Deformable Plate Modelling

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PlateDEF Multi-Client Studies

High resolution regional plate reconstruction studies for the Arctic and North Atlantic from the recognized industry leaders in deformable plate modelling

Pre-commitments now available for Q4 2017: Central Atlantic including Nova Scotia-Morocco/Newfoundland-Iberia-Eastern Seaboard/West Africa Phase I

Jan 2016: Circum-Arctic and Barents Sea Phase I

July 2014: North Atlantic Phase II

Feb 2014: Baffin-Labrador-West Greenland Phase I

All PlateDEF studies are fully integrated and seamless and we work with you to ensure that you get the most out of them.


PlateDEF models quantify and accommodate the amount and direction of crustal stretching and shortening for key tectonic events around the continental margins.

PlateDEF studies are used to evaluate the tectonic development, basin geometry and depositional environments for key source rock and reservoir intervals.

PlateDEF studies and digital data have been used by oil and gas companies to reduce risk and evaluate licensing rounds in frontier and underexplored basins.

PlateDEF studies are invaluable aid to companies looking at areas such as the Barents Sea and the hyperextended basins of offshore Newfoundland, Ireland, UK, and Norway.

Upcoming Events

October 15-18 2017 - AAPG|SEG International Conference & Exhibition, London, UK

Ady, B. E. & Whittaker, R. C., A Palinspastic Deformable Plate Kinematic Model Offers New Perspectives on Paleozoic to Cenozoic Circum-Arctic Sedimentary Basin Evolution

Whittaker, R. C & Ady, B. E.., The Consequences of Hyperextension on Deep Water Basins: Examples from the North Atlantic and Circum-Arctic

Recent Publications

Ady, B. E. & Whittaker, R. C., (in press): A classification scheme for plate kinematic models and their applications: a palinspastic deformable margin model as an analytical tool to examine the influence of tectonic inheritance on the evolution of the North Atlantic and Labrador Sea margins (in Tectonic Evolution: 50 Years of the Wilson Cycle Concept, Geological Society of London Special Publication)

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