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News and Ongoing

 

26 Sep 2017
AAPG ICE Conference, London, UK
Members of FRG-ERG are making 5 presentations and are involved in chairing 1 session at the forthcoming AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, to be held in London, 15th to 18th October, 2017.

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23 Sep 2017
IAS International Meeting of Sedimentology, Toulouse
Members of FRG-ERG are making 1 presentation and are involved in chairing 2 sessions at the forthcoming 33rd IAS International Meeting of Sedimentology, to be held in Toulouse, France, 10th to 12th October, 2017.

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22 Sep 2017
Congratulations to Giacomo Medici
Congratulations to Giacomo who has successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva voce examination at the University of Leeds.

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20 Sep 2017
New publication
Colombera, L., Arévalo, O.J. and Mountney, N.P., 2017. Fluvial-system response to climate change: the Paleocene-Eocene Tremp Group, Pyrenees, Spain. Global and Planetary Change, 157, 1-17. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.08.011 (Doc ID 1230).

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10 Sep 2017
Forthcoming IAS Special Publication on fluvial meanders
Fluvial meanders and their sedimentary products in the rock record.

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5 Sep 2017
Update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Fourteen new research documents have been added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors (Doc IDs: 1218-1231).

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20 Aug 2017
New publication
Basilici, G., Hechenleitner, E.M., Fiorelli, L.E., Dal Bó, P.F. and Mountney, N.P., 2017. Preservation of titanosaur egg clutches in upper Cretaceous cumulative palaeosols (Los Llanos Formation, La Rioja, Argentina). Palaeo3, 482, 83-102 (Doc ID 1199).

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15 Aug 2017
New publication
Campos-Soto, S., Cobos, A. Caus, E., Benito, M.I., Fernández-Labrador, L., Suarez-Gonzalez, P., Quijada, I.E., Mas, R., Royo-Torres, R. and Alcalá, L., 2017. Jurassic Coastal Park: A great diversity of palaeoenvironments for the dinosaurs...

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28 Jul 2017
FRG-ERG at the ICFS Conference, Calgary
Members of FRG-ERG made 11 presentations at the 11th International Conference of Fluvial Sedimentology held in Calgary, Canada, 12th to 15th June, 2017. The presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website (keyword: conference 2017 05 – ICFS).

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6 Jul 2017
New publication
Bállico, M.B., Scherer, C.M.S, Mountney, N.P., Souza, E.G., Chemale, F., Pisarevsky, S.A. and Reis, A.D., 2017. The wind-pattern circulation as a palaeographic indicator: the case study of the 1.5-1.6 Ga Mangabeira Formation, São Francisco Craton...

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1 Jul 2017
FRG-ERG at the EAGE Conference, Paris
FRG-ERG made 1 presentation at the recent 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition held in Paris, France, 17th to 21st July, 2017. The presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2017 04 – EAGE).

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30 Jun 2017
FRG-ERG newsletter 27 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our latest newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 27 – June 2017; Doc ID 1217).

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18 Jun 2017
FRG-ERG at the SEPM Meeting, Tremp, Spain
FRG-ERG made 1 presentation at the recent SEPM Research Conference Propagation of Environmental Signals within Source-to-Sink Stratigraphy held in Tremp, Spain, 5th to 9th June, 2017. (Doc ID 1194).

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16 Jun 2017
Update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Twenty-six new research documents have been added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors (Doc IDs: 1191-1216).

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12 Jun 2017
New publication
Santos, M.G.M., Mountney, N.P., Peakall, J., Thomas, R.E., Wignall, P and Hodgson, D.M., 2017. Reply to Discussion on ‘Tectonic and environmental controls on Palaeozoic fluvial environments: reassessing the impacts of early land plants on sedimentation’.

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10 Jun 2017
New publication
Santos, M.G.M., Mountney, N.P. and Peakall, J., 2017. Tectonic and environmental controls on Palaeozoic fluvial environments: reassessing the impacts of early land plants on sedimentation, Journal of the Geological Society, 174, 393-404.

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2 Jun 2017
New FRG-ERG research partnership
Welcome to Sonia Campos-Soto who will be working with members of FRG-ERG during a visit to Leeds from June-August 2017. Sonia is based at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

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1 Jun 2017
Congratulations to Michelle Shiers
Congratulations to Michelle who has successfully defended her PhD thesis at his viva voce examination at the University of Leeds.

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18 May 2017
FRG-ERG at the EGU General Assembly, Vienna
Members of FRG-ERG made 1 presentation at the recent European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, 23rd to 28th April, 2017. The presentation can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2017 02 – EGU; Doc ID 1203).

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6 May 2017
New publication
Yan, N., Mountney, N.P., Colombera, L. and Dorrell, R.M., 2017. A 3D forward stratigraphic model of fluvial meander-bend evolution for prediction of point-bar lithofacies architecture. Computers & Geosciences, 105, 65-80. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2017.04.012

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16 Apr 2017
FRG-ERG Phase 4 (Jan 2018- Dec 2020)
We are pleased to launch FRG-ERG Phase 4, which will run from January 2018 to December 2020. At this time we invite initial expressions of interest from existing and new potential sponsor companies.

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10 Apr 2017
11th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology (ICFS)
Members of FRG-ERG are helping in the organization of the 11th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology (ICFS) to be held in Calgary, Canada 17th to 21st July, 2017.

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6 Apr 2017
New publication
Shiers, M.S., Hodgson, D.M. and Mountney, N.P., 2017. Response of a coal-bearing coastal plain succession to marine transgression: Campanian Neslen Formation, Utah, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 87, 168-187. (Doc ID: 1173)

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4 Apr 2017
Ava Clastics Launch
Petrotechnical Data Systems (PDS) has commercially released its Ava Clastics analogue database and clastic sedimentology software, the first of a portfolio of geoscience software-as-a-service (SaaS) products developed by the company.

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1 Apr 2017
FRG-ERG at the 100th AAPG Conference, Houston, TX
Members of FRG-ERG made 5 presentations at the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition held in Houston, TX, 30th March to 3rd April, 2017. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2017 01 – AAPG).

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31 Mar 2017
New publication
Burns, C., Mountney, N.P., Hodgson, D.M. and Colombera, L., 2017. Anatomy and dimensions of fluvial crevasse-splay deposits: examples from the Cretacouse Mesaverde Group, Utah. Sedimentary Geology, 351, 21-35.

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30 Mar 2017
Update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Eleven new research documents have been added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors: 9 posters and 2 announcements detailing forthcoming research projects (Doc IDs: 1080-1090).

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29 Mar 2017
FAKTS YouTube promotional video
Learn about the FAKTS analogue database that is being incorporated into Ava Clastics reservoir modelling and prediction software being developed by Petrotechnical Data Systems (PDS).

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28 Mar 2017
Ava Clastics YouTube promotional video
Learn about the Ava Clastics analogue database and clastic sedimentology software being developed by Petrotechnical Data Systems (PDS) and incorporating the FAKTS database developed by FRG-ERG at the University of Leeds.

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16 Mar 2017
New publication
Spychala, Y.T., Hodgson, D.M., Prélat, A., Kane, I.A., Flint, S.S. and Mountney, N.P., 2017. Frontal and lateral submarine lobe fringes: comparing sedimentary facies, architecture and flow processes. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 87, 75-96.

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14 Mar 2017
FRG-ERG newsletter 26 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our latest newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 26 – March 2017; Doc ID 1179).

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12 Mar 2017
New publication
Colombera, L., Mountney, N.P., Russell, C.E., Shiers, M.N. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2017. Geometry and compartmentalization of fluvial meander-belt reservoirs at the bar-form scale: quantitative insight from outcrop, modern and subsurface analogues.

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10 Mar 2017
New publication
Bállico, M.B., Scherer, C.M.S, Mountney, N.P. and 4 others, 2017. Drying-upward cycles in a Mesoproterozoic aeolian erg-margin succession: Mangabeira Formation, Espinhaço Supergroup, Brazil. Sedimentary Geology, 349, 1-14.

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1 Mar 2017
New publication
Zhao, J., Lui, C. Huang, L., Han, S., Liu, P Hu, J. and Mountney, N.P., 2016. Original sedimentary pattern of an inverted basin: a case study from the Bozhong Depression, offshore Bohai Bay Basin. Acta Geologica Sinica – English Edition, 90, 2163-2181.

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20 Feb 2017
Update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Thirty-one new research documents have been added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors, including papers, conference presentations and posters (Doc IDs: 1149-1179).

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16 Feb 2017
New publication
Medici, G., West, L.J. and Mountney, N.P., 2016. Characterizing flow pathways in a sandstone aquifer: tectonic vs sedimentary heterogeneities. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 194, 36-58. doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2016.09.008 (Doc ID: 1121)

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14 Feb 2017
FRG-ERG newsletter 25 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our latest newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 25 – February 2017; Doc ID 1149).

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30 Dec 2016
New publication
Colombera, L., Shiers, M.N. and Mountney, N.P., 2016. Assessment of backwater controls on the architecture of distributary-channel fills in a tide-influenced coastal-plain succession: Campanian Neslen Formation, USA. J. Sedimentary Research, 86, 1-22.

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29 Dec 2016
New publication
Zhao, J., Liu, C., Mountney, N.P., Lu, J., Cao, J., Yang, Y. and Xue, R., 2016. Timing of uplift and evolution of the Lüliang Mountains, North China Craton. Science China: Earth Sciences, 59, 58-69.(Doc ID: 972)

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20 Dec 2016
FRG-ERG at the BSRG Conference, University of Cambridge, England
Members of FRG-ERG made 10 presentations at the recent 55th British Sedimentological Research Group Meeting hosted by the University of Cambridge, December, 2016.

