Cenozoic Carbonate Systems of Australasia

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Cenozoic Carbonate Systems of Australasia

SEPM Special Publication 95

William A. Morgan, Annette D. George, Paul M. (Mitch) Harris, Julie A. Kupecz, J.F. (Rick) Sarg

Publication date: 2011
Subject: Carbonates

The Cenozoic carbonate systems of Australasia are the product of a diverse assortment of depositional and post-depositional processes, reflecting the interplay of eustasy, tectonics (both plate and local scale), climate, and evolutionary trends that influenced their initiation and development. These systems, which comprise both land-attached and isolated platforms, were initiated in a wide variety of tectonic settings (including rift, passive margin, and arc-related) and under warm and cool-water conditions where, locally, siliciclastic input affected their development. The lithofacies, biofacies, growth morphology, diagenesis, and hydrocarbon reservoir potential of these systems are products of these varying influences. The studies reported in this volume range from syntheses of tectonic and depositional factors influencing carbonate deposition and controls on reservoir formation and petroleum system development, to local studies from the South China Sea, Indonesia, Kalimantan, Malaysia, the Marion Plateau, the Philippines, Western Australia, and New Caledonia that incorporate outcrop and subsurface data, including 3-D seismic imaging of carbonate platforms and facies, to understand the interplay of factors affecting the development of these systems under widely differing circumstances. This volume will be of importance to geoscientists interested in the variability of Cenozoic carbonate systems and the factors that controlled their formation, and to those wanting to understand the range of potential hydrocarbon reservoirs discovered in these carbonates and the events that led to favorable reservoir and trap development.

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ISBN 978-1-56576-302-9
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Cenozoic Carbonate Systems of Australasia—Introduction and Perspectives
William A. Morgan, Annette D. George, Paul M. (Mitch) Harris, Julie A. Kupecz, and J.F. (Rick) Sarg

Southeast Asian Carbonate Systems

Tectonic Influences on SE Asian Carbonate Systems and their Reservoir Development
Moyra E.J. Wilson and Robert Hall

Equatorial Carbonate Depositional Systems of Indonesia
Robert K. Park, Paul D. Crevello, and Wahyoe Hantoro

Seismic Characterization of Large-Scale Platform-Margin Collapse along the Zhujiang Carbonate Platform (Miocene) of the South China Sea, based on Miocene Outcrop Analogs from Mut Basin, Turkey
Xavier Janson, Gregor P. Eberli, Anthony J. Lomando, and Florence Bonnaffé

The Impact of Postdepositional Processes on Reservoir Properties: Two Case Studies of Tertiary Carbonate Buildup Gas Fields in Southeast Asia (Malampaya and E11)
Georg Warrlich, Conxita Taberner, Wenche Asyee, Ben Stephenson, Mateu Esteban, Maria Boya-Ferrero, Anna Dombrowski, and Jan-Henk Van Konijnenburg

Controlling Factors of a Miocene Carbonate Platform: Implications for Platform Architecture and Off-Platform Reservoirs (Luconia Province, Malaysia)
Valentina Zampetti

Sequence Stratigraphy and Growth of Shelfal Carbonates in a Deltaic Province, Kutai Basin, Offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Arthur Saller, Senaw. Reksalegora, and Phillip Bassant

Seismic Stratigraphy and Geomorphology of Oligocene to Miocene Carbonate Buildups, Offshore Madura, Indonesia
H.W. Posamentier, Priscilla Laurin, Alex Warmath, Meirince Purnama, and Dedan Drajat

Australian Region Carbonate Systems

Controls on Morphology and Growth History of Coral Reefs of Australia’s Western Margin
Lindsay B. Collins

Timing of Changes in Sea-Level and Currents along Miocene Platforms on the Marion Plateau, Australia
Gregor P. Eberli, Flavio S. Anselmetti, Alexandra R. Isern, And Heike Delius

Neogene Lithofacies Evolution on a Small Carbonate Platform in the Loyalty Basin, Maré, New Caledonia
Donald F. McNeill and Andrzej Pisera

PDF ebook file size: 51 mb

Pages: 243
Publisher: SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)
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William A. Morgan, Annette D. George, Paul M. (Mitch) Harris, Julie A. Kupecz, J.F. (Rick) Sarg