Detailed Programme

Updated: 27/Oct 2017

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Sunday, 29 Oct - Monday, 30 Oct - Tuesday 31 Oct - Wednesday, 01 Nov - Thursday, 02 Nov

Poster presentations

Sunday, 29 Oct


Registration (Conference Site)
Royal Apollonia Beach Hotel


Welcome Reception (By the pool)

Monday, 30 Oct


Registration (Conference Site)


Opening ceremony (Olympus Room)

Welcome address by Liviu Matenco and Fadi Nader: The International Lithosphere Program Task Force VI Sedimentary Basins - an introduction
Welcome address by Panos Papanastasiou (University of Cyprus)


Session 1: Dynamics of landscape evolution and its interaction with deep Earth processes
Chair: Fadi Henri Nader (IFPEN) and Panos Papanastasiou (UCY)


Keynote session 1. LIPs and cratons: Lithospheric structure of the intracratonic basins in Siberia
Irina M. Artemieva (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)


Magmatic underplating and continental rifting
Hans Thybo, Irina Artemieva


Styles of active deformation and earthquake behavior of reactivated failed rift: examples from the Toyama trough, the Sea of Japan back-arc basins
Tatsuya Ishiyama, Hiroshi Sato, Naoko Kato, Shin Koshiya, Makoto Matsubara, Susumi Abe


The origin of seismogenic source faults in the back-arc of the Japanese island arcs and their reactivation
Hiroshi Sato, Tatsuya Ishiyama, Naoko Kato, Susumu Abe, Shinji Kawasaki, Akinori Hashima, Anne Van Horne, Johan Claringbould, Makoto Matsubara


Coffee Break + Posters


Subduction initiation at passive margins: insights from analogue modelling
Antoine Auzemery, Ernst Willingshofer, Dimitrios Sokoutis, Jean-Pierre Brun


Linking orogenic deformation with processes active in forearc and back-arc sedimentary basins: examples from the Mediterranean systems
Liviu Matenco


Ancient Izanagi Slab found below eastern Asian continent
Shuwen Dong


Characterizing geothermal potential in Europe with lithosphere-scale 3D thermal and rheological models
Jon Limberger, Jan-Diederik van Wees, Magdala Tesauro, Jeroen Smit, Damien Bonté, Eszter Békési, Maarten Pluymaekers, Maartje Struijk, Mark Vrijlandt, Fred Beekman, Sierd Cloetingh


Making the lithosphere great again - A Global Geological Framework
Benjamin van Wyk de Vries, Dougal Jerram




Session 2. Coupling Earth observation methodologies to solid Earth dynamics
Chairs: Hans Thybo (University of Copenhagen) and Hiroshi Sato (University of Tokyo)


Keynote session 2. Joint application of thermo-mechanical and stratigraphic numerical modeling: the tectono-sedimentary evolution of asymmetric extensional basins
Attila Balazs, Liviu Matenco, Didier Granjeon, Sierd Cloetingh (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)


Temperature and compositional variations of the Australian upper mantle
Magdala Tesauro, Mikhail Kaban, Alan Aitken


About the role of isostatic processes in the formation of a sedimentary cover of Greater Caucasus, its folded structure and a mountainous uplift (the factor analysis)
Fedor Yakovlev, Yevgeni Gorbatov


Petroleum reservoir geomechanics modelling in the eastern Mediterranean basin
Nikolaos Markou, Panos Papanastasiou


Coffee Break + Posters


Session 3. Volcanism and related processes at all scales
Session 5. Geo-hazards and sustainable geo-resources
Chairs: Dimitrios Loukidis (University of Cyprus) and Chadi Abdallah (Lebanese NCSR)


Keynote session 3: Issues And Challenges In Deep Water Drilling
Vassilios Kelessidis (Petroleum Institute, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE)


Space-time evolution of a volcanic field in an extended region: the example of Campi Flegrei (Italy)
Maurizio Torrente, Pietro Iannace, Alfonsa Milia