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7 Dec 2016
New publication
Colombera, L., Mountney, N.P., Howell, J.A., Rittersbacher, A. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2016. Geological modeling of outcrop successions to assess analog-based predictions of the sedimentary heterogeneity in fluvial reservoirs. AAPG Search & Discovery, 41771

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5 Dec 2016
New publication
Colombera, L., Mountney, N.P., Hodgson, D.M. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2016. The Shallow-Marine Architecture Knowledge Store: a database for the characterization of shallow-marine and paralic depositional systems. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 75, 83-99.

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17 Nov 2016
Update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Eighty-one new research documents have been added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors, including papers, conference presentations and posters (Doc IDs: 1067-1148).

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14 Oct 2016
FRG-ERG newsletter 24 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives...

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1 Oct 2016
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Ru Wang who commenced her PhD research degree as a member of FRG-ERG in October 2016.

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1 Oct 2016
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Simon Jackson who commenced his PhD research degree as a member of FRG-ERG in October 2016.

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1 Sep 2016
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to David Somerville who commenced his PhD research degree as a member of FRG-ERG in September 2016.

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16 Jul 2016
Ava Clastics – software incorporating the FAKTS database
FRG-ERG is pleased to announce our partnership with Petrotechnical Data Systems (PDS).

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15 Jul 2016
Update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Thirty two new research documents have been added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors: 7 PowerPoint presentations, 21 posters, 1 news item and 3 short movies detail our latest research results...

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1 Jul 2016
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Jose Montero who commenced his PhD research degree as a member of FRG-ERG in July 2016.

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30 May 2016
FRG-ERG newsletter 23 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our latest newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 23 – May 2016; Doc ID 1033).

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30 May 2016
Update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Ten new research documents have been added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors: 4 papers, 1 PowerPoint presentation, 3 posters and 2 newsletters detail our latest research results (Doc IDs: 1024-1033).

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6 May 2016
FRG-ERG newsletter 22 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our latest newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 22 – May 2016; Doc ID 1024).

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6 May 2016
FRG-ERG talk to members of the University of the Third Age (U3A)
Roman Soltan is giving a talk to members of the U3A (www.u3a.org.uk) at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks) on 18th May 2016.

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1 May 2016
Congratulations to Mahmud Alkathery
Congratulations to Mahmud who has successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva voce examination at the University of Leeds.

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14 Apr 2016
Update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Nine new research documents have been added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors: 3 papers, 3 PowerPoint presentations, 2 posters and 1 report detail our latest research results (Doc IDs: 1015-1023).

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13 Apr 2016
FRG-ERG talk to National Trust volunteers
Roman Soltan gave an invited talk to National Trust volunteers at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks) on 11th April 2016.

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10 Apr 2016
Forthcoming: FRG-ERG at the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC), Cape Town, South Africa
Luca Colombera is giving an invited keynote talk at the 35th IGC, 27th August to 4th September, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa (www.35igc.org).

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9 Apr 2016
Forthcoming: FRG-ERG at the International Association of Hydrogeologists, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Research conducted by the FRG-ERG is to be presented at the forthcoming Groundwater in Fractured Bedrock Environments: Managing Catchment and Subsurface Resources conference being held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 10th June 2016

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7 Apr 2016
Forthcoming: FRG-ERG at the EAGE, Trondheim, Norway
Nigel Mountney is giving the plenary invited keynote talk at the EAGE Second Conference on Forward Modelling of Sedimentary Systems, 25th to 28th April, 2016, Trondheim, Norway (www.eage.org/event/?eventid=1415).

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5 Apr 2016
Forthcoming: FRG-ERG field trip with the Leeds Geological Association (LGA)
Roman Soltan has been invited by the LGA (www.leedsga.org.uk) to run a field trip on 18th June 2016 to Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire. The field trip will be run in conjunction with the LGA.

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22 Mar 2016
Congratulations to Mohammed Al-Masrahy
Congratulations to Mohammed who has successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva voce examination at the University of Leeds.

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10 Mar 2016
FRG-ERG presentation to the Leeds Geological Association (LGA)
Nigel Mountney gave a talk to the LGA (www.leedsga.org.uk) on 10th March 2016, entitled “The sedimentary record of giant rivers”. A copy of the Power Point presentation can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (Doc ID: 1018).

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15 Feb 2016
NERC funding success
FRG-ERG have been awarded a NERC Research Innovation Grant to work on a project entitled “Database technology for geological modelling of hydrocarbon reservoirs”. The project will run for 12 months from February 2016.

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14 Feb 2016
Forthcoming: FRG-ERG at the IGC, Cape Town, South Africa
Na Yan will make a presentation at the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC), 27th August to 4th September, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa. The abstract for the presentation can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (Doc ID: 1009).

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13 Feb 2016
Major update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Forty-four new research documents added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors: 15 papers, 7 PowerPoint presentations, 3 poster presentations, 4 theses and 15 other reports detail our latest research results (Doc IDs: 971-1014).

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7 Feb 2016
Detnor have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 3 consortium
Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Detnor) have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 3 consortium with immediate effect. Welcome!

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6 Feb 2016
Forthcoming: FRG-ERG at the IAS IMS, Marrakech, Morocco
FRG-ERG are involved in running 2 Special Sessions at the forthcoming IAS International Meeting of Sedimentology, 23rd to 25th May, 2016, Marrakech, Morocco.

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5 Feb 2016
New publication
Colombera, L, Mountney, N.P., Howell, J.A., Rittersbacher, A., Felletti, F. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2016. A test of analog-based tools for quantitative prediction of large-scale fluvial architecture. AAPG Bulletin, 100, 237-267. (Doc ID: 1000)

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4 Feb 2016
Forthcoming: FRG-ERG at the AAPG ACE, Calgary, Canada
Members of FRG-ERG will be making 10 presentations at the AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE), 19th to 22nd June, 2016, Calgary, Canada. The abstracts for the presentation can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (Doc ID: 999).

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3 Feb 2016
New publication
Zhao, J., Liu, C., Mountney, N.P., Lu, J., Cao, J., Yang, Y. & Xue, R., 2016. Timing of uplift and evolution of the Lüliang Mountains, North China Craton. Science China: Earth Sciences, 59, 58-69. doi: 10.1007/s11430-015-5153-z (Doc ID: 972)

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1 Feb 2016
Four fully funded PhD studentships available
There are currently 4 fully funded projects within our Fluvial and Eolian Research Group for which we are seeking applications.

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31 Jan 2016
More than 1000 research documents now online
There are now more 1000 research and knowledge-transfer documents online on the FRG-ERG web site available for download by our sponsors.

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22 Jan 2016
New publication
Soltan, R. and Mountney, N.P., 2016. Interpreting complex fluvial channel and barform architecture: Carboniferous Central Pennine Province, northern England. Sedimentology, 63, 207-252. doi: 10.1111/sed.12224 (Doc ID: 987)

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15 Jan 2016
Forthcoming: FRG-ERG at the AAPG ICE, Barcelona, Spain
Oscar Arevalo will make a presentation at the AAPG/SEG ICE, 3rd to 6th April, 2016, Barcelona, Spain. The abstract for the presentation can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (Doc ID: 1014).

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10 Jan 2016
New publication
Zhao, J., Mountney, N.P., Liu, C., Qu, H. & Lin, J., 2015. Outcrop Architecture of a Fluvio-Lacustrine Succession: Upper Triassic Yanchang Formation, Ordos Basin, China. Mar. Petrol. Geol., 68, 394-413. doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.09.001 (Doc ID: 1011)

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23 Dec 2015
FRG-ERG at the BSRG Conference, Keele University, England
Members of FRG-ERG made 7 presentations at the recent 54th BSRG Meeting hosted by Keele University, England, 20th-22nd December, 2015. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2015 05 – BSRG).

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25 Nov 2015
FRG-ERG newsletter 21 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our latest newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 21 – Nov 2015; Doc ID 970).

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24 Nov 2015
Jen Stuart PhD thesis added to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Jen Stuart’s PhD thesis, entitled “Subsurface architecture of fluvial-deltaic deposits in high- and low-accommodation settings”, is now available for sponsors to download form the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database (Doc IDs: 968 and 969).

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23 Nov 2015
Major update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Fifty-seven new research documents have been added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors: 27 papers, 13 presentations, 5 posters, 10 theses and 2 summary reports detail our latest research results (Doc IDs: 913-969).

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17 Nov 2015
More than 950 research documents now online
There are now more 950 research and knowledge-transfer documents online on the FRG-ERG web site available for download by our sponsors.

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16 Nov 2015
New FRG-ERG publications
Recent publications from John Holbrook and colleagues detailing examples of modern fluvial barform architectures and behaviour and ancient preserved fluvial point-bar successions are available for download from the FRG-ERG web site (Doc IDs: 945-967).

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15 Nov 2015
New FRG-ERG publications
A selection of recent publications from Juan Pedro Rodríguez-López and colleagues detailing successions of mixed aeolian, fluvial, coastal and shallow-marine origin are now available for sponsors to download from the FRG-ERG web site (Doc IDs: 922-944).

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12 Oct 2015
New FRG-ERG research partnership
Members of FRG-ERG at Leeds have teamed up with Juan Pedro Rodríguez-López (University of South Wales) to further develop and expand our shared research programme on examples of aeolian and fluvio-aeolian-coastal systems and interactions.

