PhD stipendiat Isabel Edmundson was awarded the prize for the best poster at the ARCEx annual conference in Longyearbyen 9 – 11 October
PhD stipendiat Isabel Edmundson, who is affiliated with the Basin and Reservoir Studies group at UiB, was awarded the prize for the best poster at the ARCEx annual conference in Longyearbyen 9 – 11 October. The poster session began with a one minute pitch from each presenter, followed by discussions with wine and tapas! Isabel’s poster discussed structural controls on column height fills across the Snøhvit gas field in The Hammerfest Basin.
During the conference, ARCEx researchers present the latest knowledge in Arctic exploration through a series of lectures, posters, demonstrations and excursions. Visit their webiste at http://www.arcex.no/
Tectonic Studies Group writes as follows about Isabel:
Izzy Edmundson is in her first year of PhD studies at the University of Bergen in Norway. She is not new to Norway since she previously worked as a graduate geoscientist for two years in Stavanger.
She studied at Royal Holloway, University of London for her MSc in Petroleum Geoscience. She made this switch to geology in 2013 having previously studied geography for her undergraduate studies at Newnham College, University of Cambridge.
Her research focuses on structural controls on fluid flow in the SW Barents Sea. The research combines analysis of subsurface data and structural modelling techniques, with field work and laboratory tests on fault rocks samples, she hopes from Svalbard!
This area of research has relevance not only for the petroleum industry but also, geothermal, carbon storage and construction.
Aside from geology, her passions include road cycling, skiing and horse-riding having previously worked as a jockey in the UK.