The thrill at the edge: Seismic Geometry, Reservoir Architecture, Trapping Mechanism and Forward Modelling of Clinoforms

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Welcome to this 2 day and dinner Force Conference. We aim to an exciting venue where ideas are exchanged and provoked and discussion welcome. We realize the existence of a lot of misunderstanding regarding clinoform terminology and all the implication that derived from it.

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Dinner at 1800 Nov 11 at Olivia Torget in Stavanger
Booking referance: B66KNL9
Name: Linn Smerud


What is a clinoform? What is the difference between a shelfal clinoform and a basin margin clinoform? What reservoirs are we expecting at a basin margin and along a basin clinoform? What reservoir are we encountering on a shelfal clinoform? What sedimentary processes do we observe? Is there any trapping mechanism along a clinoform? Can we model them? Do we have any tools that help us to predict where we are on a clinoform?

These are the questions we would like to see answered. We are going to invite keynote speakers from academia and industry and we aim to receive abstracts with worldwide insights and specific examples from the Arctic, Norwegian Sea and North Sea.

In the afternoon of each day cores from the following discoveries will be displayed and discussed:

30/6-30 (Rungne) Oseberg Formation 

31/7-1A Brasse Sognefjord Formation

6406/12-3B Fenja

  • A conference dinner is planned in the evening of Day 1

Keynote speakers: The following speakers have confirmed their participation to address keynote topics: Ronald Steel, University of Texas at Austin; Piret Plink-Björklund, Colorado School of Mines; and David Hodgson, University of Leeds.

Abstract Format

Title, Author, Affiliations, maximum 1 A4 page, it may include a figure. Please address in which session you would like to present

Correspondence to: Dora Luz M. Restrepo (

Proposed sessions:

  1. Concepts and World Case studies
    1. Seismic examples
    2. Outcrops examples
  2. Forward modelling and Tools
  3. Clinoforms in the Arctic, subsurface and outcrop studies
  4. Clinoforms from the Norwegian Sea and North Sea, seismic evidence and cores


Key notes: 30 minutes + 10 min discussion

Oral presentations. 20 min (including questions)


Abstracts can be sent to Donatella Mellere



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FORCE seminars have previously been fully booked with waiting lists so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you know you will attend.

Participant fees for 2 days seminar + dinner
FORCE member: NOK 1500,-
Non-member NOK 3000,-
University/student NOK 500,-

Important information:
You can register as a FORCE member and pay "FORCE member" price if you are an employee of a member company.
All FORCE member companies are listed here.

Payment is made online by credit card. Please note that no refunds will be given after you have signed up. If you for any reason can not attend the workshop, you are welcome to send a representative, just inform Linn Smerud as soon as there are changes.





Updated: 06/01/2020