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20 Sep 2015
FRG-ERG at the IAH Congress, Rome, Italy
Giacomo Medici made an oral presentation at the 42nd International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress held in Rome, Italy, 13th-18th September, 2015. The presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2015 04 – IAH).

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14 Sep 2015
Congratulations to Jen Stuart
Congratulations to Jen who has successfully defended her PhD thesis at her viva voce examination at the University of Leeds. Jen’s thesis is entitled “Subsurface architecture of fluvial-deltaic deposits in high- and low-accommodation settings”.

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10 Sep 2015
New FRG-ERG publication
Medici, G., Boulesteix, K., Mountney, N.P., West, L.J. and Odling, N.E., 2015. Palaeoenvironment of braided fluvial systems in different tectonic realms of the Triassic Sherwood Sandstone Group, UK. Sed.Geol., 329, 188-210.(Doc ID 917).

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2 Sep 2015
New publication
Spychala, Y., Hodgson, D.M., Flint, S.S. and Mountney, N.P., 2015. Submarine instraslope lobes. Sedimentary Geology, 322, 67-81. doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2015.03.013 (Doc ID 893).

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31 Jul 2015
FRG-ERG newsletter 20 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our latest newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 20 – July 2015; Doc ID 912).

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17 Jul 2015
More than 900 research documents now online
There are now more 900 research and knowledge-transfer documents online on the FRG-ERG web site available for download by our sponsors.

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16 Jul 2015
Major update to FRG-ERG Knowledge Database
Sixty-four new research documents have been added to the FRG-ERG Knowledge Database for access by group sponsors: 27 posters, 27 papers, 4 PowerPoint presentations and 2 reports detail our latest research results (Doc IDs: 847-911).

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14 Jul 2015
FRG-ERG at the 15th Bathurst Meeting, Scotland
FRG-ERG member Heero Abdullah made a poster presentation at the recent Bathurst Meeting held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Heero’s presentation can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2015 03 – Bathurst; Doc IDs: 890-891).

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13 Jul 2015
New FRG-ERG publications
A selection of recent publications from Manoela de Bállico and colleagues based at UFRGS (Brazil) are now available for sponsors to download from the FRG-ERG web site (Doc IDs: 908-911).

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3 Jul 2015
FRG-ERG at the 31st IAS Conference, Poland
Members of FRG-ERG made 3 presentations at the recent IAS conference held in Karków, Poland, 22nd-25th June, 2015. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2015 02 – IAS).

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2 Jul 2015
New FRG-ERG research partnership
Members of FRG-ERG at Leeds have teamed up with Giorgio Basilici (UNICAMP, Brazil) and Patrick Francisco Führ Dal' Bo (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) to further develop and expand our shared research programme on modern and ancient examples of fl

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8 Jun 2015
FRG-ERG at the AAPG Conference, Denver, CO
Members of FRG-ERG made 8 presentations at the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition held in Denver, CO, 31st May to 2nd June, 2015. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2015 01 – AAPG).

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5 Jun 2015
Visiting FRG-ERG research student
Welcome to Yul Altolaguirre who has come to Leeds as a visiting research student to work on a project related to palynology of aeolian interdune successions for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.

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8 May 2015
Murphy has joined the FRG-ERG Phase 3 consortium
Murphy Oil Corporation has joined the FRG-ERG Phase 3 consortium with immediate effect. Welcome!

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1 May 2015
New Leeds FRG-ERG Research Fellow
Welcome to Na Yan who has recently joined FRG-ERG to commence her Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship project ‘Numerical modelling of stratigraphic heterogeneity in tidally influenced fluvial point-bar successions’. This is a separate project to the main F

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28 Apr 2015
Nexen have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 3 consortium
Nexen have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 3 consortium with immediate effect. Welcome back!

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15 Apr 2015
New FRG-ERG publication
Ghazi, S. and Mountney, N.P. and Sharif, S., 2015. Lower Permian fluvial cyclicity and stratigraphic evolution on the northern margin of Gondwanaland: Warchha Sandstone, Salt Range, Pakistan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 105, 1-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jse

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5 Mar 2015
FRG-ERG presentations at Denver AAPG Meeting
Leeds-based members of FRG-ERG will be making 8 poster presentations at the forthcoming AAPG Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado (31st May to 3rd June, 2015). John Holbrook and members of his group based in Texas will be making additional presentations

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4 Mar 2015
New FRG-ERG publication
Colombera, L, Mountney, N.P. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2015. A meta-study of relationships between fluvial channel-body stacking pattern and aggradation rate: implications for sequence stratigraphy. Geology, published online. doi:10.1130/G36385.1 (Doc ID 876)

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4 Mar 2015
FRG-ERG newsletter 19 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our latest newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 19 – March 2015; Doc ID 844).

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3 Mar 2015
New FRG-ERG research partnership
Members of FRG-ERG at Leeds have teamed up with Juan Pedro (Juampe) Rodríguez-López to further develop and expand our shared research programme on modern and ancient examples of fluvial-aeolian-coastal interaction.

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2 Mar 2015
New FRG-ERG publication
Venus, J.H., Mountney, N.P. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2015. Synsedimentary salt diapirism as a control on fluvial system evolution: an example from the Permian Cutler Group, SE Utah, U.S.A. Basin Research, 27, 152-182. doi: 10.1111/bre.12066 (Doc ID 889).

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25 Feb 2015
New FRG-ERG publication
Almasrahy, M.A. and Mountney, N.P., 2015. A classification scheme for fluvial–aeolian system interaction in desert-margin settings, Aeolian Research, 17, 67-88. doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2015.01.010 (Doc ID 887).

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18 Jan 2015
Shell have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 3 consortium
Shell have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 3 consortium with immediate effect. Welcome back!

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13 Jan 2015
Access to FRG-ERG web-based knowledge base
Several existing sponsors are currently finalizing contracts for Phase 3 membership of FRG-ERG. During the period of transition from Phase 2 to Phase 3 of the consortium project, we will maintain access to the FRG-ERG web-based knowledge base for all.

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12 Jan 2015
YPF have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 3 consortium
YPF have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 3 consortium with immediate effect. Welcome!

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1 Jan 2015
Fluvial & Eolian Research Group Phase 3 launch
We are delighted to announce the official launch of Phase 3 of the Fluvial & Eolian Research Group (FRG-ERG) within the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. Phase 3 of the consortium will run from January 2015 until December 2017.

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22 Dec 2014
FRG-ERG at the BSRG Conference, Nottingham, England
Members of FRG-ERG made 10 presentations at the recent 53rd British Sedimentological Research Group Meeting hosted by the British Geological Survey in Nottingham, England, 20th-22nd December, 2014. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sp

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21 Dec 2014
Congratulations to Catherine Russell: BSRG best poster award
FRG-ERG research student Catherine Russell was awarded the best poster prize at the recent BSRG annual conference held in Nottingham in late December. Catherine’s poster can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2014 04).

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20 Dec 2014
New Leeds FRG-ERG research student
Welcome to Oscar Arévalo Báez who has recently joined FRG-ERG to commence his research studentship project entitled ‘Tectonic, eustatic and climatic controls on facies architecture of distal fluvial systems'.

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19 Dec 2014
Congratulations to Hollie Romain
Congratulations to Hollie who has successfully defended her PhD thesis at her viva voce examination at the University of Leeds.

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1 Dec 2014
Congratulations to Luca Colombera: SPE Award
Congratulations to Luca Colombera who has been selected as a winner of a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2014 Theses Award for significant results arising from a doctoral degree.

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15 Nov 2014
FRG-ERG newsletter 18 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 18 – November 2014; Doc ID 817).

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3 Oct 2014
FRG-ERG newsletter 17 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 17 – October 2014; Doc ID 811).

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28 Sep 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Colombera, L., Mountney, N.P., McCaffrey, W.D. and Felletti, F., 2014. Models for guiding and ranking well-to-well correlations of channel bodies in fluvial reservoirs. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 98, 1493-1965. (Doc ID 810)

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22 Sep 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Rodríguez-López, J.P., Clemmensen, L., Lancaster, N., Mountney, N.P. and Veiga, G., 2014. Archean to Recent aeolian sand systems and their preserved successions: current understanding and future prospects. Sedimentology, 61, 1487-1534 (Doc ID 809).

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5 Sep 2014
Shell have rejoined the FRG-ERG Phase 2 consortium
Shell have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 2 consortium with immediate effect. Welcome back!

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3 Sep 2014
Visiting internship student from Durham University
Welcome to Katie Petty (final year MGeol student at Durham University) who will undertake a one-month internship working with FRG-ERG at Leeds to assist in the construction of an ‘Online Atlas of Fluvial and Aeolian Facies’.

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2 Sep 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Duller, R.A., Warner, N.H., McGonigle, C., De Angelis, S., Russell, A.J. and Mountney, N.P., 2014. Landscape reaction, response and recovery following the catastrophic 1918 Katla jökulhlaup, southern Iceland. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 4214-4221.

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24 Aug 2014
FRG-ERG at the ISC Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
Members of FRG-ERG made 4 presentations at the recent International Sedimentological Congress (ISC) held in Geneva, Switzerland, 18th-22nd August, 2014. Presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2014 03 – ISC Geneva).

