Salt-tectonics 2018 Menu


11 February, Sunday

9:00 – 14:30    Guided tour in the old city of Jerusalem (Optional - Free) –

Meeting point - Crown Plaza Hotel

14:30 – 16:30  Shuttle bus, Jerusalem - Ein Boqeq (Optional - Free) –

Meeting point - Crown Plaza Hotel

16:30 – 19:00  Registration / Check in

18:00 – 19:00             Icebreaker

19:00 – 20:30  Dinner

20:30 – 22:00  Free beer, mingling


12 February, Monday

7:00 – 8:00      Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30     Opening ceremony, honoring Martin Jackson

8:30 - 9:45      Salt in passive Atlantic margins (Convener – Chris Jackson)

8:30-8:45 New evidence of diapir piercement onto the ocean floor, Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. Uri Schattner, Francisco José Lobo, Marga García, and Michel Michaelovitch de Mahiques

8:45-9:00 Influence of base-salt topography on differential translation and salt tectonics in the São Paulo Plateau, Santos Basin, Brazil. Leonardo Muniz Pichel, Frank Peel, Christopher A.-L. Jackson, Mads Huuse

9:00-9:15 The influence of base salt relief on the structural evolution of salt and overburden: case study from the outer Kwanza Basin, offshore Angola. Sian Evans, Christopher A.-L. Jackson

9:15-9:30 Salt tectonics in extensional strike-slip settings in the deep water Campos Basin, offshore Brazil: analogies with the Dead Sea and Zagros fold belt in Iran. Webster Mohriak, Stephanie Wischer

9:30-9:45 How, where and when do radial faults grow near salt diapirs? observations from the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. Alexander J. Coleman, Christopher A.-L. Jackson, Oliver B. Duffy, Maria A. Nikolinakou

9:45 – 10:15    Coffee break


10:15 - 12:15              Exposed diapirs and halokinetic sequences (Convener – Mark Rowan)

10:15-10:30 Salt welds in outcrop: deformation at a range of scales. Mark G. Rowan1, Thomas E. Hearon IV, Oskar Vidal Royo, Mark P. Fischer, Nicholas J. Williams, Katherine A. Giles, Timothy F. Lawton, Oriol Ferrer

10:30-10:45 Salt Tectonics in the Sivas Basin (Turkey): Outstanding seismic analogues. Jean-Claude Ringenbach, Jean-Paul Callot and the Sivas Group

10:45-11:00 Holocene rising rate of Mount Sedom salt diapir: comparison of independent results. Amos Frumkin, Shachak Pe’eri

11:00-11:15 Halokinetic sequences in carbonate depositional settings: the case-study of the Bakio diapir (Basque-Cantabrian basin, northern Spain). Johann Poprawski

11:15-11:30 Characterization and evolution of an exposed megaflap and expulsion-rollover structure flanking Witchelina diapir, Willouran Ranges, South Australia. Gannaway, C. Evelyn, Katherine A. Giles, Mark G. Rowan, Thomas E. Hearon IV, J. Carl Fiduk

11:30-11:45 Revealing the internal flow of salt structures using anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility. Richardson, C. Jack, G. Ian Alsop, Craig Magee, Marco Maffione and Carl T. E. Stevenson

11:45-12:00 Rock salt flow along a strain gradient in deeply eroded extrusive salt diapir (Kuh-e-Namak, Dashti, Iran). Prokop Závada, Karl Schulmann, Ondrej Lexa, Janos Urai, Guillaume Desbois, Matěj Machek, Zuzana Kratinová, Vladimír Kusbach

12:00-12:15 Spatial and temporal patterns of newly recognized halokinetic features in the Paradox Salt Basin, Utah and Colorado, USA. Katherine A. Giles, Jessica Thompson Jobe, Mark G. Rowan, Thomas E. Hearon IV, Bruce Trudgill, Richard P. Langford

12:15 – 12:30 General discussion

12:30- 13:45   Lunch

13:45 – 14:15 (Invited) The Dead Sea Transform – tectonic setting, history and structure. Zvi Garfunkel

14:15 – 15:30 Salt tectonics in the Mediterranean Sea (Convener – Virginie Gaullier)

14:15-14:30 Thin-skinned salt tectonics as a response to crustal movements in a recent convergent setting. Bruno C. Vendeville, Virginie Gaullier, Jacques Déverchère

14:30-14:45 Salt tectonics and thin-skin contractional deformation in the Deep Levant Basin. Thomai Anagnostoudi, Uri Schattner, and Michael Lazar

14:45-15:00 Salt tectonics in the Levant Basin. Zohar Gvirtzman

15:00-15:15 Direct calibration of the kinematics of a thick salt sheet during plate-scale gravity driven deformation. Joe Cartwright, Chris Kirkham, Claudia Bertoni, Karyna Rodriguez, Neil Hodgson

15:15-15:30 Early rise and contractional reactivation of distal salt diapirs in the western Mediterranean: a new two-step scenario. Virginie Gaullier, Bruno C. Vendeville, Françoise Sage, Laurence Droz, Johanna Lofi

15:30-17:00    Posters session + Coffee break



17:00 – 18:15 Salt dissolution and caprocks (Convener – Katherine Giles)

17:00-17:15 Characterization and geochemistry of lateral carbonate caprock associated with the Gypsum Valley salt wall, Paradox Basin, Colorado: Evidence supporting the drape-fold model for lateral caprock emplacement. Poe Piper, Katherine Giles, Benjamin Brunner, Troy Rasbury, James Edmond

17:15-17:30 Origin of the ‘Rim Dolomite’ at the salt-sediment interface of Patawarta salt sheet, Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Rachelle Kernen, Katherine Giles, Piper Poe, Joseph Carl Fiduk, Thomas E. Hearon IV, Mark G. Rowan, Benjamin Brunner

17:30-17:45 Limits on solute transport in an actively deforming terrestrial salt system, Canyonlands Utah, USA. Karl Mueller, Nadine Reitman, Katherine Kravtiz, Shemin Ge

17:45-18:00 Dissolution of Pennsylvanian salt causes regional collapse of the landscape in Colorado, USA. Robert M. Kirkham.

18:00-18:15 Internal structure and composition of megabreccias derived from dissolution of salt walls and domes in the Central African copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo. Murray W. Hitzman

18:15 – 18:45 General discussion

18:45 – 19:00  Instructions for the fieldtrip (Ian & Rami)

19:00 – 20:30  Dinner

20:30 – 22:00 Poster session, free beer + mingling


13 February, Tuesday

6:30 – 7:15      Breakfast

7:15 – 17:00   Field trip – Bus (Rami Weinberger, Ian Alsop, Amos Frumkin, Elchanan Zucker, Tsafrir Levi, Shmulik Marco)

19:00 – 20:30  Dinner

20:30 – 22:00 Poster session, free beer + mingling


14 February, Wednesday

7:00 – 8:00      Breakfast

8:00 – 9:15     Salt in contractional settings  (Convener – Josep Anton Muñoz)

8:00-8:15 Role of salt in the hyperextended and inverted margins of the Mesozoic Pyrenean rift. Pierre Labaume, Antonio Teixell

8:15-8:30 Halokinetic deformations and contractional megaflaps related to the evolution of detachment folds to diapirs on multi-layered evaporitic sequences: Experimental results and application to the Ebro Foreland Basin (Iberian Peninsula). Oriol Ferrer, Oriol Pla, Eduard Roca, Josep Anton Muñoz, Oscar Gratacós

8:30-8:45 Salt diapirism in compression: a reassessment of the fold-and-thrust belt of the Southern Pyrenees from the perspective of salt tectonics. Laura Burrel, Antonio Teixell

8:45-9:00 Salt tectonics in fold and thrusts belts: examples from case studies and analogue modelling. Josep Anton Muñoz, Eduard Roca, Oriol Ferrer, Mark Rowan, Esther Izquierdo, Oriol Pla, Núria Carrera, Pablo Santolaria, Pablo Granado and Oscar Gratacos

9:00-9:15 Fluid-assisted, evaporate-enhanced décollements: localized brittle-plastic transitions. Robert D. Hatcher, Jr.

