the origin of plan-view zigzag geometry. Journal of Structural Geology 74, 45-63.

 

2014

Zuluaga, L.F., Fossen, H. & Rotevatn, A. 2014. Progressive evolution of deformation band populations during Laramide fault-propagation folding: Navajo Sandstone, San Rafael Monocline, Utah, U.S.A. Journal of Structural Geology 68, 66-81.

Rotevatn, A. & Jackson, C.A.L. 2014. 3D structure and evolution of folds during normal fault dip linkage. Journal of the Geological Society of London 171, 821-829.

Jackson, C.A.L., Rodriguez, C., Rotevatn, A. & Bell, R. 2014. Geological and geophysical expression of a primary salt weld: an example from the Santos Basin, Brazil. Interpretation 2 (4), SM77-SM89.

Rotevatn, A. & Bastesen E. 2014. Fault linkage and damage zone architecture in tight carbonate rocks in the Suez Rift (Egypt): implications for permeability structure along segmented normal faults. In: Spence, G. H., Redfern, J., Aguilera, R., Bevan, T. G., Cosgrove, J. W., Couples, G. D., and Daniel, J.-M.(eds.): Advances in the Study of Fractured Reservoirs, Geological Society, London, Special Publications 374, 79-95.

Henstra, G.A. & Rotevatn, A. 2014. Nature of Paleozoic extension in Lofoten, north Norwegian Continental Shelf: insights from 3D seismic analysis of a Cordilleran-style metamorphic core complex. Terra Nova 26, 247-252.

 

2013

Bastesen, E., Rotevatn, A., Braathen, A., Gabrielsen, R., Dypvik, H. & Kalleson, E. 2013. Polyphasal brecciation history revealing the nature and depth of Caledonian contractional deformation in the outboard terranes of West Central Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology 93, 215-228.

Tvedt., A.B.M., Rotevatn, A., Jackson, C.A.L., Gawthorpe, R.L. & Fossen, H. 2013. Growth of normal faults in multilayer sequences; a 3D seismic case study from the Egersund Basin, Norwegian North Sea. Journal of Structural Geology 55, 1-20.

Jackson, C.A.L. & Rotevatn, A. 2013. 3D seismic analysis of the structure and evolution of a salt-influenced normal fault zone: a test of competing fault growth models. Journal of Structural Geology 54, 215-234.

Fachri, M., Rotevatn, A. & Tveranger, J. 2013.  Fluid flow in relay zones revisited: towards an improved representation of small-scale structural heterogeneities in flow models. Marine and Petroleum Geology 46, 144-164.

Rotevatn, A., Sandve, T.H., Keilegavlen, E., Kolyukhin, D. & Fossen, H. 2013. Deformation bands and their impact on fluid flow in sandstone reservoirs: the role of natural thickness variations. Geofluids 13, 359-371.

 

2012

Vold, I.E., Rotevatn, A. & Hesthammer, J. 2012. The effect of hydrocarbon saturation on resistivity distribution and CSEM Response. Marine and Petroleum Geology 38, 117-127.

Bastesen, E. & Rotevatn, A., 2012. Evolution and structural style of relay zones in layered limestone-shale sequences: Insights from the Hammam Faraun Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt. Journal of the Geological Society of London 169, 477-488.

Fossen, H. & Rotevatn, A., 2012. Characterization of deformation bands associated with normal and reverse stress states in the Navajo Sandstone, Utah: Discussion. AAPG Bulletin 96, 869-876.

Rotevatn, A. & Fossen, H. 2012. Soft faults with hard tips: Magnitude-order displacement gradient variations controlled by strain softening versus hardening; implications for fault scaling. Journal of the Geological Society of London 169, 123-126.

 

2011

Rotevatn A. & Fossen, H. 2011. Simulating the effect of subseismic fault tails and process zones in a siliciclastic reservoir analogue: Implications for aquifer support and trap definition. Marine and Petroleum Geology 28, 1648-1662.

 

2010

Fossen, H., Schultz, R.A., Rundhovde, E., Rotevatn, A. & Buckley, S.J. 2010. Fault linkage and graben stepovers in the Canyonlands (Utah) and the North Sea Viking Graben, with implications for hydrocarbon migration and accumulation. AAPG Bulletin 94 (5), 597–613.