On the fracture propagation direction induced in hydraulic fracturing and CO2 geological storage
Panos Papanastasiou


Flood Risk Assessment for Lebanon
Chadi Abdallah, Rouya Hdeib


Platforms and image processing techniques for discriminating landslides in Lebanon
Chadi Abdallah, Elsy Ibrahim, Jacques Harb, Dalia Abdelmassih, Fadi Hage Chehade


A review of analysis methods of geotechnical problems pertinent to offshore pipelines and the role of numerical simulations
Dimitrios Loukidis




End of Session - Dinner on your own

Tuesday, 31 Oct


Session 4a. Sedimentary Basin systems and geo-resources
Chairs: Ralf Littke (RWTH Aachen University) and François Baudin (UPMC)


Keynote session 4. Crustal structure and tectonic evolution along the African-Anatolian plate boundary offshore southern Cyprus.
Sönke Reiche (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)


The Sediment Story of Miocene Sands in the Levant Basin
M.K. Davis, J. Ortega, S. Fenton, B. Gergurich


Crustal modeling in the northern Levant basin based on seismic interpretation
Lama Inati, Fadi Henri Nader, Mathilde Adelinet, Jean-Claude Lecomte, Hermann Zeyen, Muhsen Elie Rahhal, Alexandre Sursock


Structural evolution of the SW Cyprus Belt compiled from onshore field observations and offshore seismic reflection profiles
Vasilis Symeou, Catherine Homberg, Fadi Henri Nader, Romain Darnault


Source rocks, thermal history, and petroleum systems of the east Mediterranean, onshore-offshore Lebanon
Samer Bou Daher, Ralf Littke, Fadi Henri Nader


Coffee Break + Posters


Geochemical and Petrographical Characterization of Potential Source Rock Intervals of Late Mesozoic to Cenozoic Age in the On- and Offshore Area of Cyprus
Sebastian Grohmann, Susanne Fietz, Fadi Henri Nader, Maria Fernanda Romero-Sarmiento, Ralf Littke, Francois Baudin


An experimental and modeling approach for the effectiveness of the hypersaline solutions' physical properties on the settling velocity of sands.
Konstantinos Albanakis, Angelos Mousouliotis


Consequences of the Messinian Salinity Crisis in clastics deposition in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin
Angelos Mousouliotis, Konstantinos Albanakis


Tectonic control on sedimentation: inferences from the Sorbas Basin (SE Spain)
Nevena Andrić, Liviu Matenco, Frits Hilgen, Hans de Bresser


Deformation bands in sedimentary basins: their role in structural analysis, depth-temperature-time determinations
Laszlo Fodor, B. Beke, J. Csizmeg, L. Millar, A. Petrik, E. Szőcs, K. Hips


Sedimentary evolution of the siliciclastic-calciturbidite Middle Eocene Gercus Formation, NE-Iraq; Active tectonism and igneous activity approach
Sa'ad Zeki Kader Al-Mashaikie




Session 4b. Sedimentary Basin systems and geo-resources
Chairs: Konstantinos Albanakis (Aristotle University Thessaloniki) and Efthymios Efthymiou (CHC, Cyprus)


Late Miocene ("post-rift") deformation patterns in the Pannonian basin: the mechanisms of kilometre-scale differential vertical movements
Laszlo Fodor, A. Balázs, F. Horváth, L. Matenco


Internal wave controlled slope angle and seafloor morphology at the Israel continental slope
Sönke Reiche, Christian Hübscher, Steve Brenner, Christian Betzler, John K Hall


The tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the Levant margin offshore Lebanon
Ramadan Ghalayini


Latest Edition of the Lebanese Lower Cretaceous Stratigraphy
Sibelle Maksoud, Bruno Granier, Raymond Gèze, Dany Azar


