Given that 'peak oil' has been reached or is only a few years away, this project draws on applied palaeontology and basin studies to assist in meeting the world's growing demand for petroleum resources. Fossils and their study play a vital role in targeting the globe's discovered and future petroleum reserves, and palaeontology is pivotal in the age-dating and interpretation of petroleum-bearing ancient environments. Employing a marriage of standard and newly developed methods, the primary outcome will be a refinement and synthesis of Pre-Salt rocks of the Santos Basin in Brazil--a key target of current and future petroleum plays of Shell International.
|Effective start/end date||10/05/11 → 31/12/14|
- Australian Research Council (ARC)
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD470,000.00
- Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.: AUD395,000.00
- Monash University