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We have worked extensively on North Sea and South Atlantic Salt Tectonics.

Salt Tectonics Publications

Weston, P.J., Davison, I., & Insley, M.W., 1993. Physical modelling of North Sea Salt Diapirism. In: Parker, J.R., (Ed.), Petroleum Geology of Northwest Europe: Proceedings of the 4th Conference, Barbican, 559-567.

Hughes, M., & Davison, I., 1993. Geometry and Growth Kinematics of Salt Pillows in the Southern North Sea. Tectonophysics, 228, 239-254.

Davison, I., Insley, M., Harper, M., Weston, P., Blundell, D., McClay, K.R., & Quallington, A., 1993. Physical modelling of overburden deformation around salt diapirs. Tectonophysics, 228, 255-274.

Davison, I., 1994. Salt Tectonics modelling, seismic and field studies, invited PESGB lecture, Aberdeen Branch, Abstract PESGB Newsletter, February, 7-8.

Davison, I., Bosence, D., Alsop, I., & Al-Aawah M.H., 1995. Deformation and sedimentation above and below Miocene salt diapirs and their overhangs, NW Yemen. GCSSEPM Foundation 16th Annual Research Conference Proceedings, 3-5th December Houston Texas, 33-40.

Alsop, G.I., Jenkins, G., & Davison, I., 1995. A preliminary study of drag zone geometry adjacent to salt diapirs. GCSSEPM Foundation 16th Annual Research Conference Proceeedings, 3-5th December Houston, Texas, 1-9, 40.

Davison, I., Bosence, D., Alsop, I., & Al-Aawah M.H., 1996. Deformation and sedimentation around active Miocene salt diapirs on the Tihama Plain, NW Yemen. In: Alsop I., Blundell, D. J., and Davison, I., (Eds.), Salt Tectonics, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 100, 23-40.

Davison, I. Alsop, G.I., & Blundell, D.J., 1996. Salt tectonics: some aspects of deformation mechanics. In: Alsop I., Blundell, D. J., and Davison, I., (Eds.), Salt Tectonics, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, no. 100, 1-10.

Davison, I., 1997. Book review. Salt tectonics a global perspective. AAPG Memoir 65. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 14, 90.

Bosence, D., AlAawah, M.H., Davison, I., Rosen, B., Vita Finzi, C., & Whittaker, L., 1998. Purser, B., and Bosence, D., (Eds.), Salt domes and their control on basin margin sedimentation; a case study from the Tihama Plain, Yemen. Rift sedimentation and Tectonics-Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, Chapman and Hall, 448-464.

Velaj, T., Davison, I, Serjani, A., Alsop, I., & Banks, C.J., 1999. The role of salt in the Outer Albanides thrust belt. Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 83, 1408-1425.

Alsop, G.I., Brown, J.P., Davison, I., & Gibling, M.R., 2000. The geometry of drag zones adjacent to salt diapirs. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 157, 1019-1030.

Davison, I., Alsop, I., Birch, P., Elders, C, Evans, N., Nicholson, H., Rorison, P., Wade, D., Woodward, J., & Young, M., 2000. Geometry and late stage structural evolution of Central Graben salt diapirs, North Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 17, 499-522.

Davison, I., Alsop, I., Evans, N., & Safaricz, M., 2000. Overburden deformation patterns and mechanism of salt diapir penetration. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 17, 601-618.

Davison, I., 2004. Bathymetric controls on Paleocene gravity flows around salt domes in the Central Graben, North Sea. GCSSEPM 24th Annual Meeting, Bob Perkins Research Conference, December 5th-8th 2004, Houston Texas, CD Rom, p. 1031-1044.

Davison, I., 2005. Tectonics of Brazilian Salt Basins. GCSSEPM Houston, Annual Bob Perkins Research Conference, Houston Texas, December 4th-7th 2005, 468-480.

Davison, I., 2007. Geology and tectonics of the South Atlantic Brazilian salt basins.  In: Reis, A., Butler, R.W.H., and Graham, R.H., (Eds.), Deformation of the Continental Crust: The Legacy of Mike Coward, Special Publication Geological Society London, 272, 345-359.

Davison, I., 2009. Faulting and Fluid Flow in Salt. Journal Geological Society of London, 166 (2), 205-216.

Davison, I. & Dailly, P., 2010. Salt Tectonics in the Cap Boujdour Area, Aaiun Basin, Morocco. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27,435-441.

Davison, I., Anderson, L., & Nuttall, P., 2012.  Salt deposition, loading and gravity drainage in the Campos and Santos Salt Basins. In:  Alsop,G. I., Archer, S. G.,Hartley, A. J.,Grant, N. T. & Hodgkinson, R. (eds) Salt Tectonics, Sediments and Prospectivity. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, no. 363, 159–173.

Jones, I.J., & Davison, I., 2014. Seismic imaging in and around salt bodies. Interpretation, 2, SL1-SL20.