- Postgraduate Researcher
Laura Bérdi is a PhD researcher in the iCRAG hydrocarbon spoke. Laura obtained her Bsc in Earth Sciences at Eötvös Loránd University in 2013. Afterwards, she joined MOL Group as an exploration geologist where she performed basin- and petroleum system analysis. After moving to Norway in 2014, she graduated with an MSc in Petroleum Geosciences from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Laura joined iCRAG in 2017 under the supervision of Dr Brian O'Reilly and Prof. Peter Haughton. Her research investigates the evolution, sedimentary and crustal structure of the Hatton Basin and its role within Irish North Atlantic passive margins.
My research consists of two main areas. One focuses on identifying and describing geological processes acting deep down in the Earth's crust to the mantle in the North Atlantic region. Understanding these phenomena will provide more information on the formation of basins, oceans and continents across the globe. The other part of my study is related to energy security, more specifically to the location of possible oil and gas resources in the region. This is essential because hydrocarbons are a primary energy source for current society
Project title: An integrated study of the Hatton Basin :its role in regional North Atlantic petroleum systems
This project focuses on constraining the tectonic and thermal evolution of the Hatton Basin to understand its role in the formation of the North Atlantic passive margins. The datasets used for this study will include crustal-scale tomographic models developed by DIAS and other research institutes as well as long streamer seismic reflection profiles, potential field data and additional geological information including limited well and borehole data. These data will be integrated to better understand the large-scale sedimentary architecture and crustal structure of the Hatton Basin and its environs by means of seismic stratigraphic interpretation, basin analysis and gravity/magnetic field modelling. The research also aims to identify effective petroleum systems elements and assess the hydrocarbon prospectivity of the area. The results are expected to provide new insights into deep crustal and lithospheric processes that impact on the regional distribution of sediment sources, transport pathways and petroleum systems in the North Atlantic region.
- Postgraduate Researcher
- Energy Security
- Basin Evolution, Hydrocarbons, Sedimentology, Seismic Interpretation, Structural Geology