- Current projects
- Awards and etc
- Research students and postdocs
My research is broad and is based in clastic sedimentology, which is the study of how pieces of rock break down, are transported and deposited. This is important, as these deposits tell the history of the Earth, and because these pieces of rock may act as reservoirs, resources, substrates for installations or geohazards. I focus on how uplands and sedimentary basins are connected in space and time, how sedimentary architecture impacts the flow of fluids and intrusions in sedimentary basins, and how sedimentary processes may act as hazards to society.
- Understanding how heterogeneity in sedimentary deposits can be predicted in limited, subsurface datasets.
- Unraveling how sedimentary landscapes and their deposits evolve and are linked in space and time.
- Creating and investigating geohazard records.
- Understanding how volcanic intrusions are influenced by sedimentary host rock.
- Improving geological surveys for offshore wind sites
For a list of my publications, go here: https://scholar.google.no/citations?hl=en&user=j3LGYEAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate
I believe academics owe the community around us to show what we do and why we do it. I do this by taking high school students to the field around Bergen several times a year, by presenting about geology and my research to interested members of the public, and by writing about geology in newspapers and popular science magazines about topics such as recent floods in Western Norway, igneous intrusions and climate changes on the planet Mars.
I am also an enthusiastic poster on Instagram profile of the University of Bergen, @unibergen, where I mainly show pictures from field work and field courses.
I teach the course GEOV360 - Advanced clastic sedimentology which is a classroom and lab-based course dealing with the physics of sediment transport, sedimentary processes in different sedimentary environments, and description and interpretation of sedimentary rocks in core and outcrop. This course is taught intensively, and looks at fundamental models and cutting-edge developments in clastic sedimentary research.
I also teach the biannual Integrated sedimentology and tectonics field course in the Spanish Pyrenees, which is a fantastic area to investigate proximal-to-distal relationships in sedimentary systems, and the influence of tectonics on sedimentation. Click here for a few pictures: https://www.uib.no/en/geo/98774/knowledge-and-experiences-pyrenees
Finally, I teach the annual Reservoir Geological Field Course in the Book Cliffs of Utah, one of the best places in the world to study reservoir- to basin-scale sedimentology and reservoir geology. You can find a short article about this course here.
- (2022). Challenges and opportunities for hydrocarbon exploration within the Mesozoic sub-basalt plays of the Norwegian Atlantic Margin. Petroleum Geoscience.
- (2022). Arctic sediment routing during the Triassic: sinking the Arctic Atlantis. Journal of the Geological Society.
- (2022). Alkaline sill intrusions in sedimentary basins: emplacement of the Mussentuchit Wash Sill in San Rafael Swell, Utah. Journal of the Geological Society.
- (2022). A conceptual geological model for offshore wind sites in former ice stream settings: The Utsira Nord site, North Sea. Journal of the Geological Society.
- (2021). Transport of mafic magma through the crust and sedimentary basins: Jameson Land, East Greenland. Journal of the Geological Society. 20 pages.
- (2021). The spatial distribution of igneous centres along the Norwegian Atlantic Margin (Møre and Vøring) and their relationship to magmatic plumbing systems. Journal of the Geological Society.
- (2021). Recognition and characterization of small-scale sand injectites in seismic data: implications for reservoir development. Journal of the Geological Society.
- (2021). Linking sediment supply variations and tectonic evolution in deep time, source-to-sink systems—The Triassic Greater Barents Sea Basin. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 1760-1780.
- (2021). Insights into past tectonism from authigenic quartz. Geochemical Perspectives Letters. 27-31.
- (2020). Using digital outcrops to make the high Arctic more accessible through the Svalbox database. Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE). 16 pages.
- (2020). Seismic expression of shear zones: Insights from 2-D point-spread-function-based convolution modelling. Journal of Structural Geology.
- (2020). Regional correlation and seismic stratigraphy of Triassic Strata in the Greater Barents Sea: implications for sediment transport in Arctic basins. Basin Research.