 

2009

Rotevatn, A., Buckley, S.J., Howell, J.A. & Fossen H. 2009. Overlapping faults and their effect on fluid flow in different reservoir types: A LIDAR-based outcrop modelling and flow simulation study. AAPG Bulletin 93 (3), 407-427.

Rotevatn, A., Tveranger, J., Howell, J.A. & Fossen, H. 2009. Dynamic investigation of the effect of a relay ramp on simulated fluid flow: Geocellular modelling of the Delicate Arch Ramp, Utah. Petroleum Geoscience 15 (1), 45-58.

 

2008

Rotevatn, A., Fossen, H., Torabi, A. & Braathen, A. 2008. Slipped deformation bands – a new type of cataclastic deformation bands in Sinai, Suez Rift, Egypt. Journal of Structural Geology 30, 1317-1331.

 

...2007

Enge, H.D., Buckley, S.J., Rotevatn, A. & Howell, J.A.2007. From outcrop to reservoir simulation model: Workflow and procedures. Geosphere 4, 469-490.

Rotevatn, A., Hesthammer, J., Fossen, H., Aas T.E. & Howell, J.A. 2007. Are relay ramps conduits for fluid flow? Structural analysis of a relay ramp in Arches National Park, Utah. In: Lonergan, L., Rawnsley, R.J.H. & Sanderson, D.J. (Eds) Fractured Reservoirs. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 270, 55-71.

Fossen, H., Johansen, T.E.S., Hesthammer, J. & Rotevatn, A. 2005. Fault interaction in porous sandstone and implications for reservoir management; examples from southern Utah. AAPG Bulletin 89, 1593-1606.

