Exhumation Studies In Hydrocarbon Exploration

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Journal Article: Exhumation Studies In Hydrocarbon Exploration

Abstract
The Cooper-Eromanga Basins of South Australia and Queensland are not at their maximum burial-depth due to Late Cretaceous-Tertiary and Late Triassic Early Jurassic exhumation. This study reviews evidence of exhumation and palaeothermal history in the Cooper-Eromanga Basins based on previous apatite fission track analysis and fluid inclusion homogenization temperatures. Previous works using these techniques have tended to focus their research in the palaeo-thermal history, rather than exhumation magnitudes, indeed thermal annealing witnessed by apatite fission track analysis and associated with the recent/present high geothermal gradients precludes estimation of exhumation at the Cooper-Eromanga Basins unconformity. The relative importance of hot fluids, burial/exhumation and/or other heating processes is unclear. Nonetheless, where reported, exhumation results from apatite fission track analysis and fluid inclusion homogenization temperatures are in a broad agreement with those from compaction analysis.

Author 
A. Mavromatidis








Published Journal 
Energy Sources Part a-Recovery Utilization and Environmental Effects, 2007





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Citation

A. Mavromatidis. 2007. Exhumation Studies In Hydrocarbon Exploration. Energy Sources Part a-Recovery Utilization and Environmental Effects. (!) .