Sheared Margins of Western Australia, Phase 2

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$69k (USD) per Sponsor
In Development
Principal Investigator(s):
Michal Nemčok

421 2-2062-0781 (SVK)

John Conolly


Value to Sponsors:
  • The identification of pull-apart regions whose source rocks reached an oil

window without adequate burial, but with the help of thermal transients controlled by transform fault-associated factors.

  • New thermal models to replace existing thermal models that were developed by tools originally designed for rifted margins.

  • Identify the regions where the source rock kitchens may have reached the hydrocarbon expulsion stage under the burial that would not be sufficient in the case of rifted margins.

  1. ArcGIS formatted databases and full documentation,

  2. Map of continental crust thickness distribution, set of maps on stratigraphic gaps associated with erosional unconformities spanning from the mid-Jurassic to Turonian unconformities,

  3. Set of maps on fault activity timing and type distribution; maps on magmatic rock lithology and emplacement timing distribution; map of pull-apart basin distribution,

  4. Two 3D finite-element models of thermal history in time for the Zeewyk-Houtman and Joey Wombat transform margins, and

  5. 1D source rock maturation models made for several clusters of pseudo-wells targeting distinct pull-apart areas located in the regions of calculated 3D models.

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