Ivar Midtkandal

Associate Professor - Section of Geology and Geophysics
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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of Geosciences

Academic Interests

  • Iberian tectonic and orogenic history
  • Sedimentology
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Tectonostratigraphy
  • Planetary geology

Current projects

  • COPASS - CO2 Storage in aeolian and marginal marine reservoirs
  • Sedimentology of Mars analogue environments
  • ShelfSed - Shelf and mixed coast depositional processes and products
  • LoCrA - Lower Cretaceous Basins in the High Arctic
Tags: Geology, Sedimentology, Sequence stratigraphy, Tectonics, Planetary geology

Publications

Recent publications

Kristensen, T.B., Rotevatn, A., Peacock, D.C.P., Henstra, G.A., Midtkandal, I. & Grundvåg, S.A. 2016: Structure and flow properties of syn-rift border faults: The interplay between fault damage and fault-related chemical alteration (Dombjerg Fault, Wollaston Forland, NE Greenland). Journal of Structural Geology 92, 99-115.

Henstra, G.A., Grundvåg, S.-A., Johannessen, E.P., Kristensen, T.B., Midtkandal, I., Nystuen, J.P., Rotevatn, A., Surlyk, F., Sæther, T., Windelstad, J., 2016. Depositional processes and stratigraphic architecture within a coarse-grained rift-margin turbidite system: The Wollaston Forland Group, east Greenland. Mar. Pet. Geol. 76. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.05.018

Hurum, J.H., Roberts, A.J., Dyke, G.J., Grundvåg, S.-A., Nakrem, H.A., Midtkandal, I., Sliwinska, K.K., Olaussen, S., 2016. Bird or maniraptoran dinosaur? A femur from the Albian strata of Spitsbergen, Palaeontologia Polonica. doi:10.4202/pp.2016.67_137

Midtkandal, I., Svensen, H.H., Planke, S., Corfu, F., Polteau, S., Torsvik, T.H., Faleide, J.I., Grundvåg, S.A., Selnes, H., Kürschner, W., Olaussen, S., 2016. The Aptian (Early Cretaceous) oceanic anoxic event (OAE1a) in Svalbard, Barents Sea, and the absolute age of the Barremian-Aptian boundary. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 463, 126–135. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.09.023

Polteau, S., Hendriks, B.W.H., Planke, S., Ganerød, M., Corfu, F., Faleide, J.I., Midtkandal, I., Svensen, H.S., Myklebust, R., 2016. The Early Cretaceous Barents Sea Sill Complex: Distribution, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, and implications for carbon gas formation. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 441. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.07.007

Anell, I., Midtkandal, I., 2015. The quantifiable clinothem - types, shapes and geometric relationships in the Plio-Pleistocene Giant Foresets Formation, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Basin Res. doi:10.1111/bre.12149

Anell, I., Midtkandal, I., Braathen, A., 2014. Trajectory analysis and inferences on geometric relationships of an Early Triassic prograding clinoform succession on the northern Barents Shelf. Mar. Pet. Geol. 54. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.03.005

Midtkandal, I., Brun, J.P., Gabrielsen, R.H., Huismans, R.S., 2013. Control of lithosphere rheology on subduction polarity at initiation: Insights from 3D analogue modelling. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 361, 219–228. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.10.026

Glørstad-Clark, E., Birkeland, E.P., Nystuen, J.P., Faleide, J.I., Midtkandal, I., 2011. Triassic platform-margin deltas in the western Barents Sea. Mar. Pet. Geol. 28. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2011.03.006

Onderdonk, N., Midtkandal, I., 2011. Erratum to “ Mechanisms of collapse of the Cretaceous Helvetiafjellet Formation at Kvalvågen, eastern Spitsbergen” [Mar. Petrol. Geol. 27 (2010) 2118-2140]. Mar. Pet. Geol. 28. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2011.02.008

Aas, T.E., Howell, J.A., Janocko, M., Midtkandal, I., 2010. Re-created early oligocene seabed bathymetry and process-based simulations of the Peïra Cava turbidite system. J. Geol. Soc. London. 167. doi:10.1144/0016-76492009-005

