Ole Rabbel

Doctoral Research Fellow - Section of Physics of Geological processes
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Visiting address Sem Sælandsvei 24 Fysikk bygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Department of Geosciences

Academic interests

  • Igneous in intrusions in sedimentary basins
  • Integrated geoscientific approaches: Field studies - Numerical Modeling - Geophysical Exploration
  • Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) processes in heated sedimentary rocks
  • Numerical modelling of THM processes (FEM, X-FEM)
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Seismic wave propagation through fractured media
  • Rock Physics
  • Reservoir Geophysics
  • Geophysical Exploration


since 2017      Ph.D. Research Fellow in Geophysics, University of Oslo

2015-2016      M.Sc. in Geophysics, University of Oslo, Norway

2012/13          Academic exchange year at the University in Bergen and the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway

2010-2014     B.Sc. in Geoscience at the University of Potsdam, Germany

Tags: Geophysics, Numerical Modeling, Magmatic processes, Fracture formation


  • Rabbel, Ole; Palma, Octavio; Mair, Karen; Galland, Olivier; Spacapan, Juan Bautista & Senger, Kim (2021). Fracture networks in shale-hosted igneous intrusions: Processes, distribution and implications for igneous petroleum systems. Journal of Structural Geology. ISSN 0191-8141. 150, p. 1–18. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2021.104403.
  • Rabbel, Ole; Mair, Karen; Galland, Olivier; Grühser, Carina & Meier, Tobias (2020). Numerical Modeling of Fracture Network Evolution in Organic‐Rich Shale With Rapid Internal Fluid Generation. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. ISSN 2169-9313. 125. doi: 10.1029/2020JB019445. Full text in Research Archive
  • Senger, Kim; Betlem, Peter; Birchall, Thomas; Buckley, Simon John; Coakley, Bernard & Eide, Christian Haug [Show all 23 contributors for this article] (2020). Using digital outcrops to make the high Arctic more accessible through the Svalbox database. Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE). ISSN 1089-9995. doi: 10.1080/10899995.2020.1813865.
  • Zuchuat, Valentin; Sleveland, Arve; Pettigrew, Ross P.; Dodd, Thomas J.H.; Clarke, Stuart M. & Rabbel, Ole [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2019). Overprinted allocyclic processes by tidal resonance in an epicontinental basin: the Upper Jurassic Curtis Formation, east‐central Utah, USA. The Depositional Record. ISSN 2055-4877. 5(2), p. 272–305. doi: 10.1002/dep2.69. Full text in Research Archive
  • Galland, Olivier; Spacapan, Juan Bautista; Rabbel, Ole; Mair, Karen; Soto, Frederico Gonzalez & Eiken, Trond [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2019). Structure, emplacement mechanism and magma-flow significance of igneous fingers ? Implications for sill emplacement in sedimentary basins. Journal of Structural Geology. ISSN 0191-8141. 124, p. 120–135. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2019.04.013. Full text in Research Archive
  • Planke, Sverre; Rabbel, Ole; Galland, Olivier; Millet, John; Manson, Ben & Jerram, Dougal Alexander [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2018). Seismic imaging and petroleum implications of igneous intrusions in sedimentary basins constrained by outcrop analogues and seismic data from the Neuquén Basin and the NE Atlantic. In Vernengo, Luis; Atencio, Mario; Branca, Marcela; Corti, Eduardo; D'Biassi, Tomás; Dario Enrique, Jorge; García Torrejón, Maximiliano; Pianelli, Luis; Ricardi, Alberto; Soubiés, Daniel & Späth, Federico (Ed.), 10 Congreso de Exploración y Desarrollo de Hidrocarburos - Simposio de Geofísica: La geofísica como vinculo entre el conocimiento de la tierra y la sociedad. Instituto Argentino del Petroleo y del Gas. ISSN 978-987-9139-92-9. p. 343–366.
  • Galland, Olivier; Bertelsen, Håvard Svanes; Eide, Christian Haug; Guldstrand, Frank Bo Buster; Haug, Øystein Thorden & Leanza, Hector Armando [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2018). Storage and Transport of Magma in the Layered Crust—Formation of Sills and Related Flat-Lying Intrusions. In Burchardt, Steffi (Eds.), Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems - Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth's Crust. Elsevier. ISSN 978-0-12-809749-6. p. 113–138. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809749-6.00005-4.
  • Rabbel, Ole; Galland, Olivier; Mair, Karen; Lecomte, Isabelle; Senger, Kim & Spacapan, Juan Bautista [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). From field analogues to realistic seismic modelling: a case study of an oil-producing andesitic sill complex in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina. Journal of the Geological Society. ISSN 0016-7649. 175(4), p. 580–593. doi: 10.1144/jgs2017-116. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Rabbel, Ole; Galland, Olivier; Mair, Karen; Lecomte, Isabelle; Spacapan, Juan Bautista & Palma, Octavio (2020). Integration of geological field observations and geophysical data: The El Manzano Sill Complex (Argentina) as a showcase of igneous intrusions emplaced in active petroleum systems.
  • Betlem, Peter; Rabbel, Ole; Lecomte, Isabelle & Senger, Kim (2020). Seismic Modelling of Virtual Outcrops: Application of Rock Physics Beyond the Borehole.
  • Senger, Kim; Betlem, Peter; Rabbel, Ole; Galland, Olivier & Lecomte, Isabelle (2019). Early Cretaceous igneous intrusions in Svalbard: seismic modelling as a link between boreholes, outcrops and seismic data.
  • Galland, Olivier; de la Cal, Hernán & Rabbel, Ole (2019). Laccolith-induced deformation – A case study integrating field mapping, 3D seismic and well data at Pampa Amarilla, Neuquén Basin, Argentina.
  • Rabbel, Ole; Galland, Olivier; Palma, Octavio; Spacapan, Juan Bautista; Senger, Kim & Lecomte, Isabelle [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). From field observations to seismic modeling: The El Manzano Sill Complex (Argentina) as a showcase of the influence of igneous intrusions on petroleum systems .
  • Rabbel, Ole; Galland, Olivier; Mair, Karen; Lecomte, Isabelle & Spacapan, Juan Bautista (2018). Improving seismic interpretation of igneous sill complexes via seismic modelling.
  • Zuchuat, Valentin; Sleveland, Arve Rein Nes; Rabbel, Ole; Braathen, Alvar; Midtkandal, Ivar & Pettigrew, Ross P. [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2018). Why you should care about neighbouring sedimentary systems: Overprinted allocyclic processes by tidal resonance in the Upper Jurassic Curtis Formation, Utah, USA.
  • Rabbel, Ole; Smith, Dominic; Ødegaard, Erik & Toxopeus, Gerrit (2017). Reducing risk in exploration by rock physics template screening on large open file databases.
  • Rabbel, Ole (2016). Integrated Seismic and Rock Physics Modelling of Oil Producing Volcanic Sills in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina. Universitetet i Oslo.

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Published Aug. 31, 2017 1:41 PM - Last modified Apr. 28, 2021 9:03 AM