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Curriculum vitae

  •  11/2013 – now, Department of Physics and Earth Science "Macedonio Melloni”, University of Parma, Italy.Research Fellow; Research project: Fracturing Patterns in Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks (FRASI). Supervisor: Prof. Fabrizio Storti; Granted by Petrobras S.A.
  • 10/2010 – 10/2013, Department of Arctic Geology, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Longyearbyen, Norway. Post-Doc Research Fellow; Research project: “Geological input to Carbon Storage: from outcrop to simulator (GeC) - Fractures and CO2 flow models for reservoir sandstones and cap-rocks of Spitsbergen and Utah”. Supervisor: Prof. Alvar Braathen; Granted by Norwegian Research Council’s CLIMIT Programme
  • -01/2007 – 03/2010, Earth Science Department, University of Parma, Italy. Research Doctorate (Dottorato di Ricerca) in Earth Science. (Competitively awarded); Ph.D Thesis: “Mass Transport Complexes in structurally-controlled basins: the Epiligurian Specchio Unit (Northern Apennines, Italy)”. Tutor: Dr. Roberto Tinterri; Co-tutors: Prof. Emiliano Mutti, Prof.ssa Elisabetta Costa, Prof. Gian Andrea Pini.
  • - 10/1999 – 7/2005, Earth and Geo-Environmental Science Department, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy. Master Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Geological Science with 110/110 cum laude. MSc Thesis: ““Geo-structural survey and analysis of the diagenetic degree of the coastal area comprised between Riomaggiore and Corniglia, Cinque Terre, La Spezia”. Tutor: Prof. Gian Andrea Pini; Co-tutor: Dr. Francesco Dellisanti. Supported by 2 years INPDAP Grant funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education for merits)

Research Projects


  • 2013 – 2016, Fracturing Patterns in Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks (FRASI);  Temporary Research fellow; Supervisor: Prof. Fabrizio Storti; Funded by Petrobras S.A.
  • 2014 – 2017, Reconstructing the Triassic northern Barents Shelf; basin infill patterns controlled by gentle sags and faults (TRIAS NORTH); Activity leader for the Work Package 3 – Onshore and offshore growth-basins; Coordinator: Prof. Alvar Braathen; Funded by Norwegian Research Council (PETROMAKS2 program), Tullow, Lundin, Statoil Harstad, Edison.
  • 2011 – 2014, IGCP-585 (E-Marshal: Earth’s continental MARgins: aSsessing the geoHazard from submarine Landslides); Participating member; Coordinators: Roger Urgeles, David Mosher, Jason Chaytor, Michael Strasser; Funded by UNESCO-IUGS
  • 2011 – 2016, Birth and death of oceanic basins: geodynamic processes from rifting to continental collision in Mediterranean and circum-Mediterranean orogens” (PRIN 2010-2011 project ID number 2010AZR98L); Project participant; Funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.; Research unit coordinator: Prof. Gian Andrea Pini
  • 2010 – 2013, Geological input to carbon storage: from outcrop to simulator (GeC); Post-doc (coordinator); Supervisor: Prof. Alvar Braathen; Funded by Norwegian Research Council (CLIMIT program)

Research themes.

  • Reconstruction of the mechanisms of detachment, transport and emplacement of submarine landslides through the study of the internal organisation and structure of exhumed analogs and comparison with the current submarines examples.

  • Origin of mélanges: a study of the processes of loss of lateral continuity of stratification (stratal disruption) related to submarine landslides, slope tectonics, diapirism and tectonic deformation.

  • Reconstruction of the oligo-Miocene proto-Apennine accretionary wedge through the interpretation of the main tectonic structures, structural analysis and study of mesoscale stratigraphic distribution, composition and geometry of the mass transport deposits in the sedimentary foredeep successions.

  • Reconstruction of the structural evolution of Cretaceous-Eocene proto-Apennine accretionary prism through the integration of structural geology data and indicators of paleo-temperature (mineralogy and crystallography of clay minerals, maturity of organic matter).

  • Study of the interactions between deformation, fluid migration and mineralogy of clays in fault zones from diagenesis to low-grade metamorphism.

  • Study of the relationship between the geometry of the sedimentary bodies, structural style and tectonic development of aquifers and reservoirs.

  • Study of the fracture systems in relation to folding and faulting in compressional and extensional tectonic settings, and implication for subsurface fluid flow.




  • Senger, K., Buckley, S.J., Chevallier, L., Fagereng, Å.,Galland, O., Kurz, T.H., Ogata, K., Planke, S., Tveranger, J. (2015). Fracturing of doleritic intrusions and associated contact zones: Implications for fluid flow in volcanic basins, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 102, 70-85. ISSN 1464-343X,


  • Senger, K., Tveranger, J., Braathen, A., Olaussen, S., Ogata, K., Larsen, L. (2014). CO2 storage resource estimates in unconventional reservoirs: insights from a pilot-sized storage site in Svalbard, Arctic Norway. Environmental Earth Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s12665-014-3684-9
  • Festa, A., Ogata, K., Pini, G.A., Dilek, Y., Codegone, G., (2014). Late Oligocene – early Miocene olistostromes (sedimentary mélanges) as tectono-stratigraphic constraints to the geodynamic evolution of the exhumed Ligurian accretionary complex (Northern Apennines, NW Italy). International Geology Reviews.
  • Ogata, K., Pogačnik, Ž., Pini, G.A., Tunis, G., Festa, A., Camerlenghi, A. and Rebesco, M. (2014). The carbonate mass transport deposits of the Paleogene Julian-Slovenian Basin (Italy/Slovenia): internal anatomy and inferred genetic processes. Marine Geology, 356, 88-110. ISSN 0025-3227,
  • Ogata, K., Mountjoy, J.J., Pini, G.A., Festa, A. and Tinterri, R. (2014). Shear zone liquefaction in mass transport deposit emplacement: a multi-scale integration of seismic reflection and outcrop data. Marine Geology, 356, 50-64. ISSN 0025-3227,
  • Senger, K., Tveranger, J., Ogata, K., Braathen, A., Planke, S. (2014). Late Mesozoic magmatism in Svalbard: A review. Earth-Science Reviews 139, 123–144. ISSN 0012-8252,
  • Ogata, K., Senger, K., Braathen, A., Tveranger, J. (2014). Fracture corridors as seal-bypass systems in siliciclastic reservoir-caprock successions: field-based insights from the Jurassic Entrada Formation (SE Utah, USA). Journal of structural geology, 66, 162-187.


  • Senger, K., Roy, S., Braathen, A., Buckley, S.J., Bælum, K., Gernigon, L., Mjelde, R., Noormets, R., Ogata, K., Olaussen, S., Planke, S., Ruud, B.O. and Tveranger, J. (2013). Geometries of doleritic intrusions in central Spitsbergen, Svalbard: an integrated study of an onshore-offshore magmatic province with implications for CO2 sequestration. - Norwegian Journal of Geology, 93, 143–166.




  • Festa, A., Pini, G.A., Dilek, Y., Codegone, G. and Ogata, K. (2012). Mechanisms and processes of stratal disruption and mixing in the development of mélanges and broken formations: Redefining and classifying mélanges  -Tectonophysics, 568-569, 7-24.
  • Ogata, K., G. A. Pini, D. Carè, M. Zélic, and F. Dellisanti (2012). Progressive development of block-in-matrix fabric in a shale-dominated shear zone: Insights from the Bobbio Tectonic Window (Northern Apennines, Italy) - Tectonics, 31, TC1003, 4.
  • Ogata, K., Mutti, E., Tinterri, R. and Pini, G.A.  (2012). Mass transport-related stratal disruption within sedimentary mélanges – Tectonophysics, 568-569, 185-199.
  • Ogata, K., Senger, K., Braathen, A., Tveranger, J. and Olaussen, S. (2012). The importance of natural fractures in a tight reservoir for potential CO2 storage: case study of the upper Triassic to middle Jurassic Kapp Toscana Group (Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway).  In G. H. Spence, J. Redfern, R.Aguilera, T. G. Bevan, J. W. Cosgrove, G. D. Couples & J.-M. Daniel (Eds.), Advances in the Study of Fractured Reservoirs, Geological Society of London Special Publication 374, pp. 22. London: Geological Society of London.
  • Pini, G.A., Ogata, K., Camerlenghi, A., Festa, A., Lucente, C.C., Codegone, G. (2012). Sedimentary mélanges and fossil mass-transport complexes: a key for better understanding submarine mass movements? – in Yamada, Y., Kawamura, K., Ikehara, K., Ogawa, Y., Urgeles, R., Mosher, D., Chaytor, J. and Strasser, M. Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Volume 31, 585-594, Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2012.
  • Ogata, K., Tinterri, R., Pini, G.A. and Mutti, E. (2012). The Specchio Unit (Northern Apennines, Italy): An Ancient Mass Transport Complex Originated from Near-Coastal Areas in an Intra-Slope Setting – in Yamada, Y., Kawamura, K., Ikehara, K., Ogawa, Y., Urgeles, R., Mosher, D., Chaytor, J. and Strasser, M. Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Volume 31, 595-605, Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2012.


  • Festa, A., Pini, G.A., Dilek, Y., Codegone, G., Vezzani, L., Ghisetti, F., Lucente, C.C. and Ogata, K. (2010). Peri-Adriatic mélanges and their evolution in the Tethyan realm – International Geology Review, 52 (2-3), 1-35.