Academic article
  • 2019. The influence of structural inheritance and multiphase extension on rift development, the northern North Sea. Tectonics. 4099-4126.
  • 2019. Response of unconfined turbidity current to deep-water fold and thrust belt topography: Orthogonal incidence on solitary and segmented folds. Sedimentology.
  • 2019. Minibasin depocentre migration during diachronous salt welding, offshore Angola. Basin Research. 1-19.
  • 2019. Influence of pre-existing intra-basement shear zones on the development of non-colinear rift fault network, Utsira High – Heimdal Terrace, North Sea. Journal of Structural Geology.
  • 2019. How do pre-existing normal faults influence rift geometry? A comparison of adjacent basins with contrasting underlying structure on the Lofoten Margin, Norway. Basin Research. 1-15.
  • 2019. Causes of bias and uncertainty in fracture network analysis. Norwegian Journal of Geology. 113-128.
  • 2019. Brecciation driven by changes in fluid column heights. Terra Nova. 76-81.
  • 2018. The effects of dolomitization on petrophysical properties and fracture distribution within rift-related carbonates (Hammam Faraun Fault Block, Suez Rift, Egypt). Journal of Structural Geology. 108-120.
  • 2018. Structural inheritance and rapid rift-length establishment in a multiphase rift: The East Greenland rift system and its Caledonian orogenic ancestry. Tectonics. 1858-1875.
  • 2018. Structural controls on non fabric-selective dolomitization within rift-related basin-bounding normal fault systems: Insights from the Hammam Faraun Fault, Gulf of Suez, Egypt. Basin Research. 990-1014.
  • 2018. Strike-slip reactivation of segmented normal faults: Implications for basin structure and fluid flow. Basin Research. 1264-1279.
  • 2018. Relationships between fractures. Journal of Structural Geology. 41-53.
  • 2018. Origin, dimensions, and distribution of remobilized carbonate deposits in a tectonically active zone, Eocene Thebes Formation, Sinai, Egypt. Sedimentary Geology. 44-63.
  • 2018. How do normal faults grow? Journal of Structural Geology. 1-11.
  • 2018. Graph theory and the analysis of fracture networks. Journal of Structural Geology.
  • 2018. Dual tectonic-climatic controls on salt giant deposition in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. Geosphere. 215-242.
  • 2018. Deformation bands in volcaniclastic rocks ? Insights from the Shihtiping tuffs, Coastal Range of Taiwan. Journal of Structural Geology. 155-175.
  • 2018. Controls on the formation of stratabound dolostone bodies, Hammam Faraun Fault block, Gulf of Suez. Sedimentology. 1973-2002.
  • 2018. Basin tectonic history and paleo-physiography of the pelagian platform, northern Tunisia, using vitrinite reflectance data. Basin Research. 926-941.
  • 2017. Structural evolution of shearedmargin basins: the role of strain partitioning.Sørvestsnaget Basin, Norwegian Barents Sea. Basin Research. 279-301.
  • 2017. Structural and petrophysical effects of overthrusting on highly porous sandstones: the Aztec Sandstone in the Buffington window, southeast Nevada, U.S.A. Geological Society Special Publication. 59-77.
  • 2017. Response of unconfined turbidity current to relay ramp topography: insights from process-based numerical modelling. Basin Research. 321-343.
  • 2017. Quantifying structural controls on fluid flow: Insights from carbonate-hosted fault damage zones on the Maltese Islands. Journal of Structural Geology. 43-57.
  • 2017. Interacting faults. Journal of Structural Geology. 1-22.
  • 2017. Influence of fault reactivation during multiphase rifting: The Oseberg area, northern North Sea rift. Journal of Structural Geology.
  • 2017. Influence of fault reactivation during multiphase rifting: The Oseberg area, northern North Sea rift. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 1252-1272.
  • 2017. Impact of normal faulting and pre-rift salt tectonics on the structural style of salt-influenced rifts: the Late Jurassic Norwegian Central Graben, North Sea. Basin Research. 674-698.
  • 2017. Fault-controlled dolomitization in a rift basin. Geology. 219-222.
  • 2017. Depositional systems in multiphase rifts: seismic case study from the Lofoten margin, Norway. Basin Research. 447-469.
  • 2017. Changes of scaling relationships in an evolving population: The example of "sedimentary" stylolites. Journal of Structural Geology. 118-133.
  • 2017. A broader classification of damage zones. Journal of Structural Geology. 179-192.
  • 2016. The impact of faults and fluid flow on seismic images of a relay ramp over production time. Petroleum Geoscience. 17-28.
  • 2016. The effect of deformation bands on simulated fluid flow within fault-propagation fold trap types: Lessons from the San Rafael monocline, Utah. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. 1523-1540.
  • 2016. Supra-salt normal fault growth during the rise and fall of a diapir: Perspectives from 3D seismic reflection data, Norwegian North Sea. Journal of Structural Geology. 1-26.
  • 2016. Structure and flow properties of syn-rift border faults: The interplay between fault damage and fault-related chemical alteration (Dombjerg Fault, Wollaston Forland, NE Greenland). Journal of Structural Geology. 99-115.
  • 2016. Sequential growth of deformation bands in carbonate grainstones in the hangingwall of an active growth fault: Implications for deformation mechanisms in different tectonic regimes. Journal of Structural Geology. 27-47.
  • 2016. Glossary of fault and other fracture networks. Journal of Structural Geology. 12-29.
  • 2016. Do deformation bands matter for flow? Insights from permeability measurements and flow simulations in porous carbonate rocks. Petroleum Geoscience. 104-119.
  • 2016. Depositional processes and stratigraphic architecture within a coarse-grained rift-margin turbidite system: The Wollaston Forland Group, east Greenland. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 187-209.
  • 2015. Evolution of a major segmented normal fault during multiphase rifting: The origin of plan-view zigzag geometry. Journal of Structural Geology. 45-63.
  • 2015. Contractional deformation of porous sandstone: insights from the Aztec Sandstone, SE Nevada, USA. Journal of Structural Geology. 172-184.
  • 2014. Progressive evolution of deformation band populations during Laramide fault-propagation folding: Navajo Sandstone, San Rafael monocline, Utah, U.S.A. Journal of Structural Geology. 66-81.
  • 2014. Polyphasal brecciation history revealing the nature and depth of Caledonian contractional deformation in the outboard terranes of West Central Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 215-228.
  • 2014. Nature of Palaeozoic extension in Lofoten, north Norwegian continental shelf: Insights from 3-D seismic analysis of a cordilleran-style metamorphic core complex. Terra Nova. 247-252.
  • 2014. Geological and geophysical expression of a primary salt weld: an example from the Santos Basin, Brazil. Interpretation. SM77-SM89.
  • 2014. Fault linkage and damage zone architecture in tight carbonate rocks in the Suez Rift (Egypt): implications for permeability structure along segmented normal faults. Geological Society Special Publication. 79-95.
  • 2014. 3D structure and evolution of folds during normal fault dip linkage. Journal of the Geological Society. 821-829.
  • 2013. Growth of normal faults in multilayer sequences: A 3D seismic case study from the Egersund Basin, Norwegian North Sea. Journal of Structural Geology. 1-20.
  • 2013. Fluid flow in relay zones revisited: Towards an improved representation of small-scale structural heterogeneities in flow models. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 144-164.
  • 2013. Deformation bands and their impact on fluid flow in sandstone reservoirs: the role of natural thickness variations. Geofluids. 359-371.
  • 2013. 3D seismic analysis of the structure and evolution of a salt-influenced normal fault zone: A test of competing fault growth models. Journal of Structural Geology. 215-234.
  • 2012. The effect of hydrocarbon saturation on resistivity distribution and CSEM response. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 117-127.
  • 2012. Soft faults with hard tips: magnitude-order displacement gradient variations controlled by strain softening versus hardening; implications for fault scaling. Journal of the Geological Society. 123-126.
  • 2012. Evolution and structural style of relay zones in layered limestone-shale sequences: insights from the Hammam Faraun Fault Block, Suez rift, Egypt. Journal of the Geological Society. 477-488.
  • 2011. Simulating the effect of subseismic fault tails and process zones in a siliciclastic reservoir analogue: Implications for aquifer support and trap definition. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 1648-1662.
  • 2010. Fault linkage and graben stepovers in the Canyonlands (Utah) and the North Sea Viking Graben, with implications for hydrocarbon migration and accumulation. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. 597-613.
  • 2010. Dynamic investigation of the effect of a relay ramp on simulated fluid flow: geocellular modelling of the Delicate Arch Ramp, Utah. Petroleum Geoscience. 45-58.
  • 2009. Overlapping faults and their effect on fluid flow in different reservoir types: A LIDAR-based outcrop modeling and flow simulation study. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. 407-427.
  • 2009. Dynamic investigation of the effect of a relay ramp on simulated fluid flow: geocellular modelling of the Delicate Arch Ramp, Utah. Petroleum Geoscience. 45-58.
  • 2008. Slipped deformation bands: A new type of cataclastic deformation bands in Western Sinai, Suez rift, Egypt. Journal of Structural Geology. 1317-1331.
  • 2007. From outcrop to reservoir simulation model: workflow and procedures. Geosphere. 469-490.
