These are the current research projects in the Petroleum Geoscience Group
This project aims to investigate the connection between physical and mechanical properties of sediment and their seismic expression
This project aims to understand the acoustical behaviour of carbonate rocks in response to changing pressure, pore fluid type and mineral composition.
Application of seismics in CO2 storage
The source-to-sink (S2S) concept represents a new generation of basin studies that takes into account sediment erosion, transport and deposition from catchment to deep basin.
Investigation of Palaeogene sandbody geometries in Spitsbergen's Central Basin using outcrop, seismic and LIDAR data
Outcrop studies combined with analysis of subsurface 3D seismic data and numerical CFD simulations, aimed to improve our understanding of turbiditic systems and their deposits
Investigation of the sedimentology, depositional processes and climatic proxy record of colluvial deposits
This is a CIPR project in collaboration with the Centre of Mathematics for Application at the University of Oslo and CGGVeritas; sponsored by Statoil, Total, Cevron and Rocksource.
Modification of geophysical monitoring methods, originally developed for petroleum industry, for their use in the underground storage of greenhouse gas
Research on active and ancient fault zones and numerical simulations of rift basins suggest that fault growth, interaction and linkage are primary controls on the evolution of footwall topography, stream networks, hangingwall basin geometry and depositional systems.
The Salt Influenced Rift Basins (SIRB) project, sponsored by Statoil, examines rift tectonics and sedimentation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, focusing on rift basin structural style and evolution and the rift-climax sedimentary response in areas where structure is influenced by the presence of...
Stratigraphic, sedimentary and structural evolution of extensional depocentres combining traditional field and digital outcrop techniques (LIDAR)
The project deals with seismic waveform inversion for fracture parameters. The principal aim is to develop methods for improved seismic fracture characterization based on a combination of methods for full seismic waveform inversion with anisotropic effective medium theory. A further aim is to...