These projects were run as a lead collaborator in the Atlantic Triassic Project, combining the research power of the Universities of Manchester, Aberdeen and UCD Dublin (Prof Pat Shannon). NARG researchers were Nadine Mader (PhD completed 2008, currently with Maersk) and Ivan Fabuel Perez (PhD completed 2009 currently with Exxon) and Xavier Van lanen (funded by Shell and currently with Statoil). Academic staff from NARG working on this project included Prof Jonathan Redfern, Dr David Hodgetts and Prof Brian Williams. Dr Cat Baudon worked on the project as a PostDoc at Manchester, and the students were also supported by Dr Sophie Leleu from Aberdeen University. This involved an integrated analysis of Late Triassic rift sequences in Canada, Morocco and the North Atlantic (and seismic data from Norway and W Britain). Manchester led the research use of LiDAR and field sedimentology in Morocco, characterising reservoirs in the systems, and also looking at the structural controls using field based analysis in the High Atlas of Morocco, the Argana Basin Morocco and Fundy Basin Canada. A number of publications have come out from this research.
Redfern, J., Hodgetts, D. & Fabuel-Perez, I. (2007). Digital analysis brings renaissance for petroleum geology outcrop studies in North Africa. In: First Break 25, pp. 81-87.
Fabuel-Perez, I., Hodgetts, D., & Redfern, J., (2009), A new approach for outcrop characterization and geostatistical analysis of a low-sinuosity fluvial-dominated succession using digital outcrop models; Upper Triassic Oukaimeden Sandstone Formation, central High Atlas, Morocco AAPG Bulletin, 93, 6, pp. 795-827
Fabuel-Perez, I.; Redfern, J.; Hodgetts, D., (2009), Sedimentology of an intra-montane rift- controlled fluvial dominated succession: The Upper Triassic Oukaimeden Sandstone Formation, Central High Atlas, Morocco, Sedimentary Geology, v. 218, iss. 1-4, pp. 103-140.
Baudon, C., Fabuel-Perez, I. and Redfern, J. ( 2009). "Structural style and evolution of a Late Triassic rift basin in the central High Atlas, Morocco; controls on sediment deposition." Geological Journal, 44(6): pp. 677-691.
Van Lanen, X.M.T., Hodgetts, D., Redfern, J., Fabuel-Perez, I. (2009). " Applications of digital outcrop models; two fluvial case studies from the Triassic Wolfville Fm., Canada and Oukaimeden Sandstone Fm., Morocco." Geological Journal, 44(6): 742-760.
Fabuel-Perez, I., Hodgetts, D. and Redfern, J. (2010). " Integration of digital outcrop models (DOMs) and high resolution sedimentology; workflow and implications for geological modelling; Oukaimeden Sandstone Formation, High Atlas (Morocco)." Petroleum Geoscience, 16, 133-154.133-154.
Redfern, J., Shannon, P.M., Williams, B.P.J., Tyrell, S., Leleu, S., Fabuel Perez, I., Baudon, C., Stolfova, K., Hodgetts, D., Speksnijder, A., Haughton, P.D.W, Daly, J.S. , ( 2011) An integrated study of Permo-Triassic basins along the North Atlantic passive margin: implication for future exploration. Geological Society, London, Petroleum Geology Conference series, v. 7, p. 921-936, doi: 10.1144/?0070921
Mader, N. K. and Redfern, J. (2011). A sedimentological model for the continental Upper Triassic Tadrart Ouadou Sandstone Member: recording an interplay of climate and tectonics (Argana Valley; South-west Morocco), Sedimentology, 1365-3091 DOI:10.1111/j.1365-3091.2010.01204.x
Baudon, C., Redfern, J & Van Den Driessche P; J, (2012), Permo-Triassic structural evolution of the Argana Valley and implications on the kinematics and impact of the Atlantic rifting in the High Atlas, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 65, 91-104.
Rarity, F. X. M. T. van Lanen, D. Hodgetts, R. L. Gawthorpe, P. Wilson, I. Fabuel-Perez, and J. Redfern (2013), LiDAR-based digital outcrops for sedimentological analysis: workflows and techniques. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 387, doi:10.1144/SP387.5
2006: Dr Nadine Mader (now working for Maersk): Sedimentology, third order sequence stratigraphy and controlling factors on facies distribution in the Triassic of North Africa. NARG Funded
2009: Dr Ivan Fabuel Perez (now in Exxon): 3D Modelling of Late Triassic Continental mixed fluvial systems; integrating LIDAR with high resolution sedimentology of fluvial facies: High Atlas, Morocco NARG Funded
2011: Dr Xavier Van Lanen (now with Statoil): Quantitative Outcrop Analysis / Integrated Reservoir Modelling of Triassic Fluvial Facies, Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada. Shell International funded.