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Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway University of London was one of the first Universites to join our Academic Software Initiative (ASI), coming on board in April 2009 and has been using their academic licenses in teaching and MSc and PhD research projects.

Royal Holloway University is also a Research Partner who we have worked with for over five years to develop our Sediment Modelling module

Last year (2010) the Move suite of software was used in:

  • Sections construction & restoration in fold belts, Zagros Fold Belt, Iran (PhD project)
  • Tectonic Evolution of the Kohat Plateau, NW Pakistan (PhD project)
  • Structural Evolution of Dohuk Area, Zagros Mountains, Iraqi Kurdistan (PhD project)
  • Tectonostratigraphic Evolution of Faeroe-Shetland Basin (PhD project)
  • Tectono-stratigraphic Evolution of the South-Eastern Mediterranean Margin Offshore Egypt and Libya (PhD project)
  • 4D Evolution of Deepwater Fold Belts – Offshore Niger Delta (PhD Project)


In their first year as members the University mainly used the Move - 2DMove workflow, importing DEMs, georeferenced geological maps and SEGY files in Move. From these sources, sections are constructed and restored in 2DMove.

  • Sections construction & restoration in gravity-driven linked systems, off shore Namibia. (Post Doc project)
  • Sections construction & restoration in fold belts, Zagros Fold Belt, Iran (PhD project)
  • Sections construction & restoration in fold belts, Kohat Plateau, NW Pakistan (PhD project)
  • Sections construction & restoration in extensional systems, NW Shelf Australia ( MSc project).
  • Tectonics MSc/PhD student training course on section balancing and reconstruction



Publications using their ASI licenses

2011

Structure of the Zagros fold and thrust belt in the Kurdistan Region, northern Iraq. De Vera, J., Gines, J., Oehlers, M., McClay K. and Doski, J. Trabajos de Geologia, 29, in Press.

Evidence for Along Strike Variation in Structural Style, Geometry and Its Possible Causes: A Case Study Along the UK Flank of the Faeroe-Shetland Basin (North Atlantic Margin).  S. I. Egbeni; K. McClay; C. Johns; D. Bruce; C. Elders; G. Vey.  AAPG Annual Metting and Convention - poster abstract.

2010

Fracture Systems in Fault Related Folds, Zagros Fold Belt, Southern Iran. Barnes, R.  Geological Society Petroleum Geoscience Research Collaboration Showcase - poster

Tectono-Stratigraphic Evolution of the Dohuk Region, Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. Doski, J.  Geological Society Petroleum Geoscience Research Collaboration Showcase - poster

Fracture Systems in Fault Related Folds, Zagros Fold Belt, Southern Iran. Barnes, R. & McClay, K.  AAPG Annual Metting and Convention - poster

Structural evolution of the Orange Basin gravity-driven system, offshore Namibia.  Jose de Vera, Pablo Granado and Ken McClay.  Marine and Petroleum Geology, Volume 27, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 223-237 (images below).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.02.003 
Keywords: Orange basin; West Africa; Namibia; Delta; Gravity slide; Deepwater; Thrust belt.

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Structural restoration of a section crossing the extensional domain of the gravity-driven linked system offshore Namibia

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Structural restoration of a seismic section crossing the compressional domain of the gravity-driven linked system offshore Namibia



Fracture systems in Fault Related Folds, Zagros Fold Belt, Southern Iran.  R. Barnes and K. McClay – Poster display at AAPG 2010 Annual Convention & Exhibition, New Orleans.

Keywords : restoration, thrust belt., section construction, gravity slide deepwater

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