Andreia Plaza-Faverola


Associate professor

Job description

Associate professor in marine geosciences. 

My background is in gas hydrates, fluid migration and natural seepage systems. I specialize in marine seismic methods and its integration with petrophysical data for subsurface characterization. I have over 10 years experience with acquisition, processing and interpretation of marine seismic data. I am particularly interested in how regional geological processes influence sediment deformation and the migration of fluids in continental margins. My ongoing projects focus on quantifying the impact of tectonic and glacially induced stress on seafloor methane emissions. I am project manager and principal investigator within SEAMSTRESS (https://site.uit.no/seamstress/) - Tromsø Research Foundation (TFS) and Young Talent Frinatek (NFR) grants. I got my PhD (2010) from UiT and went to New Zealand for a post-doctoral fellowship at GNS Science in Wellington. I came back to UiT to join the former Norwegian Center of Excellence CAGE (Center for Arctic gas hydrates, environment and climate) and I am currently assistant lead in RU4 within the center iC3. I represent permanent academic staff in the faculty board (2022-2026) and I am current leader (2021-2025) of the group Geophysics, Glaciology and Oceanography (GeGO) at the Department of Geosciences.

 

 

 


  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Nabil Sultan, Renata Giulia Lucchi, Naima El bani Altuna, Hariharan Ramachandran, Sunny Singhroha et al.:
    Spatial Changes in Gas Transport and Sediment Stiffness Influenced by Regional Stress: Observations From Piezometer Data Along Vestnesa Ridge, Eastern Fram Strait
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Przemyslaw Domel, Clément Hibert, Vera Schlindwein, Andreia Plaza-Faverola :
    Event recognition in marine seismological data using Random Forest machine learning classifier
    Geophysical Journal International 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Frances Ann Cooke, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Stefan Bünz, Nabil Sultan, Hariharan Ramachandran, Heather Bedle et al.:
    Sedimentary deformation relating to episodic seepage in the last 1.2 million years: a multi-scale seismic study from the Vestnesa Ridge, eastern Fram Strait
    Frontiers in Earth Science 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sunny Singhroha, Bettina Schramm, Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola, Przemyslaw Domel, Anke Dannowski, Frances Ann Cooke et al.:
    Stress Constraints From Shear-Wave Analysis in Shallow Sediments at an Actively Seeping Pockmark on the W-Svalbard Margin
    Earth and Space Science 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Przemyslaw Domel, Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola, Vera Schlindwein, Stefan Bünz :
    Local Seismicity and Sediment Deformation in the West Svalbard Margin: Implications of Neotectonics for Seafloor Seepage
    Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Hariharan Ramachandran, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Hugh Daigle :
    Impact of Gas Saturation and Gas Column Height at the Base of the Gas Hydrate Stability Zone on Fracturing and Seepage at Vestnesa Ridge, West-Svalbard Margin
    Energies 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Remi Elie Celestin Vachon, P. Schmidt, Bjorn Lund, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Henry Patton, Alun Lloyd Hubbard :
    Glacially Induced Stress Across the Arctic From the Eemian Interglacial to the Present—Implications for Faulting and Methane Seepage
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth 2022 DATA / ARKIV / DOI
  • Przemyslaw Domel, Sunny Singhroha, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Vera Schlindwein, Hariharan Ramachandran, Stefan Bünz :
    Origin and Periodic Behavior of Short Duration Signals Recorded by Seismometers at Vestnesa Ridge, an Active Seepage Site on the West-Svalbard Continental Margin
    Frontiers in Earth Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Kate Alyse Waghorn, Joel E. Johnson, Stefan Bünz, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta, Malin Waage :
    Svyatogor Ridge—A Gas Hydrate System Driven by Crustal Scale Processes
    Springer Nature 2022 DOI
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta, Sunny Singhroha, Wei-Li Hong, Kate Alyse Waghorn, Amando Putra Ersaid Lasabuda et al.:
    Gas Hydrate Related Bottom-Simulating Reflections Along the West-Svalbard Margin, Fram Strait
    Springer Nature 2022 DOI
  • Adrien F. Arnulf, James Biemiller, Luc Lavier, Laura M. Wallace, Dan Bassett, Stuart Henrys et al.:
    Physical conditions and frictional properties in the source region of a slow-slip event
    Nature Geoscience 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Pierre-Antoine Dessandier, Jochen Knies, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Camille Labrousse, Martin Renoult, Giuliana Panieri :
    Ice-sheet melt drove methane emissions in the Arctic during the last two interglacials
    Geology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Matthias Christian Daszinnies, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Øyvind Sylta, Stefan Bünz, Rune Mattingsdal, Are Tømmerås et al.:
    The Plio-Pleistocene seepage history off western Svalbard inferred from 3D petroleum systems modelling
    Marine and Petroleum Geology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nikolitsa Alexandropoulou, Monica Winsborrow, Karin Andreassen, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Pierre-Antoine Dessandier, Rune Mattingsdal et al.:
    A Continuous Seismostratigraphic Framework for the Western Svalbard-Barents Sea Margin Over the Last 2.7 Ma: Implications for the Late Cenozoic Glacial History of the Svalbard-Barents Sea Ice Sheet
    Frontiers in Earth Science 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Wei-Li Hong, T Pape, C. Schmidt, Haoyi Yao, K. Wallmann, Andreia Plaza-Faverola et al.:
    Interactions between deep formation fluid and gas hydrate dynamics inferred from pore fluid geochemistry at active pockmarks of the Vestnesa Ridge, west Svalbard margin
    Marine and Petroleum Geology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nabil Sultan, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta, Stefan Bünz, Jochen Knies :
    Impact of tides and sea-level on deep-sea Arctic methane emissions
    Nature Communications 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Kate Alyse Waghorn, Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Joel E Johnson, Stefan Bünz, Malin Waage :
    Crustal processes sustain Arctic abiotic gas hydrate and fluid flow systems
    Scientific Reports 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sunny Singhroha, Stefan Buenz, Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola, Shyam Chand :
    Detection of gas hydrates in faults using azimuthal seismic velocity analysis,Vestnesa Ridge, W-Svalbard Margin
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth 2020 ARKIV / DATA / DOI
  • Tobias Himmler, Diana Sahy, Tõnu Martma, Gerhard Bohrmann, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Stefan Bünz et al.:
    A 160,000-year-old history of tectonically controlled methane seepage in the Arctic
    Science Advances 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Przemyslaw Domel, Vera Schlindwein, Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola, Stefan Bünz :
    Local seismicity in the obliquely spreading setting of Fram Strait constrained from ocean bottom seismometers: Implications for fluid flow and methane seepage
    2023 FULLTEKST
  • Frances Ann Cooke, Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola, Stefan Bünz, Khalid Amrouch, Rosalind King, Jean-Baptiste P. Koehl :
    High resolution fault analysis of the Vestnesa Ridge: a highly complex deep water fluid flow system in the east Fram Strait
    2023 FULLTEKST
  • Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola :
    Understanding sub-seabed gas transport in deep marine Arctic settings
    2023
  • Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola, Przemyslaw Domel :
    Spenning, sprekker og gasslekkasjer
    geoforskning.no 2023 FULLTEKST
  • Przemyslaw Domel, Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola, Stefan Bünz, Vera Schlindwein :
    Seismicity of the western-Svalbard margin and its relationship with near surface fluid flow and seepage systems - A study using ocean bottom seismometers
    2023 FULLTEKST
  • Cornelia Mentzoni Binde, Stefan Bünz, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Sverre Planke, Ben Manton :
    Hydrothermal venting driving extreme global warming at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary
    2022
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Nabil Sultan, Hariharan Ramachandran, Hugh Daigle, Frances Ann Cooke, Guillame Sauvin et al.:
    Sediment stiffness and shallow pore fluid pressures at deep marine Arctic seepage systems: constraints from piezometer data and calypso cores off west-Svalbard, Fram Strait
    2022
  • Stefan Bünz, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta, Malin Waage :
    Hvor kommer metanlekkasjene fra?
    Ottar 2022 FULLTEKST
  • Remi Elie Celestin Vachon, Peter Schmidt, Bjorn Lund, Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola, Henry Jared Patton, Alun Lloyd Hubbard :
    Glacially induced stress across the Arctic from the Eemian interglacial to the present - implications for faulting and seafloor methane seepage
    2022
  • Frances Ann Cooke, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Stefan Bünz :
    Highly focused fluid flow and sediment deformation related to early stage compaction: Vestnesa Ridge
    2022
  • Przemyslaw Domel, Clément Hibert, Vera Schlindwein, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Stefan Bünz :
    Seismological activity in the Fram Strait constrained from ocean bottom seismometers: Implications for fluid flow and methane seepage
    2022
  • Hariharan Ramachandran, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Hugh Daigle, Frances Ann Cooke, Stefan Bünz :
    Constraints on methane seepage volumes from gas hydrate-bearing sediments at the Vestnesa Ridge, W-Svalbard
    2022
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Frances Ann Cooke, Remi Elie Celestin Vachon, Kate Alyse Waghorn, Jean-Baptiste P. Koehl, Stefan Jon Beaussier et al.:
    Coupling between rifted oceanic crust and sedimentary deformation in the Fram Strait: implications for seafloor seepage and gas hydrates dynamics
  • Sunny Singhroha, Bettina Schramm, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Przemyslaw Domel, Stefan Bünz :
    Stress constraints from shear-wave splitting through shallow sediments at an actively seeping pockmark on the W-Svalbard Margin
    2022
  • Jean-Baptiste P. Koehl, Frances Ann Cooke, Andreia Plaza-Faverola :
    Formation of a transform-parallel oceanic core complex along an inherited Timanian thrust, and impact on gas seepage in the Fram Strait
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Jochen Knies, Maja Sojtaric :
    Methane release follows the rhythm of the tides in the Arctic
    Ecomagazine.com 2021
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Jochen Knies, Maja Sojtaric, Malin Waage :
    Overraskende funn: Månen bidrar til utslipp av metangass i havet
    Forskning.no 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Hariharan Ramachandran, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Hugh Daigle, Stefan Bünz :
    Time Constraints on Seepage Through Fractured Regions on the Vestnesa Ridge off the W-Svalbard Coast
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Jochen Knies, Maja Sojtaric, Malin Waage :
    Seabed methane release follows the rhythm of the tides
    sciencenorway.no 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Vera Schlindwein, Przemyslaw Domel, M Schmidt-Aursch, Frances Ann Cooke, Truls Holm et al.:
    Cage21-3 Ocean bottom seismics and acoustic surveys on the West-Svalbard margin – a study of local seismicity and its effect on methane seepage
    UiT Norges arktiske universitet 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola :
    CAGE21-5 Cruise Report. Test of offshore instrumentation for in-situ sediment pressure measurements, west-Svalbard continental margin
    UiT Norges arktiske universitet 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Sunny Singhroha, Bettina Schramm, Przemyslaw Domel, Anke Dannowski, Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta, Jörg Bialas et al.:
    Ocean-bottom seismic experiment for characterization of a gas chimney beneath the actively seeping Lunde pockmark, Vestnesa Ridge, W-Svalbard Margin
    2020
  • Frances Ann Cooke, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Stefan Bünz, Sunny Singhroha :
    High-resolution 3D seismic investigation of fine scale faults and fractures along the Vestnesa Ridge, western Svalbard Margin  
  • Remi Elie Celestin Vachon, Peter Schmidt, Bjorn Lund, Henry Patton, Stefan Jon Beaussier, Andreia Plaza-Faverola et al.:
    Regional stress field computation along the West Svalbard margin (Vestnesa ridge): Effect of the glacial isostatic adjustment. 
    2020
  • Przemyslaw Domel, Sunny Singhroha, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Vera Schlindwein, Peter Franek, Stefan Bünz et al.:
    Correlation between seepage activity and micro seismicity on the Vestnesa Ridge, NW- Svalbard continental margin
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola :
    A million year flatulence off the west-Svalbard coast – Stress Effects on Arctic Methane Seepage
    2020
  • Remi Elie Celestin Vachon, Peter Schmidt, Bjorn Lund, Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola, Stefan Jon Beaussier, Henry Patton et al.:
    Computation of glacial and tectonic stress off Svalbard: implications for seabed methane seepage along the Vestnesa Ridge
  • Stefan Jon Beaussier, Andreia Plaza-Faverola, T. Gerya, Stefan Bünz :
    Effect of the interplay between ultra-slow spreading ridge and transform faults on seafloor morphology
    2020 FULLTEKST
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola :
    A million year flatulence off the west-Svalbard coast - Advances from the SEAMSTRESS project
    2020
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola, Frances Ann Cooke, Przemyslaw Domel, Sunny Singhroha, Remi Elie Celestin Vachon, Hariharan Ramachandran et al.:
    Effect of regional forcing on fault-related seepage off west-Svalbard
  • Andreia Plaza-Faverola :
    CAGE20-6 Cruise Report: Pore-fluid pressure and heat flow surveys along the Vestnesa Ridge, west-Svalbard continental margin
    UiT Norges arktiske universitet 2020 FULLTEKST

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    Research interests

    I am particularly interested in field data integration and the development of Geomodels for the study of interacting processes in the shallow subsurface at continental margins. I research processes related to fluid transport and seepage in continental margins, gas hydrates stability in high latitude margins, the effect of glacially induced stress and tectonic forcing on fluid migration and gas transport, sub-seabed sediment fracturing. I like to work across disciplines and collaborate with numerical modelers for integrated data analyses.  

    Teaching

    I’m currently developing the course “Integrated Geological and Geophysical interpretation” (GEO-3138/8138). In this course the students work with case studies from Arctic continental margins to understand complex Earth system interactions.