Sedimentary Basins Research Group @ UL Lafayette
Dr Davide Oppo, Assistant Professor of Sedimentology, leads the Sedimentary Basins Research Group at UL Lafayette

Welcome to the Sedimentary Basins Research Group in the School of Geosciences at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Our research focuses on natural seepage of deep fluids and sediment dynamics along continental margins, with hints of petroleum geology

What we're up to:

After a little bit of time, I’m pleased to see on-line the paper I was working on during the last year! Together with Martin Hovland, we used multi-channel 3D and 2D seismic data to investigate the role of methane seepage during the initial phase of growth of isolated carbonate build-ups in the NW offshore of… Read More

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I can certainly say that the GSA 2018 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis has been a success for the Sedimentary Basins Research Group! Great work of all my attending students in presenting their research results to a varied and a numerous number of attendees. Next step, AGU 2018 in Washington DC!  

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It’s almost time to pack for the 2018 GSA Meeting in Indianapolis! A new student poster has been added to the list: Grace Stone*, Raphael Gottardi and Davide Oppo (2018) – A Geochemical Analysis of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (Upper Cretaceous) Core Recovered from Eads Poitevent et al. #1 Do not forget to have look also… Read More

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Let’s welcome Zachary Lukaszeski in our group! Zachary got his BS in Geological Engineering from the University of Mississippi (2013) and soon after he started working for Halliburton as a logging geologist in the deep water Gulf of Mexico. Zachary is now pursuing a MS in Petroleum Geology at the School of Geosciences of UL Lafayette. His thesis project will investigate… Read More

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Applications are now being accepted for the new PhD program in Earth and Energy Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette! This new program prepares students to embrace an inter- and multi-disciplinary understanding of issues central to meeting the energy and environmental challenges of today and the future. For more information, see here! Download the Curriculum Application Deadlines Fall:… Read More

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I’m very pleased to be named Professor of the Month by the students at Theta Xi. It is always rewarding to see that the constant efforts made to be a better teacher are working and are recognized by the students. Thank you guys! D.

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Student research opportunities

We're always looking for students that are interested to work with us! Reach out today and find out if you are eligible to participate in one of our projects!

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