Onderdonk, N., Midtkandal, I., 2010. Mechanisms of collapse of the cretaceous helvetiafjellet formation at Kvalvågen, eastern Spitsbergen. Mar. Pet. Geol. 27, 2118–2140. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2010.09.004

Midtkandal, I., Nystuen, J.P., 2009. Depositional architecture of a low-gradient ramp shelf in an epicontinental sea: The lower Cretaceous of Svalbard. Basin Res. 21. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2117.2009.00399.x

Hausrath, E.M., Treiman, A.H., Vicenzi, E., Bish, D.L., Blake, D., Sarrazin, P., Hoehler, T., Midtkandal, I., Steele, A., Brantley, S.L., 2008. Short- and long-term olivine weathering in svalbard: Implications for mars. Astrobiology 8. doi:10.1089/ast.2007.0195

Midtkandal, I., Nystuen, J.P., Nagy, J., 2007. Paralic sedimentation on an epicontinental ramp shelf during a full cycle of relative sea-level fluctuation; the Helvetiafjellet Formation in Nordenskiöld land, Spitsbergen. Nor. Geol. Tidsskr. 87.

Hurum, J.H., Milàn, J., Hammer, Ø., Midtkandal, I., Amundsen, H., Sæther, B., 2006. Tracking polar dinosaurs - New finds from the Lower Cretaceous of Svalbard. Nor. Geol. Tidsskr. 86, 397–402.

  • Anell, Ingrid Margareta & Midtkandal, Ivar (2017). The quantifiable clinothem – types, shapes and geometric relationships in the Plio-Pleistocene Giant Foresets Formation, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Basin Research.  ISSN 0950-091X.  29, s 277- 297 . doi: 10.1111/bre.12149
  • Henstra, Gijs Allard; Grundvåg, Sten-Andreas; Johannessen, Erik P.; Kristensen, Thomas Berg; Midtkandal, Ivar; Nystuen, Johan Petter; Rotevatn, Atle; Surlyk, Finn; Sæther, Tormod & Windelstad, Jørgen (2016). Depositional processes and stratigraphic architecture within a coarse-grained rift-margin turbidite system: The Wollaston Forland Group, east Greenland. Marine and Petroleum Geology.  ISSN 0264-8172.  76, s 187- 209 . doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.05.018
  • Hurum, Jørn Harald; Roberts, Aubrey Jane; Dyke, Gareth J.; Grundvåg, Sten-Andreas; Nakrem, Hans Arne; Midtkandal, Ivar; Śliwińska, Kasia K. & Olaussen, Snorre (2016). Bird or maniraptoran dinosaur? A femur from the Albian strata of Spitsbergen. Palaeontologia Polonica.  ISSN 0078-8562.  67, s 137- 147 . doi: 10.4202/pp.2016.67_137
  • Kristensen, Thomas Berg; Rotevatn, Atle; Peacock, David; Henstra, Gijs Allard; Midtkandal, Ivar & Grundvåg, Sten-Andreas (2016). Structure and flow properties of syn-rift border faults: The interplay between fault damage and fault-related chemical alteration (Dombjerg Fault, Wollaston Forland, NE Greenland). Journal of Structural Geology.  ISSN 0191-8141.  92, s 99- 115 . doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.09.012 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Svensen, Henrik; Planke, Sverre; Corfu, Fernando; Polteau, Stephane; Torsvik, Trond Helge; Faleide, Jan Inge; Grundvåg, Sten-Andreas; Selnes, Håvard; Kürschner, Wolfram Michael & Olaussen, Snorre (2016). The Aptian (Early Cretaceous) oceanic anoxic event (OAE1a) in Svalbard, Barents Sea, and the absolute age of the Barremian-Aptian boundary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.  ISSN 0031-0182.  463, s 126- 135 . doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.09.023
