Field Trips

During the days surrounding the conference and exhibition, we offer you the opportunity to join one of our exciting, informative and enjoyable field trips.

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Faults and Folds in Oslo Region Sunday 9 June 2024

The Cambro-Silurian (Palaeozoic) sedimentary rocks of the Oslo Region record two major Palaeozoic tectonic events – SE-directed thrusting during the Caledonian orogeny and E-W-directed extension during the formation of the Permo-Carboniferous Oslo Rift.

In this field trip, we are going to look at deformation structures (faults and folds) at different scales in Oslo region.

The first stop includes Huk in Bygdøy, which present small to medium size structures, while the second stop in Nesodden presents a segment of a large-scale fault (Oslofjorden Fault).

Field Trip Leaders:

  • Anita Torabi (University of Oslo)
  • Elin Skurtveit (NGI – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute) 
  • Sofie Hildegard Ryen (University of Oslo)
  • Abhisek Basa (University of Oslo)

 

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Oslo’s Natural History Museum Sunday 9 June 2024

The new geological and paleontological exhibitions at the Natural History Museum in Oslo were opened in 2022. The spectacular displays, covering more than 2000 square meters, are housed in a beautiful building restored to its 1917 splendor. The modern exhibits in historical surroundings have received several prestigious awards and have made NHM into one of the major tourist attractions in Oslo. Awarded “Museum of the year 2023” by the Norwegian Museum Association.

A two-hour guided tour of the museum will be led by senior scientific staff. We will introduce both the objects and the ideas behind the exhibition design.

The museum is situated inside the Botanical Garden. The local geology can be visited just outside the Garden: A “field excursion” in the area around the Botanical Garden, lasting a maximum of two hours, giving a practical introduction to the varied geology and paleontology of the Oslo region through road cuts and other rock exposures. The stops on the walking route include Cambrian and Ordovician sedimentary rocks and fossils, Permian magmatic rocks, and glacial (ice-age) landforms.

Field Trip Leaders:

  • Hans Arne Nakrem (Natural History Museum)
  • Øyvind Hammer (University of Oslo, Natural History Museum)
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Hovedøya Monday 10 June 2024

Cambrosilurian succession of the Oslo Region including some insights on Caledonian and Permian deformation

The island of Hovedøya is only 5 minutes sailing from the Oslo harbor and the Askerhus castle. Mooring on the northern corner, delegates will walk across the southern part of the island, focusing on three uppermost Ordovician formations: Skogerholmen, Husbergøya and Langøyene. Along the walk, the group will pass the ruins of a Cistercian monastery dating back to 1147 which was destroyed after the reformation in Norway in 1536.

We will have lunch at the café by the monastary. Afterwards we will look at the transition between Ordovician and Silurian systems, Silurian strata being exposed in the southeastern part of the Island.

The explanations given by the guides will include some information on the formation of nodules limestones and their inferred significance as paleo-climate indicators. The geological development of the Oslo Region will be discussed, with focus on its evidence for tectonic inheritance and plate tectonic palaeo-climate interaction.

Field Trip Leaders: 

  • Nicola Kerstin Møller – Lead Geologists Equinor
  • Morten Bergan – Geological Society of Norway (NGF) / Rutilus1 Bergan AS.
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ECCSEL Svelvik CO2 Field Lab Monday 10 June 2024

The ECCSEL Svelvik CO2 Field Lab is a small-scale laboratory for rapid and cost-efficient development and testing of technologies for quantitative geophysical monitoring. It is situated in an easily accessible geological environment and fills the gap between bench laboratory experiments and pilots. Due to its size, the controlled environment, and the potential of repeatable experiments, the field laboratory provides excellent possibilities to perform a wide range of studies of geophysical monitoring methods and equipment.

During the field trip, participants will be split into groups and guided to several different posts:

  • The water/gas/tracer injection facilities
  • The control and instrument cabin (including the fibre-optic panel and interrogator system)
  • The monitoring wells and cross-well monitoring system
  • The injection well and leakage monitoring setup
  • Geology stop
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Field Trip Leaders:

  • Michael Jordan (Senior Researcher, SINTEF),
  • Peder Eliasson (Research Manager, SINTEF) + several others.
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CCS: Herøya Industripark Friday 14 June 2024

The tour will kick-off with an introduction session about the main facility, followed by a tour of the park where the group can get an overview of companies engaged in the energy transition and then end with the tour of the Equinor facility focused on CO2 capture transport and sequestration.

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  • Eirik Lunde (Equinor)
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Shearwater and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) Technology Centers Friday 14 June 2024

NGI facilities will be the opportunity to witness geotechnical testing that can measure behavior of geomaterials when subjected to the loads that come from planned constructions such as buildings, roads, tunnels, platforms, and the like.

The Shearwater Technology and Innovation Center will guide you to the development of products to be used in geophysical data acquisition.

Field Trip Leaders:

  • Alexander Matrosov (Shearwater)
  • Maarten Vanneste (NGI)
  • Thomas Elboth (Shearwater)
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Impressions from Madrid 2022 field trips