Anita Torabi

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

Her main research interests include the mechanism and mechanics of faulting; fault-related folding; fluid flow in deformed reservoirs; and diagenesis in fault zone with application to petroleum reservoirs, CO2 storage underground; geothermal reservoirs, geohazards and seismicity. For research profile see Google ScolarResearchGate.

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Background

Anita Torabi is a professor in structural geology at the University of Oslo. She has earlier been a principal researcher at NORCE, Norwegian Research Centre. She was principal researcher (2015-2018) and geoscience research leader (2016-2018) as well as senior researcher (2008-2015) at Uni Research CIPR (Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research). She holds a Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Bergen, Norway (2008). She has successfully led several scientific projects and supervised many PhD, post-doc and Master students. 

Publications

  • Torabi, Anita; Balsamo, Fabrizio; Nogueira, Francisco C.C.; Vasconcelos, David L.; Silva, Amanda C.E. & Bezerra, Francisco H.R. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Variation of thickness, internal structure and petrophysical properties in a deformation band fault zone in siliciclastic rocks. Marine and Petroleum Geology. ISSN 0264-8172. 133. doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.105297. Full text in Research Archive
  • de Souza, Daniel Henrique Silva; Nogueira, Francisco Cézar Costa; Vasconcelos, David Lino; Torabi, Anita; Souza, Jorge André Braz de & Nicchio, Matheus Amador [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2021). Growth of cataclastic bands into a fault zone: A multiscalar process by microcrack coalescence in sandstones of Rio do Peixe Basin, NE Brazil. Journal of Structural Geology. ISSN 0191-8141. 146. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2021.104315.
  • Shahin, Ghassan; Torabi, Anita; Rudnicki, John & Buscarnera, Giuseppe (2021). The Role of Stratigraphy and Loading History in Generating Complex Compaction Bands in Idealized Field-Scale Settings. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. ISSN 2169-9313. 126(2). doi: 10.1029/2020JB020452.
  • Skurtveit, E.; Torabi, Anita; Sundal, Anja & Braathen, A. (2021). The role of mechanical stratigraphy on CO<inf>2</inf> migration along faults – examples from Entrada Sandstone, Humbug Flats, Utah, USA. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. ISSN 1750-5836. 109. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2021.103376. Full text in Research Archive
  • Torabi, Anita; Ellingsen, Tor Saltnes Skram; Johannessen, Magnus Ueland; Alaei, Behzad; Rotevatn, Atle & Chiarella, Domenico (2020). Fault zone architecture and its scaling laws: Where does the damage zone start and stop? Geological Society Special Publication. ISSN 0305-8719. 496, p. 99–124. doi: 10.1144/SP496-2018-151.
  • Lepillier, Baptiste; Bruna, Pierre-Olivier; Bruhn, David; Bastesen, Eivind; Daniilidis, Alexandros & Garcia, Óscar [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2020). From outcrop scanlines to discrete fracture networks, an integrative workflow. Journal of Structural Geology. ISSN 0191-8141. 133, p. 1–16. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2020.103992. Full text in Research Archive
  • Medici, Giacomo; Smeraglia, Luca; Torabi, Anita & Botter, Chartlotte (2020). Review of Modeling Approaches to Groundwater Flow in Deformed Carbonate Aquifers. Ground Water. ISSN 0017-467X. doi: 10.1111/gwat.13069. Full text in Research Archive
  • Torabi, Anita; Jiménez-Millán, Juan; Jiménez-Espinosa, Rosario; García-Tortosa, Fransisco Juan & Ellingsen, Tor S.S. (2020). Effect of Mineral Processes and Deformation on the Petrophysical Properties of Soft Rocks during Active Faulting. Minerals. ISSN 2075-163X. 10(5). doi: 10.3390/min10050444. Full text in Research Archive
  • Torabi, Anita; Alaei, Behzad & Libak, Audun (2019). Fault architecture, an integrated study. EarthDoc. p. 1–5. doi: 10.3997/2214-4609.201902315.
  • Torabi, Anita; Johannessen, Magnus Ueland & Ellingsen, Tor Saltnes Skram (2019). Fault core thickness: Insights from siliciclastic and carbonate rocks. Geofluids. ISSN 1468-8115. 2019. doi: 10.1155/2019/2918673. Full text in Research Archive
  • Torabi, Anita; Alaei, Behzad & Libak, Audun (2019). Normal fault 3D geometry and displacement revisited: Insights from faults in the Norwegian Barents Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology. ISSN 0264-8172. 99, p. 135–155. doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.09.032.