- (2020). Quartz overgrowth textures and fluid inclusion thermometry evidence for basin-scale sedimentary recycling: An example from the Mesozoic Barents Sea Basin. Basin Research. 14 pages.
- (2019). Structural and lithological controls on the geometry and morphology of igneous intrusions: a 3D seismic case study from the Exmouth sub-basin, NW Shelf. Exploration Geophysics. 1-5.
- (2019). Structural and lithological controls on the architecture of igneous intrusions: examples from the NW Australian Shelf. Petroleum Geoscience. 50-69.
- (2019). Mud-rich delta-scale compound clinoforms in the Triassic shelf of northern Pangea (Havert Formation, south-western Barents Sea). Sedimentology. 2234-2267.
- (2019). Linking the high-resolution architecture of modern and ancient wave-dominated deltas: Processes, products, and forcing factors. Journal of Sedimentary Research. 168-185.
- (2019). Linking regional unconformities in the Barents Sea to compression-induced forebulge uplift at the Triassic-Jurassic transition. Tectonophysics. 35-51.
- (2018). Using climate to relate water-discharge and area in modern and ancient catchments. Sedimentology. 1378-1389.
- (2018). Seismic interpretation of sill complexes in sedimentary basins: Implications for the sub-sill imaging problem. Journal of the Geological Society. 193-209.
- (2018). Revisiting morphological relationships of modern source-to-sink segments as a first-order approach to scale ancient sedimentary systems. Sedimentary Geology. 111-133.
- (2017). Linking an Early Triassic delta to antecedent topography: Source-to-sink study of the southwestern Barents Sea margin. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 263-283.
- (2017). Clinoform development and topset evolution in a mud-rich delta - the Middle Triassic Kobbe Formation, Norwegian Barents Sea. Sedimentology. 1132-1169.
- (2016). Facies model for a coarse-grained, tide-influenced delta: Gule Horn Formation (Early Jurassic), Jameson Land, Greenland. Sedimentology. 33 pages.
- (2016). Basin-scale architecture of deeply emplaced sill complexes: Jameson Land, East Greenland Christian. Journal of the Geological Society. 23-40.
- (2016). 2(3)D convolution modelling of complex geological targets – beyond 1D convolution. First Break. 99-107.
- (2015). Sedimentology and reservoir properties of tabular and erosive offshore transition deposits in wave-dominated, shallow-marine strata: Book cliffs, USA. Petroleum Geoscience. 55-73.
- (2014). Distribution of discontinuous Mudstone beds within wavedominated shallow-marine deposits: Star point sandstone and blackhawk formation, Eastern Utah. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. 1401-1429.
- (2012). From pull-apart basins to ultraslow spreading: Results from the western Barents Sea Margin. Tectonophysics. 44-61.
- (2022). Evolution of a clastic source-to-sink system through the Permian-Triassic transition: Provenance and petrography of the Havert Formation on Finnmark Platform, Barents Sea, Norway.
- (2021). Triassic sediment supply reconstructions in the Greater Barents Sea Basin.
- (2019). Распространение и характеристика триасовых отложений Баренцевоморского бассейна (Норвежский и Российский сектор).
- (2019). Seismic Signature of Shear Zones: Insights from 2-D PSF-based Convolution Modelling.
- (2017). Internasjonal forskningsgruppe studerer triaslagrekken på Svalbard og i Barentshavet med nytt blikk: Ny forståelse av et gigantisk elve- og deltasystem.
- (2017). Digital outcrop modelling results and workflows for derived synthetic seismic imaging.
- (2017). An integrated view of sedimentary systems in the Triassic Barents Sea.
- (2016). Methodologies to understand the time represented by siliciclastic sedimentary deposits: Applied on an Induan Fennoscandia-derived sedimentary fan in the South-west Barents Sea.
- (2016). Deeply emplaced igneous intrusions in sedimentary basins: examples from East Greenland.
- (2015). Source-to-sink study of Fennoscandian-derived sedimentary fans of the Havert Formation. What do I know and what do I want to know.
- (2015). Source-to-sink aspects of the Triassic Barents: Sea Preliminary results, perspectives and plan.
