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

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Welcome to this 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

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 1-2 cores well be displayed and discussed

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 + 5 discussion


Abstracts can be sent to Donatella Mellere







Updated: 03/06/2019