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Terractiva is a young-minded, next generation company founded by two people with a long track record of scientific and industry experience in G&G assessments around the globe. With over 30 years of combined experience, we are technically competent in any geological setting, and we use industry-standard and leading-edge technology.

We are convinced that being actively involved in R+D programs is essential to keep our technical work at high standards. At Terractiva we collaborate in research programs with different universities and research centres around the globe. See our individual bios and our list of publications for more information.

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Publications

Here is an updated list of our more relevant publications in peer reviewed journals and at international conferences:

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
  • Roma, M., Vidal-Royo, O., McClay, K., Ferrer, O., Muñoz, J.A., 2018. Tectonic inversion of salt-detached ramp-syncline basins as illustrated by analog modeling and kinematic restoration. Interpretation, In press.
  • Ferrer, O., Dooley, T.P., Corti, G., Vidal-Royo, O., Hearon, T.E., Reber, J., Graveleau, F., 2017. Introduction to special section: Analog modeling as an aid to structural interpretation. Interpretation, 5, SD39-SD-54.
  • Carola, E., Ferrer, O., Vidal-Royo, O., Muñoz, J.A., 2017. Interpretation of salt-cored frontal structures in the Southern Pyrenees guided by analog modeling, surface and subsurface data. Interpretation, 5, (1), pp. SD39-SD54. doi: 10.1190/INT-2016-0093.1.
  • Vidal-Royo, O., 2015. Introduction to special section: Balancing, restoration, and palinspastic reconstruction. Interpretation, 3 (4), pp. SAAi-SAAiii. doi: 10.1190/INT2015-0916-SPSEINTRO.1.
  • Lingrey, S., Vidal-Royo, O., 2015. Evaluating the quality of bed length and area balance in 2D structural restorations. Interpretation, 3 (4), pp. SAA133-SAA160. doi: 10.1190/INT-2015-0126.1.
  • Vidal-Royo, O., Muñoz, J.A., Hardy, S., Koyi, H.A., Cardozo, N., 2013. Integration of modelling techniques in the understanding of the structural evolution of the Pico del Águila anticline (External Sierras, Southern Pyrenees). Geologica Acta, 11 (1), pp. 1-26.
  • Vidal-Royo, O., Cardozo, N., Muñoz, J., Hardy, S. and Maerten, L. 2012. Multiple mechanisms driving detachment folding as deduced from 3D reconstruction and geomechanical restoration: The Pico del Águila anticline (External Sierras, Southern Pyrenees). Basin Research, 24 (3), pp. 295-313.
  • Vidal-Royo, O., Hardy, S., Muñoz, J.A. 2011. The roles of complex mechanical stratigraphy and syn-kinematic sedimentation in fold development: Insights from discrete-element modelling and application to the Pico del Aguila anticline (External Sierras, Southern Pyrenees). In: Kinematic Evolution and Structural Styles of Fold-and-Thrust Belts (Poblet, J. and Lisle, R.J.), Special Publication of the Geological Society of London, 349, pp. 45-60.
  • Snidero, M., Amilibia, A., Gratacos, O., Blanc, E. J-P., Muñoz, J.A., (2011): The 3D reconstruction of geological structures based on remote sensing data: example from the Anaran anticline, Lurestan province, Zagros fold and thrust belt, Iran. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 168, pp. 769–782.
  • Snidero, M., Amilibia, A., Gratacos, O., Blanc, Muñoz, J.A., (2010): 3D reconstruction of geological structures based on remote sensing data: example from Anaran anticline (Lurestan province, Zagros fold and thrust belt, Iran). Trabajos de Geología, Universidad de Oviedo, 30, pp. 221-227.
