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ADRIANO MAZZINI


NEWS 2014


June 2014.   Fieldwork to Indonesia to sample the Lusi eruption, the Watukosek escarpment and explore and sample new mud volcanoes in central Java.


May 2014.   Fieldwork to Iran to explore and sample undocumented mud volcano structures in Golastan (NW Iran)
 
NEWS 2013



December 2013.
  Presentation of data on the giant Troll pockmark field. "Gas migration and carbon capture in one of the World's largest pockmark fields, the Norwegian North Sea". AGU conference in San Francisco

November-December 2013.   Fieldwork to Indonesia to test the freshly constructed Lusi drone over the Lusi eruption site. The multipourpose hexacopter can acquire video and photogrammetry surveys as well as measure temperature and complete remote-controlled sampling of mud, water and gas from the erupting crater.


November.   Invited speaker at the Geology Department of University Padjadjaran in Bandung, Indonesia, presenting data on: "The Training Through research programme: challenges and future plans" and "Mud volcanism, an overview"

September 2013: VS13 cruise (Vent complexes, coral mounds and seeps in Vestbrona, offshore Norway).

May 2013. The Lusi Lab Project and the CEED. ResearchCentre. Indonesian Petroleum Association Convention and Exhibition, 15-17 May, Jakarta Indonesia.

May 2013. Fieldwork to Indonesia to monitor and sample the Lusi eruption site and the Mt. Pandan feature.

May 2013. Invited speaker at LIPI Institute Bandung, Indonesia, presenting data on: "The Training Through research programme 1991-2012" and "The mysterious Lusi eruption: achieved results and future challenges ".

May 2013. Invited speaker at Statoil Jakarta, Indonesia, presenting data on: "The Training Through research programme 1991-2012" and "The mysterious Lusi eruption: achieved results and future challenges".

March 2013.
New manuscripts describing 4D imaging of fracturing in organic-rich shales during heating:
Panahi, H., Kobchenko, M., Renard, F., Mazzini, A., Scheibert, J., Dysthe, D., Jamtveit, B., Malthe-Sorenssen, A., and Meakin, P., 2013, A 4D Synchrotron X-Ray-Tomography Study of the Formation of Hydrocarbon-Migration Pathways in Heated Organic-Rich Shale: Spe Journal, v. 18, no. 2, p. 366-377.

April 2013. Mazzini, A., Scholtz, F., Hensen, C., Svensen, H., Planke, S., 2013.  The mysterious Lusi eruption: the origin of water and future challenges. European Geological Union, 07–12 April, Vienna, Austria

February 2013.
Invited speaker at the University of Bonn, Germany. "The mysterious Lusi eruption: achieved results and future challenges"

January 2013. New manuscripts describing new findings in U/Pb radiometric ages and the significance of the Chachil Limestone during Early Jurassic evolution of southwestern Gondwana:
H.A. Leanza, A. Mazzini, F. Corfu, E.J. Llambías, H. Svensen, S. Planke, O. Galland, 2013. The Chachil Limestone (Pliensbachianeearliest Toarcian) Neuquén Basin, Argentina: UePb age calibration and its significance on the Early Jurassic evolution of southwestern Gondwana. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 42, 171-185


NEWS 2012


December 2012: Invited speaker at the AGU conference in San Francisco presenting "The LUSI LAB project: a multidisciplinary study of focussed fluid flow".

November 2012: Fieldwork to Indonesia to monitor and sample the Lusi eruption site and present the 2013 Lusi Lab project.

August-September 2012: EGS12 cruise (seepages and ancient sedimentary outcrops in East Greenland).

June 2012. Winner of the ERC-STG-2012 with the project: LUSI LAB
"Lusi: a unique natural laboratory for multidisciplinary studies of focussed fluid flow in sedimentary basins"

 
May 2012: M87/2 COSY cruise (Geological processes in the Giant Gjallar Vent and the Vøring Plateau, Norwegian Sea) R/V Meteor

May 2012. New manuscripts on oceanographic and topographic steering affecting the growth of the Porcupine Bank Canyon coral mounds:
Mazzini, A., Akhmetjanov, A. M., Monteys, X., and Ivanov, M., 2011, The Porcupine Bank Canyon coral mounds: oceanographic and topographic steering of deep-water carbonate mound development and associated phosphatic deposition: Geo Marine Letters, v. 32, no. 3, p. 205-225.


January 2012. Invited speaker at GEOMAR, Germany. Evolution and triggering dynamics of the 2006 Lusi eruption.  A new hydrothermal scenario.

.January 2012. New manuscripts describing the hydrothermal scenario of the Lusi eruption (Indonesia) and its connection with the neighbouring Arjuno-Welirang volcanic complex:
Mazzini, A., Etiope, G., and Svensen, H., 2012, A new hydrothermal scenario for the 2006 Lusi eruption, Indonesia. Insights from gas geochemistry: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 317-318, no. 0, p. 305-318.


NEWS 2011

December 2011. New manuscripts on tomography studies of primary migration:
Kobchenko, M., Panahi, H., Renard, F., Dysthe, D., Malthe-Sorenssen, A., Mazzini, A., Scheibert, J., Jamtveit, B., and Meakin, P., 2011, 4D imaging of fracturing in organic-rich shales during heating: Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1029/2011JB008565.

August 2011: EGS11 cruise (seepages and ancient sedimentary outcrops in East Greenland)

June 2011. New manuscripts on geochemistry studies and flux rates of venting at Salton Sea:

Mazzini, A., Svensen, H., Etiope, G., Onderdonk, N., Banks, D., 2011. Fluid origin, gas fluxes and plumbing system in the sediment-hosted Salton Sea Geothermal System (California, USA). Journal of volcanology and geothermal research 205, 67-83.

June 2011. Fieldwork to Indonesia investigating the evolution of Lusi eruption site and the neighbouring volcanic arc

May 2011. Humanitus Lusi symposium: 40 years & beyond. Presentation of : "A link Between Lusi and the volcanic complex: insights from gas geochemistry"

May 2011.
New manuscripts on geomorphology studies of gryphon and pools (Salton Sea):

Onderdonk, N., Mazzini, A., Shafer, L. and Svensen, H., 2011. Controls on the geomorphic expression and evolution of gryphons, pools, and caldera features at hydrothermal seeps in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field, southern California. Geomorphology, 130(3-4): 327-342.

April 2011. Mazzini, A., Etiope, G., Svensen, H., 2011. Was the Lusi eruption triggered by volcanic intrusions? New insights from gas geochemistry. European Geological Union, 03–08 April, Vienna, Austria

NEWS 2010

 
August 2010. New manuscripts on palaeo climate studies:

 Mazzini, A., Svensen, H., Leanza, H.A., Corfu, F. and Planke, S., 2010. Early Jurassic shale chemostratigraphy and U-Pb ages from the Neuquén Basin (Argentina): Implications for the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 297(3-4): 633-645.

May 2010.Mazzini, A., Svensen, H., Leanza, H., Corfu, F., Planke, S., 2010. Early Jurassic shale chemostratigraphy and U-Pb ages from the Neuquén Basin (Argentina): implications for the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event. European Geological Union, 02–07 May, Vienna, Austria

February 2010. Panelist at the screening of "MUD MAX", the new documentary on Lusi Mud Volcano e mud volcanism in Java. 13 November, Sydney, Australia.

February 2010.
Fieldwork to Indonesia investigating the evolution of Lusi eruption site

January 2010. New manuscripts on pockmarks in eth Nyegga region (Norwegan Sea):
Ivanov, M., Mazzini, A., Blinova, V., Kozlova, E., Laberg, J.-S., Matveeva, T., Taviani, M. and Kaskov, N., 2010. Seep mounds on the Southern Vøring Plateau (offshore Norway). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27(6): 1235-1261.

January 2010. Presentation of data about the Salton Sea geothermal field, the Toarcian in Argentina and the the mud volcanism in Azerbaijan at the 29th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting Oslo, Norway 11.-13 January 2010


NEWS 2009

December 2009: Presentation of data about the Salton Sea hydrotheremal filed at the AGU  conference in San Francisco

November 2009.  Invited panelist at the screening of "MUD MAX", the new documentary on Lusi Mud Volcano e mud volcanism in Java. 13 November, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Azizona, USA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd8ZdQ2MPAQ

September 2009.  Editor of: Special Issue on MPG: Mazzini, A., 2009. Mud volcanism: Processes and implications. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26(9). (DOWNLOAD)

September 2009. New manuscripts on mud volcanism:

Mazzini, A., 2009. Mud volcanism: Processes and implications. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26(9): 1677-1680. DOWNLOAD

Mazzini, A., Nermoen, A., Krotkiewski, M., Podladchikov, Y., Planke, S. and Svensen, H., 2009a. Strike-slip faulting as a trigger mechanism for overpressure release through piercement structures. Implications for the Lusi mud volcano, Indonesia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26(9): 1751-1765. DOWNLOAD

Mazzini, A., Svensen, H., Planke, S., Guliyev, I., Akhmanov, G.G., Fallik, T. and Banks, D., 2009b. When mud volcanoes sleep: Insight from seep geochemistry at the Dashgil mud volcano, Azerbaijan. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26(9): 1704-1715. DOWNLOAD

Skinner Jr, J.A. and Mazzini, A., 2009. Martian mud volcanism: Terrestrial analogs and implications for formational scenarios. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26(9): 1866-1878. DOWNLOAD

August 2009: New manuscript on Salton Sea hydrothermal seepage field
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Svensen, H., Hammer, Ø., Mazzini, A., Onderdonk, N., Polteau, S., Planke, S. and Podladchikov, Y.Y., 2009. Dynamics of hydrothermal seeps from the Salton Sea geothermal system (California, USA) constrained by temperature monitoring and time series analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth), 114, B09201, doi:10.1029/2008JB006247. DOWNLOAD

March 2009. Field work to Dorset, UK, sampling and mapping organic rich shales.


NEWS 2008

December 2008:
Presentation of data about the Salton Sea hydrotheremal field at the AGU  conference in San Francisco
December 2008:
Field work to the Salton Sea hydrothermal seeps field.

