PhD Research Fellow in tectonostratigraphic basin analysis

A position as PhD Research Fellow in tectonostratigraphic basin analysis is available at The Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo.

The Department of Geosciences invite applications for a 3-year PhD position in basin analysis linking tectonic and sedimentary processes in offshore mid-Norway. The candidate will be a part of the newly established project PTr-NorMar; Permo-Triassic development along the Norwegian Margin.

The project will analyse 2D and 3D seismic data using a suite of tools such as Petrel, PaleoScan, Geoteric, and Move, in order to achieve new insights into rifting processes and proximal margin architecture.

The project is anchored to the Tectonostratigraphic Research Group, which hosts a wide range of projects that study sedimentary basins across all scales, and utilizes data from modern systems, outcrops, and subsurface. A detailed study of the Permo-Triassic tectono-stratigraphic evolution along the Mid-Norwegian margin is designed to assess how the continental margin developed as result of interaction between inherited basement structure and multiple rift phases. The mid-Norwegian continental margin comprises a series of sedimentary basins linked to multiphase rifting. While the Late Jurassic development has received focus due to hydrocarbon exploration, the Permian and Triassic rifting phases have been poorly documented due to limited data. Existing Permo-Triassic studies are mainly based on vintage 2D seismic data, a handful of exploration wells, and conjugate margin outcrops.

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posted: 15 September 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.