Tectonic controls on North Atlantic-Arctic opening, and implications
|Dates:||15 November 2018|
|Times:||17:00 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Tony Doré|
This week's AAGP speaker is Professor Tony Doré (OBE), Senior Advisor to Exploration Management, Equinor and Honrary Professor, University of Durham.
The rifts systems bordering the North Atlantic house some of the world’s most prolific petroleum systems. Additionally, the region has been a testing ground
for rift and continental margin models since the advent of plate tectonics. It contains abandoned and truncated rifts, hyperextended basins, magmatic
and magma-poor continental margins and transform margins, many of which have become the global “type areas” for study. In this presentation, a
career’s interest in North Atlantic evolution and exploration will be harnessed to examine some key concepts including:
• Reactivation of old structures through time, from the “Wilson Cycle’ to the smaller scale.
• Different types of continental margins in the North Atlantic area, and their relationship to the break-up process.
• Magmatism and the mantle plume concept
• ….and what this all means for petroleum resources.
These topics are all areas of uncertainty despite a huge body of research and significant exploration activity. The key controversies will be
framed, recent ideas reviewed, answers suggested, and lively debate encouraged!
Professor Tony Doré
Role: Senior Advisor to Exploration Management, Equinor
Biography: Tony Doré was born in Derby, England. He obtained his PhD from University College London and joined the petroleum industry in 1977. He has held senior technical and leadership positions with Equinor (formerly Statoil) for 25 years, including VP Exploration Americas (2002-2008) and VP North America (2008-2011), and is currently based in London. He has worked petroleum provinces all over the world, with emphasis on NW Europe, the Arctic and the Americas. His achievements include major oil and gas discoveries in Norway, Brazil, Gulf of Mexico and Canada. Tony has published on stratigraphy, NE Atlantic - Arctic evolution, basement reactivation, basin modelling, passive margin structure, hyperextension, exhumed petroleum systems and exploration risk analysis. He has edited books on basin modelling, resource quantification and passive margins.
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