- (2016). Jakta på storflaumen - Ka vil DU bli? Feltgeolog?
- (2016). Flaum på Vestlandet - Tankar om den store flaumen i 2014.
- (2015). Flooding in glacial valleys – results and implications of the 2014 flood in western Norway.
- (2014). Veldige klimaendringar på Mars.
- (2022). Provenance of the Middle Triassic Kobbe Formation in the SW Barents Sea.
- (2022). Defining the basic rules that describe long-term shoreface dynamics: A process-mimicking approach for reservoir modelling.
- (2021). What do small-scale sand injectites look like in 2D seismic data?
- (2021). Triassic sediment supply in the Greater Barents Sea Basin and its implications for the Arctic.
- (2021). Sediment transport and upland linkages in an enormous intracratonic Basin - Insights from cross-disciplinary source-to-sink studies in the Triassic Greater Barents Sea Basin .
- (2021). Provenance of the Middle Triassic Kobbe Formation in the SW Barents Sea – constraining the Fennoscandian sand and locating the mixing zone.
- (2021). Identifying and constraining sedimentary recycling from microscopic fluid inclusions in quartz overgrowth.
- (2020). Towards a revised stratigraphic framework for the Triassic in the Norwegian Barents Sea.
- (2020). Sedimentation rates in the Greater Barents Sea throughout the Triassic.
- (2020). Detrital zircon inventory of the Triassic Greater Barents Sea Basin: sediment transport and geodynamics.
- (2019). Synthetic seismic modelling of fluvial channels in the Blackhawk Formation as an analogue to the Triassic Barents Sea.
- (2019). Stress state versus host-rock lithology as a control on architecture of igneous sheet intrusions.
- (2019). Seismic signature of shear zones: insights from 2-D convolution forward modelling .
- (2019). Sedimentation rates in recently glaciated fjord-valley systems - Insights from marine data in Fjærlandsfjorden, a tributary of Sognefjorden.
- (2019). Regional correlation of Triassic clinoforms in the Greater Barents Sea Basin.
- (2019). Regional correlation of Triassic clinoforms in the Greater Barents Sea Basin.
- (2019). Linking erosion history in Northern Fennoscandia to stratigraphy in the Barents Sea over the last 600 Ma .
- (2019). Large-scale seismic correlation and sequence stratigraphy in the Triassic of the Barents Sea.
- (2018). Source-to-sink in a western Norwegian fjord-valley system - How do landslides, floods and eroding glaciers influence sediment supply in the Holocene?
- (2018). Seismic Interpretation of Mafic Sill-Complexes in Sedimentary Basins .
- (2018). Large-scale correlation and sedimentation rates throughout the Triassic Barents Sea mega-basin.
- (2017). Understanding seismic imaging and controls on sill intrusions using lidar data from East Greenland.
- (2017). Source-to-sink study of the southwestern Barents Sea margin: Using ancient catchments to constrain reservoir-quality sandstone.
- (2017). Linking an Early Triassic delta to antecedent topography: source-to-sink study of the southwestern Barents Sea margin.
- (2017). Fjord basin sediments as archives of extreme flood events in Western Norway.
- (2017). Basin-scale architecture of deeply emplaced sill complexes.
- (2016). Virtual outcrops to synthetic seismic modelling.
- (2016). Tana - a very old river: Linking an Early Triassic delta to antecedent topography.
- (2016). Source-to-sink and mass-balance of the entire Triassic Barents Sea - Ideas, Plans and preliminary results.
- (2016). Source-to-Sink and sediment balance of the Triassic Barents Sea: Changes in paleogeography and reservoir properties in response to contrasting sediment supply.
- (2016). Reservoir architecture from outcrops: Understanding controls on seismic-to-core scale heterogeneities.
- (2016). Relating water-discharge and catchment area in modern and ancient catchments.
- (2016). Mass-balance of an Induan (Early Triassic) Fennoscandian-derived source-to-sink system in the Barents Sea: Implications for early Triassic landscape and exhumation.