  • Kolyukhin, Dmitriy; Torabi, Anita; Libak, Audun; Alaei, Behzad & Khachkova, Tatiana (2018). Statistical analysis of displacement and length relation for normal faults in the barents sea. Geosciences. ISSN 2076-3263. 8(11), p. 1–10. doi: 10.3390/geosciences8110421.
  • Torabi, Anita; Alaei, Behzad & Ellingsen, TTS (2018). Faults and fractures in basement rocks, their architecture, petrophysical and mechanical properties. Journal of Structural Geology. ISSN 0191-8141. 117, p. 256–263. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.07.001.
  • Libak, Audun; Alaei, Behzad & Torabi, Anita (2017). Fault visualization and identification in fault seismic attribute volumes: Implications for fault geometric characterization. Interpretation. ISSN 2324-8858. 5(2), p. B1–B16. doi: 10.1190/INT-2016-0152.1.
  • Alaei, Behzad & Torabi, Anita (2017). Seismic imaging of fault damaged zone and its scaling relation with displacement. Interpretation. ISSN 2324-8858. 5(4), p. SP83–SP93. doi: 10.1190/int-2016-0230.1.
  • Rotevatn, Atle; Fossmark, Heidi Synnøve Solli; Bastesen, Eivind; Thorsheim, Elin & Torabi, Anita (2016). Do deformation bands matter for flow? Insights from permeability measurements and flow simulations in porous carbonate rocks. Petroleum Geoscience. ISSN 1354-0793. 23(1), p. 104–119. doi: 10.1144/petgeo2016-038. Full text in Research Archive
  • Torabi, Anita; Alaei, Behzad & Kolyukhin, Dmitriy (2016). Analysis of fault scaling relations using fault seismic attributes. Geophysical Prospecting. ISSN 0016-8025. doi: 10.1111/1365-2478.12440.
  • Rotevatn, Atle; Thorsheim, Elin; Bastesen, Eivind; Fossmark, Heidi Synnøve Solli; Torabi, Anita & Sælen, Gunnar (2016). Sequential growth of deformation bands in carbonate grainstones in the hangingwall of an active growth fault: Implications for deformation mechanisms in different tectonic regimes. Journal of Structural Geology. ISSN 0191-8141. 90, p. 27–47. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.07.003. Full text in Research Archive
  • Torabi, Anita; Alaei, Behzad; Kolyukhin, Dmitriy; Libak, Audun; Gabrielsen, Roy Helge & Braathen, Alvar (2016). Fault geometry and seismic attributes; an integrated study with focus on the Barents Sea. First Break. ISSN 0263-5046. 34(5), p. 51–58.
  • Rohmer, Jeremy; Nguyen, T.K. & Torabi, Anita (2015). Off-fault shear failure potential enhanced by high-stiff/low-permeable damage zone during fluid injection in porous reservoirs. Geophysical Journal International. ISSN 0956-540X. 202(1580). doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv225.
  • Torabi, Anita; Aydin, Atilla; Cilona, Antonino; Jarstø, Benedikte E. & Deng, Shang (2015). The dynamics and interaction of compaction bands in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (USA): Implications for their growth, evolution, and geostatistical property. Tectonophysics. ISSN 0040-1951. 657, p. 113–128. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.06.029.
  • Denglin, Han; Man, Li; Zhong, Li & Torabi, Anita (2015). Sealing features of fluid-rock system and its control on acidic dissolution in cretaceous sandstone reservoirs, Kuqa Subbasin. Acta Geologica Sinica. ISSN 1000-9515. 89(4), p. 1296–1306. doi: 10.1111/1755-6724.12529.
  • Torabi, Anita; Gabrielsen, Roy; Fossen, Haakon; Ringrose, Philip; Skurtveit, Elin & Ando, Edward [Show all 15 contributors for this article] (2015). Strain localization in sandstone and its implications for CO2 storage. First Break. ISSN 0263-5046. 33(7), p. 81–92.
  • Alikarami, Reza & Torabi, Anita (2015). Micro-texture and petrophysical properties of dilation and compaction shear bands in sand. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. ISSN 2352-3808. 3, p. 1–10. doi: 10.1016/j.gete.2015.06.001.
  • Skurtveit, Elin; Torabi, Anita; Alikarami, Reza & Braathen, Alvar (2015). Fault baffle to conduit developments: reactivation and calcite cementation of deformation band fault in aeolian sandstone. Petroleum Geoscience. ISSN 1354-0793. 21(1), p. 3–16. doi: 10.1144/petgeo2014-031.
  • Alikarami, Reza; Andò, Edward; Gkiousas-Kapnisis, Marius; Torabi, Anita & Viggiani, Gioacchino (2014). Strain localisation and grain breakage in sand under shearing at high mean stress: insights from in situ X-ray tomography. Acta Geotechnica. ISSN 1861-1125. 10(1), p. 15–30. doi: 10.1007/s11440-014-0364-6.
  • Skurtveit, Elin; Ballas, G.; Fossen, Haakon; Torabi, Anita; Soliva, Roger & Peyret, M. (2014). Sand textural control on shear-enhanced compaction bands in poorly-lithified sandstone. Journal of geological resource and engineering. ISSN 2328-2193. 2(2). doi: 10.17265/2328-2193/2014.02.007. Full text in Research Archive
