Salt news

 
05.02.2013
Tomorrow (06.02.2013) Prokop Zavada invites for a seminar discussion on his preliminary results on the "impact of solid second phases on deformation mechanisms of naturally deformed rock salt (Kuh-e-Namak, Dashti, Iran)" at our Institute (Lochnerstraße 4-20, room 408) at 12:30
 
10.09.2012
Today (September 10, 2012) Dr. Stanislav Burliga will give a talk about the "Interpretation of microstructures from bedded salt in SW-Poland".  3pm. Lecture room 408. Lochnerstraße 4-20. Building A.
 
06.02.2012
We have updated our section on this year's EGU general assembly in Vienna. Have a look!
 
30.10.2011
We are currently seeking motivated students to fill in vacancies for MSc. and BSc. projects in various fields of our research. Have a look here!
 
26.05.2011
We published on the structure and evolution of a Rocksalt-Mudrock-Tectonite from the Haselgebirge in the Northern Calcareous Alps.
 
02.04.2011
Visit our talks and poster presentations at the EGU this week!
 
01.03.2011
Check out the presentation on 'Salt Dynamics and Internal Dynamics of Salt Structures' on AAPG Search and Discovery. (Due to technical difficulties we cannot directly link to the presentation from here, either click on the link provided on this page, or click on the link above and search for "Urai")
 
22.02.2011
Find an overview of all our contributions to EGU 2011 here.
 
09.11.2010
Download preprint of Frank's paper on 3D seismic study of complex intra-salt deformation, here, and Shiyuan's paper on numerical modeling of displacment and deformation of embedded rock bodies in salt structures, here. Both papers are accepted for publication in the Geological Society of London Special Publication on Salt
 
 

Salt publications

 

Report

Janos Urai, Shiyuan Li, Steffen Abe
Numerical Studies of the Deformation of Salt Bodies with embedded Carbonate Stringers, 2011 period I for Petroleum Development Oman LLC (PDO) (2011)
 
A. Garcia Celma, Janos Urai, Chris Spiers
Nuclear Science and Technology - a laboratory investigation into the interaction of recrystallization and radiation damage effects in polycrystalline salt rocks. Commission of the European communities, Luxembourg. 125pp. (1988)
 
Chris Spiers, Janos Urai, G. S. Lister, James N. Boland, H. J. Zwart
The influence of fluid-rock interaction on the rheology of salt rock. Commission of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 131pp. (1986)
 
Chris Spiers, Janos Urai, G. S. Lister, James N. Boland, H. J. Zwart
The influence of fluid-rock interaction on the rheology of salt rock and on ionic transport in salt. Final report rheological work ' management and storage of radioactive waste. Utrecht, the Netherlands. (1983)
 

Theses

Heijn van Gent
Stress and strain from reflection seismic data. PhD-thesis. Geologie - Endogene Dynamik, RWTH Aachen. 198 pages (2010)
 

Nonreviewed

Peter Kukla, Janos Urai, John K. Warren, Lars Reuning, Stephan Becker, Johannes Schoenherr, Markus Mohr, Heijn van Gent, and several additional authors .
An Integrated, Multi-scale Approach to Salt Dynamics and Internal Dynamics of Salt Structures. AAPG Search and Discovery Article #40703, February 25, 2011, 87 pages. (2011)
 

Book chapters

Janos Urai, Peter A. Kukla, Heijn van Gent, Steffen Abe, Guillaume Desbois, Johannes Schönherr, Zsolt Schleder, Lars Reuning, Stephan Becker
Internal Dynamics of Salt Structures. Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (ed. Hoppe, Röhling and Schütz), Volume 68, GeoDarmstadt 2010, Darmstadt. (2010)
 
Janos Urai, Chris Spiers
The effect of grain boundary water on deformation mechanisms and rheology of rocksalt during long-term deformation In: Wallner, M.,Lux, K.,Minkley, W.,Jr., H. Hardy (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt - Understanding of THMC Processes in Salt Hannover (2007)
 
R.F. Bekendam, Janos Urai
Pillar deformation-induced surface subsidence in the Hengelo brine field, the Netherlands In: Wallner, M.,Lux, K.,Minkley, W.,Jr., H. Hardy (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt - Understanding of THMC Processes in Salt Hannover, Germany 369-376.978-0- (2007)
 