  • 2007. Are relay ramps conduits for fluid flow? Structural analysis ramp in Arches National Park, Utah. Geological Society Special Publication. 55-71.
  • 2005. Fault interaction in porous sandstone and implications or reservoir management; examples from southern Utah. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. 1593-1606.
Lecture
  • 2017. Simulation of geothermal energy extraction on realistic geologies using the dual virtual element method.
  • 2016. Seismic Imaging of Fault Zones: a synthetic workflow to study the impact of faults on seismic images.
  • 2015. The effect of fluid flow in relay ramps on seismic images.
  • 2013. Lower Cretaceous Evolution of the Vesterdjupet Fault Zone, Lofoten Margin, North Norway.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2012. Geologisk tid, jordens utvkling, klima og energi.
Academic lecture
  • 2019. How do normal faults grow over a range of spatial (experiment to full-rift) and temporal (seconds to 100s Myr) scales? .
  • 2019. Fluid circulation and fault-controlled diagenesis along a major syn-rift border fault system – the Dombjerg Fault and the Wollaston Forland Basin, NE Greenland.
  • 2019. Fluid circulation and fault-controlled diagenesis along a major syn-rift border fault system – the Dombjerg Fault and the Wollaston Forland Basin, NE Greenland.
  • 2018. Structural and diagenetic evolution of a syn-rift border fault zone: the Dombjerg Fault, East Greenland rift system.
  • 2018. Response of unconfined turbidity currents to complex bathymetry in deepwater fold and thrust belts.
  • 2018. Evaluating the structural control over carbonate platforms developed in syn-rift settings.
  • 2017. Understanding seismic imaging and controls on sill intrusions using lidar data from East Greenland.
  • 2017. Tectono-sedimentary basin studies in the northern North Atlantic: Lofoten-Vesterålen, Western Barents Sea and the East Greenland Rift.
  • 2016. The impact of slope fault topography on unconfined turbidity currents: insights from CFD numerical simulations.
  • 2016. Post-Caledonian fault activity in W-Norway: onshore and offshore don’t match – or do they?
  • 2015. Folding of highly porous sandstone: Strain, fold geometry, deformation bands and fluid flow.
  • 2015. Dating fault activity in SW Norway: K/Ar analyses of illite from fault gouges.
  • 2013. The impact of fault topography on turbidity currents descending from the slope to the floor of an early-stage deep-water rift basin: insights from CFD numerical simulations.
  • 2013. Salt tectonics of the onion creek salt diapir, SE Utah.
  • 2013. Microstructural and petrophysical effects of overthrusting on the Aztec Sandstone, Buffington Window, SE Nevada.
  • 2013. How long is a fault? The implications of (not) understanding fault dimensions from seismic data in exploration and production.
  • 2013. Growth and linkage of a salt-influenced extensional fault array: Egersund Basin, Norwegian North Sea.
  • 2012. The growth and linkage of salt-influenced extensional faults: Egersund Basin, Norwegian North Sea.
  • 2012. The growth and linkage of salt-influenced extensional faults: Egersund Basin, Norwegian North Sea.
  • 2012. The enigmatic (evaporites of the) Ariri Formation (Aptian), Santos Basin, Offshore Brazil: new insights from 3D seismic attribute analysis.
  • 2012. The effect of fault core composition and geometry on the permeability structure of faults in carbonate reservoirs.
  • 2012. Structural Reservoir Heterogeneity Induced by Forced Folding in Sandstone Reservoirs: the San Rafael Reef Monocline, Utah, USA.
  • 2012. Relay evolution in carbonate rocks: implications for localizing point sourced conduits for vertical and lateral fluid flow.
  • 2012. Modelling of a relay ramp using fault facies and truncated Gaussian simulation.
  • 2012. Faulty behaviour in sandstone reservoirs: lessons from outcrop and flow simulations.
  • 2012. Enigmatic breccia at Frøya (Mid Norway) – Impact, fault or fluidization breccia?
  • 2012. Damage zone evolution and permeability structure of segmented normal faults.
  • 2012. Core and shale smear characterization along extensional faults in late pre-rift carbonates (Suez Rift, Egypt): Implications for fluid flow.
  • 2012. Analogue fractured carbonate reservoirs - studies of a structural geological field laboratory, Sinai, Egypt.
  • 2011. Salt Extravaganza.
  • 2011. Provenance study of the basement and structural analysis of the Eastern Elba fold and thrust belt.
  • 2011. Positive effects of structural heterogeneity in sandstone reservoirs.
  • 2011. Geological pitfalls in CSEM-driven hydrocarbon exploration.
  • 2011. Fault cores in carbonates, outcrop examples from the Eocene pre-rift succession, Gulf of Suez.
  • 2011. Fault Zones in Tight Carbonate Reservoirs: Outcrop Studies from the Suez Rift (Sinai, Egypt).
  • 2011. Coloradoelvens geologi og historie – triumf og tragedier i Grand Canyon.