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21 Aug 2014
Nigel Mountney takes over as Chief Editor of Sedimentology
At the International Sedimentological Congress held in Geneva in August, Nigel Mountney formally took over as Chief Editor for the journal Sedimentology, a role that he will share with Tracy Frank, University of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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20 Aug 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Shiers, M.N., Mountney, N.P., Hodgson, D.M. and Cobain, S.L., 2014. Depositional Controls on Tidally Influenced Fluvial Successions, Neslen Formation, Utah, USA. Sedimentary Geology, 311, 1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.06.005 (Doc ID 807).

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19 Aug 2014
Nigel Mountney appointed to Bureau of IAS
At the International Sedimentological Congress held in Geneva in August, Nigel Mountney was formally appointed to Bureau of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS).

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22 Jul 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Almasrahy, M.A. and Mountney, N.P., 2014. Approaches to modelling stratigraphic heterogeneity in mixed fluvial and aeolian hydrocarbon reservoirs. AAPG Search and Discovery, 41399, 1-4. (Doc ID 753).

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4 Jul 2014
Congratulations to Maurício Santos
Congratulations to Maurício who has successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva voce examination at the University of São Paulo. Maurício specializes in the sedimentary architecture of pre-vegetation fluvial successions. He remains an active member

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24 Jun 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Huang, L., Liu, C., Wang, Y., Zhao, J. and Mountney, N.P., 2014. Neogene-Quaternary post-rift tectonic reactivation of the Bohai Bay Basin, eastern China. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 98, 1377-1400. doi: 10.1306/03071413046 (Doc

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10 Jun 2014
Congratulations to Steve Banham
Congratulations to Steve who has successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva voce examination. Steve currently works for the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh. He remains an active member of FRG.

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15 May 2014
Sedimentology front cover image
The FRG-ERG image on the front cover of the June 2014 issue of the journal ‘Sedimentology’ (Volume 61, Number 4) depicts a ‘sheet-braided’ style of fluvial architecture from the Cambrian Guarda Velha Formation of the Camaquã Basin, Brazil. See Doc ID 759

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12 May 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Santos, M.G.M., Almeida, R.P., Marconato, A., Godinho, L.P.S. and Mountney, N.P., 2014. Distinct styles of fluvial deposition in a Cambrian rift basin. Sedimentology, 61, 881-914. doi: 10.1111/sed.12074 (Doc ID 759).

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10 Apr 2014
FRG-ERG at the AAPG Conference, Houston, TX
Members of FRG-ERG made 9 presentations at the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition held in Houston, TX, 6th-9th April, 2014. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2014 02 – AAPG).

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9 Apr 2014
FRG-ERG Sponsors’ Meeting at AAPG 2014
Thanks to all the sponsor representatives who attended the recent sponsors’ meeting: your input is greatly valued. All presentations associated with this meeting can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: sponsor meeting 2014 01 - Hous

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20 Mar 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Southern, S.J., Mountney, N.P. and Pringle, J.K., 2014. Sedimentary evolution of the Southern Pennine Basin, Carboniferous (Namurian), U.K. Geology Today, 30, 71-78. doi: 10.1111/gto.12044 (Doc ID 738).

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10 Mar 2014
FRG-ERG at a Geological Society of London Conference
Members of FRG-ERG made a presentation at the recent GSL Meeting on ‘Reducing Subsurface Uncertainty’, 4th-8th March, 2014. The presentation can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2014 01; Doc ID 712).

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15 Feb 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Stuart, J.Y., Mountney, N.P., McCaffrey, W.D., Lang, S. and Collinson, J.D., 2014. Prediction of channel connectivity and fluvial style in the flood basin successions... Upper Permian Rangal Coal Measures (Queensland). AAPG Bull., 98, 191-212.

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28 Jan 2014
FRG-ERG newsletter 16 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 16 – Jan 2014; Doc ID 707).

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27 Jan 2014
On-going development of FAKTS web-based front-end
We are currently in the process of extending the functionality of the web-based front-end to the FAKTS fluvial architectural database system. We plan to make the new version live in February 2014.

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26 Jan 2014
FRG-ERG Phase 3 (Jan 2015- Dec 2017)
Initial Announcement: We are currently making initial preparations for FRG-ERG Phase 3, which will run from January 2015 until December 2017. At this time we invite initial expressions of interest from existing and new potential sponsor companies.

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25 Jan 2014
Announcement: FRG-ERG Sponsors’ field course, autumn 2014
In autumn (fall) of 2014, we are planning a major sponsors’ field course that will be combined with a sponsors’ meeting. The venue will be Moab in SE Utah. Information is available in our initial announcement document (Doc ID 643).

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24 Jan 2014
FRG-ERG Sponsors’ Meeting at AAPG 2014
The next FRG-ERG sponsors’ meeting will be held on Sunday 6th April, 2014, in Houston, TX (immediately prior to the main AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition). This event will be held alongside the equivalent TRG sponsors’ meeting.

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23 Jan 2014
FRG-ERG at AAPG 2014, Houston
Members of FRG-ERG will be making 9 oral and poster presentations at the forthcoming AAPG Annual Convention and Meeting being held in Houston, Texas, 6th to 9th April, 2014. See FRG-ERG Newsletter 16 for a list of presentations.

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20 Jan 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Banham, S.G. and Mountney, N.P., 2014. Climatic versus halokinetic control on sedimentation in a dryland fluvial succession: Triassic Moenkopi Formation, Utah, USA. Sedimentology, 61, 570-608. doi: 10.1111/sed.12064 (Doc ID 702).

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10 Jan 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Romain, H. and Mountney, N.P., 2014. Reconstruction of 3D eolian-dune architecture from 1D core data through application of outcrop analogue data. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 98, 1-22. doi: 10.1306/05201312109 (Doc ID 701).

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5 Jan 2014
New Research partnership: Claiton Scherer, UFRGS, Brazil
FRG-ERG are delighted to announce a new collaborative research alliance with Professor Claiton Scherer and members of his research group based at UFRGS, Brazil.

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2 Jan 2014
New FRG-ERG publication
Banham, S.G. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Controls on fluvial sedimentary architecture and sediment-fill state in salt-walled mini-basins: Triassic Moenkopi Formation, Salt Anticline Region, SE Utah, USA. Basin Research, 25, 709-737. doi: 10.1111/bre.12022

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21 Dec 2013
FRG-ERG at the BSRG Conference, Hull
Members of FRG-ERG made 11 presentations at the recent 52nd British Sedimentological Research Group Meeting held at the University of Hull, England, 19th-21st December, 2013.

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20 Dec 2013
Congratulations to Steve Banham
Congratulations to Steve who has successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva voce examination. Steve has now left Leeds to take up a post with the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh.

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17 Nov 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Al-Masrahy, M.A. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Remote sensing of spatial variability in aeolian dune and interdune morphology in the Rub’ Al-Khali, Saudi Arabia. Aeolian Research, 11, 155-170. doi: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2013.06.004 (Doc ID 699)

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16 Nov 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Rodríguez-López, J.P., Clemmensen, L., Mountney, N.P. and Veiga, G., 2013. Editorial. Aeolian Research, 11, 127-128. doi: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2013.08.004 (Doc ID 636)

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15 Nov 2013
Aeolian Research Special Issue
FRG-ERG members have recently acted as guest editors for a Special Issue entitled “Mechanisms of Aeolian System Construction, Accumulation and Preservation” in the journal Aeolian Research. This thematic set of papers is published in volume 11 of the jou

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14 Nov 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Soltan, R., Mountney, N.P., McCaffrey, W.D. and Paton, D.A., 2013. Reconstruction of Channel and Barform Architecture in a Pennsylvanian Fluvio-Deltaic Succession: Brimham Grit, Northern England. AAPG Search and Discovery, 50884, 1-4. (Doc ID 645)

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13 Nov 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Wakefield, O.J.W. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Stratigraphic architecture of back-filled incised-valley systems: Pennsylvanian-Permian lower Cutler beds, Utah, USA. Sedimentary Geology, 298, 1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2013.10.002 (Doc ID 644)

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11 Nov 2013
New FRG-ERG research partnership
Welcome to Manoela Bettarel Bállico who will be working with members of FRG-ERG during a visit to Leeds in November 2013. Manoela is based at UFRGS in Brazil where she works with Prof. Claiton Scherer on Proterozoic aeolian and fluvial successions.

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8 Nov 2013
Congratulations to Luca Colombera
Congratulations to Luca who has successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva voce examination. Luca will be based in FRG-ERG at Leeds for at least a further three years as part of his post-doctoral research position.

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17 Oct 2013
FRG-ERG newsletter 15 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 15 – May 2013; Doc ID 642).

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8 Oct 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Al-Masrahy, M.A. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Spatial variability in eolian dune and interdune morphology in the Rub’ Al-Khali dunefield, Saudi Arabia. AAPG Search and Discovery, 50830, 1-4. (Doc ID 617)

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1 Oct 2013
New Leeds PhD student
Welcome to Giacomo Medici who has recently commenced his PhD project ‘Flow heterogeneity in the Sherwood Sandstone; resolving the roles of faults versus sedimentary structures’.

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1 Oct 2013
New Leeds FRG-ERG research student
Welcome to Mahmud Kathery who has recently joined FRG-ERG to commence his research project ‘Analysis of reservoir and top-seal heterogeneity in Permo-Triassic fluvial and aeolian successions of the Rotligend and Sherwood Sandstone groups, UK’.

