Sedimentology and Basin Studies

Structural geology, stratigraphy and geophysics (primarily reflection seismology and gravity and magnetic modelling) are used to study the geometry and filling of sedimentary basins and their evolution into fold belts. Studies also include reconstructing the thermal history, maturation, migration and entrapment of hydrocarbons using palaeotemperature indicators and other physical evidence.

Current research projects are looking at the tectonic and sedimentological evolution of:

  • The eastern Otway Basin in western Victoria
  • Northwest and western Tasmania
  • The southern Wanganui Basin, New Zealand