The depositional history of the Ordovician lower Goldwyer Formation, Canning Basin, Western Australia

David Patrick Ferguson

    Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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    Abstract

    Detailed sedimentological analysis of core from three wells on the Broom Platform , central Canning Basin, was undertaken to interpret the depositional history of the Middle Ordovician upper Willara and lower Goldwyer Formations within a sequence stratigraphic framework. This analysis integrated sedimentological and petrophysical data to establish a depositional model, and carbonate concretions and veins are isotopically analyzed to understand diagenetic processes. A broad inner ramp is proposed as the depositional model for these formations that were deposited in a highstand systems tract during a relative rise i n sea level in the Canning Basin.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationMasters
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • George, Annette, Supervisor
    • Bourget, Julien, Supervisor
    Award date18 Feb 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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