Master of Science
French, D. J., An interpretation of the geothermal history of the Otway Basin based on vitrinite reflectance and fission track analyses, Master of Science thesis, , University of Wollongong, 1984. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2718
The study of the maturation of organic matter is of interest to the Petroleum Exploration Industry. