Ioan Munteanu

Ioan Munteanu
University of Bucharest | Unibuc · Faculty of Geology and Geophysics

PhD

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Introduction
Ioan Munteanu currently works at the Eastern Europe Exploration, Madrid, Spain, Repsol. Ioan does research in Geomorphology and Geology. Their current project is 'Geophysical investigation of the Western Black Sea'.
Additional affiliations
March 2013 - June 2020
Repsol
Position
  • Senior Exploration Geologist
September 2012 - February 2013
Utrecht University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2009 - March 2013
University of Bucharest
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

Publications

Publications (35)
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We present new sedimentologic, petrographic, paleontological, and detrital zircon U‐Pb data on late Oligocene ‐ early Miocene sedimentary rocks of the thin‐skinned thrust belt of East Carpathians. These data were acquired to reconstruct the sedimentary routing system for two compositionally different turbidite fans made of the regionally extensive...
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Foreland basins are dependent on two key parts, a „moving part” (the fold and thrust belt) and a relatively „stationary part” (the pre-existing basins). Throughout the study area multiple wells drilled the pre-Miocene stratigraphy from multiple basins (East European Platform, Bârlad Depression, North Dobrogea Promontory, East Moesian Platform) and...
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The upper continental slope offshore Romania is a complex area hosting turbidite deposits, multiple types and ages of deep-seated faults, gas hydrates, gas-escape features, and numerous Mass Transport Deposits (MTDs). Multi-scale seismic data sets (2D-high-resolution and near-bottom very high-resolution) were used to study the interaction between s...
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Romanian seismicity is mainly confined to the Eastern Carpathians Arc bend (ECAB), where strong subcrustal earthquakes (magnitude up to 7.9) are generated in a narrow lithospheric body descending into the mantle. The seismic activity in the overlying crust is spread over a larger area, located mostly toward the outer side of the ECAB. It is signifi...
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Geothermal energy is known as a renewable source that has little effect on environment, since no burning process is involved in the producing of thermal and electric energy. Geothermal water is considered an environmentally friendly energy source which is valuable especially in polluted areas. Our study area, the Baia Mare region, is located in the...
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The main purpose of this paper is to provide new geological information and interpretation of the well data from the Istria Basin, Western Black Sea. Therefore, we present a reconsideration of the microfaunas (mainly foraminifers) and calcareous nannofossils described from several wells drilled on the Lebada East structure belonging to the Istria B...
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Gas escape features are a common presence on any young sedimentary basins where large amounts of organic-rich sediments are deposited within a short time. The fast burial process conducts to maturation and carbonization of the sedimentary organic matter by bacterial and, later, by temperature transformations. The Black Sea is one such basin, where...
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This study aims to bring new constraints on the Eocene stratigraphy of the northern edge of Istria Basin, located in Western Black Sea. For achieving our goal, we have studied several core reports containing the description of the lithology and microfossils assemblages (foraminifera, ostracods and calcareous nannofossils) from 3 wells drilled in th...
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The Black Sea is the largest European back-arc basin floored by oceanic crust, related to the closure of various Tethyan oceanic branches or inversion of smaller intra-continental rifts (Okay et al., 1994). The basin was formed in response to the northward subduction of Neotethys under Rhodope-Pontides, which formed the Black Sea back-arc during Cr...
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ABSTRACT In contractional (subduction/collisional) settings, convergence is accommodated by the formation of thin- and thick-skinned thrust and fold belts. The transmission of such deformation over larger distances into orogenic foreland areas is influenced by the inherited rheological characteristics of continental lithosphere. Lateral rheological...
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Active tectonic deformation is continuously shaping the landscape in the Alpine Orogenic system. Earthquakes are clear proves of neotectonic deformation process. In the Romanian Carpathians the most active deformation is recorded in the South Eastern Carpathian Bend Zone. Nevertheless, seismicity associated to latest orogenic stage of active deform...
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Any petroleum exploration or regional model construction need a detailed understanding of the geologic evolution of the basin under consideration. This is possible only through a careful regional scale interpretation of the data available. The prolongation of any geological model from a relatively well to a less constrained area is always challengi...