  • Torabi, Anita (2014). Cataclastic bands in immature and poorly lithified sandstone, examples from Corsica, France. Tectonophysics. ISSN 0040-1951. 630(1), p. 91–102. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.05.014.
  • Torabi, Anita & Zarifi, Zoya (2014). Energy release rate of propagating deformation bands and their hosted cracks. International Journal of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences. ISSN 1365-1609. 67, p. 184–190. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2013.10.007.
  • Torabi, Anita & Skurtveit, Elin (2013). Effect of initial grain size and packing on the evolution of elastic properties of poorly lithified sandstones. In Pyrak-Nolte, L.J. (Eds.), 47th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2013. Proceedings of a meeting held 23-26 June 2013, San Francisco, California, USA. Curran Associates, Inc.. ISSN 9781629931180. p. 245–251.
  • Kolyukhin, Dmitriy & Torabi, Anita (2013). Power-law testing for fault attributes distributions. Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH). ISSN 0033-4553. 170(12), p. 2173–2183. doi: 10.1007/s00024-013-0644-3.
  • Skurtveit, Elin; Torabi, Anita; Gabrielsen, Roy H. & Zoback, Mark D. (2013). Experimental investigation of deformation mechanisms during shear-enhanced compaction in poorly lithified sandstone and sand. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. ISSN 2169-9313. 118(8), p. 4083–4100. doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50342.
  • Alikarami, Reza; Torabi, Anita; Kolyukhin, Dmitriy & Skurtveit, Elin (2013). Geostatistical relationships between mechanical and petrophysical properties of deformed sandstone. International Journal of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences. ISSN 1365-1609. 63, p. 27–38. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2013.06.002.
  • Torabi, Anita; Fossen, Haakon & Braathen, Alvar (2013). Insight into petrophysical properties of deformed sandstone reservoirs. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. ISSN 0149-1423. 97(4), p. 619–637. doi: 10.1306/10031212040.
  • Kolyukhin, Dmitriy & Torabi, Anita (2012). Statistical analysis of the relationships between faults attributes. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. ISSN 2169-9313. 117. doi: 10.1029/2011JB008880.
  • Fossen, Haakon; Schultz, Richard A. & Torabi, Anita (2011). Conditions and implications for compaction band formation in the Navajo Sandstone, Utah. Journal of Structural Geology. ISSN 0191-8141. 33(10), p. 1477–1490. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2011.08.001.
  • Torabi, Anita & Berg, Silje Støren (2011). Scaling of fault attributes: A review. Marine and Petroleum Geology. ISSN 0264-8172. 28(8), p. 1444–1460. doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2011.04.003.
  • Torabi, Anita & Fossen, Haakon (2009). Spatial variation of microstructure and petrophysical properties along deformation bands in reservoir sandstones. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. ISSN 0149-1423. 93(7), p. 919–938. doi: 10.1306/03270908161.
  • Torabi, Anita & Fossen, Haakon (2009). Spatial variation of microstructure and petrophysical properties along deformation bands in reservoir sandstones. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. ISSN 0149-1423. 93(7), p. 919–938. doi: 10.1306/03270908161.
  • Torabi, Anita & Fossen, Haakon (2009). Variation of microstructure and petrophysical properties along deformation bands. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. ISSN 0149-1423. 93, p. 919–938. doi: 10.1306/03270908161.
  • Rotevatn, Atle; Torabi, Anita; Fossen, Haakon & Braathen, Alvar (2008). Slipped deformation bands: A new type of cataclastic deformation bands in Western Sinai, Suez rift, Egypt. Journal of Structural Geology. ISSN 0191-8141. 30(11), p. 1317–1331. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2008.06.010.
  • Torabi, Anita; Fossen, Haakon & Alaei, Behzad (2008). Application of spatial correlation functions in permeability estimation of deformation bands in porous rocks. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR). ISSN 0148-0227. 113. doi: 10.1029/2007JB005455.
  • Torabi, Anita; Braathen, Alvar; Cuisiat, Fabrice & Fossen, Haakon (2007). Shear zones in porous sand: Insights from ring-shear experiments and naturally deformed sandstones. Tectonophysics. ISSN 0040-1951. 437(1-4), p. 37–50. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2007.02.018.

