Karsten Kroeger


Full Name: Karsten Kroeger

Position: Basin Modeller

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4708


2000: Diploma, Geology; 2005: PhD (Magna Cum Laude)

Areas of expertise

Geology: 3D modelling
Geology: Basin Modelling
Geology: Gas Hydrates
Geology: Petroleum Exploration
Geology: Sedimentary basin analysis
Geology: Sedimentology
Geology: Seismic interpretation
Geology: Sequence Stratigraphy
Paleoclimate: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
Paleontology: Coralline red algae

Professional activities

Palaeontological Society, Germany: Member
Geological Society of New Zealand: Member

Major publications

Kroeger, K.F.; Seebeck, H.; Thrasher, G.P.; Arnot, M.J.; Bull, S.; Viskovic, G.P.D. 2021 Reconstruction of rapid charge of a giant gas field across a major fault zone using 3D petroleum systems modelling (Taranaki Basin, New Zealand). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 130: article 105121; doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.105121

Burton, Z.F.M.; Kroeger, K.F.; Hosford Scheirer, A.; Seol, Y.; Burgreen-Chan, B.; Graham, S.A. 2020 Tectonic uplift destabilizes subsea gas hydrate : a model example From Hikurangi margin, New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(7): e2020GL087150; doi: 10.1029/2020GL087150

Hillman, J.I.T.; Crutchley, G.J.; Kroeger, K.F. 2020 Investigating the role of faults in fluid migration and gas hydrate formation along the southern Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand. Marine Geophysical Research, 41(1): article 8; doi: 10.1007/s11001-020-09400-2

Bull, S.; Nicol, A.; Strogen, D.P.; Kroeger, K.F.; Seebeck, H. 2019 Tectonic controls on Miocene sedimentation in the Southern Taranaki Basin and implications for New Zealand plate boundary deformation. Basin research, 31(2): 253-273; doi: 10.1111/bre.12319

Kroeger, K.F.; Crutchley, G.J.; Kellett, R.L.; Barnes, P.M. 2019 A 3D model of gas generation, migration and gas hydrate formation at a young convergent margin (Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand). Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 20(11): 5126-5147; doi: 10.1029/2019GC008275

Kroeger, K.F.; Thrasher, G.P.; Sarma, M. 2019 The evolution of a Middle Miocene deep-water sedimentary system in northwestern New Zealand (Taranaki Basin) : depositional controls and mechanisms. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 101: 355-372; doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.11.052

Crutchley, G.J.; Kroeger, K.F.; Pecher, I.A.; Gorman, A.R. 2018 How tectonic folding influences gas hydrate formation : New Zealand’s Hikurangi subduction margin. Geology, 47(1): 39-42; doi: 10.1130/G45151.1

Waghorn, K.A.; Pecher, I.A.; Strachan, L.J.; Crutchley, G.J.; Bialas, J.; Coffin, R.; Davy, B.W.; Koch, S.; Kroeger, K.F.; Papenberg, C.; Rose, P.; Sarkar, S. 2018 Paleo-fluid expulsion and contouritic drift formation on the Chatham Rise, New Zealand. Basin research, 30(1): 5-19; doi: 10.1111/bre.12237

Crutchley, G.J.; Kroeger, K.F.; Pecher, I.A.; Mountjoy, J.J.; Gorman, A.R. 2017 Gas hydrate formation amid submarine canyon incision : investigations from New Zealand's Hikurangi subduction margin. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 18(12): 4299-4316; doi: 10.1002/2017GC007021

Kroeger, K.F.; Crutchley, G.J.; Hill, M.G.; Pecher, I.A. 2017 Potential for gas hydrate formation at the northwest New Zealand shelf margin - New insights from seismic reflection data and petroleum systems modelling. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 83: 215-230; doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.02.025

Reilly, C.; Nicol, A.; Walsh, J.J.; Kroeger, K.F. 2016 Temporal changes of fault seal and early charge of the Maui Gas-condensate field, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 70: 237-250; doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.11.018

Kroeger, K.F.; Plaza-Faverola, A.; Barnes, P.M.; Pecher, I.A. 2015 Thermal evolution of the New Zealand Hikurangi subduction margin : impact on natural gas generation and methane hydrate formation – a model study. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 63: 97-114; doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.01.020

Kroeger, K.F.; Funnell, R.H.; Nicol, A.; Fohrmann, M.; Bland, K.J.; King, P.R. 2013 3D crustal-scale heat-flow regimes at a developing active margin (Taranaki Basin, New Zealand). Tectonophysics, 591: 175-193; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.04.005

