A highly resolved chronostratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental framework for Pre-Salt Brazilian core basins

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    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.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date10/05/1131/12/14

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD470,000.00
    • Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.: AUD395,000.00
    • Monash University