Johannes Schoenherr, Zsolt Schléder, Janos Urai, P.A. Fokker, O. Schulze
Deformation mechanisms and rheology of Pre-cambrian rocksalt from the South Oman Salt Basin. In: Wallner, M.,Lux, K.,Minkley, W.,Jr., H. Hardy (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech6) - Understanding of THMC Processes in Salt Hannover, Germany (2007)
 

Papers

Heijn van Gent, Janos Urai, Martin de Keijzer
The internal geometry of salt structures - a first look using 3D seismic data from the Zechstein of the Netherlands. Journal of Structural Geology - Special Issue: Flow of rocks: Field analysis and modeling - In celebration of Paul F. Williams' contribution to mentoring 33, 292-311. (2011)
 
Christoph Leitner, Franz Neubauer, Janos Urai, Johannes Schönherr
Structure and Evolution of a Rocksalt-Mudrock-Tectonite: the Haselgebirge in the Northern Calcareous Alps. Journal of Structural Geology 33 (5): 970-984 (2011)
 
Stefan Back, Heijn van Gent, Lars Reuning, Juergen Groetsch, Jan Niederau, Peter A. Kukla
3D seismic geomorphology and sedimentology of the Chalk Group, southern Danish North Sea. Journal of the Geological Society 168(2), 393-406. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-047 (2011)
 
Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Peter A. Kukla, Uwe Wollenberg, Fabian Perez-Willard, Zsolt Radi, Sandor Riholm
Distribution of brine in grain boundaries during static recrystallization in wet, synthetic halite: insight from Broad Ion Beam sectioning and SEM observation at cryogenic temperature. Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology 163 (1): 19-31. (2011)
 
Guillaume Desbois, Prokop Zavada, Zsolt Schleder, Janos Urai
Deformation and recrystallization mechanisms in actively extruding salt fountain: Microstructural evidence for a switch in deformation mechanisms with increased availability of meteoric water and decreased grain size (Qum Kuh, central Iran). Journal of Structural Geology, 32 (4), 580-594. (2010)
 
Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, C Burkhardt, Martin Drury, R Hayles, B Humbel
Cryogenic vitrification and 3D serial sectioning using high resolution cryo-FIB SEM technology for brine-filled grain boundaries in halite: first results. Geofluids 8(1), 60-72. (2008)
 
Zsolt Schleder, Janos Urai, Sofie Nollet, Christoph Hilgers
Solution-precipitation creep and fluid flow in halite: a case study of Zechstein (Z1) rocksalt from Neuhof salt mine (Germany). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 97(5), pp1045-1056. (2008)
 
Johannes Schoenherr, Janos Urai, Peter A. Kukla, Ralf Littke, Zsolt Schleder, Jean-Michel Larroque, Mark Newall, Nadia Al-Abry, H. Al-Siyabi, Zuwena Rawahi
Limits to the sealing capacity of rocksalt: A case study of the Infra-Cambrian Ara Salt from the South Oman Salt Basin. AAPG Bulletin, 91(11),1541-1557 (2007)
 
Zsolt Schléder, S. Burliga, Janos Urai
Dynamic and static recrystallization-related microstructures in halite samples from the K?odawa salt wall (central Poland) as revealed by gamma-irradiation. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie und Petrologie, 184(1),17-28 (2007)
 
Zsolt Schléder, Janos Urai
Deformation and recrystallization mechanisms in mylonitic shear zones in naturally deformed extrusive Eocene-Oligocene rocksalt from Eyvanekey plateau and Garmsar hills (central Iran). Journal of Structural Geology, 29,241-255 (2007)
 
Markus Mohr, John K. Warren, Peter A. Kukla, Janos Urai, Anton Irmen
Subsurface seismic record of salt glaciers in an extensional intracontinental setting. Geology, 35(11),963-966 (2007)
 
Oliver Schenk, Janos Urai, S. Piazolo
Structure of grain boundaries in wet, synthetic polycrystalline, statically recrystallizing halite - evidence from cryo-SEM observations. Geofluids, 6(1),93-104 (2006)
 
Zsolt Schleder, Janos Urai
Microstructural evolution of deformation- modified primary Halite from Hengelo, the Netherlands. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 94(5-6),941-956 (2005)
 
Markus Mohr, Peter A. Kukla, Janos Urai, G. Bresser
Multiphase salt tectonic evolution in NW Germany: seismic interpretation and retrodefromation. International Journal of Earth Sciences 94(5-6),917-941 (2005)
 
