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Nesjavellir geothermal power plant, Iceland

April News Update

28th April 2017

“However high we climb in the pursuit of knowledge we shall still see heights above us, and the more we extend our view, the more conscious we shall be of the immensity which lies beyond” William Armstrong (1810-1900), engineer, industrialist, inventor, owner of Cragside, the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity in…

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Analysing virtual outcrop data in 2004 (90 Fathom Fault near Newcastle, UK).

April News

14th April 2017

Happy Birthday to the AAPG too! This year’s Annual Convention & Exhibition in Houston was an up-beat celebration of the last 100 years of AAPG history. Understandably there was plenty of reflection looking back at the many changes that the industry has experienced through the previous century – but equally there was also a strong…

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March News Update

1st April 2017

Happy Birthday to Us!     Last month we celebrated 13 years of GRL’s existence. Crikey, we’re officially teenagers now!

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March News

16th March 2017

A lot of fracture work this month … firstly, we’re busy extending our multi-client studies of fractured reservoirs in the Kurdistan region beyond the Jurassic and Triassic, so that we’re now also covering all the key Cretaceous carbonate units in detail, including Shiranish, Aqra, Bekhme, Kometan, Qamchuqa, Garagu, and Chia Gara Formations. Throughout the Zagros…

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USGS shakemap for 14th November 2016 M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake

February News

28th February 2017

More earthquake studies – this month down under in New Zealand, following the 14th November 2016 M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake. As with our other recent earthquake studies, we’re using GNSS technology (Global Navigation Satellite System, including GPS) to record aftershocks along active faults, combined with UAV drone data and terrestrial lidar laser-scanning to analyse the surface ruptures…

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Amatrice town destroyed by the earthquake

January News

26th January 2017

Most of our recent research outputs, both at AGU last month and TSG this month, have focused on analysis of data from the large earthquake sequence in central Italy, in collaboration with academic colleagues across Europe. Just a few days after TSG, central Italy was once again rocked by M5.6 – M5.7 events, this time…

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Mid Eocene Damman Fm onlapping on Palaeocene-Eocene Rus Fm, Jebel Hafeet, UAE

December News

16th December 2016

EAGE have a strong legacy of organising first-rate conferences and workshops on Middle East geology, and the “Sixth Arabian Plate Geology Workshop: Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary (Arabian Plate Sequences 9 & 10)” was no exception. We presented our latest work on Tectonic Controls on Late Cretaceous to Eocene Zagros Deposition in Iran, Iraq &…

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example data from the 30/10/16 Mw 6.6 Vettore earthquake

November News Update

29th November 2016

An update on our work to monitor seismicity in central Italy (see September News 2016)… This year we’ve developed a ruggedized GPS (i.e. GNSS) unit to provide continuous, high resolution monitoring of ground movement in relation to underground gas storage, cavern and mine flooding, or hydraulic fracturing. We currently have units deployed on operative gas…

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Alt.: fractures in Zechstein core

November News

14th November 2016

This month we’re busy presenting a diverse sample of our work in fracture network characterisation and unconventionals at PETEX (UK’s largest subsurface-focussed E&P conference and exhibition). This includes some key results from our large multi-disciplinary analysis of Zechstein reservoir properties, based on outcrop, core and production data. Main image (above): Fantastic fractures, vugs and stylolites…

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