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Coastal Zechstein exposures Co. Durham.

October News Update

Representatives from BP, Equinor, Shell, Aker BP, DEA, JX Nippon, OPL, Tangram, Vermilion, and others joined us for the pre-conference ‘Geology of Fractured Reservoirs’ fieldtrip to see coastal exposes of complex Zechstein carbonates, and enjoyed clear Autumn weather, great discussions on the outcrop, and some fine fish & chips!

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Hydrocarbon seeping from the fracture network (Eocene carbonate of the Pila Spi Fm., Kurdistan Region of Iraq).

October News

Fractures and more fractures this month … more fracture measurements in the core store, more fractures studied in outcrop, more workshops delivered on fractured reservoirs, and then some more! … We’re really looking forward to the Geology of Fracture Reservoirs conference at the Geological Society, London next week. Our first presentation on Reducing uncertainty in…

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September News Update

It’s geothermal energy … but with a difference! Exciting work by our colleagues Charlotte Adams, Jon Gluyas and co-workers in Earth Sciences at Durham University is exploring the geothermal potential of extracting heat from groundwater in abandoned mine workings. Following the onset of the industrial revolution, coal extraction in the NE of England was prolific,…

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September News

A busy month ahead … we’re looking forward to lively discussion at the “Extractive Industry Geology” conference, where David will present some of our recent work in validation and calculation of spatial errors in photogrammetry (both terrestrial and UAV-based) and other geospatial methods (“An overview of geospatial methods for data acquisition and analysis: Useful insights…

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Visual depiction of 9 months of 3D monitoring of rockfall at Whitby.

August News Update

Nick Rosser in the Geography Department at Durham University has been a long-standing colleague since early 2004, when he kindly let us use his lidar scanner (a 1 Hz MDL instrument!) to start scanning outcrop geology. We’re currently working with Nick on a very interesting project to monitor coastal cliff erosion by repeatedly scanning a…

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Thrust-related folding, Montagne de Seremand (Virieu-le-Grand, French Jura), looking NW.

August News

The Jura mountains in SE France seem to be often overlooked by geologists drawn to the large-scale nappes in the main parts of the Alpine chain. That’s a pity, because there’s some fantastic scenery and a lot of fold and thrust structures exposed across the region that make good analogues for compressional belts elsewhere ……

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Area of Interest for the “New Appraisal of the Western Approaches Basins” project.

July News Update

It’s great to have been a part of the “New Appraisal of the Western Approaches Basins” project, which was completed for the UK 31st Offshore Licensing Round. Having started work on this in mid-2016, it’s rewarding to see the comprehensive project material that is now available for download from the Oil and Gas Authority website.…

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July News

Advanced Notice! … We’re pleased to announce an upcoming fieldtrip as part of the Geological Society of London, Petroleum Group conference on The Geology of Fractured Reservoirs. Since such a large proportion of the world’s oil and gas reserves are in fractured reservoirs, the conference promises to be highly relevant to the oil and gas…

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Surveying stockpile volumes – using UAV and GNSS to ensure high resolution, high spatial precision, and low cost.

June News Update

It’s amazing what you can get done in less than 45 minutes using a drone! The deployment of 10 of our low-cost, high-accuracy GNSS ground control units not only enables us to achieve spatial precision of 1-2 cm in X, Y, and Z, but also allows us to offer detailed, rapid surveys at a highly…

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