Year

1987

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Department of Geology

Abstract

The southern and southeastern Korean Continental Shelf basins and the Gippsland Basin in southeastern Australia both contain thick Tertiary sedimentary sequences. The Gippsland Basin has more than 3.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil whereas commercial reservoirs remain to be discovered in the Korean basins. The tectonic settings, depositional environments, burial and thermal histories of both the Korean basins and Gippsland Basin, are in many ways, broadly similar. Each area has a non-marine, coal-bearing sequence overlain by a thick marine sequence. In both areas the best source rocks are associated with the thick non-marine sequences.

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