Abstract

The hydrocarbon and source rock evaluation given in this report summarises our present understanding of the geochemical factors which control petroleum occurrence in the Browse Basin. The aims of the present work are to describe the methods used in, and initial results of our characterisation (richness, quality and maturity) of the organic-rich rocks (ORR) within the Browse Basin stratigraphic section. In addition, an oil-source correlation involving biomarkers and stable carbon isotopes enables us to identify the contribution of the specific ORR's to migrated petroleum (oil stains) and reservoired hydrocarbons in the basin. One important task in effective source prediction is to place the ORR in a sequence stratigraphic context. Using the stratigraphic framework for the Browse Basin, combined with the known chronostratigraphy, we have chosen to analyse and interpret source rock potential within nine major intervals, BB1-BB3, BB4-BB5, BB6-BB7, BB8, BB9, BB10, BB11, BB12, and BB13-BB15 based on the most significant sequence boundaries within the Browse Basin succession.
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1998-01-01T00:00:00

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organic geochemistry
petroleum exploration
AU-WA
Earth Sciences

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