Stavanger Monthly Meeting
The next Stavanger monthly meeting will be at 11:00 on Wednesday the 8th of April 2015, at the Solastranden Gård
The Petrophysics Elephant in the Geomechanics Room
by Colin McPhee, Senergy Energy Services
NFES Field Trip
The planned NFES Field Trip will be to Tuscany, Italy, scheduled for the period of 25th through 29th September (Thursday through Monday), 2014.
Field trip guides will be Massimiliano Ghinassi, University of Padova, and Claudia Guargena, Spike Exploration, who will take us through a very interesting agenda. As before, the program will comprise a mix of geology, history, and culture, as well as the inherent social aspect.
Crotone Neogene-Quaternary Extensional Basin
The Crotone Basin formed in the late Neogene to Quaternary as a forearc basin of the Ionian arc-trench system. The geologic evolution of the Crotone Basin was characterized by an alternation of long-lived stages of extension-transtension expressed by prolonged subsidence preceded by uplift pulses, and short-lived episodes of contraction-transpression. This evolution caused partitioning of the main basin into separate sub-basins subject to differential subsidence and mutual displacements.
The basin-fill succession consists of five tectono-stratigraphic sequences spanning in age from Tortonian to Pleistocene. They include deposits accumulated in a wide variety of siliciclastic depositional environments, spanning from fluvial to deep marine. Deposits are not cemented and the primary sedimentary structure along with textural properties can be observed and discussed. Detailed stratigraphic correlations stemmed out from numerous high-resolution studies allow for observation of along-strike and downdip facies changes of different depositional systems. Paramount outcrops show spectacular examples of sin-tectonic sedimentation, which can also be observed at seismic scale, see photos a & b below. More details about the geology of the area will be provided later.
The total number of participants is limited upwards to 14, on a first come first serve basis, starting on Monday, April 13th (i.e. earlier sign-ups will be discarded). Sign-up deadline is set to Thursday, April 23rd.
Cost (including travel and diet) is expected to be within a total of max. 14 kNOK per person, of which 2 kNOK will be sponsored by NFES. All participants will have to be NFES 2015 paying members.
Please note that any sign-up will not be considered valid until an accompanying payment of a NOK 1000 deposit has been made to the NFES bank account,
P.O. Box 561 Madla
Account No. 3206.17.03119
Please mark your payment with your name & 'Field Trip 2015 (IMPORTANT!!) and DON’T FORGET to send immediately an e-mail to alv.aanestad at gdfsuezep.no, confirming the transaction, thus ensuring a rapid and necessary registration of your payment and sign-up.
The deposit will be deducted from the final invoice which will be sent out after the trip.
More details will be distributed to the participants at a later stage. If you have questions re. the field trip please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dear NFES member
If you haven't paid for 2015 yet, please pay your dues
asap (NOK 500) if you want to continue receiving our monthly
We want to emphasise that the dues are still very low and cover
about the cost of one single lunch.
Finally, we would kindly ask members who haven't paid dues yet
to refrain from attending the lunches until the dues have been
On behalf of the NFES Board,
Thanks and best regards,
NFES VP Membership