Automated Seismic Interpretation and the Crustal Structure of the Barents Sea, Norway

Event type: 
24 October 2019

Rountree Room, L3 Biolink

Dr Stuart Clark
Prof Sue Hand

Several new deep crustal seismic transects were collected across the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea. Combined with gravity modelling, the interpretation of deep crustal faults are possible, revealing a potential link between the formation of the Caledonian Orogeny and subsequent basin development in the Barents Sea. In addition, automated methods for seismic interpretation are presented that enable the identification of geological similarity across the basin and open the possibility for building geological models automatically.

Bio: Stuart Clark obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney in numerical modelling of back-arc basin development. Subsequently, he moved to Norway and led several petroleum industry-funded R&D projects in plate tectonics and paleogeography. Stuart is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Minerals and Energy Resources School at UNSW Sydney. His research interests are in understanding the influence on deep Earth processes on the development of sedimentary basins and the use of machine learning in developing geological models. Stuart is a member of the Academic Board and is also the Academic Disability Advisor for the Faculty of Engineering.