Coffee Break + Posters


Geodynamics of and synchronous infill of flexural basins: The Northern margin of the Levant Basin, onshore Southern Cyprus
Remy Deschamps, Nickolaos Papadimitriou, Christine Souque, Romain Darnault, Fadi Henri Nader, Christian Gorini, Vasilis Symeou, Catherine Homberg, Jean-Claude Lecomte


The Eratosthenes Carbonate Platform: An Explorationist's perspective
Efthymios Efthymiou


Seismic structure of the Maranhão-Barreirinhas-Ceará margin, NW Brazil, from the MAGIC wide-angle seismic experiment
Daniel Aslanian, Maryline Moulin, Philippe Schnürle, Alexandra Afilhado, Nuno Afonso Diaz, José Soares, Adriano Viana




Departure for Walking Tour to Limassol old center


Gala Banquet

Wednesday, 01 Nov


Session 6. Rock-fluids interactions in sedimentary basins
Chairs: Marta Gasparrini (IFPEN) and Katie M. Davis (Noble Energy, USA)


Keynote session 6. Innovative approaches of carbonate diagenesis quantification (Δ47 thermometry - U/Pb chronometry) - towards appraisal in geological modeling
Xavier Mangenot (IFPEN, France) Gasparrini, M., Montano, D., Bonifacie, M., Gerdes, A., Rouchon, V., Della Porta, G


A new workflow for assessing quantitative diagenesis and dynamic porosity/permeability evolution in reservoir rocks
Steven Claes, Fadi Henri Nader, Souhail Youssef


Natural sealed fractures from the Montney-Doig unconventional reservoirs tied to burial and tectonic history of the Western Canada foreland basin
Moh Belkacemi, Marta Gasparrini, Olivier Lacombe, Sébastien Rohais, Daniel Pillot, William Sassi, Tristan Euzen


MVT mineralization and associated hydrothermal dolomite in the upper Carboniferous - lower Permian Kinta Limestone (Perak, Malaysia): Field/microscopic observations, isotopic signatures and fluid inclusion studies
Mumtaz Muhammad Shah, Michael Poppelreiter, Askury Abd Kadir, Choong Chee-Meng


New insights on closed system dolomite recrystallization processes from clumped isotope (Δ47) thermometry and Laser Ablation U-Pb chronometry - Arab Fm. reservoirs (UAE)
Daniel Morad, Marta Gasparrini, Xavier Mangenot, Axel Gerdes, Magali Bonifacie, Sadoon Morad, Helge Hellevang, Fadi Henri Nader, Fatima Al Darmaki



Coffee Break


Session 7. New concepts and results on the East-Mediterranean geology
Chairs: Catherine Homberg (UPMC), Stelios Nicolaides (Ministry of Energy, Cyprus)


Keynote session 7. Integrated approach for tectono-sedimentary basin analysis of the Levant (East-Mediterranean region): Implications on petroleum potentials and exploration de-risking of frontier basins
Fadi Henri Nader (IFPEN, France)


Mesozoic clastics in Cyprus : an exhaustive sedimentologic and petrographic study may lead to refine proposed eastern mediterranean paleogeographic reconstructions
Christian Blanpied, Ludovic Mocochain, S. Revillon, JM Kluska, and E. Deloule 


Eratosthenes Seamount; The evolution of an isolated carbonate platform at a major plate boundary (offshore Cyprus)
Nikolas Papadimitriou, Gorini Christian, Fadi Henri Nader, Remy Deschamps, Aurelie Tassy


Crustal structure across the Cyprus arc plate boundary from the Eratosthenes Seamount to south Turkey from an amphibian wide-angle seismic profile
James Mechie, Christian Feld, Christian Hübscher, Jeremy Hall, Stelios Nicolaides, Cemil Gurbuz, Klaus Bauer, Keith Louden, Michael Weber


Deformation and metamorphism on the Northern Sporades: a field study from Skopelos and Alonnisos (Aegean Domain)
Kristof Porkolab, Ernst Willingshofer, Dimitrios Sokoutis, Iverna Creton, Dimitrios Kostopoulos


