Research

My research is a result of collaboration with a number of passionate scientists. Below you will find the ongoing projects and the published papers.

ONGOING:

Numerical modelling and validation of geological processes

In my current postdoc, i numerically model the Cenozoic paleobathymetry in the western Barents Sea. This includes modelling of flexural isostasy, decompaction and thermal subsidence. Then, I use them as an input to perform Forward Stratigraphic Modelling for the Eocene clinoform and deep-water fan system, and possibly the Quaternary glacial system. The aim of the project is to simulate the regional Cenozoic source-to-sink system in the western Barents Sea. This project is funded by Akademia program.

COMPLETED:

Cenozoic uplift and erosion of the Norwegian Barents Shelf – A review

The aim of this study was to present the current status of the Cenozoic uplift and erosion on the Norwegian Barents Shelf by reviewing the key terminology, its tectonic history and paleoenvironment, methods in quantifying uplift and erosion, as well as timing and possible mechanisms.

Southwestern Barents Sea tectonostratigraphy

The aim of this study was to understand the interaction between tectonics and stratigraphy in the western Barents Sea. Mapping of seismic strata and paleogeographical reconstruction were performed to analyze the source-to-sink system. Volume quantification in the basins was used to estimate the net erosion in the source areas.
East-West geoseismic shows the Cenozoic strata and and structural style of the southwestern Barents Sea.

Northwestern Barents Sea tectonostratigraphy

In this paper, i utilized seismic, well and shallow core data to better understand the interplay between tectonics and stratigraphy in response to the Cenozoic plate tectonic development between Greenland and Barents Shelf. Net erosion was analyzed based on the mass balance method in the source-to-sink framework.
Conceptual model of the northwestern the Barents Shelf between Svalbard and Bjørnøya

Kvitøya Trough-Mouth Fan, Northern Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean

I investigated the net erosion estimate in the northern Barents Shelf. I used the mass balance method (source-to-sink) by integrating isopach thickness maps and different ice sheet models. Seismic data and correlation to the nearest shallow cores were used to constraint the chronology. The results from this paper reflect the sediment input to the Arctic Ocean during late Cenozoic (the past c. 2.7 Ma).
The northern Barents Sea continental margin and the outline of sediment deposition by ice sheet

Submarine channel-levee and fan system

I studied how channel-levee system respond to salt-influenced slope setting, with a case study from deep-water Egypt. This was in collaboration with Statoil (Now Equinor).
Meandering channel belt imaged from RGB colour blend and the interpretation

Doctoral dissertation

Cenozoic tectonosedimentary development and erosion estimates for the Barents Sea continental margin, Norwegian Arctic
The focus distribution of the three papers presented in the dissertation