Title: Crustal and sedimentary architecture of hyperextended basins
Researchers: Dr Damien Gagnevin and Prof. Peter Haughton
1. Examine the large-scale sedimentary architecture of basins developing above hyperextended crust in passive margin settings, focussing on the North Atlantic conjugate margin system.
2. Model the crustal and sedimentary response of hyperextension for a range of crustal types and thermal settings, and rates and magnitude of extension.
3. Provide a predictive understanding of critical petroleum play ingredients in hyperextended basins.