NarrativeOur research has had a global impact on understanding the tectonic development and fill of rift basins, providing a predictable spatial and temporal template for the distribution of hydrocarbon reservoir rocks. The models are embedded in exploration workflows of global oil companies and have influenced recent exploration success (North and East Africa, Atlantic conjugate margins). Translational research on 3-D rift basin outcrop data capture and resulting software licencing has improved reservoir modelling, optimising positioning of $100m wells. Field-based training for several hundred oil industry staff since 2005 has ensured in-depth knowledge transfer.
|Impact date||1993 → 2014|
|Category of impact||Economic, Environmental|
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Digital Futures
A new approach for outcrop characterization and geostatistical analysis of a low-sinuosity fluvial-dominated succession using digital outcrop models: Upper triassic oukaimeden sandstone formation, central high Atlas, Morocco
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Basins, stratigraphy and sedimentary processes