  • 2008. Faulting and fault interaction in porous siliciclastic reservoirs: insights from outcrop modeling of analogous reservoir rocks in Sinai (Egypt) and Utah (USA).
  • 2007. Virtual outcrop geology – data collection, processing and application.
  • 2005. Strain Distribution and Consequences for Relay Ramp Flow Properties: Structural Analysis and Flow Simulation.
  • 2005. Relay ramps: pathway for fluid flow? Structural analysis of a relay ramp in Arches National Park. Utah.
  • 2005. Faults and their impact on reservoir communication: lessons from Utah and implications for North Sea-type sandstone reservoirs.
Short communication
  • 2012. Characterization of deformation bands associated with normal and reverse stress states in the Navajo Sandstone, Utah: Discussion. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. 869-876.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • 2004. Timing of thrusting and extension in the East Greenland Caledonides: Ar/Ar thermochronology from Ardencaplefjord (75°N).
Popular scientific article
  • 2017. Tilførsel av sand og grus til dyphavet: prosesser, avsetninger og anvendelser. Naturen. 219-227.
  • 2012. En himmel full av konglomerater (Mitt Geofunn: Lihesten). Geo.
  • 2005. The geological exploration of the Colorado River. EAGE Learning Geoscience Journal.
  • 2005. Rifting and strike-slip tectonics: examples from the Sinai region. EAGE Learning Geoscience Journal.
Feature article
  • 2010. Bytt olje mot kunnskap. Bergens Tidende.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2017. The structure and evolution of fault systems from outcrop to margin scale. Outcrop and subsurface insights from rift- and transtensional basins in East Greenland and the Western Barents Margin (offshore Norway).
  • 2016. The Geometry and Evolution of Supra-Salt Normal Fault Arrays.
  • 2015. Late Jurassic tectono-stratigraphic development of the Norwegian Central Graben and the influence of normal faulting on turbidite sedimentation.
  • 2015. Global Characterization of Modern Depositional Environments for Reservoir Analogues.
  • 2007. Tectonic deformation and fault interaction in porous siliciclastic rocks, with particular emphasis on relay ramps - Implications for fluid flow and reservoir performance.
Interview
  • 2013. Vil varme bergen med Løvstakken.
  • 2012. Steingal geologifest.
  • 2012. Ny i jobben: Atle Rotevatn.
Documentary
  • 2012. Spanande funn i vegskjeringar.
  • 2012. Et strukturgeologisk feltlaboratorium.
  • 2012. Et eksotisk klasserom.
  • 2012. 40 dager under den egyptiske sol.
Programme participation
  • 2010. Aktuelt - debatt med forskningsminister Tora Aasland.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2017. The Impact of Faults and Fluid Flow on Seismic Images of a Relay Ramp over Production Time.
Abstract
  • 2005. Faulting in unconsolidated clastic sediments – a field example from the Upper Cretaceous Ferron Sandstone, Utah. EAGE Conference and Exhibition.
Poster
  • 2019. Seismic forward modelling of carbonate hosted normal faults.
  • 2019. Climate control over carbonate platform growth in tectonically active basins.
  • 2018. Outcrop fracture characterization for geothermal reservoirs: challenges in optimizing inputs for reservoir models.
  • 2018. Evolution of fluid circulation along a major basin-bounding fault: the Gediz detachment fault, Menderes Massif, western Turkey.
  • 2018. Evaluating the structural control over carbonate platforms developed in syn-rift settings using stratigraphic and seismic forward models.
  • 2018. Basin development and mapping of potential Lower Cretaceous source rocks in the Møre and Vøring basins and the Western Barents Sea.
  • 2015. What role does structural inheritance play in controlling the geometry of rifted basins during multiple phases of extension? A case study from the Northern North Sea.
  • 2015. Normal fault growth and structural evolution during multiphase rifting: Oseberg fault block, northern North Sea.
  • 2013. Timing of brittle deformation associated with the Nordfjord-Sogn Detachment Zone: preliminary results from K/Ar illite dating.
  • 2013. Fracture analysis in the western Bergen region and consequences for geothermal exploitation and tunnel construction.
  • 2012. Structural Reservoir Heterogeneity Induced by Forced Folding in Sandstone Reservoirs.
  • 2012. Industry applications of quantitative fault analysis illuminated by a case study from the Egersund Basin, offshore southern Norway.
  • 2006. Virtual Outcrop Modelling – Projects, Workflow Development and Future Directions.
Academic literature review
  • 2017. The interdisciplinary use of "overpressure". 1-5.
  • 2016. Fault linkage and relay structures in extensional settings-A review. 14-28.
Chapter
  • 2014. Fault linkage and damage zone architecture in tight carbonate rocks in the Suez Rift (Egypt): implications for permeability structure along segmented normal faults. 79-95. In:
    • 2014. Advances in the Study of Fractured Reservoirs. Geological Society of London.