  • Polteau, Stephane; Hendriks, Bart W.H.; Planke, Sverre; Ganerød, Morten; Corfu, Fernando; Faleide, Jan Inge; Midtkandal, Ivar; Svensen, Henrik & Myklebust, Reidun (2015). The Early Cretaceous Barents Sea Sill Complex: Distribution, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, and implications for carbon gas formation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.  ISSN 0031-0182.  441, s 83- 95 . doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.07.007
  • Anell, Ingrid Margareta; Midtkandal, Ivar & Braathen, Alvar (2014). Trajectory analysis and inferences on geometric relationships of an Early Triassic prograding clinoform succession on the northern Barents Shelf. Marine and Petroleum Geology.  ISSN 0264-8172.  54, s 167- 179 . doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.03.005
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Brun, Jean-Pierre; Gabrielsen, Roy H. & Huismans, Ritske (2013). Control of lithosphere rheology on subduction polarity at initiation: Insights from 3D analogue modelling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  ISSN 0012-821X.  361, s 219- 228 . doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.10.026
  • Glørstad-Clark, Evy; Birkeland, E. P.; Nystuen, Johan Petter; Faleide, Jan Inge & Midtkandal, Ivar (2011). Triassic platform-margin deltas in the western Barents Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology.  ISSN 0264-8172.  28(7), s 1294- 1314 . doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2011.03.006
  • Aas, Tor Even; Howell, John Anthony; Janocko, Michal & Midtkandal, Ivar (2010). Re-created Early Oligocene seabed bathymetry and process-based simulations of the Peira Cava turbidite system. Journal of the Geological Society.  ISSN 0016-7649.  167(5), s 857- 875 . doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-005
  • Onderdonk, Nathan Washburn & Midtkandal, Ivar (2010). Mechanisms of collapse of the cretaceous helvetiafjellet formation at Kvalvagen, eastern Spitsbergen. Marine and Petroleum Geology.  ISSN 0264-8172.  27(10), s 2118- 2140 . doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2010.09.004
  • Midtkandal, Ivar & Nystuen, Johan Petter (2009). Depositional architecture of a low-gradient ramp shelf in an epicontinental sea: the lower Cretaceous of Svalbard. Basin Research.  ISSN 0950-091X.  21(5), s 655- 675 . doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2009.00399.x
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Nystuen, Johan Petter & Nagy, Jenø (2007). Paralic sedimentation on an epicontinental ramp shelf during a full cycle of relative sea-level fluctuation; the Helvetiafjellet Formation in Nordenskiold Land, Spitsbergen. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-196X.  87, s 343- 359
  • Hurum, Jørn Harald; Milàn, Jesper; Hammer, Øyvind; Midtkandal, Ivar; Amundsen, Hans E. Foss & Sæther, Bjørn (2006). Tracking polar dinosaurs - new finds from the Lower Cretaceous of Svalbard. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-196X.  86, s 397- 402