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28 Sep 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Santos, M.G.M., Almeida, R.P., Marconato, A., Godinho, L.P.S. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Distinct styles of fluvial deposition in a Cambrian rift basin. Sedimentology, published online. doi: 10.1111/sed.12074 (Doc ID 635)

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15 Sep 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Colombera, L., Mountney, N.P. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2013. A quantitative approach to fluvial facies models: methods and example results. Sedimentology, 60, 1526-1558. doi: 10.1111/sed.12050 (Doc ID 632)

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11 Sep 2013
Invited keynote presentation at the IAS Conference
Nigel Mountney, with co-authors Steve Banham and Jo Venus, gave an invited keynote presentation at the recent IAS Meeting held in Manchester, England. (keyword: 2013 conference 04 – IAS).

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10 Sep 2013
FRG-ERG at the IAS Conference, Manchester, England
Members of FRG-ERG made 4 presentations at the recent IAS conference, Manchester, England, 2nd-5th September, 2013. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: 2013 conference 04 – IAS).

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5 Sep 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Al-Masrahy, M.A. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Remote sensing of spatial variability in aeolian dune and interdune morphology in the Rub’ Al-Khali, Saudi Arabia. Aeolian Research, published online. doi: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2013.06.004 (Doc ID 699)

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3 Sep 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Banham, S.G. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Evolution of fluvial systems in salt-walled minibasins: a review and new insights. Sedimentary Geology, 296, 142-166. doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2013.08.010 (Doc ID 633)

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1 Sep 2013
Congratulations to Luca Colombera
Congratulations to Luca who has now submitted his PhD thesis and who has now commenced a new role as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for a 3-year appointment shared jointly between FRG-ERG and TRG.

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28 Aug 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Banham, S.G. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Climatic versus halokinetic control on sedimentation in a dryland fluvial succession: Triassic Moenkopi Formation, Utah, USA. Sedimentology, published online. doi: 10.1111/sed.12064 (Doc ID 634)

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24 Aug 2013
FRG-ERG at the WABS Conference, Perth, Australia
Members of FRG-ERG made a presentation at the recent Western Australia Basins Symposium held in Perth, WA, 18th-21st August, 2013. The presentation can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: 2013 conference 03 – WABS).

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15 Aug 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Banham, S.G. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Controls on fluvial sedimentary architecture and sediment-fill state in salt-walled mini-basins... Basin Research, published online. doi: 10.1111/bre.12022 (Doc ID 521)

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5 Aug 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Romain, H. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Reconstruction of 3D eolian-dune architecture from 1D core data through application of outcrop analogue data. AAPG Bulletin, published online. doi: 10.1306/05201312109 (Doc IDs 604 & 605)

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4 Aug 2013
FRG-ERG at IAS conference, Manchester, England
Members of FRG-ERG will be making 4 oral and poster presentations at the forthcoming International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) conference being held in Manchester, England, 2nd-5th September, 2013.

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1 Aug 2013
New Leeds FRG-ERG PhD student
Welcome to Catherine (Cathey) Burns who has recently joined FRG-ERG to commence her PhD project ‘Quantitative prediction of fluvial stratigraphic architecture in overbank successions’.

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1 Aug 2013
New Leeds FRG-ERG PhD student
Welcome to Catherine Russell who has recently joined FRG-ERG to commence her PhD project ‘Controls on point-bar architecture in fluvial and tidally-influenced successions’.

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25 Jul 2013
FRG-ERG Sponsors’ Meeting at ICFS 2013
Thanks to all the sponsor representatives who attended the recent sponsors’ meeting: your input is greatly valued. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: sponsor meeting 2013 02 - Leeds).

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24 Jul 2013
FRG-ERG at the ICFS Conference, Leeds, England
Members of FRG-ERG made 11 presentations at the recent International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology held in Leeds, England, 14th-19th July, 2013. All presentations are on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: 2013 conference 02 – ICFS).

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20 Jul 2013
FRG-ERG runs field course at ICFS conference
FRG-ERG members Roman Soltan and Nigel Mountney ran a 1-day field course to investigate the Carboniferous Grimham Grit in North Yorkshire as part of the ICFS conference. The trip was attended by over 60 delegates.

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18 Jul 2013
FRG-ERG at WABS conference, Perth, Australia
Members of FRG-ERG will be making a poster presentation at the forthcoming Western Australia Basins Symposium (WABS) being held in Perth, Western Australia, 18th-21st August, 2013.

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5 Jul 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Stuart, J.Y., et al., 2013. Prediction of channel connectivity and fluvial style in the flood basin successions of the Upper Permian Rangal Coal Measures (Queensland). AAPG Bulletin, published online. doi: 10.1306/06171312088 (Doc IDs 596 & 597)

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3 Jun 2013
FRG-ERG Sponsors’ Meeting at ICFS 2013
The next FRG-ERG sponsors’ meeting will be held on Sunday 14th July, 2013, in Leeds, England (immediately prior to the main ICFS conference). Representatives from each of our sponsors are welcome to attend. Further details will be released soon.

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1 Jun 2013
FRG-ERG at the AAPG Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Members of FRG-ERG made 5 presentations at the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition held in Pittsburgh, PA, 19th-22nd May, 2013. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: 2013 conference 01 – AAPG).

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20 May 2013
FRG-ERG Sponsors’ Meeting at AAPG 2013
Thanks to all the sponsor representatives who attended the recent sponsors’ meeting: your input is greatly valued. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: sponsor meeting 2013 01 - Pittsburgh).

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18 May 2013
FRG-ERG at ICFS conference, Leeds, England
Members of FRG-ERG will be making 11 oral and poster presentations at the forthcoming International Conference of Fluvial Sedimentology (ICFS) being held in Leeds, England, 14th-19th July, 2013.

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17 May 2013
FRG-ERG newsletter 14 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 04 – May 2013; Doc ID 525).

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30 Apr 2013
Junfeng Zhao returns to China
Junfeng Zhao has returned China to resume his research work at Northwest University having spent the past 6 months working with FRG-ERG at Leeds. Junfeng and Nigel Mountney are preparing a series of papers for publication relating to the geology of hydro

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20 Apr 2013
Tullow Oil have joined the FRG-ERG consortium
Tullow Oil have joined the FRG consortium with immediate effect. Welcome on board!

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2 Apr 2013
Congratulations to Jo Venus
Congratulations to Jo who has successfully defended her PhD thesis at her viva voce examination. Jo has now left Leeds to take up a post in Shell in The Netherlands. She remains an active member of FRG and is currently writing papers for publication.

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5 Mar 2013
New FRG-ERG publication
Bristow, C.S. and Mountney, N.P., 2013. Aeolian Landscapes, Aeolian Stratigraphy. In: Shroder, J. (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology. Elsevier, San Diegeo, USA, 11, 246-268. (Doc ID 613)

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1 Mar 2013
FRG-ERG Sponsors’ Meeting at AAPG 2013
The next FRG-ERG sponsors’ meeting will be held on Sunday 19th May, 2013, in Pittsburgh, PA (immediately prior to the main AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition). This event will be held alongside the equivalent TRG sponsors’ meeting.

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2 Jan 2013
Jen Stuart commences internship with Shell
Jen Stuart will be based at Shell’s offices in The Hague, Netherlands from January to April 2013.

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31 Dec 2012
FAKTS Progress Report
An interim progress report relating to ongoing development of the FAKTS database system is now available for sponsors to download from the website’s private pages (Doc ID 497).

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30 Dec 2012
FRG-ERG Phase 2 Progress Report
Two interim progress reports relating to the initial 10 months of FRG-ERG Phase 2 are now available for sponsors to download from the website’s private pages (Doc IDs 494 & 495).

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28 Dec 2012
FRG-ERG at AAPG 2013, Pittsburgh
Members of FRG-ERG will be making 5 oral and poster presentations at the forthcoming AAPG Annual Convention and Meeting being held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 19th to 22nd May, 2013.

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23 Dec 2012
Poster prize for FRG-ERG conference presentation
FRG-ERG research student Hollie Romain was awarded a ‘highly commended’ poster prize at the recent BSRG annual conference held in Dublin. Hollie’s poster can be found on the FRG-ERG website (keyword: 2012 conference 04 – BSRG; Doc ID 483).

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22 Dec 2012
Poster prize for FRG-ERG conference presentation
FRG-ERG research student Mauricio Santos was awarded the best poster prize at the recent BSRG annual conference held in Dublin in late December. Mauricio’s poster can be found on the FRG-ERG website (keyword: 2012 conference 04 – BSRG; Doc ID 479).

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21 Dec 2012
Invited keynote presentation at the BSRG Conference, Dublin.
Nigel Mountney gave an invited keynote presentation at the recent BSRG Meeting held in Dublin, Ireland, 18th-20th December, 2012. The presentation can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: 2012 conference 04 – BSRG; Doc ID 474).

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20 Dec 2012
FRG-ERG at the BSRG Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Members of FRG-ERG made 10 presentations at the recent 51st British Sedimentological Research Group Meeting held in Dublin, Ireland, 18th-20th December, 2012 (keyword: 2012 conference 04 – BSRG).

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1 Dec 2012
New FRG-ERG publication
Ghazi, S., Mountney, N.P., Butt, A.A. and Sharif, S., 2012. Stratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental framework of the Early Permian sequence in the Salt Range, Pakistan. Journal of Earth System Science, 121, 1239-1255. (Doc ID 460)

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20 Nov 2012
FRG-ERG Sponsors’ Meeting at ICFS 2013
A FRG-ERG sponsors’ meeting will be held on Sunday 19th May, 2013, in Leeds, UK (immediately prior to the main ICFS conference). Representatives from each of our sponsors are welcome to attend. Further details will be released early in 2013.

