Supervisors


Research Theme

  • Energy Geosciences

Research Discipline

  • Sedimentary Geology/Geomorphology

My research work involves understanding the interaction between gravity-driven and current-controlled sedimentary processes in the lower continental slope to abyssal plain transition in the central Gulf of Mexico (GOM); and how the local structural controls (salt) affecting the bathymetry of the basin can influence these processes. I use near seafloor high resolution geophysical data as my primary dataset.
The outcome of my research will be also useful as an analog model for interpreters working with older stratigraphic units within the GOM where seismic resolution is low.

Current Research Projects

Gravity-driven and current-controlled processes and intercations: An ultra-high resolution study of multiple geomorphological domains in the ultra-deep water region of the central Gulf of Mexico and comparison with global systems.

Sedimentary and erosional processes in a deepwater setting: an ultra-high resolution study of multiple regions in the ultra-deep water of the eastern Gulf of Mexico (poster presentation), American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Long Beach, CA (2012)

Crustal structure, sequence stratigraphy, and petroleum potential of the western Colombian basin adjacent to Costa Rica and Nicaragua (poster presentation), American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Houston, TX (2011)