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  • Braathen, Alvar; Mulrooney, Mark; Haile, Beyene Girma; Appleyard, Tyler Ross; van Yperen, Anna Elisabeth; Smyrak-Sikora, Aleksandra Anna; Anell, Ingrid Margareta; Ogata, Kei; Midtkandal, Ivar; Osmundsen, Per Terje; Maher, Harmon & Olaussen, Snorre (2017). “Delta collapse” – Edgeøya delta system compared to the Ferron delta (Utah).
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Zuchuat, Valentin; Braathen, Alvar; Sundal, Anja & Evans, James (2017). Syn-sedimentary subsurface liquefaction and collapse; injectites, pseudo-channels and pseudo-clinoforms in the Jurassic Entrada and Curtis Formations, Utah, USA.
  • Sleveland, Arve Rein Nes; Zuchuat, Valentin; Rimkus, Algirdas; Midtkandal, Ivar; Sundal, Anja & Braathen, Alvar (2017). Spatial and temporal distribution of tidally modified sandstone reservoirs – implications for CCS and petroleum exploration.
  • Sundal, Anja; Miri, Rohaldin; Hellevang, Helge; Tveranger, Jan; Midtkandal, Ivar; Zuchuat, Valentin; Aagaard, Per & Braathen, Alvar (2017). Movement of CO 2 Charged Fluids in Low Permeability Rocks During Deformation: Migration Patterns in the Carmel Formation, Utah. Energy Procedia.  ISSN 1876-6102.  s 4537- 4544 . doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1570
  • van Soelen, Elsbeth Ester; Hasic, Edi; Planke, Sverre; Svensen, Henrik; Sleveland, Arve Rein Nes; Midtkandal, Ivar; Twitchett, Richard & Kürschner, Wolfram Michael (2017). Permian-Triassic palynofacies and chemostratigraphy in a core recovered from central Spitsbergen..
  • Zuchuat, Valentin; Midtkandal, Ivar; Braathen, Alvar; Sundal, Anja; Skurtveit, Elin; Hellevang, Helge; Tveranger, Jan; Evans, James & Petrie, Elizabeth (2017). COPASS - CO2 seal bypass.
  • Zuchuat, Valentin; Sleveland, Arve Rein Nes; Rimkus, Algirdas; Braathen, Alvar & Midtkandal, Ivar (2017). Modelling the Sequence Stratigraphic Development of the Upper Jurassic Curtis Formation along the NE Margin of the San Rafael Swell, Central-Eastern Utah, USA: an Example of a Low-Gradient Tidal Basin.
  • Planke, Sverre; Zuchuat, Valentin; Svensen, Henrik; Hammer, Øyvind; Braathen, Alvar; Silkoset, Petter; Midtkandal, Ivar; Nagy, Jenø; Kürschner, Wolfram Michael; van Soelen, Elsbeth Ester; Faleide, Jan Inge; Augland, Lars Eivind; Jones, Morgan Thomas; Jerram, Dougal Alexander; Franeck, Franziska; Sassier, Caroline; Domeier, Mathew; Twitchett, Richard J.; Jochmann, Malte; Zayoncheck, Andrey; Haflidason, Haflidi; Buckley, Simon John; Kurz, Tobias Herbert; Olaussen, Snorre; Mørk, Atle; Løvø, Vigdis & Lie, Jan Erik (2016). Coring and High-Resolution Imaging of the Permian-Triassic Boundary in Deltadalen, Svalbard.
  • Sundal, Anja; Midtkandal, Ivar; Benning, Liane; Steele, Andrew; Lutz, Stefanie; Vogel, Marilyn & Swarth, Christopher (2016). Sedimentological setting and biogeochemistry of "sandberries" in the Carboniferous Ebbadalen Formation (Spitsbergen, Norway) – A potential Mars analogue?.
  • Sundal, Anja; Miri, Rohaldin; Hellevang, Helge; Tveranger, Jan; Midtkandal, Ivar; Zuchuat, Valentin & Braathen, Alvar (2016). Movement of CO2 charged fluids in low permeability rocks during deformation: migration patterns in the Carmel Formation, Utah.
  • Sundal, Anja; Petrie, Elizabeth; Hellevang, Helge; Midtkandal, Ivar & Braathen, Alvar (2016). REACTIVE FLUID EXPULSION DURING PROGRESSIVE DEFORMATION IN THE FOLD LIMB OF THE SAN RAFAEL SWELL, UTAH, USA. Show summary
  • Algirdas, Rimkus; Sundal, Anja; Sleveland, Arve Rein Nes; Zuchuat, Valentin & Midtkandal, Ivar (2015). Sedimentology and reservoir quality of a tidally modified marginal marine succession; the Middle Jurassic Curtis Formation, southeastern Utah, USA..
  • Anell, Ingrid Margareta; Braathen, Alvar; Midtkandal, Ivar; Smyrak-Sikora, Aleksandra Anna; Husteli, Berit; Ogata, Kei & Osmundsen, Per Terje (2015). Tracking the Triassic platform-edge: Inferences on onshore clinoform geometries upon reaching the Edgeøya platform.
  • Anell, Ingrid Margareta & Midtkandal, Ivar (2015). Quantifiable clinothems and missing clinoforms : How studies down under can help our understanding of the Triassic of the Barents Shelf.
