Oscar Fernandez Bellon, MSc., Dr.


Room Number: 2B446A
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53609

Oscar Fernandez Bellon

Research Interests:

  • Structure, tectono-sedimentary relationships and geodynamics of fold-and-thrust belt and of continental passive margins
  • Salt tectonics
  • Naturally fractured reservoir characterization and modelling
  • Applied geophysical methods (e.g., remote sensing, potential field modelling)

Project Funding:

Project Participation:

  • FWF-OPUS-CEUS 2021: Research into anisotropic rocks (POLARIS)


  • Introduction to Geomechanics and Engineering Geology
  • Principles of Geophysics
  • Doing Science in the 21st Century
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Geological Mapping in the Field and in Underground Mines

 Publications (taken from u:cris)

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Emplacement and associated sedimentary record of the Jurassic submarine salt allochthon of the Wurzeralm (Eastern Alps, Austria). / Kurz, Maditha; Fernandez, Oscar; Eggerth, Lino et al.

In: Terra Nova, Vol. 35, No. 6, 12.2023, p. 524-532.

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Structural inheritance and style within the Getic Depression, South Carpathians, Romania. / Schleder, Zsolt; Lăpădat, I.A.; Trandafir, G. et al.

In: Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 148, 2023.

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Variscan vs. Alpine structural controls: Karstic proto-conduit development within Palaeozoic marble post-conditioned by Alpine faulting (the Niedźwiedzia Cave, NE Bohemian Massif). / Szczygieł, Jacek (Corresponding author); Sobczyk, Artur; Maciejewski, Maciej et al.

In: Geomorphology, Vol. 415, 108423, 15.10.2022.

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On the influence of Variscan inheritance on rifting of the Western Iberian margin. / Amigo-Marx, Begona; Fernandez Bellon, Oscar; Olaiz, Antonio et al.

In: Terra Nova, Vol. 34, No. 5, 10.2022, p. 424-432.

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Deformation of the Dachstein Limestone in the Dachstein thrust sheet (Eastern Alps, Austria). / Fernandez, Oscar; Grasemann, Bernhard; Sanders, Diethard.

In: Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 115, No. 1, 01.01.2022, p. 167-190.

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Geologically constrained evolutionary geomechanical modelling of diapir and basin evolution: A case study from the Tarfaya basin, West African coast. / Hooghvorst, Jean Joseph (Corresponding author); Nikolinakou, Maria A.; Harrold, Toby W. D. et al.

In: Basin Research, Vol. 33, No. 3, 06.2021, p. 2049-2068.

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3D crustal-scale structure of the West Iberia margin : a novel approach to integrated structural characterization of passive margins. / Granado, C. (Corresponding author); Muñoz-Martín, A.; Olaiz, A.J. et al.

In: Marine Geophysical Researches, Vol. 42, No. 2, 10, 06.2021.

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Hooked on salt: Rethinking Alpine tectonics in Hallstatt (Eastern Alps, Austria). / Fernandez Bellon, Oscar; Habermüller, Mario; Grasemann, Bernhard.

In: Geology, Vol. 49, No. 3, 03.2021, p. 325-329.

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Paleogeographic evolution of a segmented oblique passive margin : the case of the SW Iberian margin. / Ramos, A. (Corresponding author); Fernández, O.; Terrinha, P. et al.

In: International Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 109, No. 6, 01.09.2020, p. 1871-1895.

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Geophysical evidence for breakup volcanism in the Angola and Gabon passive margins. / Fernandez, O.; Olaiz, A.; Cascone, L. et al.

In: Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 116, 104330, 06.2020.

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Comparison of stresses in 3D v. 2D geomechanical modelling of salt structures in the Tarfaya Basin, West African coast. / Hooghvorst, Jean Joseph; Harrold, Toby W. D.; Nikolinakou, Maria A. et al.

In: Petroleum Geoscience, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.02.2020, p. 36–49.

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Rifting of the Southwest and West Iberia Continental Margins. / Terrinha, Pedro; Kullberg, José Carlos; Neres, Marta et al.

The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach. ed. / Cecilio Quesada; Josâe Tomâas Oliveira. Cham : Springer, 2019. p. 251-283 (Regional Geology Reviews).

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The Alpine Orogeny in the West and Southwest Iberia Margins. / Terrinha, Pedro; Ramos, Adrià; Neres, Marta et al.

The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach: The Alpine Cycle. ed. / Cecilio Quesada; José Tomás Oliveira. Vol. 3 Springer, 2019. p. 487–505 (Regional Geology Reviews).

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2D vs 3D geomechanical modelling comparison to influence pore pressure and fracture gradient analysis. / Van Der Linden D'Hooghvorst Rodríguez, J. J.; Harrold, T. W.D.; Nikolinakou, M. A. et al.

2nd EAGE Workshop on Pore Pressure Prediction: Amsterdam; Netherlands; 19 May 2019 through 21 May 2019. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE, 2019. p. 1-4 (Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2019).

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Insights from sensitivity analysis of geomechanical modelling of a salt structure offshore west Africa. / Hooghvorst, J.J.; Harrold, T.D.; Nikolinakou, M.A. et al.

53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. 2019. 152203.

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Stratigraphy, structure, and hydrocarbon potential of the Northern Bolivia sub-Andean thrust belt (Beni Basin). / Louterbach, Mélanie; Fernández, Oscar; Sisinni, Valeria et al.

Petroleum Basins and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Andes of Peru and Bolivia. ed. / Gonzalo Zamora Zamora; Ken R. McClay; Victor A. Ramos. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 2018. p. 377-412 (AAPG Memoir, Vol. 117).

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