Onshore-Offshore, relationships on the North Atlantic Margins

Onshore-Offshore, relationships on the North Atlantic Margins

The Geological Society of Norway Onshore - Offshore conference brings academic, governmental and industrial communities working on the geological development of the onshore and offshore North Atlantic region. The last similarly themed conference was organised in Trondheim four years ago. Since then, a considerable amount of new data have been collected and new concepts concerning onshore-offshore relationships along the North Atlantic margins have been put forward. Five themes to both industry and academic participants. A key aim of the conference is to collect a broad range of geoscientists to present and discuss the latest developments in our understanding of onshore-offshore relationships, across disciplines and across different topics of interest.

There will be 42 oral presentations and 10 posters. 

Registration has now closed. 

Program Onshore-Offshore:

Dag 1 - 18. oktober:

Time:   Presenter:  Title:
                                                        Theme 1: Deep structure and basement control
08:20-08:30 Janka Rom Welcome
08:30-09:00 Laurent Gernigon Keynote: Rifting, continental breakup and post-breakup evolution of the Mid-Norwegian margin
09:00-09:15 Yuriy Maystrenko Major structural features of the Lofoten-Vesterålen segment of the Mid-Norwegian continental margin based on 3D density modeling
09:15-09:30 Claudia Haase A regional crustal model for the NE Atlantic and its evaluation  on the mid-Norwegian margin using isostasy
09:30-09:45 Marit Stokke Bauck Offshore basement morphology and structures in the Northern North Sea
09:45-10:00 Ludovic Jeanniot Analysing the deformation width of transtensional rifted margins
10:00-11:00   Coffee and Poster
11:00-11:15 Zuzana Alasonati Tasarova Heat flow estimation from geophysical data
11:15-11:30 Marie Keiding Towards a better understanding of the stress field in Fennoscandia
11:30-11:45 Christine Fichler Integrated geophysical interpretation of ultramafic rocks in the crust of onshore and offshore Norway
11:45-12:00 Aziz Nasuti Onshore-offshore relationships of the Finnmark region: results of new high-resolution aeromagnetic and radiometric data
12:00-12:15 Per Terje Osmundsen    On structural inheritance, deformation coupling and landscape evolution at the Mid Norway rifted margin
12:15-12:30 Odleiv Olesen Counterclockwise restructuring of the Precambrian bedrock during Caledonian continental collision in Scandinavia
    Theme 2: Post-Caledonian faulting and plate tectonics
13:30-14:00 Carmen Gaina Keynote: From Iberia to the Arctic: A late of regional and global lithosperic-mantle interactions
14:00-14:15 Erik Lundin To what degree did the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans open  according to the Wilson Cycle?
14:15-14:30 Rebecca Bell The structural style and evolution of multi-phase rifts
14:30-15:15   Coffee and Poster
15:15-15:30 Thomas B. Phillips Reactivation of intrabasement structures during rifting:  A case study from offshore southern Norway
15:30-15:45 Jean-Baptiste Koehl Shallow faulting and westwards migration of rifting from mid-Permian times in North Norway, evidence from K/Ar radiometric dating.
15:45-16:00 Thomas Scheiber Brittle tectonic evolution onshore SW Norway: Tracking the complex  effects of the Caledonian orogenic cycle and Mesozoic Norwegian margin dynamics
16:00-16:15 Anna Ksienzyk Post-Caledonian fault activity in W-Norway: onshore and offshore don’t match – or do they?
16:15-16:45   Coffee and Poster
16:45-17:00 Christian Haug Eide Tana - a very old river: Linking an Early Triassic delta to antecedent topography
17:00-17:15 Anna Maria Dichiarante  Scaling of fracture attributes in the Devonian Old Red Sandstones in Caithness (Northern Scotland): an onshore analogue for the Clair Group reservoir
17:15-17:30 Morten Bjerager Triassic stratigraphy of the Wandel Sea Basin, North Greenland – the westernmost onshore analogue to the southern Barents Sea.
17:30-17:45 Gareth Lord          The Svenskøya Formation on Hopen: Potential analogue to the Barents Sea Realgrunnen Subgroup                                      
17:45-18:00 Sondre Krogh
Facies development of the Late Triassic De Geerdalen Formation on Barentsøya, Wilhelmøya and NE Spitsbergen, Svalbard 
19:00   Conference Dinner


Dag 2 - 19. oktober:

                                                        Theme 3: Analogue Studies                  
08:30-09:00  Gijs Allard Henstra    Keynote:The best of both worlds: complementing subsurface studies of the Norwegian Lofoten-Vesterålen margin with outcrop analogues from East Greenland 
09:00-09:15 Håkon Rueslåtten Mineralogy of some paleo-weathered basement rocks in Norway.
09:15-09:30 Jochen Knies Multiple episodes of Triassic weathering and denudation on- and offshore Mid-Norway and global climate implications
09:30-09:45 Ane Lothe Towards porosity and permeability compaction trends for weathered basement
rocks, example from Edvard Grieg field
09:45-10:00 Aleksander Kitchka Key drivers and features of the weathered crystalline crust development:
Case study for the Ukrainian Crystalline Shield
10:00-10:15 Ronald Sørlie A successful geophysical prediction of fractured/altered basement reservoir – Rolvsnes oil discovery 2015,   Southern Utsira High, Norwegian North Sea
10:15-10:30 Roy H. Gabrielsen The Feda-Lista-Bredtflå fault system; a major lineament crossing the offshore-onshore transition
10:30-11:00   Coffee and Poster
    Theme 4: linking uplift and erosion with subsidence and deposition
11:00-11:30 Tor Sømme Keynote: Temporal and spatial aspects of onshore-offshore sediment routing
along continental margins