  • Vidal-Royo, O., Koyi, H.A., Muñoz, J.A. 2009. Formation of orogen-perpendicular thrusts due to mechanical contrasts in the basal décollement in the Central External Sierras (Southern Pyrenees, Spain). Journal of Structural Geology, 31 (5), pp. 523-539.
  • Almar, Y., Ferrer, O., Roca, E., Puigvert, M., Amilibia, A. y Muñoz, J.A., (2008): A geological cross- section along the Basque Pyrenees and the Parentis Basin (Western Pyrenees). Geotemas, Madrid, Vol. (10) VII, pp. 422-424.
  • Amilibia, A., Sàbat, F., McClay, K.R., Muñoz, J.A., Roca, E., Chong, G., (2008): The role of inherited tectono-sedimentary architecture in the development of Central Andean mountain belt: insights from the Cordillera de Domeyko. Journal of Structural Geology, 30, pp. 1520-1539.
  • McClay, K., Whitehouse, P., Amilibia, A., DeVera, J., & Djebbar T., (2004): 4D Evolution of fault systems in sedimentary Basins: A review. PESA Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium II, pp. 1-26
  • Amilibia, A., McClay, K.R., Sàbat, F., Muñoz, J.A. & Roca, E. (2005): Analogue modelling of inverted oblique rift systems. Geologica Acta. Vol.3, nº3, pp. 251-271.
  • Amilibia, A., Skarmeta, J. (2003): La inversión tectónica de la Cordillera de Domeyko en el Norte de Chile y su relación con la intrusión de sistemas pofídicos de Cu-Mo. Actas del X Congreso Geológico Chileno, ST2, Pag. 0-6
  • Amilibia A., Sàbat F., Chong G., Muñoz J.A., Roca E. & Gelabert B. (2000): Criterios de Inversión tectónica, ejemplos de la Cordillera de Domeyko (II Región de Antofagasta). Geotemas, 1, (1), Pag. 33-36.
  • Amilibia A., Sàbat F., Chong G., Muñoz J.A., Roca E. & Rodriguez-Perea A. (1999): Evolution of Domeyko Range, Northern Chile. Géodynamique andine, Résumés étendus, Fourth International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics, Gottingen (Germany), pp. 25-29.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS
  • Vidal-Royo, O., Rowan, M.G., Ferrer, O., Giles, K.A. 2017. Structural Characterization of the Warraweena Diapir-Weld-Thrust complex, Flinders Ranges, South Australia. AAPG ICE, London, UK.
  • Ferrer, O., Vidal-Royo, O., Gratacós, O., Roca, E., Muñoz, J.A. 2017. Interaction between cover deformation and pre-salt seamounts in passive margins: Physical models applied to the Northwest and Eastern Mediterranean basins. AAPG European Regional Conference, Larnaca, Cyprus.
  • Rosales, C., Arnaiz, A., Amigo, B., Karim, A., Malmcrona, Y., Peláez, A., Ramos, A., Moya, C., 2015. Study of an anomalous Evaporitic Unit in the Eastern Algarve Basin (Portugal), and implications of this unit for hydrocarbon exploration, Portugal AAPG European Regional Conference & Exhibition 2015 – Lisboa – ‘Tethys- Atlantic Interaction Along the European-Iberian-African Plate Boundaries’.
  • Vidal-Royo, O. 2014. Pushing the Limits of Geological Mapping Outside the Earth: 3D Modeling of Strike-Slip and Extensional Fault Systems in Meridiani Planum Region, Mars. American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • Ramos, A., Fernández, O., Terrinha, P., Muñoz, J.A., Arnaiz, A., 2014. Mesozoic tectonic and paleogeographic evolution of the Gulf of Cádiz and Algarve basins, and implications for hydrocarbon exploration. AAPG European Regional Conference & Exhibition 2014 – Barcelona.
  • Vidal-Royo, O. 2013. Integration of sandbox, numerical and geomechanical restoration modelling techniques in 3D: Structural evolution of the Pico del Águila anticline (External Sierras, Southern Pyrenees). Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • Vidal-Royo, O., Muñoz, J.A., Koyi, H., Hardy, S. 2008. 3-D Structural, Analog and Numerical Modeling Integration Applied to Pico Del Águila Anticline (Sierras Exteriores, Southern Pyrenees). American Association of Petroleum Geologists General Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Vidal-Royo, O., Hardy, S., Muñoz, J.A. 2008. Influence of multiple decollement stratigraphy and growth strata on a detachment fold development: insights from 2D Discrete-Element modelling and application to Pico del Águila anticline (External Sierras, Spanish Southern Pyrenees). International Meeting of Young Researchers in Structural Geology and Tectonics (YORSGET-08), Oviedo, Spain.