9:15 – 10:00   Posters session + Coffee break

10:00 – 11:30 Numerical modeling, analogue models, and mechanics of salt systems  (Convener – Michael Hudec)

10:00-10:15 The role of salt as a basal and intermediate decollements in fold-thrust belts. Hemin Koyi

10:15-10:30 Why do squeezed diapir provinces have such variable structural styles? Oliver B. Duffy, Tim P. Dooley, Michael R. Hudec, Christopher A-L. Jackson, Naiara Fernandez

10:30-10:45 Bricks, ellipses, and hourglasses: a tale of contrasting welding during shortening. Tim P. Dooley, Martin P. A. Jackson and Michael R. Hudec

10:45-11:00 Why do minibasins tilt? A 2D numerical study of the bowl-to-wedge transition in minibasins., Naiara Fernandez, Michael Hudec

11:00-11:15 Numerical modelling study of mechanisms of mid-basin salt canopy evolution and their potential applications to the NW Gulf of Mexico. Sofie Gradmann, Christopher Beaumont

11:15-11:30 Stress, deformation and failure associated with salt-sheet emplacement. Maria A Nikolinakou, Mahdi Heidari, Michael R Hudec, Peter B Flemings

11:30 – 12:00  Coffee break

12:00- 13:00 Central Europe salt basins  (Convener – Piotr Krzywiec)

12:00-12:15 New Data Compilation and Assessment of Northern Germany’s Salt Structures: Correlations between Distribution, External Shapes, Internal Structures, and Genesis. Lukas Pollok, Sascha Gast, Markus Hölzner

12:15-12:30 Salt deposition during Middle Miocene Badenian Salinity Crisis as a complex combination of glacio-eustatic sea-level lowering and tectonic activity of the Carpathians. Krzysztof Bukowski

12:30-12:45 Interaction between basement faulting, diapirism and cover deformation in inverted sedimentary basins – integration of geological, seismic and analogue modelling data. Stanislaw Burliga, Hemin A. Koyi , Piotr Krzywiec

12:45-13:00 “Salty” versus “non-salty” inversion tectonics and its control on depositional systems – Late Cretaceous evolution of the Polish Basin. Piotr Krzywiec, Łukasz Grzybowski, Aleksandra Stachowska

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:00 (Invited) From evaporation to evaporites: Novel observations and concepts from the Dead Sea, the modern analog for deep halite-depositing basins (Nadav Lensky)

15:00 – 16:30 Mechanics and mechanisms of salt systems  (Convener – Janos Urai)

15:00-15:15 Salt deformation and fluid flow in tectonic deformation and in engineered structures: natural laboratories, analogue and numerical models, rheology and microstructural evolution: towards a unified model. Janos L. Urai

15:15-15:30 Ediacaran to recent Salt Tectonics in Oman – an integrated approach unravelling salt deformation mechanisms. Kukla, Peter, Janos Urai, Lars Reuning, Stefan Becker, Johannes Schoenherr

15:30-15:45 Diapirs or convection cells in the type salt canopy of Central Iran? Chris Talbot, Nastaran Abdolmaleki

15:45-16:00 Topographic influence on the three-dimensional mechanics of a salt system, Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Kravitz, Katherine, Karl Mueller, Phaedra Upton

16:00-16:15 Can deep mantle processes influence regional salt tectonics? Gillian Apps, Alex Bump, Tim P. Dooley

16:15-16:30  Seismic imaging in and around salt bodies. Ian Davison and Ian F. Jones

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 18:30 Salt in the Gulf of Mexico  (Convener – Van Mount)

17:00-17:15 Subsurface expression of a tertiary salt weld from the Gulf of Mexico. Christopher A-L. Jackson, Yue Zhang, Donald Herron, Peter Fitch

17:15-17:30 Salt interpretation for velocity model building using long offset multi-WAZ data – improving the subsalt image in eastern Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico. Dan Chaikin

17:30-17:45 Reassessment of the deposition of the Louann Saline Giant – a deepwater basin with extreme rates of precipitation? Frank Peel

17:45-18:00 A reversal in the roles of salt and sediment in the northern Gulf of Mexico: the rare effect of allochthonous salt advancement and inflation on over-pressured sediment. Carl Fiduk

18:00-18:15 Structural Configuration and Evolution of Subsalt Hydrocarbon Traps adjacent to Salt Walls in the Deepwater northern Gulf of Mexico. Van Mount, Scott Wilkins, Brian Lindsey, Todd Butaud, Peter Gamwell, Todd Fowler, Carlos Morris, Haryanto Adiguna, Lara Heister, Byron McDonald

18:15-18:30 Upper Jurassic structure and evolution of the Yucatan and Campeche subbasins, southern Gulf of Mexico. Michael R. Hudec

18:30 – 19:00 General discussion

19:00 – 19:15  Instructions for the fieldtrip (Ian & Rami)

