Research in the department focuses on subsurface earth science and its deeper time record.

To the department’s traditional strengths in petroleum geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geochemistry we have recently added significant expertise in geophysics, tectonics, structural geology to form a major research team with the goal to elucidate geological processes in sedimentary basins and their underpinning tectonics.  

Research in both groups is supported by excellent research facilities in a number of laboratories. 

Research Groups

Research is undertaken by two research groups with jointly run research projects: