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Akbar Huseynov – ESR 8.

Timescales of fluid migration in orogenic foreland basin

Akbar Huseynov

Hosted by : RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen), Germany

Primary supervisor: Emeritus Professor Janos L. Urai

Country of origin: Azerbaijan

Languages : Azerbaijani, Turkish, French, Russian, English

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About me

I am based at “Institute for Tectonics and Geodynamic” of RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen), in Germany, and I work in close collaboration with the Department of Earth Science at the Vrije University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I graduated my bachelor’s degree from Earth Science Department at University of Lille (France) and I’ve done my master’s degree as an exploration and reservoirs geologist at University of Montpellier (France). Furthermore, I am one of the European region finalist of Imperial Barrel Awards of AAPG. During my master’s degree, I have mainly interested about structural geology, structural modelling, simulations, sedimentology and seismic interpretation. This is why I’ve carried out my master thesis under control of Dr. Christopher A.J. Wibberley at Structural and Sedimentary Interpretation department of TOTAL (TotalEnergies) in France, before to start my PhD project at RWTH Aachen. My thesis was about fault seal capacity and fault integrity in a tectonically active rift context (Albert Lake, Uganda).

About the project

For some reason, the structural geology of quartz veins was not learned a lot until now. There are some studies conducted by few scientists in this field. In addition, as well-known, in terms of the formation of orogenic structure, the collision between Euramerica (Laurussia) and Gondwana to form the supercontinent of Pangaea – Variscan orogeny or Hercynian orogeny has an important place for structural geologists. Due to the occurrence of this orogeny, many basins, as well as the Avelonian foreland basin was formed north of the Variscan mountain chain in the central western Europe. This basin (Avelonian) was folded during the Variscan Orogeny. In the slates of the Rheno-hercynicum veining is well studied and fluid pressure estimates are well constrained. The water from which the basins were crystallized is likely to be derived from compaction of marine sediments during diagenesis related to folding in the basin. The time range over which this occurred is unknown, and can be potentially constrained by direct dating of the fluid phase in the FIs.

As a young geologist, the Variscan orogeny paid my attention too. During this project, my objectives are to constrain fluid provenance in compaction and tectonically driven veining in the Variscan foreland basin of Avalonia, NW Europe. Moreover, other goals of my project is to obtain time constraints on the timing of vein development by absolute dating of the fluid inclusions in the vein minerals quartz, and adularia.

As a FluidNET PhD student, a large part of my research project will be done under control of Emeritus Professor of Structural Geology Janos L. Urai at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Moreover, another part of the project will continue with Full Professor of Earth Sciences and Geochronology Jan Wijbrans at VU Amsterdam University in the Netherlands.



Institution : “Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Tektonik und Geodynamik” – RWTH Aachen, Lochnerstr. 4-20, 52056 Aachen, Germany

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