- (2016). Den store flaumen i 2014 - Fjordsediment som arkiv for før-instrumentelle flaumar på Vestlandet.
- (2015). Source-to-sink aspects of the lowermost Triassic deposits on the Finnmark Platform.
- (2015). Relative sea-level-variations in Brent-type deposits: Intra-parasequence-scale shoreline trajectories in outcrop derived from helicopter-mounted lidar models from the Book Cliffs, Utah, USA.
- (2015). No Evidence for Sea Level Fall in the Cretaceous Strata of the Book Cliffs.
- (2014). Large variations in sedimentary architecture in a seasonal tropical, low-accommodation fluvial system.
- (2014). Facies Model for an Ancient Tide-Dominated Delta: The Early Jurassic Gule Horn Formation, Jameson Land, Eastern Greenland.
- (2013). Distribution and dimensions of reservoir elements and baffles in shallow-marine reservoirs.
- (2012). Dimension, distribution and controls of depositional elements in tide-dominated deposits.
- (2016). 2nd Virtual Geoscience Conference, Proceedings Volume. Uni Research AS.
- (2016). Magmatiske intrusjoner på Øst-Grønland. geoforskning.no.
- (2014). Veldige klimaendringer på Mars. Naturen.
- (2021). Stratigraphy, sediment volumes and source-to-sink of the Triassic Greater Barents Sea Basin and surrounding Arctic Region.
- (2014). Shallow-marine facies and virtual outcrop geology: Intra-parasequence variability in ancient, shallow-marine environments.
- (2015). Ei varsla ulukke.
- (2018). Storage and Transport of Magma in the Layered Crust—Formation of Sills and Related Flat-Lying Intrusions. 26 pages.
- (2016). Advances in the automated geometric extraction and analysis of geological bodies from virtual outcrops. 2 pages.
- (2022). Geological Conditions for Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations at the Sørlige Nordsjø II site, Norwegian North Sea. EarthDoc.
- (2021). A conceptual geological model for Utsira Nord offshore wind site in the Norwegian North Sea. Presentation and Conference paper. . EAGE extended abstracts.
- (2016). Seismic imaging of deeply emplaced sill complexes.
- (2015). Geometries of deep intrusions in reservoir rocks in large-scale Heli-LiDAR-data from East Greenland.
- (2014). Erosive Offshore Transition Zone-deposits: Characteristics, reservoirs properties and formative mechanics.
- (2017). Effects of igneous intrusions on the petroleum system: a review. First Break. 47-56.
My publications are listed above by category.
Preprints and postprints of papers which are not open access are available from EarthArXiv here: https://eartharxiv.org/discover?q=ch%20eide
Marine geological ground surveys for offshore wind sites - To ensure cost-effective development of offshore wind sites and efficient selection of anchor solutions, it is important to have detailed knowledge on the marine ground conditions. In this project, we will improve survey methods and interpretation frameworks for offshore wind on formerly glaciated coasts and conduct scientific cruises to the announced Norwegian offshore wind sites. Project co-leader and main PhD supervisor. Funded by Equinor through the Akademia agreement.
Geostatistical Event-based Objectmodel Predicted from Analogue Reservoir Deposits (GEOPARD) - The goal of this project is to develop the next generation of reservoir modelling algorithms through advanced geostatistics and geological rules which are integrated in the modelling approach. With Norwegian Computing Centre and NTNU. Work package leader and postdoc supervisor. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
Source-to-Sink study of the Barents Sea (ISBAR) - Understanding the sediment routing systems, mass balance and landscape of the Triassic and early Jurassic of the Barents Sea. Project leader. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council, researcher project.
Fluid modelling, uplift and erosion of the greater Barents Sea (FueBAR) - Understanding uplift, erosion and fluid generation of the Barents Sea through thermochronology, seisimc interpretation and basin modelling. Collaborative project between the University of Bergen and Moscow State University, funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Russian Fund for Basic Research.