Sippel, J.; Scheck-Wenderoth, M.; Lewerenz, B.; Kroeger, K.F. 2013 A crust-scale 3D structural model of the Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin (Arctic Canada). Tectonophysics, 591: 30-51; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.10.030

Kroeger, K.F.; Funnell, R.H. 2012 Warm Eocene climate enhanced petroleum generation from Cretaceous source rocks : a potential climate feedback mechanism? Geophysical Research Letters, 39(4): L04701; doi: 10.1029/2011GL050345

Kroeger, K.F.; di Primio, R.; Horsfield, B. 2011 Atmospheric methane from organic carbon mobilization in sedimentary basins : the sleeping giant? Earth-Science Reviews, 107(3/4): 423-442; doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2011.04.006

Roncaglia, L.; Arnot, M.J.; Baur, J.R.; Fohrmann, M.; King, P.R.; Kroeger, K.F.; Ilg, B.R.; Strogen, D.P.; Zhu, H.; Milner, M. 2010 Integrated workflow for modeling basin-scale petroleum systems : applications to the Kupe area, Taranaki, New Zealand. paper SPE 133903 (26 p.) IN: ATCE 2010 : SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition : proceedings, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, 20-22 September 2010. Richardson, Tex.: Society of Petroleum Engineers

Kroeger, K.F.; di Primio, R.; Horsfield, B. 2009 Hydrocarbon flow modeling in complex structures (Mackenzie Basin, Canada). AAPG Bulletin, 93(9): 1209-1234

Kroeger, K.F.; Ondrak, R.; di Primio, R.; Horsfield, B. 2008 A three-dimensional insight into the Mackenzie Basin (Canada) : implications for the thermal history and hydrocarbon generation potential of Tertiary deltaic sequences. AAPG Bulletin, 92(2): 225-247

Kroeger, K.F. 2007 Upper Miocene coralline red algal associations of central Crete (Greece) : taxonomy and palaeoenvironmental implications. Neues Jahrbuch fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie. Abhandlungen, 244(2): 143-171

Kroeger, K.F.; Reuter, M.; Forst, M.H.; Breisig, S.; Hartmann, G.; Brachert, T.C. 2007 Eustasy and sea water Sr composition : application to high-resolution Sr-isotope stratigraphy of Miocene shallow-water carbonates. Sedimentology, 54(3): 565-585

Brachert, T.C.; Reuter, M.; Felis, T.; Kroeger, K.F.; Lohmann, G.; Micheels, A.; Fassoulas, C. 2006 Porites corals from Crete (Greece) open a window into Late Miocene (10 Ma) seasonal and interannual climate variability. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 245(1/2): 81-94

Brachert, T.C.; Reuter, M.; Kroeger, K.F.; Lough, J.M. 2006 Coral growth bands : a new and easy to use paleothermometer in paleoenvironment analysis and paleoceanography (Late Miocene, Greece). Paleoceanography, 21: PA4217; doi: 10.1029/2006PA001288

Kroeger, K.F.; Reuter, M.; Brachert, T.C. 2006 Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction based on non-geniculate coralline red algal assemblages in Miocene limestone of central Crete. Facies, 52(3): 381-409

Reuter, M.; Brachert, T.C.; Kroeger, K.F. 2006 Shallow-marine carbonates of the tropical-temperate transition zone : effects of hinterland climate and basin physiography (late Miocene, Crete, Greece). p. 157-178 IN: Pedley, H.M.; Carannante, G. (eds) Cool-water carbonates : depositional systems and palaeoenvironmental controls. London: Geological Society of London. Geological Society special publication 255.

Reuter, M.; Brachert, T.C.; Kroeger, K.F. 2005 Diagenesis of growth bands in fossil scleractinian corals : identification and modes of preservation. Facies, 51(1-4): 146-159

Kroeger, K.F.; Stinnesbeck, W. 2003 The Minas Viejas Formation (Oxfordian) in the area of Galeana, northeastern Mexico : significance of syndepositional volcanism and related barite genesis in the Sierra Madre Oriental. p. 515-528 IN: Bartolini, C.; Buffler, R.T.; Blickwede, J.F. (eds) The Circum-Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean : hydrocarbon habitats, basin formation, and plate tectonics. Tulsa, Okla: American Association of Petroleum Geologists. AAPG memoir 79.

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