BSc Thesis students 2019-2020

Evangeline Ng

Project title: Style, controls, and distribution of rift-related faulting in the southern North Sea

Emma Keefe

Project title: Style, controls, and distribution of rift-related faulting in the northern North Sea

Evangeline and Emma are both be working on projects related to the North Sea. The North Sea is located between Norway to the east, the UK to the west, and the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, France and Germany to the south. This rift basin represents part a failed branch of the Arctic-North Atlantic rift system, that formed via multiple phases of rifting producing a structurally complex region.

These research projects aim to provide new understanding of rift development in the North Sea. In particular, the projects will look at the structural evolution of rift-related faulting by mapping out fault networks and will discuss connectivity between fault segments.

This will be achieved through interpretation of subsurface seismic data provided by the Oil and Gas Authority in the UK, a relatively new dataset. Interpretation will primarily be conducted in Petrel, and potentially other software such as MOVE and GPlates. In addition, gravity and magnetic data will be used to constrain the interpretation.