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University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide, joined the Academic Software Initiative (ASI) after its inception in 2008, requesting 40 Move Licenses to sit on a computer network which they have recently increased to 50.

Move has been used in 2 different courses at the University of Adelaide:

  • Structural Geology and Geomechanics class for Honours and Master (20 students) – Interpretation and balancing of section across the Otway Basin in SE Australia (based on 2D seismic data)
  • Structural Geology and Seismic methods, for 3rd year Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geoscience Undergraduate student (20 students). Interpretation and blancing of a section across the Gippsland Basin in SE Australia (based on 2D seismic data) 

The ASI licenses have also been used in:

  • PhD research: Tectonics of the Ceduna Delta.
  • PhD Research: Fault modelling: Application to Geological storage of CO2 in the Gippsland Basin of Australia
  • Honours Thesis: Structure and sediment provenance of sediments in the Cuddapah Basin
  • Honours Thesis: Structure of the Nallamalai fold belt in India.

 

Papers published referencing their ASI Licenses

2011

MacDonald, J., Backé, G., King, R., Holford, S. and Hillis, R., (in press). Geomechanical modelling of fault reactivation in the Ceduna Sub-basin, Bight Basin, Australia. In: Healy, D. & Butler, R. (Eds.). Faulting, Fracturing and Igneous Intrusion in the Earth's Crust. The Geological Society of London Special Publication (accepted February 2011). 

Backé, G., Abul Khair, H., King, R. and Holford, S., 2011. Fracture mapping and modelling in shale-gas target in the Cooper basin, South Australia. Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Journal, 51. 

MacDonald, J.D., Gordey, S.P., Lin, S. and Backé, G., (in prep): Bedrock Mapping of the Central Mackenzie Mountains Foreland Fold-Thrust Belt: Investigating the Ten Stone Structural Complex, Plateau Fault and Depth-to-Detachment using Conceptual and Kinematic Restorations.

MacDonald, J.D., Healy, D., King, R., Backé, G., and Hillis, R.R., (Submitted for Review): Application of Critical Taper Wedge Theory for Basal Pore Fluid Prediction in the Niger Delta Toe.

MacDonald, J.D., Backé, G., King, R. and Hillis, R.R., (2011): The Hammerhead Delta—Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belt, Bight Basin, Australia: 2D Geomechanical and Kinematic Reconstructions. The APPEA Extended Abstracts Volume

MacDonald, J.D., Healy, D., King, R.C., Backé, G., and Hillis, R., (2011): Application of Critical-Taper Wedge Mechanics to Structural Style in Fossilized and Active Late Cretaceous-Tertiary Delta─Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belts. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention and Exhibition, April 10th – 13th, 2011, Houston, TX, USA (oral presentation). 

Backe, G., Brealey, S., O’Brien, S., 2011. Geomechanical implications and Structural interaction between allochthonous and autochthonous salts and in the Southern Pyrenean Central Unit, Spanish Pyrenees. AAPG ICE, Milan, (oral presentation). 

MacDonald, J.D., King, R.C., Backé, G., and Hillis, R., (2011): Structural characterization of the Late Cretaceous Ceduna Sub-basin Delta Systems, Bight Basin, Australia: Implications for Potential Hydrocarbon Trap Geometries. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Convention and Exhibition, October 23rd – 26th, 2011, Milan, Italy (oral presentation).

2010

MacDonald, J.D., King, R.C., Backé, G., and Hillis, R., (2010): The Hammerhead Delta—Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belt, Bight Basin, Australia: 2D Geomechanical and Kinematic Reconstructions. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 31st – November 3rd, 2010, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO, USA (oral presentation).

Backé, G., Healy, D. (*), Holford, S., 2010. Slip tendency and fracture susceptibility of faults in the Adelaide and Gippsland Basins, Australia. Stress controls on faulting, fracturing and igneous intrusion in the Earth's crust: A meeting to commemorate the work of Ernest Masson Anderson, Glasgow. 

Backé, G. (*), King, R., 2010. Geomechanical characterization of unconventional play in the Cooper Basin, Australia: an integrated approach using well bore analysis, seismic mapping and fracture modelling. The Geology of Unconventional Gas Plays, The Geological Society of London. 

MacDonald, J.D. (*), King, R., Backé, G., Hillis, R., 2010. The Hammerhead Delta—Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belt, Bight Basin, Australia: 2D Geomechanical and Kinematic Reconstructions. GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver. 

MacDonald, J.D. (*), Gordey, S., Lin, S., Backé, G., 2010. Tectonic implications of new geological mapping and section balancing in the Central Mackenzie Moutains foreland fold-thrust belt of northwestern Canada. GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver. 

Swierczek, E. (*), Backé, G., Holford, S., Mitchell, A., Bunch, M., 2010. Fault mapping and modeling in the Gippsland basin (Victoria, Australia): implication for CO2 storage. CO2CRC Research Symposium 2010, Melbourne. 

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