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“Bah, the latest news is not the last.”

Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable.

Outcrop photo of small-scale fault relays in Carboniferous limestone-shale sequence, Lamberton, SE Scotland.

September News

Seeing fault relays in outcrop is a great reminder that analysing structures in 2D is rarely good enough! In the real world, segmentation of a 3D rock volume by fault relays radically changes fluid migration paths, and can have critical implications for seismic hazard. Lots of structural geologists have worked on fault relays – though…

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Durham Bishops Richard De Bury & Thomas De Hatfield

August News

Was geology invented in Durham? Scholarly studies of medieval manuscripts have shown that use of the term geologia first appeared around 1344 in a book by Richard de Bury, Bishop of Durham. The venerable bishop’s book, the Philobiblon, was a treatise extolling the author’s passion for books and learning, and is often regarded as the…

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Fractured Cretaceous bedding surfaces and cliff sections on the flanks and crest of the Piramagrun anticline, Kurdistan.

July News Update

Following on from our successful multi-client analysis of fractured Jurassic and Triassic reservoirs in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, we’ve now extended this approach to include all the main fractured Cretaceous reservoirs across the region. While Jurassic and Triassic outcrops in the Zagros are generally somewhat sparse, and typically limited to steep cliff exposures, Cretaceous…

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