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  • This document is a professional opinion, presenting an assessment of the macrofossils present in well CKAD0001, located in the Northern Territory in the Georgina Basin.

  • macrofossil biostratigraphic analysis of samples taken from Cambrian units in Todd 1 well

  • This product is a rendered 3D model of one of the five ACT fossil emblem candidates, the brachiopod Retziella capricornae. The format of the file is ply. or Polygon File Format, and it is designed to store 3D data. The model requires no post-scanning manipulation as it is already complete. The purpose of this is to make this file format publicly available to local school communities so they can 3D print the fossil emblems themselves and engage students with Earth science related topics. <b>Acknowledgement:</b> Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and models generated at <a href="https://ctlab.anu.edu.au/">CTLab</a> - National Laboratory for X-Ray Micro Computed Tomography, Research School of Physics, The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra.

  • macrofossil biostratigraphic analysis of samples taken from Cambrian units in Bradley 1 well

  • The collection of rocks from the Ok Ti River, Western Papua, was made by Mr. L. Austen in 1922 and is housed in the Commonwealth Palaeontological Collection. It consists of shelly and foraminiferal limestones of Miocene age. The present examination of the collection is being undertaken at the request of the Australasian Petroleum Company, Melbourne.

  • A preliminary report on these samples was forwarded on 19/2/'42, the final report being delayed until the results of a mineralogical examination of two rock types, prominent in samples from 1542 feet down to 1549 feet was available. The results of this examination are now available.

  • The upper Permian to Lower Triassic sedimentary succession in the southern Bonaparte Basin represents an extensive marginal marine depositional system that hosts several gas accumulations. Of these, the Blacktip gas field has been in production since 2009, while additional identified gas resources are under consideration for development. The sedimentary succession extends across the Permian–Triassic stratigraphic boundary, and shows a change in lithofacies changes from the carbonate dominated Dombey Formation to the siliciclastic dominated Tern and Penguin formations. The timing, duration, distribution and depositional environments of these formations in the Petrel Sub-basin and Londonderry High is the focus of this study. The sedimentary succession extending from the Dombey to the Penguin formations is interpreted to represent marginal marine facies which accumulated during a long-lasting marine transgression that extended over previous coastal and alluvial plain sediments of the Cape Hay Formation. The overlying Mairmull Formation represents the transition fully to marine deposition in the Early Triassic. Regional scale well correlations and an assessment of available biostratigraphic data suggest marginal marine deposition systems were initiated outboard before the End Permian Extinction event, subsequently migrated inboard at about the Permian–Triassic stratigraphic boundary, and continued to be deposited through the faunal and floral recovery phase as Triassic species became established. The depositional history of the basin is translated to a chronostratigraphic framework which has implications for predicting the character and distribution of petroleum system elements in the Petrel Sub-basin and Londonderry High. Appeared in The APPEA Journal 61(2) 699-706, 2 July 2021

  • Geoscience Australia’s annual contribution to the newsletter of the Australasian Palaeontologists - Nomen Nudum

  • <div>Scientific studies undertaken on core from the Barnicarndy 1 well drilled in 2019 in the onshore Canning Basin in Western Australia as part of the Exploring for the Future program have shown that the well penetrated a thick section of the early Ordovician Nambeet Formation which contains abundant fossils reflective of deposition in an open marine environment. Although the calcareous shales are organically poor (average total organic carbon content 0.17 wt%) processing of 42 drill core samples recovered a plethora of acid-resistant, organic-walled microfossils. Seven core samples with the highest organic content were analysed for their molecular (biomarker) fossils and stable isotopic composition to provide insights into the type of organic matter preserved, and the redox conditions of the sediments during deposition.</div><div><br></div>This Abstract was submitted/presented to the 2022 Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference 27-29 November (https://events.csiro.au/Events/2022/October/5/Australian-Organic-Geochemistry-Conference)

  • macrofossil biostratigraphic analysis of samples taken from Cambrian units in GSQ Mt Whelan 1 well