S2S-Future: Signal Propagation in source to sink for the Future of Earth Resources and Energies (S2S-Future) - Work-package leader for WP1: Understanding perennial S2S dynamics in response to long-term tectonic and climatic signals in deep time. Funded by the European Research Council, Innovative training network project.
Revision of the Triassic Stratigraphy in the Barents Sea - Project leader. Funded by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Intrusions in sedimentary basins - Understanding the controls on architecture of mafic sill complexes in sedimentary basins, how they are imaged in seismic data, and how they influence subsurface geothermal energy and hydrocarbon systems.
Western Norwegian Floods - Using the sedimentary record to understanding Holocene variability of floods in Western Norway, and how these rivers are coupled to their cachments.
2022: Listed as one of Basin Research’s 25 Outstanding reviewers for 2020-2021
2021: Primary supervisor for Albina Gilmullina, who was awarded the Harold Reading Medal 2021 from the British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG), for the "best publication arising directly from a PhD project in the field of sedimentology and stratigraphy during the previous year" for her paper "Linking sediment supply variations and tectonic evolution in deep time, source-to-sink systems — The Triassic Greater Barents Sea Basin". The paper is published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin, and it can be accessed here (open access). For a press release, click here.
2021: Co-supervisor for Alma Alma Dzozlic Bradaric, who recieved the Earth Model Award 2020 from The Geological Society of London & Halliburton for the MSc thesis "Seismic signature and detectability of small-scale sand injectites: insights from 2D Point-Spread Function based convolution modelling".
A press release is available here, and the thesis can be accessed here. The paper based on the thesis can be accessed here.
2019: Primary supervisor for Aasmund Løvestad, who recieved the Earth Model Award 2018 from The Geological Society of London & Halliburton for the MSc thesis "Mudstone-rich fluvial systems as reservoirs: The Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation, Eastern Utah".
A press release is avaliable here, and the thesis can be accessed here.
2018: Awarded the Journal of the Geological Society's Early Career Award 2017 for the paper "Basin-scale architecture of deeply emplaced sill complexes: Jameson Land, East Greenland".
A press release is available here, and the paper itself is available here (open access).
2018: Co-author on Kim Senger's paper "Effects of igneous intrusions on petroleum system: a review" in First Break which recieved EAGE’s 2018 Nigel Anstey Award.
This paper is available here.
Current PhD candidates, primary supervisor:
2020-2023: Lucas Valore, PhD, UiB: Influence of emplacement of large igneous provinces on
source-to-sink systems (example from Shetland)
2020-2023: Melanie Kling, PhD, UiB. Response of source-to-sink systems to major step-changes in
environmental factors (examples from around the P/T boundary in the Barents Sea).
2020-2023: Hannah Petrie, PhD, UiB. Marine-geological site surveys for offshore wind installations
2019-2023: Martin Kjenes, PhD, UiB. Controls on igneous architecture in sedimentary basins.
Current PhD students, co-supervisor:
Rafael Kenji Horota, PhD, UNIS & UiB: Virtual field learning
Hakan Heggernes, PhD, UiB: Deformation structures in porous sandstone: Network properties and impact on fluid flow.
Lauren Chedburn, PhD, University of Aberdeen. ‘Overthickening’ of Cretaceous sequences by Igneous Intrusions: Paleogeographic reconstruction of the Norwegian Margin 2019-2022
Thomas Thuesen, PhD, UiB. Holocene sediment production and sediment volume partitioning in western Norwegian fjord-valley source-to-sink systems. 2018-2021
TBD: SEAS Postdoc on offshore wind sites. 2022-2025.
Agustin Argüello Scotti, UiB, Norwegian Computing Centre: Sedimentological perspectives on rule-based reservoir modelling. 2021-2024.
Hallgeir Sirevaag, UiB. Provenance of the Triassic of the Greater Barents Sea. 2019-2022.