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16 Nov 2012
New FRG-ERG publication
Colombera, L., Felletti, F., Mountney, N.P. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2012. A database approach for constraining stochastic simulations of the sedimentary heterogeneity of fluvial reservoirs. Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 96, 2143-216. (Doc ID 471)

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13 Nov 2012
Online version of FAKTS now operational
An online version of FAKTS is now available for sponsors to access via a dedicated section on the private sponsors’ web pages. Use the “FAKTS” link on the main menu page. The service allows filtered searching to generate customized results.

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12 Nov 2012
BHP Billiton have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 2 consortium
BHP Billiton have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 2 consortium with immediate effect. Welcome back!

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1 Nov 2012
New FRG-ERG publication
Jordan, O.D. and Mountney, N.P., 2012. Sequence stratigraphic evolution and cyclicity of an ancient coastal desert system: the Pennsylvanian-Permian lower Cutler beds, Paradox Basin, Utah, USA. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 82, 755-780. (Doc ID 462)

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26 Oct 2012
New FRG-ERG publication
Ghazi, S. and Mountney, N.P., 2012. Petrographic composition, sedimentary structures and palaeocurrent analysis in Northern Gondwana: the Early Permian Warchha Sandstone of Salt Range, Pakistan. J. Asian Earth Sci., 59, 185-207. (Doc ID 461)

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15 Oct 2012
FRG-ERG Sponsors’ Meeting at AAPG 2013
The next FRG-ERG sponsors’ meeting will be held on Sunday 19th May, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (immediately prior to the main AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition).

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12 Oct 2012
New FRG-ERG publication
Santos, M.G.M., Almeida, R.P., Mountney, N.P. and Fragoso-Cesar, A.R.S., 2012. Seismites as a tool in the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of fluvial deposits: the Cambrian Guarda Velha Formation, S Brazil. Sed. Geol., 277-278, 52-60. (Doc ID 428)

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10 Oct 2012
ConocoPhillips have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 2 consortium
ConocoPhillips have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 2 consortium with immediate effect. Welcome back!

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2 Oct 2012
Hollie Romain commences internship with Shell
Hollie Romain will be based at Shell’s offices in The Hague, Netherlands from October to December 2012.

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1 Oct 2012
Visiting academic from NorthWest University, China
Welcome to Junfeng Zhao, Senior Lecturer from NorthWest University in China, who will be working FRG-ERG on ‘Sedimentology of fluvial and fluvio-deltaic successions, Ordos Basin, China’. Junfeng is working with Nigel Mountney.

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28 Sep 2012
Woodside have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 2 consortium
Woodside have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 2 consortium with immediate effect. Welcome back!

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15 Sep 2012
FRG-ERG at the IAS Conference, Schladming, Austria
Members of FRG-ERG made 12 presentations at the recent IAS Conference held in Schladming, Austria, 10th-13th September, 2012. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: 2012 conference 03 – IAS).

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1 Sep 2012
Jen Stuart commences internship with Woodside
Jen Stuart will be based at Woodside’s offices in Perth, Australia from September to December 2012.

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20 Aug 2012
New FRG-ERG publication
Colombera, L., Felletti, F. Mountney, N.P. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2012. A database approach for constraining geostatistical reservoir models: concepts, workflow and examples. AAPG Search and Discovery, 40932, 1-7. (Doc IDs 356-359)

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20 Aug 2012
New FRG-ERG publication
Colombera, L., Mountney, N.P. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2012. A relational database for the digitization of fluvial architecture: towards quantitative synthetic depositional models. AAPG Search and Discovery, 40933, 1-5. (Doc IDs 360-363)

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11 Aug 2012
FRG-ERG at the International Geological Congress, Brisbane
Members of FRG-ERG made 2 presentations at the recent International Geological Congress (IGC) held in Brisbane, Australia, 5th-10th August, 2012. Both presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2012 02 – IGC).

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1 Aug 2012
New Leeds FRG-ERG PhD student
Welcome to Michelle Shiers who joins FRG-ERG to commence her PhD project ‘Sedimentology of fluvial and tidally-influenced channel-to-overbank transitions in low- & high-accommodation settings: an outcrop case study from the Upper Mesa Verde Group, Utah'.

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21 Jul 2012
10th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology at Leeds in 2013
The University of Leeds will host the 10th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology, 14th-19th July, 2013. The lead organiser will be Dan Parsons. http://www.icfs10.co.uk/

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20 Jul 2012
FRG-ERG co-chairing aeolian session at the IAS conference, Austria
Nigel Mountney will be co-chairing the Aeolian Sediments and Environments session at the forthcoming 29th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology being held in Schladming, Austria, 10th-13th September, 2012.

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19 Jul 2012
FRG-ERG at the IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, Austria
Members of FRG-ERG will be making 11 oral and poster presentations at the forthcoming 29th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology being held in Schladming, Austria, 10th-13th September, 2012.

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15 Jul 2012
FRG-ERG at the International Geological Congress, Brisbane
Members of FRG-ERG will be making 2 oral presentations at the forthcoming 34th International Geological Congress (IGC) being held in Brisbane, Australia, 5th-10th August, 2012.

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1 Jul 2012
New Leeds FRG-ERG PhD student
Welcome to Heero Ghareb who joins FRG-ERG to commence her PhD project ‘Sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis of Miocene fluvial successions, Kurdistan’. Heero is working with Richard Collier, James Lawrence and Nigel Mountney.

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1 May 2012
FRG-ERG Sponsors’ Meeting, Long Beach
Thanks to all those who attended the FRG-ERG sponsors’ meeting held in Long Beach, CA. We have received a range of positive feedback from sponsors, which will guide us in devising forthcoming research and knowledge transfer initiatives.

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26 Apr 2012
FRG-ERG at the AAPG Conference, Long Beach, CA
Members of FRG-ERG made 7 presentations at the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition held in Long Beach, CA, 22nd-25th April, 2012. All presentations can be found on the FRG-ERG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2012 01 – AAPG).

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27 Mar 2012
Sedimentology front cover image
The image on the front cover of the April 2012 issue of ‘Sedimentology’ (Volume 59, Number 3) depicts a wet (water-table-controlled) dune and wet interdune system at Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil. See the paper by Mountney in that issue. (Doc ID: 367)

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26 Mar 2012
New FRG-ERG publication
Mountney, N.P., 2012. A stratigraphic model to account for complexity in aeolian dune and interdune successions. Sedimentology, 59, 964-989. (Doc ID 367)

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20 Mar 2012
Fluvial Architecture Knowledge Transfer System (FAKTS) resources
Access to the growing catalogue of resources from the FAKTS database can now be made via a dedicated section on the private sponsors’ web pages. The full set of FAKTS outputs is available via the “FAKTS Database” link on the main menu page.

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17 Mar 2012
Nexen have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 2 consortium
Nexen have joined the FRG-ERG Phase 2 consortium with immediate effect. Welcome back!

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16 Mar 2012
New FRG-ERG publication
Colombera, L., Mountney, N.P. and McCaffrey, W.D., 2012. A Relational Database for the Digitization of Fluvial Architecture: Concepts and Example Applications. Petroleum Geoscience, 18, 129-140. (Doc ID 366)

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1 Feb 2012
Aeolian Literature Database
A comprehensive aeolian literature database is now available for access via the sponsors’ private web pages (keyword: Aeolit; Doc IDs 349 to 352).

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18 Jan 2012
FRG-ERG at AAPG 2012 Long Beach
Members of FRG-ERG will be making 7 oral and poster presentations at the forthcoming AAPG Annual Convention and Meeting being held in Long Beach, California, 22nd April to 25th April, 2012.

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1 Jan 2012
Fluvial & Eolian Research Group Phase 2 launch
We are delighted to announce the official launch of Phase 2 of the Fluvial & Eolian Research Group (FRG-ERG) within the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. Phase 1 of the consortium will run from January 2012 until December 2014.

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31 Dec 2011
FRG-ERG newsletter 9 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG-ERG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 09 – Dec 2011; Doc ID 330).

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24 Dec 2011
Poster prize for FRG conference presentation
FRG research student Roman Soltan has picked up an award for one of the best posters presented at the recent BSRG annual conference held at Imperial College in late December.

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23 Dec 2011
FRG at the BSRG Conference
Members of the FRG made 10 presentations at the recent British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) annual meeting held at Imperial College, London, in December 2011.

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2 Dec 2011
FRG Phase 1 sponsors to retain FRG membership until April 2012
Although FRG Phase 1 will officially finish on December 31st, 2011, our existing seven sponsors will retain access to the sponsors’ knowledge base until the end of April 2012.

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1 Dec 2011
FRG-ERG Sponsors’ Meeting at AAPG 2012
The next FRG-ERG sponsors’ meeting will be held on Sunday 22nd April, 2012, in Long Beach, California (immediately prior to the main AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition). This event will be held alongside the equivalent TRG sponsors’ meeting.

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1 Dec 2011
FRG-ERG Phase 2 to commence in January 2012
FRG-ERG Phase 2 will officially commence on January 1st, 2012. We are currently in negotiation with our seven Phase 1 sponsors to discuss renewal terms. We are also actively seeking new sponsors to join the JIP for Phase 2.

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6 Nov 2011
Fluvial short-course self-learning guide
A major short-course designed as a self-learning guide and entitled ‘Concepts in Applied Fluvial Sedimentology’ is now available to download from the Sponsors’ web pages on FRG website (Doc IDs 292 to 308).

