Ole Rabbel

Doctoral Research Fellow - Section of Physics of Geological processes
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Visiting address Sem Sælandsvei 24 Fysikk bygningen 0371 Oslo

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; 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; Flaig, Peter P.; Forien, Melanie; Galland, Olivier; Gonzaga, Luis Jr.; Jensen, Maria; Kurz, Tobias Herbert; Lecomte, Isabelle; Mair, Karen; Malm, Rie Hjørnegaard; Mulrooney, Mark Joseph; Naumann, Nicole; Nordmo, Ivar; Nolde, Nils; Ogata, Kei; Rabbel, Ole; Schaaf, Niklas W. & Smyrak-Sikora, Aleksandra (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 Show summary
  • Galland, Olivier; Spacapan, Juan Bautista; Rabbel, Ole; Mair, Karen; Soto, Frederico Gonzalez; Eiken, Trond; Schiuma, Mario & Leanza, Hector Armando (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, s 120- 135 . doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2019.04.013 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Zuchuat, Valentin; Sleveland, Arve; Pettigrew, Ross P.; Dodd, Thomas J.H.; Clarke, Stuart M.; Rabbel, Ole; Braathen, Alvar & Midtkandal, Ivar (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), s 272- 305 . doi: 10.1002/dep2.69 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Galland, Olivier; Bertelsen, Håvard Svanes; Eide, Christian Haug; Guldstrand, Frank Bo Buster; Haug, Øystein Thorden; Leanza, Hector Armando; Mair, Karen; Palma, Octavio; Planke, Sverre; Rabbel, Ole; Rogers, Benjamin David; Schmiedel, Tobias; Souche, Alban & Spacapan, Juan Bautista (2018). Storage and Transport of Magma in the Layered Crust—Formation of Sills and Related Flat-Lying Intrusions, In Steffi Burchardt (ed.),  Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems - Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth's Crust.  Elsevier.  ISBN 978-0-12-809749-6.  Chapter 5.  s 113 - 138 Show summary
  • Planke, Sverre; Rabbel, Ole; Galland, Olivier; Millet, John; Manson, Ben; Jerram, Dougal Alexander; Palma, Octavio & Spacapan, Juan Bautista (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 Luis Vernengo; Mario Atencio; Marcela Branca; Eduardo Corti; Tomás D'Biassi; Jorge Dario Enrique; Maximiliano García Torrejón; Luis Pianelli; Alberto Ricardi; Daniel Soubiés & Federico Späth (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.  ISBN 978-987-9139-92-9.  Article.  s 343 - 366
  • Rabbel, Ole; Galland, Olivier; Mair, Karen; Lecomte, Isabelle; Senger, Kim; Spacapan, Juan Bautista & Manceda, Rene (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), s 580- 593 . doi: 10.1144/jgs2017-116 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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  • Betlem, Peter; Rabbel, Ole; Lecomte, Isabelle & Senger, Kim (2020). Seismic Modelling of Virtual Outcrops: Application of Rock Physics Beyond the Borehole.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Mair, Karen (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.
  • 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.
  • Rabbel, Ole; Galland, Olivier; Mair, Karen; Lecomte, Isabelle & Spacapan, Juan Bautista (2018). Improving seismic interpretation of igneous sill complexes via seismic modelling. Show summary
  • Zuchuat, Valentin; Sleveland, Arve Rein Nes; Rabbel, Ole; Braathen, Alvar; Midtkandal, Ivar; Pettigrew, Ross P.; Dodd, Thomas J.H. & Clarke, Stuart M. (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. Show summary
  • Rabbel, Ole (2016). Integrated Seismic and Rock Physics Modelling of Oil Producing Volcanic Sills in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina.

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