Research Archive

Since inception of the Strat Group in 1990 research projects covering a range of topics and geographic localities have been completed. Project titles are listed below.

Deepwater depositional systems

  • Slope 3 Project (Laingsburg sub-basin, S Africa)
  • Lobe 1 Project (Laingsburg & Tanqua sub-basins, S Africa)
  • The impact of the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum in the deep seas (Basque Basin, northeastern Spain)
  • Evolution, architecture and hierarchy of submarine lobe deposits (Laingsburg & Tanqua sub-basins, S Africa)
  • Slope 2 Project (Laingsburg sub-basin, S Africa)
  • Mass Transport deposits of the Vischkuil Formation (Karoo Basin, S Africa)
  • Soft sediment deformation (Karoo Basin, S Africa)
  • Stratigraphic prediction in mud Rich turbidite systems (Laingsburg sub-basin, S Africa)
  • Turbidite reservoir prediction in extensional basins (Neuquen Basin, Argentina)
  • Structural controls on turbidite architecture (Laingsburg sub-basin, S Africa)
  • High resolution stratigraphy of turbidite systems (Karoo Basin, S Africa)
  • Slope 1 Project: Basin to shelf evolution and slope fan anatomy (Tanqua Karoo, S Africa)
  • Stratigraphic studies of deep water clastic systems (Tanqua Karoo, S Africa)

Shallow marine systems

  • Morphodynamic modelling of the Dee Estuary (UK)
  • Sand suspensions in changing flow and bed conditions under irregular waves
  • 4-D evolution of accomodation and depositional response in retroarc foreland basins
  • Tectono-stratigraphic development of the east Sakhalin shelf
  • High resolution sequence stratigraphy of macro-tidal depositional systems (Neuquen basin, Argentina)
  • High resolution seismic sequence stratigraphy of shallow marine sequences of the South China Sea
  • Seismic modelling of the Blackhawk Formation (Utah, USA)
  • An improved understanding of shallow marine sedimentation within extensional basins
  • S.M.U.T. Forward modelling of Campanian Blackhawk Formation (Utah, USA)
  • Prediction of sand body architecture and marine to nonmarine correlation: integrated outcrop & borehole study

Non-marine systems

  • Coal seams as tape-recorders of relative sea-level change in terrestrial environments (Kentucky, USA)
  • Sequence stratigraphic, palaeoclimatic & economic significance of coal seam splits (Utah, USA)
  • CHANEL I: 3-D reservoir modelling of the East Pennine coalfield (UK)
  • CHANEL II: Geostatistical and dynamic connectivity analysis of the East Pennine coalfield (UK)
  • A sub-surface evaluation of the Weissliegend of the UK North Sea
  • Development of high resolution sequence stratigraphic models for fluvio-lacustrine systems (UK)
  • Applications of accommodation space concepts to desert clastic systems (Namibia)
  • High resolution sequence stratigraphic synthesis of Carboniferous basins of Laurussia
  • Applications of sequence stratigraphy to fluvial systems (Kentucky, USA)

Other completed studies

  • Geodynamics of the Central Andes (1992-95)
  • Diagenesis and reservoir quality of the Cuyo Group, Southern Neuquen Basin, Argentina (1998)
  • Sequence stratigraphy of the Domeyko back-arc basin (1993-96)
  • Basin Evolution at the Chile Triple Junction (1993-96)
  • Correlation of high resolution stratigraphic surfaces between the U.K and the Ruhr basin, Germany (1996-97)
  • Accommodation space concepts in arid desert systems, Cretaceous of Namibia (1996-98)
  • Sequence stratigraphy of the Upper Jurassic, Central Graben (1993-95)
  • Applications of high resolution sequence stratigraphy to shallow marine reservoir prediction (1990-92)
  • Critical testing of sequence stratigraphic concepts at outcrop, Wyoming and Arizona (1991-95)
  • Lowstand architecture in forced regressions (1995)
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