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4 Nov 2011
New FRG publication
Ghazi, S. and Mountney, N.P., 2011. Fluvial Facies and Provenance of the Early Permian Warchha Sandstone Salt Range, Pakistan. Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences, 3, 243-252. (Doc ID 291)

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1 Nov 2011
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Maurício Santos who will be undertaking research with members of FRG at Leeds as part of his ongoing PhD studies (pre-vegetation fluvial successions). Maurício also works at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

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18 Oct 2011
New FRG publication
Banham, S.G. and Pringle, J.K., 2011. Geophysical and intrusive site investigations to detect an abandoned coal-mine access shaft, Apedale, Staffordshire, UK. Near Surface Geophysics, 9, 483-496. DOI:10.3997/1873-0604.2011028. (Doc ID 289)

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17 Oct 2011
FAKTS database: updated query scripts now available
An updated set of query scripts for the Fluvial Architecture Knowledge Transfer System (FAKTS) is now available for sponsors to download from the FRG website (Doc ID 287).

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16 Oct 2011
FAKTS database update now available
An update to the Fluvial Architecture Knowledge Transfer System (FAKTS) is now available for sponsors to download from the FRG website (Doc ID 286).

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15 Oct 2011
FRG newsletter 8 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 08 – October 2011; Doc ID 285).

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2 Oct 2011
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Roman Soltan who joins FRG to commence his PhD project ‘Linkages between fluvio-deltaic successions to slope and submarine fan successions: the role of basin structure and its influence on sediment delivery mechanisms in the UK Carboniferous’.

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1 Oct 2011
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Mohammed Almasrahy who joins FRG to commence his PhD project ‘Quantification of sedimentary architecture and heterogeneity for stratigraphic prediction in aeolian-fluvial reservoirs’.

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24 Sep 2011
Saudi Aramco have joined the FRG consortium
Saudi Aramco have joined the FRG consortium with immediate effect. Welcome on board!

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23 Sep 2011
New FRG publication
Colombera, L. and Bersezio, R., 2011. Impact of the magnitude and frequency of debris-flow events on the evolution of an alpine alluvial fan during the last two centuries: responses to natural and anthropogenic controls. EPSL, 36, 1632-1646.

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20 Sep 2011
Shell have joined the FRG consortium
Shell have joined the FRG consortium with immediate effect. Welcome on board!

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16 Sep 2011
New FRG publication
Mountney, N.P., 2011. A stratigraphic model to account for complexity in aeolian dune and interdune successions. Sedimentology. Available online early via the journal website. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2011.01287.x. (Doc ID 281)

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15 Sep 2011
New FRG publication
Cain, S.A. and Mountney, N.P., 2011. Downstream changes and associated fluvial-aeolian interactions in an ancient terminal fluvial fan system: the Permian Organ Rock Formation, SE Utah....

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25 Aug 2011
Hollie Romain commences internship with Woodside
Hollie Romain will be based at Woodside’s offices in Perth, Australia from September to November 2011.

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25 Jul 2011
FAKTS database update now available
An update to the Fluvial Architecture Knowledge Transfer System (FAKTS) is now available for sponsors to download from the FRG website (Doc ID 274). This adds a detailed architectural study of the Jurassic Kayenta Formation.

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8 Jul 2011
Nigel Mountney - invited keynote presentation, IAS, Zaragoza
Nigel Mountney gave an invited keynote presentation at the recent IAS Sedimentology Meeting held in Zaragoza, Spain. Find the presentation on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2011 03 – IAS; Doc ID 271).

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7 Jul 2011
FRG at the IAS Conference, Zaragoza
Members of the FRG made 7 presentations at the recent IAS Sedimentology Meeting held in Zaragoza, Spain, in July 2011. Talk and poster presentations from this meeting can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2011 03 – IAS).

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13 Jun 2011
FRG newsletter 7 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 07 – June 2011; Doc ID 262).

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7 Jun 2011
FRG at Geology and Geophysics conference, Bournemouth, UK
Nigel Mountney gave an invited presentation at the recent Nexen Geology and Geophysics, & Reservoir Engineering conference, Bournemouth, UK. Find the presentation on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2011 02 – Nexen; Doc ID 261).

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21 May 2011
Oliver Wakefield PhD Thesis now available to sponsors
The final version of Oliver’s PhD thesis is now available for sponsors to download from the FRG website sponsors’ pages (Doc IDs 258 & 259).

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28 Apr 2011
FAKTS database interrogation guide now available
The Fluvial Architecture Knowledge Transfer System is now supported by a user guide explaining how to write query scripts to extract custom data from the system (Doc ID 254).

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20 Apr 2011
FRG at the 2011 AAPG Annual Convention in Houston
Members of the FRG made a presentation at the recent AAPG Annual Convention in New Orleans. Posters from this meeting can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2011 01 – AAPG; Doc IDs 251-253).

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12 Apr 2011
FRG at the European Geosciences Union General (EGU) Assembly 2011
Jo Venus – along with Andrew Wilson, Arnold Reesink and Andreas Rittersbacher – co-convened a session at the EGU on ‘Recent Advances in Fluvial Sedimentology and Stratigraphy’, 03-08 April 2011.

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15 Mar 2011
FAKTS database now live for sponsors to use
The Fluvial Architecture Knowledge Transfer System (FAKTS) is now available for sponsors to download from the FRG website (Doc ID 247).

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21 Feb 2011
Atlas of Fluvial and Aeolian Facies now available to sponsors
An initial draft version of the Atlas of Fluvial and Aeolian Facies – a pictorial encyclopaedia of facies examples – is now available for sponsors to download from the FRG website (DOC IDs02-21 236 & 241).

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21 Feb 2011
FRG newsletter 6 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 06 – Feb 2011; Doc ID 240).

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4 Feb 2011
Congratulations to Oliver Wakefield
Congratulations to Oliver who has successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva voce examination. His project is entitled “Aeolian, fluvial and shallow marine sedimentary system interactions in the Permian Cutler Group, southeast Utah, USA”.

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6 Jan 2011
New FRG publication
Ghazi, S. and Mountney, N.P., 2011. Petrography and provenance of the Early Permian fluvial Warchha Sandstone, Salt Range, Pakistan. Sedimentary Geology, 233, 88-110 (DOI:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2010.10.013). (Doc ID 234)

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5 Jan 2011
Poster prize for FRG conference presentation
FRG research student Jen Stuart has picked up an award for one of the best posters presented at the recent BSRG annual conference held in Southampton in late December. See Document ID 225.

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27 Dec 2010
New! Fundamentals of Geoscience: Sedimentary Environments
New additions to the Fundamentals of Geoscience project relating to Sedimentary environments have been uploaded for sponsors to access on the FRG site. The resources have the following document ID numbers: 226-233.

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15 Dec 2010
New fluvial placer deposits research initiative
FRG now offers specialist expertise in the geology of placer deposits, a research initiative that complements our existing expertise in applied reservoir characterization. Fluvial mineral placer research activities will be led by Rob Chapman.

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14 Dec 2010
Welcome to Rob Chapman
We are delighted to welcome Dr Rob Chapman of the University of Leeds as a member of the FRG team. Rob has expertise in the geology of placer deposits and the occurrence of gold in both recent river deposits and in their ancient counterparts.

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14 Dec 2010
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Rob Lowther who joins FRG to commence his PhD project ‘Modelling the evolution of giant gold placers’. Rob is working with Rob Chapman and Jeff Peakall.

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5 Dec 2010
New! “FRG Recommends” Fluvial-Aeolian Interactions
We have added a set of recommended literature relating to styles of fluvial-aeolian interaction to the literature database part of the sponsors’ pages. This document set was compiled by Hollie Romain and provides a valuable starting point for learning mo

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1 Dec 2010
New! “FRG Recommends” External Controls on Fluvial Systems
We have added a set of recommended literature relating to external controls on fluvial systems to the literature database part of the sponsors’ pages. This document set was compiled by Luca Colombera and provides a valuable starting point for learning mo

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15 Nov 2010
FRG newsletter 5 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 05 – Nov 2009; Doc ID 216).

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12 Nov 2010
FRG launches the ‘Fundamentals of Geoscience’ project
‘Fundamentals of Geoscience’ is a major FRG knowledge transfer initiative to provide a set of resources for non-specialists to enable them to acquire a basic grounding in core areas of geoscience, and especially in general sedimentology.

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12 Nov 2010
FRG at the European Geosciences Union General (EGU) Assembly 2011.
Jo Venus is co-convening a session at the EGU on ‘Recent Advances in Fluvial Sedimentology and Stratigraphy’ http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2011/session/7891

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11 Nov 2010
FRG at the Nepal Geological Congress, Katmandu
Members of the FRG are presenting work at the 6th Nepal Geological Congress (Nepal Geological Society), Kathmandu, Nepal (15th november, 2010).

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10 Nov 2010
New FRG publication
Ghazi, S. and Mountney, N.P., 2010. Subsurface lithofacies analysis of the fluvial Early Permian Warchha Sandstone, Potwar Basin, Pakistan. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 76, 505-517. (Doc ID 191)

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10 Oct 2010
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Jen Stuart who joins FRG to commence her PhD project ‘Sedimentary architecture and connectivity of reservoir-quality facies in fluvial overbank successions’. Jen will initially work on a subsurface data set from coal-bearing strata from the Bo

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2 Sep 2010
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Hollie Romain who joins FRG to commence her PhD project ‘Styles of fluvial-aeolian sedimentary interactions at desert dune-field margins: integrating modern, outcrop and subsurface datasets’.

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1 Sep 2010
New FRG publication
Duller, R.A. et al., 2010. From grain size to tectonics. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, F03022, 1-19. (DOI: 10.1029/2009JF001495). (Doc ID 183)

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15 Aug 2010
BHPBilliton join FRG
BHPBilliton have formally joined the FRG consortium with immediate effect. Welcome on board!