A geochemical study of siliceous ferromanganese rocks of the Mamonia Complex, SW Cyprus
Dimitrios Loukidis, Nikos Pasadakis, Eva Sotiropoulou, Kimon Christanis, Nikoletta Koulermou, Georgios Alevizos, Nikolaos Kallithrakas-Kontos


New deep seismic data in the Eastern Mediterranean / Levant province is paramount
Philippe Schnürle, Daniel Aslanian, Maryline Moulin, Marina Rabineau


Announcement of the IFP Energies Nouvelles Prize Winners for best presentations




Departure for Kourion and Paphos archaeological sites


Back to Limassol

Thursday, 02 Nov


Geological Field Trip

Departure from Limassol

Episkopi (MTD and Miocene Reefs)
Petra Trou Romiou (Mamonia Complex)
Hapotami (Agios Fotios Group)
Souskiou (Fasoula Formation)

Lunch – Archimandrita

Mount Olympus (Troodos)
Troodos National Forest Park

Return to Limassol

Poster presentations

  • Kinematic and depositional evolution of the External Dinarides orogenic system

Marianne van Unen, Liviu Matenco, Fadi Henri Nader, Romain Darnault, Oleg Mandic, Bruno Tomljenovic

  • The Late Cretaceous Paleo-Pacific Reorganization: Insight from Eastern Asia and Implications to Intraplate Basin Geodynamics

Jianye REN, Xinong XIE, Ying SONG, Junxia ZHANG

  • The first estimation of volumes of eroded rocks of the folded Alpine sedimentary cover of Greater Caucasus for three geodynamic models having different shortening of space

Fedor Yakovlev, Andrew Sorokin

  • Break-up unconformity system at the extensional continental margins and its applications in the northern continental marginal basins of South China Sea

Xinong XIE, Jianye REN, Xiong Pang, Chao Lei

  • Tectonic evolution of the Black Sea

Jeroen Smit

  • Subduction initiation at passive margins: insights from analogue modelling

Antoine Auzemery, Ernst Willingshofer, Dimitrios Sokoutis, Jean-Pierre Brun

  • 3-D lithospheric-scale temperature modeling: application for the Hungarian part of the Pannonian Basin

Eszter Békési, Laszló Lenkey, Jon Limberger, Damien Bonté, Mark Vrijlandt, Ferenc Horváth, Sierd Cloetingh, Jan-Diederik van Wees

  • The Middle Atlas Geological karsts forms: Towards Geosites characterization

Souhail Mounir, Naoufal Saoud, Jaouad Choukrad, Mohammed Charroud

  • New insights on closed system dolomite recrystallization processes from clumped isotope (Δ47) thermometry and Laser Ablation U-Pb chronometry - Arab Fm. reservoirs (UAE)

Daniel Morad, Marta Gasparrini, Xavier Mangenot, Axel Gerdes, Magali Bonifacie, Sadoon Morad, Helge Hellevang, Fadi Henri Nader, Fatima Al Darmaki

  • Asymmetric rift interaction: Insight from lithospheric-scale 3D thermo-mechanical numerical modeling

Attila Balazs, Katharina Vogt, Liviu Matenco, Sierd Cloetingh, Taras Gerya

  • The petroleum prospects onshore Lebanon: example of the Qartaba anticline

Yara Bou Rizk, Ramadan Ghalayini, Veronique Kazpard

  • Geodynamic Lead Mineralization Training of the Moroccan Hercynian Belt: Case of the Upper Moulouya Paleozoic Enlier

Saoud Naoufal, Charroud Mohammed, Mounir Souhail, Choukrad Jaouad, Hinaje Said

29 October - 02 November, 2017
Limassol, Cyprus

Important Dates

  • Call for Participation Opens
    01 December 2016
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
    30 August 2017 (Extended)
  • Notification of acceptance
    15 September 2017
  • Author registration by
    29 September 2017