  • Dahlberg, M.E.; Faleide, Jan Inge; Midtkandal, Ivar; Nystuen, Johan Petter & Blaich, Olav Antonio (2015). Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous structural and sequence stratigraphical evolution of the Fingerdjupet Subbasin, in a regional context.
  • Franeck, Franziska; Sandbakken, Martin Madshus; Midtkandal, Ivar; Nakrem, Hans Arne & Nystuen, Johan Petter (2015). A multi-phased incised valley system of the upper Ordovician in the Oslo Region.
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Braathen, Alvar; Hellevang, Helge; Skurtveit, Elin & Tveranger, Jan (2015). COPASS - CO2 seal bypass.
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Faleide, Jan Inge; Dimitriou, Myrsini; Dahlberg, Maria Evensen; Planke, Sverre & Nystuen, Johan Petter (2015). The Barents Sea and Svalbard's Lower Cretaceous strata - epicontinental platform sedimentation dynamics.
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Faleide, Jan Inge; Planke, Sverre; Myrsini, Dimitriou; Dahlberg, Maria E.; Myklebust, Reidun; Nystuen, Johan Petter & Torsvik, Trond Helge (2015). Source-to-sink Dynamics in the Early Cretaceous Boreal Basin; Progradational Lobes from a Missing Source.
  • Planke, Sverre; Twitchett, Richard; Zuchuat, Valentin; Svensen, Henrik; Hammer, Øyvind; Braathen, Alvar; Silkoset, Petter; Midtkandal, Ivar; Nagy, Jenø; Kürschner, Wolfram Michael; van Soelen, Elsbeth Ester; Faleide, Jan Inge; Augland, Lars Eivind; Jochmann, Malte; Zayoncheck, Andrey; Haflidason, Haflidi; Buckley, Simon John; Kurz, Tobias Herbert; Olaussen, Snorre; Mørk, Atle; Løvø, Vigdis & Lie, Jan Erik (2015). Coring the Permian-Triassic Boundary in Deltadalen, Svalbard..
  • Rimkus, Algirdas; Sundal, Anja; Sleveland, Arve Rein Nes; Zuchuat, Valentin; Braathen, Alvar & Midtkandal, Ivar (2015). Sedimentology and reservoir quality of a Middle Jurassic marginal marine succession; the Curtis Formation, southeastern Utah, USA. Show summary
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Faleide, Jan Inge; Dahlberg, Maria E.; Dimitriou, Myrsini & Nystuen, Johan Petter (2014). The Lower Cretaceous strata in Svalbard and the Barents Sea; basin infill dynamics and palaeobathymetry.
  • Planke, Sverre; Polteau, Stephane; Faleide, Jan Inge; Svensen, Henrik; Myklebust, Reidun; Midtkandal, Ivar & Corfu, Fernando (2014). Early Cretaceous High Arctic Magmatism and the Oceanic Anoxic Event 1a.
  • Anell, Ingrid Margareta; Midtkandal, Ivar & Braathen, Alvar (2013). A detailed trajectory analysis and some new inferences on geometrical relationships in an Early Triassic prograding clinoform succession on the northern Barents Shelf.
  • Grundvåg, Sten-Andreas; Midtkandal, Ivar; Olaussen, Snorre; Hurum, Jørn Harald & Nakrem, Hans Arne (2013). A review of Lower Cretaceous clastic wedges in Svalbard: a key to the prognosis of prolific sandstone units in the Barents Sea?, In Hans Arne Nakrem & gunn haukdal (ed.),  NGF Vinterkonferansen 2013. Oslo, 8-20. January, 2013. NGF Abstracts and Proceedings of the Geological Society of Norway 1 (2013).  Norsk Geologisk Forening.  ISBN 978-82-92-39478-6.  Sammendrag.  s 46 - 47
  • Husteli, Berit; Midtkandal, Ivar; Jensen, Maria; Olaussen, Snorre; Helland-Hansen, William & Tveranger, Jan (2013). Three-dimensional heterogeneities in tidally influenced Triassic strata; new data to condition reservoir prediction performance of local CO2 storage on Svalbard.
  • Grundvåg, Sten-Andreas; Hurum, Jørn Harald; Midtkandal, Ivar & Olaussen, Snorre (2012). Tykke sandsteinslag utgjør en megasekvens. Geo.  ISSN 1500-8371.  (6), s 16- 20
  • Hurum, Jørn Harald; Nakrem, Hans Arne & Midtkandal, Ivar (2012). Planter og dinofotspor. Stein.  ISSN 0802-9121.  39(4), s 58- 62
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Gabrielsen, Roy H.; Brun, Jean-Pierre & Huismans, Ritske (2011). Modellling compression along a previously extended plate boundary; subduction vs. Obduction along the Iberian – Eurasian margin. Abstracts and Proceedings of the Geological Society of Norway.  (1), s 62- 62
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Gabrielsen, Roy H.; Brun, Jean-Pierre & Huismans, Ritske (2010). Compressing a sheared margin and extended plate boundary: Modeling subduction in the Pyrenees.

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