PhD Position Seismic Property Characterisation for Stratigraphic Architecture Analysis and Static Geomodel Conditioning
In this project, you will create a series of simplified 2D and 3D numerical models of both fluvial and deltaic systems built using forward modelling tools. …
- Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 40 - 40 uur
- € 2395 - € 3061 per maand
In this project, you will create a series of simplified 2D and 3D numerical models of both fluvial and deltaic systems built using forward modelling tools. The numerical models will include 3D sedimentological and stratigraphic architecture (architectural elements; discrete heterogeneities) at specific heterogeneity scales.
An important step is to calibrate the numerical models with outcrop analogue data for both depositional system types. Part of this phase includes testing the sensitivity of discrete heterogeneity dimensions and transitions as well as continuous rock property gradients.
Subsequently, the calibrated numerical models will be populated with relevant lithological (rock) properties relevant for acoustic response recognition. Thereafter, pattern recognition techniques will be deployed to interrogate the synthetic seismic data. The subsequent deployment of machine learning techniques (in collaboration with the partner PhD project at the Department of Imaging Physics) will allow for the automated recognition and identification of stratigraphic architecture present in the seismic data.
You are enthusiastic and have a strong background in sedimentary geology. In addition, you also have experience with modelling and analytical tools (programming and numerical solutions), a good understanding of geophysical techniques, and experience with seismic interpretation. Versatility and ability to work in a team is a necessity.
TU Delft offers PhD-candidates a 4-year contract, with an official go/no go progress assessment after one year. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2395 per month in the first year to € 3061 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Allard Martinius, Professor Petroleum Geology, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +47 97087473.