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  • Dombrovski, Elisaveta; Mondol, Nazmul Haque; Bohloli, Bahman & Torabi, Anita (2021). Applying machine learning on InSAR data for carbon sequestration site monitoring.
  • Skurtveit, Elin; Bjørnarå, Tore Ingvald; Bohloli, Bahman; Soldal, Magnus; Eidsvig, Unni & Gasda, Sarah [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2020). Dynamic changes in fault permeability – How can experimental work provide support for fault seal integrity?
  • Skurtveit, Elin; Bjørnarå, Tore Ingvald; Bohloli, Bahman; Soldal, Magnus; Eidsvig, Unni & Gasda, Sarah [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2020). Dynamic changes in fault permeability How can experimental work provide support for fault seal integrity?
  • Midtkandal, Ivar; Sundal, Anja; Braathen, Alvar; Petrie, Elizabeth; Evans, James R. & Zuchuat, Valentin [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2018). Project summary: CO2 seal bypass - a multidisciplinary approach to CO2 migration and storage.
  • Buckley, Simon John & Torabi, Anita (2018). Uni Research CIPR Geoscience and Virtual Outcrop Geology.
  • Torabi, Anita; Jarstø, Benedikte E.; Cilona, Antonino & Deng, Shang (2015). Geometry, microstructure and petrophysical properties of compaction and shear bands at Silica Dome, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA.
  • Dmitriy, Kolyukhin; Torabi, Anita & I., Silvestrov (2015). Fault attributes and relations between them, taking into account the sampling bias.
  • Behzad, Alaei & Torabi, Anita (2015). 3D fault plane geometry and fault scaling studies using seismic attributes.
  • Kolyukhin, Dmitriy; Torabi, Anita & Tveranger, Jan (2014). Statistical analysis of fault attributes and relation between them; Simulation of fault zone structures.
  • Skurtveit, Elin; Torabi, Anita; Braathen, Alvar & Alikarami, Reza (2014). Fault Zone Development with Temporal Impact on Fluid Flow - Example from Navajo Sandstone, Utah.
  • Torabi, Anita & Berg, Silje S. (2010). Scaling of fault attributes.
  • Fossen, Haakon; Schultz, Richard; Torabi, Anita & Tveranger, Jan (2009). Petrophysically selective compaction bands in Navajo Sandstone.
  • Torabi, Anita & Fossen, Haakon (2009). Anisotropy in the petrophysical properties of deformation bands.
  • Torabi, Anita & Fossen, Haakon (2008). Variation of petrophysical properties along deformation bands and its implication in petroleum reservoirs.
  • Torabi, Anita; Fossen, Haakon & Alaei, Behzad (2007). Permeability estimation of deformed sandstone using image processing.
  • Torabi, Anita; Braathen, Alvar; Cuisiat, Fabrice; Skurtveit, Elin; Fossen, Haakon & Grande, Lars (2006). Shear zones in porous sand from high stress ring-shear experiments.
  • Ahmed, Shajahat; Torabi, Anita & Braathen, Alvar (2020). Structural analysis of Horda Platform and Stord Basin in the Norwegian North Sea using Machine Learning method. UIO.

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