Erik Skovbjerg Rasmussen Early Miocene tectonism: an important event in the evolution of southern Norway
11:45-12:00 Helge Løseth 400 m+ of rapid relative sea level rise along an inner passive margin
– seismic observations from the Pliocene Molo Formation, mid Norway
12:00-12:15 Fridtjof Riis Miocene and Pliocene sedimentation and tectonism in the Norwegian offshore,
possible implications for Neogene development of the Scandinavian highlands
12:15-12:30 Dag Ottesen The infill of the Quaternary North Sea Basin (56°N – 62°N) and implications
for basin subsidence and uplift of corresponding land areas.
12:30-13:30   Lunch
13:30-13:45 Bereke Kairanov Early Cretaceous-Cenozoic relation between the Tromsø Basin and NE
Greenland; implications for margin evolution
13:45-14:00 Christian Knudsen Detrital Zircon ages around Baffin Bay, Davis Strait and Labrador Sea
14:00-14:15 Conrad Lindholm Fault plane solutions of the earthquakes in Nordland, Norway
14:15-14:30 Peter Japsen Burial and exhumation history of southernmost Norway estimated from apatite fission-trackanalysis data constrained by geological observations and stratigraphic
14:30-15:00   Coffee and Poster
    Theme 5: Climatic control
15:00-15:30 Henry Patton Keynote: Modelling the evolution and geological footprint of the last Eurasian
ice-sheet complex
15:30-15:45 Amando Lasabuda Cenozoic’s pre-glacial tectonostratigraphy and erosion estimates for the western
Barents Sea margin
15:45-16:00 Karen Dybkjær Neogene glacial events and their influence on lithology distribution - the importance of a robust 
biostratigraphic framework



Authors   Title
  Theme 1: Deep structure and basement control
Thomas B. Phillips, Christopher A-L Jackson, Rebecca E. Bell  & Oliver B. Duffy Using upper crustal fault populations to decipher the geometry and kinematics of lower crustal lineaments:
an example from offshore Southern Norway
Zeudia Pastore, Christine Fichler & Suzanne A. McEnroe The deep structure of the Seiland Igneous Province: A major feature at the southwestern border of the Barents Sea
Torleif Lauritsen, Marie-Andree Dumais, Bjørn Ove Grøtan & Jomar Gellein DRAGON - NGU National Geophysical Database
  Theme 2: Caledonian faulting and plate tectonics
Kasia K. Śliwińska, Henrik Nøhr-Hansen, Sten-Andreas Grundvåg, Mads E. Jelby, Dora Marin, Alejandro Escalona & Snorre Olaussen Dinocyst biostratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous succession of Spitsbergen and the SW Barents Shelf
  Theme 3: Analogue studies
Gareth S. Lord The Svenskøya Formation on Hopen: Potential analogue to the Barents Sea Realgrunnen Subgroup
Sondre Krogh Johansen Facies development of the Late Triassic De Geerdalen Formation on Barentsøya, Wilhelmøya and NE Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Alexander Kitchka, Oleksandr Petrovskyy & Tetyana Fedchenko.  Weathered, fractured, and altered basement hydrocarbon reservoirs as an ultimate exploration target: An overview.
Roelant van der Lelij, Ruikai Xie, Jochen Knies, Ola Fredin & Giulio Viola The K-Ar and clay laboratories at NGU: providing the chronological  framework for onshore - offshore correlations by direct dating of
fault gouges, saprolites and sedimentary rocks
  Theme 4: Linking uplift and erosion with subsidence and deposition
Johan C. Faust, Karl Fabian, Thomas Scheiber & Jochen Knies Geochemical characterisation of northern Norwegian fjords surface sediments: Hinterland sources, transport and relation to deeply weathered rocks
  Theme 5: Climatic control
Marie Keiding & Andreia Plaza-Favrola Can tectonic stresses explain seepage on the west-Svalbard margin?

Poster should be standard A0. Horizontal 841mm and vertical 1189mm.


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Registration before Sept. 22   NOK 3000   NOK 4000 NOK 1000
Registration after Sept. 22 NOK 4000 NOK 5000 Nok 1500

There will be arranged a dinner on October 18th at Kristiansten Fortress. Participation on the dinner will cost NOK 200.

It is not planned for organized accommodation this time.

Event Properties

Event Date 18-10-2016
Event End Date 19-10-2016
Registration Start Date 17-08-2016
NGU in Trondheim
Leiv Eirikssons vei 39, 7040 Trondheim, Norge
NGU in Trondheim
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