Geodynamics Laboratory (AGL) is dedicated to producing innovative
new concepts in salt tectonics. This research comprises a mix
of physical and mathematical modeling and seismic-based mapping
and structural-stratigraphic analysis of some of the world's most
spectacular salt basins.
Established in 1988, the AGL is funded
by a consortium of oil companies and supported by numerous software
and seismic vendors.
AGL research focuses on a complete range
of salt-tectonic styles, including extensional, contractional
and strike-slip systems.
The AGL is widely considered the world's
premier institute for research on salt tectonics. Concepts and
terminology pioneered by AGL have had
a profound influence and are widely
disseminated throughout the oil industry.