Janos Urai, Chris Spiers, C.J. Peach, R.C.M.W. Franssen, J.L. Liezenberg
Deformation mechanisms operating in naturally deformed halite rocks as deduced from microstructural investigations. Geologie en Mijnbouw, 66,165-176 (1987)
 
Janos Urai, Chris Spiers, H. J. Zwart, G. S. Lister
Weakening of rock salt by water during long-term creep. Includes photo on cover. Nature, 324(6097),554-557 (1986)
 

Abstracts

Guillaume Desbois, Janos Urai, Peter A. Kukla, Uwe Wollenberg, Fabian Perez-Willard, Zsolt Radi, Sandor Riholm
Distribution of brine in grain boundaries during static recrystallization in wet, synthetic halite: insight from Broad Ion Beam sectioning and SEM observation at cryogenic temperature. EGU General Assembly. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, pp. EGU2011-1943. Room 28 / Mon, 04 Apr, 14:15-14:30, oral (2011)
 
Heijn van Gent, Frank Strozyk, Janos Urai, Martin de Keijzer
Seismic interpretation of the internal geometry of the Zechstein evaporites - Large scale structures and internal stability. EGU General Assembly. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, pp. EGU2011-2265. Room 22 / Wed, 06 Apr, 13:30-17:00, / Room 22 / Wed, 06 Apr, 13:30-17:00. (2011)
 
Janos Urai, Peter Kukla, Heijn van Gent, Steffen Abe, Shiyuan Li, Guillaume Desbois, Johannes Schoenherr, Zsolt Schléder, Lars Reuning, and several additional authors .
Internal Dynamics of salt structures. Alpine Salt 2011: A workshop on Alpine Evaporites, Salzburg, Austria. 31 March. Invited Talk (2011)
 
Heijn van Gent, Janos Urai, Martin de Keijzer, Frank Strozyk
The internal geometry of the Zechstein - Seismic interpretation of coeval extension and compression. GeoDarmstadt 2010, Darmstadt, Germany, 10-13 October 2010, Hoppe, Röhling, Schütz (eds) Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, v (2010)
 
Janos Urai, Peter Kukla, Heijn van Gent, Steffen Abe, Guillaume Desbois, Johannes Schönherr, Zsolt Schléder, Lars Reuning, Stephan Becker
Internal Dynamics of Salt Structures. GeoDarmstadt 2010, Darmstadt, Germany, 10-13 October 2010, Hoppe, Röhling, Schütz (eds) Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, vol. 68, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, 5 (2010)
 
Janos Urai, Peter A. Kukla, Heijn van Gent, Steffen Abe, Shiyuan Li, Guillaume Desbois, Johannes Schoenherr, Zsolt Schleder, Lars Reuning, Stephan Becker
The internal dynamics of salt structures. TSK 13 (Workshop), Frankfurt am Main. (2010)
 
Stephan Becker, Lars Reuning, Peter A. Kukla, Steffen Abe, Shiyuan Li, Janos Urai, Suleiman Farqanu, Zuwena Rawahi
Understanding Reservoir Quality in Ara Stringers (South Oman Salt Basin): Diagenetic Relationships in Space and Time. AAPG Geo 2010 Middle East, Bahrain. (2010)
 
Heijn van Gent, Janos Urai, Martin de Keijzer
The 3D geometry of the Zechstein Z3 carbonate/anhydrite member: implications for the study of salt structures and hydro-carbon production agu san francisco 2009. Eos Trans. AGU, San Fransisco, CA, USA, 90 (52) Fall Meet. Suppl., T33C-1931. (2009)
 
Heijn van Gent, Janos Urai, Martin de Keijzer
The 3D geometry of the Zechstein Z3 carbonate/anhydrite member: implications for the study of salt structures and hydro-carbon production. AGU 90, Fall Meet. (2009)
 
Heijn van Gent, Janos Urai, Peter A. Kukla
The 3D Geometry of the Zechstein Z3 Carbonate/Anhydrite Member: Implications for Salt Dynamics and Hydrocarbon Production. AAPG International Conference & Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa, October 26-29, 2008. (2008)
 
Oliver Schenk, Janos Urai
Microstructural Evolution and Grain Boundary Structure During Static Recrystallization in Synthetic Polycrystals of Sodium Chloride Containing Saturated Brine. AGU Fall Meeting, San Fransisco, California, 8-12 December 2003, 84 (46), T42A-0284. (2003)
 

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