19:15 – 20:30  Dinner

20:30 – 22:00 Poster session, free beer


15 February, Thursday

6:30 – 7:00      Breakfast

7:00 – 17:00   Field trip – 4x4 vehicles (Rami Weinberger, Ian Alsop, Amos Frumkin, Elchanan Zucker, Tsafrir Levi, Shmulik Marco)

19:00 – 20:30  Dinner

20:30   Free evening, free beer, walk along the Dead Sea Esplanade


16 February, Friday

7:00 – 7:45      Breakfast / checkout

8:00 – 11:00    Guided tour at Masada (including cable car up/down)

11:00 – 12:00  Light brunch

12:00 – 14:00  Jerusalem (Crown Plaza hotel)

14:00 – 15:00  Ben-Gurion airport

15:00 – 16:00  Tel Aviv


List of Posters

  1. The role of a basement fault and lithological heterogeneity in evolution of a salt structure during basin extension and inversion – numerical modelling result Burliga Stanislaw, Marta Adamuszek, Marcin Dabrowski
  2. Shortening of diapir provinces: translation, tilting and rotation of minibasins in isolated minibasin systems Dooley Tim P., Michael R. Hudec, Oliver B. Duffy and Naiara Fernandez
  3. Shortening of salt basins containing isolated diapirs: a synthesis and new insights Duffy Oliver B., Tim P. Dooley, Michael R. Hudec, Christopher A-L. Jackson, Naiara Fernandez
  4. The righting moment of minibasins: a simple stability analysis of subsiding minibasins Fernandez Naiara, Michael R. Hudec
  5. Relationships between salt/overburden thickness and salt structures deformation patterns during extension and subsequent inversion of a domino-style basement fault system Ferrer Oriol, Ken McClay
  6. Basement inheritance and salt tectonics in the SE Barents Sea: Insights from new potential field data Gernigon Laurent, Marco Broenner, Marie-Andrée Dumais, Sofie Gradmann, Arne Grønlie, Aziz Nasuti, David Roberts
  7. Fractal-like thickness and topography of the salt layer in a pillows province of the southern North Sea Hernandez Karina, Neil C. Mitchell, Mads Huuse
  8. A decadal snapshot of displacement length scaling and linkage of creeping faults in an extensional salt system using interferometric synthetic aperture radar Kravitz Katherine, Karl Mueller, Masato Furuya, Kristy Tiampo
  9. Origin, characteristics, and distribution of intrasalt non-halite stratal packages at Patawarta diapir, Flinders Ranges, South Australia Kernen Rachelle, Katherine Giles, Mark G. Rowan
  10. Miocene evaporites of the Carpathian foredeep basin and their role in compressional tectonics - 250 years perspective Krzywiec Piotr, Aleksandra Stachowska, Mateusz Kufrasa, Łukasz Słonka
  11. Stable isotope geochemistry of caprock from Damon Mound, TX: A closed system within a dynamic setting? Labrado Amanda, Benjamin Brunner, Piper Poe, Katherine Giles, Stefano M. Bernasconi
  12. Classification of caprock associated with salt diapirs Poe Piper, Katherine Giles, Benjamin Brunner, Rachelle Kernen, Amanda Labrado, Kevin Lerer
  13. Salt growth in the Basque-Cantabrian basin (northern Spain): a review Poprawski, Yohann
  14. Surface-piercing salt domes in Oman: A window into the deep subsurface of the Ghaba Salt Basin Reuning Lars, Johannes Schoenherr, Janos L. Urai, Peter A. Kukla
  15. The early life of a salt giant: syndepositional basement faulting in the Zechstein of NE Netherlands Urai Janos L., Alexander F. Raith, Raúl Michalón, Marco A. S. Alqucira and Jessica Barabasch
  16. Glaciers of salt or deformed gypsum rich caprock? A new perspective on the episodic halokinesis in the eastern Fars province, Iran Závada Prokop, Jiří Bruthans, Sadegh Adine, Mohammad Zare
  17. Internal structure and the uplift of the Sedom salt wall revealed by a deformed solution surface Zucker Elchanan, Amos Frumkin, Amotz Agnon, Ram Weinberger
  18. Salt tectonics on the Eastern Sardinian Margin (Western Tyrrhenian Sea): A proxy to reveal recent post-rift crustal tectonics Lymer Gaël, Bruno C. Vendeville, Virginie Gaullier, Frank Chanier, Morgane Gaillard