  • Amilibia, A., (2008): Compressional deformation along the Chañarcillo Basin west margin: north chilean Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous back-arc basin. YORSGET: International Meeting of Young Researchers in Structural Geology and Tectonics, Oviedo, Spain.
  • Snidero, M., Amilibia, A., Gratacos, O., Muñoz, J.A., (2008): 3D Reconstruction of geological structures based on remote sensing data: example from Anaran Anticline, (Lurestan province, Zagros fold and thrust belt, Iran). YORSGET: International Meeting of Young Researchers in Structural Geology and Tectonics, Oviedo, Spain.
  • Vidal-Royo, O., Ferrer, O., Koyi, H.A., Vendeville, B.C., Muñoz, J.A., Roca, E. 2008. 3D Reconstruction of analogue modelling experiments from 2D datasets. International Geomodelling Conference 2008, Florence, Italy.
  • Muñoz, J.A., Amilibia, A., Carrera, N., Mon, R., Chong, G.; Roca, E., Sàbat, F., 2007: The Southern Central Andes at 25.5ºSL: a Non-Balanced Crustal Cross-Section. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract U52A-01.
  • Amilibia, A., Sàbat, F., McClay, K.R., Muñoz, J.A., Roca, E., Chong, G., 2007: Structural Style and Tectonic Evolution of the Domeyko Range, North Chilean Precordillera. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract U51B-02.
  • Muñoz, J.A., Amilibia, A., Carrera, N., Mon, R.; Chong, G., Roca, E., Sàbat, F., 2005. A geological cross-section of the Andean orogen 25.5 LS. 6th International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics-ISAG. Barcelona.
  • McClay, K. & Amilibia, A. 2004. Inversion Orogens. Continental Tectonics: Discussion meeting in memory of life and work of Mike Coward. Geological Society of London. Invited.
  • Amilibia, A., McClay, K.R. & De Vera, J. 2004. Inverted oblique rift systems, Analogue modelling and natural examples. In: G23.03: Tectonic Inversion processes and structural inheritance in mountain belts. 32nd International Geological Conference, Florence.
  • Amilibia, A., McClay, K.R., Skarmeta, J. & Bourdon, E. 2003. Inversion Tectonics at Cordillera de Domeyko (North Chile) and its control on Giant Porphyry Copper emplacement: New insights on Flat-slab Subduction Kinematics during the Tertiary. GSA Annual Meeting, 2003. Abstract Volumen, page 161.
  • Amilibia, A. & Skarmeta, J. 2003. La inversión tectónica de la Cordillera de Domeyko en el norte de Chile y su relación con la intrusión de sistemas porfidicos de Cu-Mo. X Congreso Geológico Chileno. Actas. Sesión Temática-2.
  • Amilibia, A., Sàbat, F., Chong, G., Muñoz, J.A., Roca , E. & Gelabert, B. 2000. Criterios de Inversión tectónica, ejemplos de la Cordillera de Domeyko (II Región de Antofagasta). V Congreso Geológico de España, Alicante.
  • Amilibia, A., Sàbat, F., Chong, G., Muñoz, J.A., Roca, E. & Gelabert, B. 2000. Criterios de Inversión tectónica, ejemplos de la Cordillera de Domeyko (II Región de Antofagasta). IX Congreso Geológico Chileno. Puerto Varas-X Región de los Lagos-Chile.
  • Amilibia, A., Sàbat, F., Chong, G., Muñoz, J.A., Roca, E. & Rodríguez. A. 1999. Fourth International Symposium on Andean Geodynamics, ISAG. Gottingen (Germany). Best poster award for “ Evolution of Domeyko Range, Northern Chile”.

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