October 2008: Presentation of data about Lusi mud volcano at the AAPG conference in South Africa

October 2008: Invited speaker the Goleogical Society conference in London presenting new Lusi mud volcano results

August 2008:
Presentation of data about Lusi mud volcano at the International Geological Congress in Oslo

June 2008:  New paper on mud volcanism and fluid seepage in teh Black Sea:
Complex plumbing systems in the near subsurface: geometries of authigenic carbonates from Dolgovskoy Mound (Black Sea) constrained by analogue experiments. Marine & Petroleum Geology 25(6): 457-472. DOWNLOAD

March-April 2008:  Fieldwork to Argentina investigating the Toarchian global warming in the Neuquen and Mendoza basins

March 2008:  Invited speaker at the Dutch Petroleum Geological Society  and at the Wintershall company in the Nederlands presenting data on the causes and triggers of Lusi mud volcano

February 2008:  Fieldwork to Indonesia investigating new mud volcanoes in the Java and Madura islands including Lusi eruption site

January 2008:  New paper on saucer-shaped sills "Saucer-shaped intrusions: Occurrences, emplacement and implications". Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 266(1-2): 195-204..DOWNLOAD



NEWS 2007

December 2007:  Filed work to the Salton Sea hydrothermal seeps field.

December 2007: chairman of session "Mud volcanoes and their eruption
dynamics"  (section V26 poster and oral ) at the AGU fall meeting 2007

September 2007: New paper describing the field results and the analyses from the LUSI eruption site, Java, Indonesia. "Triggering and dynamic evolution of the LUSI mud volcano, Indonesia". Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 261(3-4): 375-388. DOWNLOAD

September 2007: Invited speaker at the ESF-SEECAM workshop and at the Geoitalia 2007 Rimini Forum, presenting data on mud volcanism and gas hydrate discovery.

June 2007: Mazzini A., Svensen H., Planke S., Gisler G., Akhmanov G.G., Guliyev I., 2007, “Mud volcanism on Earth: analogue for Mars exploration?” 2nd International Workshop Exploring Mars and its Earth Analogues, 18-23 June, Trento, Italy. [HTML]

May2007: New paper on the discovery of gas hydrates in the Nyegga region (Norvwegian Margin) "Ivanov, M., Blinova, V., Kozlova, E., Westbrook, G., Mazzini, A., Minshull, T. and Nouzé, H., 2007. First sampling of gas hydrate from the Vøring Plateau. EOS, 88(19): 209-210."

May 2007: Mazzini, A., Svensen, H., Planke, S., Akhmanov, G.G., Guliyev, I., Johansen, H., Fallick, T. A window in the plumbing system dynamics of mud volcanoes (Azerbaijan), 20th Kongsberg Seminar 2007, Norway, 9-11 May.

April 2007: Mazzini. A., H. Svensen, A. Akhmanov, B.Istadi, S. Planke,2007. Pulsating and quasi-hydrothermal mud volcanism at LUSI, Indonesia. EGU, 15-21 Apriil, Vienna, Austria. [PDF]

February 2007: Field work in Indonesia, Java, Sidoarjo: LUSI eruption still ongoing

19-21 February 2007: Mazzini. A. “Pulsating mud volcanism at LUSI, Indonesia”. LUSI International Workshop, Jakarta, Indonesia

January 2007: A. Mazzini, M. Ivanov, H. Svensen, G.K. Westbrook, S. Planke, 2007, ”Gas hydrates and hydrocarbon-rich fluid seepage in the Vøring-Storegga region (Norwegian Sea): sampling and sea floor observations. Geo-marine research along Europen Continental Margins, UNESCO Conference, Bremen, Germany.


NEWS 2006

December 2006: Mazzini, A., Svensen, H., Planke, S., Akhmanov, G.G., Guliyev, I., Johansen, H., Fallick, T., 2006, Plumbing system dynamics of mud volcanoes (Azerbaijan), AGU, 1115 December, San Francisco, CA, USA. [PDF]

September 2006: Field work in Indonesia, East Java.  Mud volcano eruption in Sidoarjo.  Read more...

August 2006: New paper on the geochemistry of pockmark carbonates from the
Norwegian Sea. See "Publications" for download.

June 2006: TTR 16 Cruise, seepage structures in the Norwegian Sea (GALLERY)

May 2006: Field work in Trinidad and Tobago. Mud Volcanism in Southern Trinidad. (GALLERY)

June 2006: Implications for Sediment and Fluid Migration in Active Piercement Structures. “Mobile Shale Basins – Genesis, Evolution and Hydrocarbon Systems”, AAPG/GSTT, Hedberg Conference;  Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. [HTML]

April 2006: Sediment and fluid migration in mud volcanoes: Dashgil-Bakhar area, Azerbaijan EGU Conference, Vienna, Austria. [PDF]

February 2006: Geological Processes on deep water European margins”. UNESCO/IOC conference,  Moscow, Russia

January 2006: Field work in Azerbaijan. Mud Volcanism in the Dashgil peninsula. (GALLERY)