Exhumation Study In The Cooper-Eromanga Basins, Australia And The Implications For Hydrocarbon Exploration

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Journal Article: Exhumation Study In The Cooper-Eromanga Basins, Australia And The Implications For 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. The main tool used for estimating the exhumation is the available vitrinite reflectance data. Exhumation studies using compaction analysis have also been compiled in order that exhumation is better constrained. The results suggest that Late Cretaceous-Tertiary exhumation increases eastwards from the South Australia to the Queensland sector of the basins. This study has major implications for hydrocarbon exploration. Predicted maturation of source rocks will be greater for any given geothermal history if exhumation is corporated in maturation modeling.

Author 
A. Mavromatidis








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





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Citation

A. Mavromatidis. 2007. Exhumation Study In The Cooper-Eromanga Basins, Australia And The Implications For Hydrocarbon Exploration. Energy Sources Part a-Recovery Utilization and Environmental Effects. (!) .