Gustavo Martins

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  • PhD Candidate
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
309 Slone Building
  • Other Affiliations:


  • Petroleum geology and prospecting
  • Depositional systems
  • Seismic interpretation and petroleum systems
  • Renewable energy and CO2 storage
  • Economic geology


  • M.Sc. Geology with specialization in Petroleum Geoscience at the University of Troms√ł, Norway and the University Centre in Svalbard.
  • B.Sc. Geology at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.


My current research attempts to understand the Upper Paleozoic hydrocarbon plays across the greater Barents Sea shelf, as well as addressing the Appalachian Basin as one possible analogue to that area. The work includes a sedimentologic, stratigraphic and tectonic synthesis of the Barents Sea shelf, and its influence on the development of petroleum systems there. The research is funded by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

During my M.Sc., my research consisted of using seismic stratigraphy and well correlation to understand the Paleogene succession of the western Barents Sea shelf, and its response to tectonics. Other tasks were to analyse the Paleogene petroleum systems and the "Pingvin" hydrocarbon anomaly.

During my B.Sc., my research consisted of mineral exploration, mapping and ore prospecting in remote areas of Brazil. Other tasks were to use geochemistry and petrology to better understand ore formation and distribution.


In my spare time, I try to practice photography and enjoy traveling when possible. I have been to more than 35 countries and counting!

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