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  • PhD, University of Bergen (2007)
  • Candidatus Scientarium, University of Oslo (2004)

 

Academic activities and notable achievements

2019 Invited speaker, AGU fall meeting, San Fransisco 

2019 External Examiner (opponent): PhD thesis Xiaoan Zhong, University of Stavanger

2019 Invited talk, China University of Geosciences Beijing

2019 External Examiner (opponent): PhD thesis Kyrre Kartveit, NTNU

2019-present: Editor-in-Chief, Basin Research

2019 Lead convener, Tectonic Studies Group Annual General Assembly, Bergen

2018 External Examiner (opponent): PhD thesis Vasileios Papanikolaou, University College Dublin

2018 External Examiner (opponent): PhD thesis Alexander Coleman, Imperial College London

2018 Tildelt Olav Thon Stiftelsens nasjonale pris for fremragende undervisning innen de matematiske/naturvitenskapelige og medisinske fagfelt 2018

2018 Invited talk, Geology Department, University of Otago

2017-18 Visiting scholar (research sabbatical), University of Otago, New Zealand

2017 Invited talk, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan

2017 Invited talk, Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University

2017 Appointed Head of Basin and Reservoir Studies 

2016-2019 Associate Editor, Basin Research

2016 Nominated for the Teaching Award (Undervisningsprisen) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

2016 Charles Taylor Fellow, AAPG

2015 Elected to the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA)

2014 Appointed Deputy Head of Basin and Reservoir Studies

2014-2016 Associate Editor, AAPG Bulletin

2013 Promoted to full Professor

2013 Invited talk, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

2013 AAPG Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, USA - Top 10 Poster Presentation

2013 Awarded the Reusch Medal (for the year 2011) by the Norwegian Geological Soceity

2013-2017 Vice President of the Norwegian Geological Society

2013 Session convenor, "Landscapes and basins: the onshore-offshore link", NGF Winter Conference, Oslo, January 8-10

2012 Nominated for the Lecturer Award (Foreleserprisen) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

2012 External Examiner (opponent): PhD thesis Herman Boro, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

2012 Best Poster Award at the conference "Industrial Structural Geology: Principles, Techniques and Integration", Geological Society, London, November 28-30 (lead author: PhD student Luisa Zuluaga)

2012 Invited talk, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester

2012 Reviewer of research proposals for the Dutch Technology Foundation STW (Technologiestichting STW)

2012-present External Examiner: UNIS (The University Centre in Svalbard), Arctic Geology Program

2012 External Examiner (opponent): PhD thesis Oliver Duffy, University of Manchester

2012 Scientific program committee member for the 2013 NGF Winter Conference

2012 Session chair, "Carbonate fault zones", Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, January 4-6

2011 Invited talk, Norwegian Geological Society, Oslo, Annual Christmas Lecture

2011-2013 Chairman: Norwegian Geological Society, Bergen Chapter

2011-present External Examiner: University of Stavanger, BSc program

2011-present External Examiner: University of Oslo, MSc program

2010-2015 Member: AAPG Publications Committee

2008 Paper on Slipped deformation bands (JSG 2008, v. 30, 1317-1331) most downloaded article in the Journal of Structural Geology in last quarter of 2008

2008-present Reviewer in various international peer-reviewed journals and special publications

2006-2008 Board member: Norwegian Geological Society, Bergen Chapter

DIADEM (2019-2023) - Fluid flow, diagenetic alteration and deformation around syn-rift border faults

CIA (2019-2022) - Stratigraphic and structural compartmentalization in continental sandsandstone aquifers and reservoirs

GEOCARB (VISTA project  2017-2020) - Geological and geophysical properties of fault zones in carbonate rocks: from outcrop analogues to seismic imaging (SW Barents Sea and analogues).

ANIGMA (2015-2019) - An Integrated Geological and Mathematical Framework for the Characterization, Modelling and Simulation of Fractured Geothermal Reservoirs

CARBOFAFF (continuous) - Faults, Fractures and and Fluid Flow in Carbonate Rocks

DEFBANDS (continuous) - The Geometry, Growth, Mechanics, Kinematics and Flow Effects of Deformation Bands in Porous Sandstones, Carbonates and Volcaniclastics

SEALS (2017-2020) - Elucidating key controls on top seal, lateral seal and fault seal capacity in hydrocarbon traps: insights from the Southwestern Barents Sea, Norway

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

T3 (2016-2019) - Turbidties, Topography & Tectonics

 

PAST PROJECTS:

PD3 (2015-2019) - Process-based Predictive Understanding of Deposition, Deformation and Diagenesis in Carbonates

WEBMAR (2013-2016) - TectonoSedimentary Evolution of the Western Barents Sea Margin

INTERACT (VISTA project 2015-2019) - Interaction of Structure, Sedimentary Architecture and Mechanical Stratigraphy in the Diagenetic Alteration of Rift-Related Carbonates

TELMA (Tectonosedimentary Evolution of the Lofoten Margin). 2012-2015.

SALTEC (Salt Tectonics). 2011-2015. 

MULTIRIFTS (Influence of Basement Structure in Multi-Stage Rifts). 2012-2016.

JUSI (Late Jurassic Depositional Systems Response to Salt-Influenced Rifting; Norwegian Central Graben, North Sea). 2011-2015.

HFF-DOL (Dolomitization in the Hammam Faraun Fault Block). 2011-2014.

GEOTHERM-BERGEN II (Assessing the potential for exploitiation of deep geothermal energy in the Bergen area). 2013-2014.

GEOTHERM-BERGEN (Assessing the potential for exploitiation of deep geothermal energy in the Bergen area) 2012-2013. 

COPS (COntractional deformation in Porous Sandstones). 2011-2015.

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