Current master students, primary supervisor:
Jahn Brusdal Eriksen, MSc, UiB: Stratigraphic and tectonic development of the Nyk High in the Norwegian Sea. 2021-2023. (With M Vest Energy)
Synne Osland, MS,c UiB – A comparative study of dryland alluvial successions - Triassic of the North Sea and the Morrison Formation, Utah, USA. 2021-2023. (With FORCE UK-Norway consortium)
Daniel Bergsagel Høie, MSc, UiB – Sedimentology of the Silurian Sundvollen Formation in Ringerike, Norway. 2020-2022.
Hanne Gramstad, MSc, UiB: Deep resistivity inversion in alluvial reservoirs. 2020-2022. (With AkerBP)
Solveig Dahl Nøttestad, MSc, UiB: Skredmodellering og kartlegging av snø- og sørpeskred fra historisk og geologisk tid ved Trollstigen, Rauma Kommune. 2020-2022 (With Multiconsult and Statens Vegevesen)
Nora Fredheim, MSc, UiB: Sedimentology of Devonian fluvial deposits in the Hornelen Basin. 2020-2022. (With FORCE UK-Norway consortium)
Vebjørn Selstad, MSc, UiB: Sorting effects in provenance: A case study from the Triassic of the Barents Sea. 2020-2022
Solveig Dahl Nøttestad, MSc, UiB: Skredmodellering og kartlegging av snø- og sørpeskred fra historisk og geologisk tid ved Trollstigen, Rauma Kommune. 2020-2022
Completed PhD candidates:
2018-2021: Albina Gilmullina, PhD, UiB. Stratigraphy, sediment volumes and source-to-sink of the Triassic Greater Barents Sea Basin and surrounding Arctic Region.
Completed master students:
15 Anders Østigard, MSc, UiB. Fjordsedimenter som arkiv for skredhendelser i Vestlandske fjordstrøk: Aurlandsfjorden. 2019-2021
14 Anna Rebecca Dyrlev Bøgh, MSc, UNIS. 3D modelling and interpretation of channels in the Aspelintoppen Formation, Spitsbergen, Svalbard. 2019-2021
13 Alma Dzozlic Bradaric, MSc, UiB & Equinor. Seismic expression of injectite sands. 2018-2020. (With Equinor)
12 Anine Eikrem Helland, MSc, UiB. Using drones to quantify fractured cliffs for rockfall hazard assessment. 2018-2020
11 Jørgen Håstø Borgenvik, MSc, UiB & Aker BP. Reservoir characterization of the Stø Formation (Realgrunnen Subgroup) in the Fingerdjupet Subbasin, NW Barents Sea. 2017-2019 (With AkerBP)
10 Sondre Hagevold, MSc, UiB & UNIS. From outcrop to synthetic seismic: an integrated study of Botneheia, central Spitsbergen. 2018-2020
9 Amalie Krog Klette, MSc, UiB: Holosene skred- og flomprosesser i Fjærlandsfjorden basert på marine data. 2017-2019
8 Hedda Sofie Gjerdingen. MSc, UiB. Rekonstruksjon av flaumhistorie frå Flåmselvi frå marine kjernedata. 2017-2018
7 Espen Friestad, MSc, UiB. Synthetic seismic modelling of shallow-marine to paralic deposits: The Blackhawk Formation in Central Utah, USA. 2017-2018
6 Aasmund Olav Løvestad, MSc, UiB. Mudstone-rich fluvial systems: Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation, Utah, USA. 2017-2018
5 Øystein Grasdal. MSc, 2018, UNIS (co-supervisor). Sedimentary architecture of sand bodies in the Paleocene Firkanten Fm, Svalbard
4 Ole-Marius Solvang. MSc, 2017. Sedimentological outcrop study of the earliest Triassic Vardebukta and Tvillingodden Formations in West Spitsbergen
3 Malin Flesland. MSc, 2017: Volcanic rifted margins: comparing LIDAR data from outcrops of Traill Ø (East Greenland) with seismic data from the conjugate Møre Margin
2 Mette Lundberg. MSc, 2015: Petrology and Provenance of the Upper Cretaceous Strata in Central Utah
1 Ragnhild J. Tunheim. MSc, 2015: Mineralogical controls on the weathering characteristics of arid continental deposits of the Colorado Plateau