About the Author
Dirk Knaust is at present a Principal Researcher in Geology with Statoil ASA in Stavanger and Bergen, Norway, where he works in Exploration. He received a Ph.D. on stratigraphy, sedimentology and palaeontology of epicontinental carbonates from the University of Greifswald, Germany, in 1998. His geological experience, prior to joining Statoil in 2006, includes 8 years technical services in Norway as a consultant for different companies operating fields in offshore Norway and internationally (Shell, Statoil, Hydro, BP, Amoco). Dirk’s professional activities include the application of sedimentological, stratigraphical and palaeontological methods in the characterization of siliciclastic and carbonate reservoirs. His special focus is on ichnology and its implication on facies distribution, reservoir characterization and impact on reservoir quality. Dirk has published over 40 scientific articles and book chapters and is a member of numerous organisations, such as SEPM, EAGE and the Palaeontological Association.
Richard Bromley is at present an emeritus lecturer in Geology at the Geological Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark. Before retirement, he taught palaeontology classes and specialized in palaeoichnology. He received a B.Sc and Ph.D. in palaeontology at Queen Mary College, University of London, the latter in 1965. In 1968 he was employed as a lecturer in geology at Copenhagen University, and retired from this position in 2002. Richard has published some 290 papers and abstracts on ichnology, including a textbook in two editions, plus several others with co-authors. He has been a member of several geological organizations including SEPM, the Geological Society of London, the Geological Society of Denmark, the Geologists' Association, Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Denmark, and the Zoological Society of London.