Basin Dynamics


Members of the Basin Dynamics Research Group study sedimentary basins, their controls, fill, and subsequent deformation and inversion. Basin formation and inversion are considered at lithospheric scale using numerical analysis, and at smaller scales using seismic reflection interpretation and structural geological modelling.

Sedimentary basin fill is analysed using classical techniques of stratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and sedimentology. Economic implications of sedimentology, stratigraphy and structural geology are modelled using integrated three-dimensional basin modelling approaches coupled with fluid flow models, with a strong emphasis on the geological uncertainties involved and their influence on commercially viable outcomes.

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The group is a member of the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil and Gas, and is supported by strong collaborative research links with Cairn Energy, the British Geological Survey and commercial 3D oil industry software developers. Complementary staff expertise allows the Group to undertake collaborative research projects and commercial studies of both a generic and applied nature.

The menu bar to the left gives access to information on the Group's activities. Please feel free to contact us at any time for further information on any aspect of the Group’s work.


Enquiries can be made to the Group leader, Dr Stu Clarke, or to specific Group members via links from this website.

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