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12 Aug 2010
Jo Venus commences internship with Woodside, Perth, Australia
Jo Venus will be based at Woodside’s offices in Perth, Australia from August to November 2010, where she will be helping to develop a literature database relating specifically to sandstone connectivity in fluvial overbank successions.

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1 Aug 2010
New FRG publication
Jordan, O.D. and Mountney, N.P., 2010. Styles of interaction between aeolian, fluvial and shallow marine environments in the Pennsylvanian to Permian lower Cutler beds, south-east Utah, USA. Sedimentology, 57, 1357-1385.

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1 Jul 2010
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Luca Colombera who joins FRG to commence his PhD project ‘Prediction of fluvial sedimentary architecture: the role of basin setting, subsidence style, climate & sediment delivery mechanism’.

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23 Jun 2010
FAKTS project update
The Fluvial Architecture Knowledge Transfer System (FAKTS) is a major FRG initiative based on the development of a relational database for fluvial systems and preserved successions.

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12 Jun 2010
Ian Kane moves to Statoil, Bergen, Norway
Ian Kane has taken up a position in the Research Centre at Statoil in Bergen, Norway. Ian will maintain close links with both TRG and FRG.

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11 Jun 2010
Project linkup with John Holbrook, University of Texas at Arlington
John Holbrook is running an FRG project to apply his buffers and buttresses conceptual model to the fluvial cycles present in the Pennsylvanian lower Cutler beds of the Paradox Basin, southeast Utah.

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10 Jun 2010
New FRG publication
Duller, R.A., Mountney, N.P. and Russell, A.J., 2010. Particle fabric and sedimentation of structureless sand, southern Iceland. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 80, 562-577 (DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2010.055).

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31 May 2010
FRG newsletter 4 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 04 – May 2009; Doc ID 179).

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20 May 2010
Project linkup with John Holbrook, University of Texas at Arlington
FRG and John Holbrook are running related research projects to investigate controls on sand body architecture developed within fluvial overbank settings.

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17 May 2010
Bonus field season in Utah for Mountney and Kane
The widespread disruption to air traffic due to the ash cloud from Iceland delayed Nigel Mountney’s and Ian Kane’s return from AAPG in New Orleans. The pair made the most of the disruption by undertaking fieldwork in Utah.

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15 May 2010
FRG at the AAPG Annual Convention in New Orleans
Members of the FRG made a presentation at the recent AAPG Annual Convention in New Orleans. Posters from this meeting can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2010 01 – AAPG).

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15 Mar 2010
Congratulations to Jo Venus! PG rep on BSRG committee!
Congratulations to Jo Venus who has been elected to serve as a postgraduate representative on the British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) committee, the UK body representing sedimentology and sedimentary geology.

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9 Mar 2010
Congratulations to Jo Venus!
Congratulations to Jo Venus who has been elected President of the International Young Earth-Scientists Network.

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20 Feb 2010
Three fully funded PhD studentships available
Three fully funded PhD studentships are now available within the group. See the “Studying with FRG” page for more details.

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27 Jan 2010
New! Literature summary overview documents now available to sponsors
Six new fluvial literature review overview summary documents are now available to sponsors (keyword: literature review). Click 'view details' to find out more.

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22 Jan 2010
Nexen have joined the FRG consortium
Nexen have joined the FRG consortium with immediate effect. Welcome on board!

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12 Jan 2010
Poster prize for FRG conference presentation
FRG research student Jo Venus has picked up an award for one of the best posters presented at the recent BSRG annual conference held in Bangor (Wales) in late December (keyword: 2009 conference 04 – BSRG; Doc ID 164).

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11 Jan 2010
Areva have joined the FRG consortium
Areva, the Paris-based mineral exploration and mining company, have formally joined the FRG consortium with immediate effect. Welcome on board!

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6 Jan 2010
FRG at the BSRG conference (Bangor, UK)
Members of the FRG made 5 presentations at the recent British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) annual meeting hosted by the University of Bangor in December 2009 (keyword: conference 2009 04 – BSRG).

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9 Dec 2009
Sedimentology front cover image
The image on the front cover of the December 2009 issue of the journal ‘Sedimentology’ (Volume 56, Number 7) is an FRG photograph depicting an unconfined fluvial system with small aeolian dune fields, Skeiđarársandur outwash plain, southern Iceland.

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4 Dec 2009
Congratulations to Stephen Cain
Congratulations to Stephen who has successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva voce examination. Stephen currently works for Neftex. He remains an active member of FRG.

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2 Dec 2009
New FRG publication
Mountney, N.P. and Russell, A.J., 2009. Aeolian dune field development in a water table-controlled system: Skeiđarársandur, southern Iceland. Sedimentology, 56, 2107-2131 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2009.01072.x).

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1 Dec 2009
FRG Phase 1 Progress Report
An interim progress report relating to the initial 10 months of FRG Phase 1 is now available for sponsors to download from the website’s private pages (keyword: progress report 01 – November 2009).

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30 Nov 2009
New FRG publication
Mountney, N.P., 2009. Improving student understanding of complex spatial-temporal relationships in earth sciences using computer animation and visualization, Planet, 22, 72-77.

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5 Nov 2009
FRG literature database now online
We are pleased to announce the launch of our searchable bibliographic database, which is available now to all sponsors. There are currently records of over 22,000 books, journal articles and reports relating to the study of fluvial sedimentology.

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12 Oct 2009
Reckonnect reservoir simulation software
FRG has reached a deal with Reckonnect to use its connectivity modelling software for academic research purposes. The software is designed to help reservoir geologists and reservoir engineers understand connectivity amongst channel sandbodies.

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8 Oct 2009
New FRG publication
Ghazi, S. and Mountney, N.P., 2009. Facies and architectural element analysis of a meandering fluvial succession: the Permian Warchha Sandstone, Salt Range, Pakistan. Sedimentary Geology, 221, 99-126 (DOI:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2009.08.002).

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1 Oct 2009
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Steve Banham who joins FRG to commence his PhD project ‘Deciphering the effects of climate change from autocyclic (intrinsic) behaviour in fluvial successions: insights from field observation and numerical modelling’.

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20 Sep 2009
New FRG publication
Russell, A.J., Duller, R.A. and Mountney, N.P., 2009. Volcanogenic glacier outburst floods (jökulhlaups) from Mýrdalsjökull: impacts on proglacial environments...

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15 Sep 2009
New FRG publication
Cain, S.A. and Mountney, N.P. 2009. Spatial and temporal evolution of a terminal fluvial fan system: the Permian Organ Rock Formation, south-east Utah, USA. Sedimentology, 56, 1774-1800 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2009.01057.x).

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31 Jul 2009
FRG newsletter 3 now online (extended format)
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 03 – July 2009).

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15 Jul 2009
Welcome to Andy Russell
We are delighted to welcome Dr Andy Russell of the University of Newcastle as a member of the FRG team. Andy is well known for his work on the sedimentology and geomorphology of catastrophic outburst floods in volcanigenic and proglacial settings.

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15 Jun 2009
FRG newsletter 2 now online
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 02 – June 2009).

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11 Jun 2009
FRG at the AAPG Annual Convention in Denver
Members of the FRG made 2 presentations at the recent AAPG Annual Convention in Denver. Posters from this meeting can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2009 03 – AAPG).

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7 May 2009
Congratulations to Shahid Ghazi
Congratulations to Shahid who has successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva voce examination. Shahid has now left Leeds to take up the post of Lecturer in Sedimentology at the University of Punjab, Pakistan. He remains an active member of FRG.

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5 Apr 2009
FRG at the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference (London)
Members of the FRG presented a poster at the recent 7th Petroleum Geology Conference in London. The poster from this meeting can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: conference 2009 02 – Pet Geol).

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31 Jan 2009
Welcome to John Holbrook
We are delighted to welcome Professor John Holbrook of the University of Texas at Arlington as a member of the FRG team.

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30 Jan 2009
FRG at the River to Rock Record Conference (Aberdeen)
Members of the FRG made 2 presentations at the SEPM ‘River to Rock Record’ conference hosted by the University of Aberdeen in January 2009 (keyword: conference 2009 01 – River to Rock).

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7 Jan 2009
New FRG publication
Duller, R.A., Mountney, N.P., Russell, A.J. and Cassidy, N.J., 2008. Architectural analysis of a volcaniclastic jökulhlaup deposit, southern Iceland: sedimentary evidence for supercritical flow. Sedimentology, 55, 939-964.

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6 Jan 2009
FRG at the BSRG Conference (Liverpool, UK)
Members of the FRG made 6 presentations at the recent British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) annual meeting hosted by the University of Liverpool in December 2008 (keyword: conference 2008 01 – BSRG).

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5 Jan 2009
New Leeds FRG PhD student
Welcome to Joanne (Jo) Venus who has recently joined FRG to commence her PhD project ‘Heterogeneity in Permo-Triassic fluvial successions to determine suitability of subsurface saline aquifers as sites for CO2 storage and for characterization of...

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2 Jan 2009
FRG newsletter 1 now online
Keep up-to-date with a summary of recent FRG research initiatives in our newsletter, which can be found on the FRG website sponsors’ pages (keyword: newsletter 01 - Oct 2008).

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1 Jan 2009
Fluvial Research Group official launch
We are delighted to announce the official launch of the Fluvial Research Group (FRG) within the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. This marks the official commencement of Phase 1 of the consortium.

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