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Dr Tiago Cunha

Senior Basin Modeller & Petroleum Geochemist

• Experienced basin and petroleum systems modeller, integrating geology, geophysics & geochemistry data
• Project management
• Prepares & delivers basin and petroleum systems modelling training courses

Other interests
• Reservoir and basin-scale modelling for carbon capture and storage (CCS).
• Exploration of natural hydrogen
• Risk analysis

• Ph.D. in Marine Geophysics, University of Oxford, 2008
• B.Sc. in Geology, University of Lisbon, 1998

Regional Experience:
North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, Irish Sea and Porcupine Basin, Mediterranean rift and foreland basins, East Coast US and the Grand Banks of Canada, Gulf of Mexico, North Africa, West and South Africa rift and transform margins, Africa Interior Rifts, South Atlantic conjugate margins, Middle East and the Red Sea.

Technical Experience:
Basin & petroleum systems modelling; Source rock & oil geochemistry; Gravity modelling (commercial and academic software experience); Thermo-mechanical modelling of rifting and passive margin evolution; Neotectonic modelling

Selected Publications:
Cunha, T.A., Milne, L., Gouliotis, L., Panagopoulos, G., Konstantopoulos, P., Anestoudis, D. 2021. Hot Enough in the South-East Adriatic? GeoExpro.
Cunha, T.A., Rasmussen, H., Villinger, H., Akinwumiju, A.A, (2021). Burial and Heat Flux Modelling along a Southern Vøring Basin Transect: Implications for the Petroleum Systems and Thermal Regimes in the Deep Mid-Norwegian Sea. Geosciences, 11, 190. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11050190.
Cunha, T.A., P. Baptista, L.H. Rüpke, D.W. Schmid, I. Davison, & R. Bertolotti. (2020) A Thermo-Tectono-Stratigraphic Modelling of a Northern Red Sea Transect and Implications for the Petroleum Systems. Search and Discovery Article #30666, June 2020.
Alves, T., Fetter, M., Busby, C., Gontijo., R., Cunha, T.A., Mattos, N.H., (2020). A tectono-stratigraphic review of continental breakup on intraplate continental margins and its impact on resultant hydrocarbon systems. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 117, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104341.
Cunha, T.A. et al. (2019). Examples of Thermal-Burial Modelling Approaches in Africa Frontier Basins. In PSGB-Africa 2019 - Africa’s Thermal Regime and its Impact on Petroleum Systems Course (Presenter), London, UK, 1-2 October
Alves,T. M., T. Cunha, (2018). A phase of transient subsidence, sediment bypass and deposition of regressive–transgressive cycles during the breakup of Iberia and Newfoundland. Earth & Planetary Science Letters 484, 168-183.
Davison, I., Cunha, T.A. (2016) Allochthonous salt sheet growth: thermal implications for source rock maturation, deepwater Burgos Basin and Perdido Fold Belt. Interpretation, SEG Journal
Cunha T. A., L.M. Matias, P. Terrinha, A.M. Negredo, F. Rosas, R.M. Fernandes, L.M. Pinheiro (2012). Neotectonics of the SWIberia margin, Gulf of Cadiz and Alboran Sea: a reassessment including recent structural, seismic and geodetic data. Geoph. J. Int. 188, 850-872.
Cunha T. A., Watts A B, Pinheiro L M, Myklebust R. (2010) Seismic and gravity anomaly evidence of large-scale compressional deformation off SW Portugal. Earth & Plan. Sc. Lett. 293, 171-179.