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Project Number
M0306
Total Grant Value
$201,500
Project Theme
Mineral Systems
Project Period
1998 - 2000

Summary

This study was based on the concept of molecular stratigraphy by which the distribution of compounds in sedimentary sequences is interpreted in terms of its geological and environmental factors.

Focussing on nine Jurassic sequences from the Carnarvon Basin and one from the Vulcan Sub-basin, the study showed this concept allows recognition of changes in climate and sea level, anoxic variations, and the extent of maturation processes.

Keywords: sequence stratigraphy, oil source rocks, molecular stratigraphy

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