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The 2¾D modelling of marine gravity and magnetic data was carried out on the Romanian offshore, along two lines which cross the elevated structure of interest. 3D seismic and well data are also integrated in models. Although the regional morphology of the marine magnetic field strongly sustains the existence of Hercynian intrusions in the deep of t...
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The 2¾D modelling of marine gravity and magnetic data was carried out on the Romanian offshore, along two lines which cross the elevated structure of interest. 3D seismic and well data are also integrated in models. Although the regional morphology of the marine magnetic field strongly sustains the existence of Hercynian intrusions in the deep of t...
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An earthquake swarm of 940 events with ML magnitude between 0.1 and 4.0 and the depth no more than 25 km occurred during three months in the SouthEastern Carpathians foredeep, in an area of around 200 km2, at 27 km northeast of the Galati city. JHD relocation highlights a rupture area steeply dipping down to 15 km depth along a NE­SW alignment. Alt...
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An earthquake swarm of 940 events with ML magnitude between 0.1 and 4.0 and the depth no more than 25 km occurred during three months in the South-Eastern Carpathians foredeep, in an area of around 200 km2, at 27 km north-east of the Galati city. JHD relocation highlights a rupture area steeply dipping down to 15 km depth along a NE-SW alignment. A...
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Understanding the natural evolution of a river-delta-sea system is important to develop a strong scientific basis for efficient integrated management plans. The distribution of sediment fluxes is linked with the natural connection between sediment source areas situated in uplifting mountain chains and deposition in plains, deltas and, ultimately, i...
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The thrust and folded belts are prolific areas for the hydrocarbon exploration as well for the development new geological concepts and processes. The relation between the academia and industry in Romania has been of crucial importance in the exploration of Eastern Carpathian. The southernmost part of the Eastern Carpathians is known as the Diapiric...
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Architecture of the sedimentary basin fills reflects the tectonic processes that created enlarged and subsequent closed sedimentary basins. Depicting the geometry and litho-stratrigraphy of basin fills can provide useful insights for unraveling the tectonic evolution of both the basins and the adjacent orogen where the direct observation is hampere...
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The thrust and folded belts are prolific areas for the hydrocarbon exploration as well for the development new geological concepts and processes. The relation between the academia and industry in Romania has been of crucial importance in the exploration of Eastern Carpathian. The southernmost part of the Eastern Carpathians is known as the Diapiric...
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The balance between extension and contraction in back-arc basins is very sensitive to a number of parame-ters related to on-going subduction and collision processes. This leads to complex back-arc geometries, where a lateral transition between crustal blocks with contrasting rheologies is often recorded. One good ex-ample is the back-arc region of...
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Sea-level changes provide an important control on the interplay between accommodation space and sediment supply, in particular, for shallow-water basins where the available space is limited. Sediment exchange between connected basins separated by a subaqueous sill (bathymetric threshold) is still not well understood. When sea-level falls below the...
Thesis
The architecture of sedimentary basin is the result of the interplay between deep-seated tectonic processes at lithospheric or crustal scale creating or reducing the accommodation space, and the near-surface processes taking place in the source and depositional areas. Understanding the evolution of the sedimentary basin requires, therefore, an inte...
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Back-arc basin evolution is driven by processes active at the main subduction zone typically assuming the transition from an extensional back-arc, during the retreat of a mature slab, to a contractional basin, during high-strain collisional processes. Such a transition is observed in the Black Sea, where the accurate quantification of shortening ef...
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This study aims to provide some tectonic and sedimentary constrains on the evolution of the Dacic Basin (fig. 1, 2) based on structural and stratigraphic interpretation of several seimic lines from the western part of the Moesian Platform (fig. 1, 3). The study area is located in the fordeep of the South Carpathian orogen and the interpretation reg...

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Multiple goals among which: - multidisciplinary study and modelling of the deep geological structure of the western Black Sea continental margin, based on the gravity and magnetic surveys; - suture of gravity and magnetic data sets available on the Romanian and Bulgarian onshore and offshore; - high resolution geophysical survey of the Romanian and Bulgarian shallow waters; - multidisciplinary study of the submerged cultural heritage; - marine geophysical investigations for UXO and dumpings sites; - etc.