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Leonardo Muniz Pichel

Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • E-mailleonardo.m.pichel@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    Realfagbygget
    5007 Bergen
    Room 
    2G13c - 2144
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My research combines integrated analysis of various types of subsurface data (seismic, potential field and borehole data), geodynamic forward modelling and structural restorations to investigate the structural evolution and architecture of sedimentary basins associated with rifting and gravity-driven tectonics.

My current project focus on 2D and 3D geodynamic modelling of continental rifting and breakup and how these processes interact with sedimentation and gravity-driven salt tectonics to influence the geometry, stratigraphic architecture and evolution of the South Atlantic rifted margins.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). The interplay between basement fabric, rifting, syn-rift folding, and inversion in the Rio do Peixe Basin, NE Brazil. Basin Research.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Physical modelling of the interplay between salt-detached gravity gliding and spreading across complex rift topography, Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. Basin Research.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Late-syn- to post-rift salt tectonics on wide rifted margins—Insights from geodynamic modeling. Tectonics. 1-17.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Coupling crustal-scale rift architecture with passive margin salt tectonics: a geodynamic modelling approach. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Analogical simulation of salt flow and associated structures in different extensional conditions. Journal of South American Earth Sciences.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Pre-salt rift morphology controls salt tectonics in the Campos Basin, offshore SE Brazil. Basin Research. 2837-2861.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Multi-scale tectono-stratigraphic analysis of pre- and syn-rift sequences in the Rio do Peixe Basin, NE Brazil. Marine and Petroleum Geology.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Halokinetic modulation of sedimentary thickness and architecture: A numerical modelling approach. Basin Research. 2572-2604.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Amarante, F. B., Jackson, C. A-L., Pichel. L. M., Scherer, C. M. S., Kuchle, J., (2021) Pre-salt rift morphology controls salt tectonics in the Campos Basin, SE Brazil (Basin research, in press). https://doi.org/10.31223/X5XW3W

Pichel, L. M., Jackson, C. A-L.; Peel, F., Ferrer, O. (2021) The Merluza Graben: how a failed spreading centre influenced margin structure, salt deposition and tectonics in the Santos Basin, Brazil (Tectonics, in press). https://doi.org/10.31223/X5MS5T

Roquette. E., Lovell-Kennedy, K., Pichel, L. M., Schröder, S., Charton, R., Millar, I., Redfern, J. (2021) Integrated multi-proxy source-to-sink analysis of the Lower Cretaceous of the Essaouira-Agadir Basin. (Marine and Petroleum Geology, in press). https://doi.org/10.31223/X5Q02P

De Meneses, M. C. L., De Sá, E. F. J., Córdoba, V. C., Pichel, L, M., (2021) Multi-scale tectono-stratigraphic analysis of pre-and syn-rift sequences in the Rio do Peixe Basin, NE Brazil (Marine and Petroleum Geology, in press). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.105127

Cumberpatch, Z., Finch., E., Kane, I., Pichel L. M., Jackson., C. A-L., Kilhams B., Hodgson D. M., Huuse M. (2021) Halokinetic modulation of sedimentary thickness and architecture: a numerical modelling approach. Basin Research. https://doi.org/10.31223/X54W3R

Pichel, L. M., Jackson C. A-L. (2020) The enigma of the Albian Gap: spatial variability and the competition between extension and salt expulsion. Journal of the Geological Society, London. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2020-055

Magee C., Pichel L. M., Madden-Nadeau, A., Jackson, C. A-L. (2020) Salt-magma interactions in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. Basin Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12537

Pichel, L. M., Jackson C. A-L. (2020) Four-Dimensional Variability of Composite Halokinetic Sequences. Basin Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12428

Pichel, L.M., Finch, E., Gawthorpe, R. (2019) The Impact of Pre-Salt Rift Topography on Salt Tectonics: a Discrete-Element Modelling Approach. Tectonics. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018TC005174

Pichel, L. M., Jackson, C. A-L.; Peel, F., Dooley T. (2019) Base‐salt relief controls salt tectonic structural style, São Paulo Plateau, Santos Basin, Brazil. Basin Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12375

Pichel, L.M., Huuse, M., Redfern, J., Finch. E. (2019) The influence of base-salt relief, rift topography and regional events on salt tectonics offshore Morocco. Marine and Petroleum Geology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.02.007

Dooley, T., Hudec, M., Jackson, M.P.A, Pichel, L.M., (2018) The impact of base-salt relief on salt flow and suprasalt deformation patterns at the autochthonous, para-autochthonous and allochthonous level: Insights from physical models in Journal of the Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 476. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP476.13

Pichel, L.M., Peel, F., Jackson C. A-L., Huuse, M. (2018) Geometry and Kinematics of Ramp-Syncline Basins. Journal of Structural Geology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2018.07.016

Pichel, L.M., Finch E., Huuse, M., Redfern, J. (2017) The Influence of Shortening and Sedimentation on Rejuvenation of Salt Diapirs: A New Discrete-Element Modelling Approach. Journal of Structural Geology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2017.09.016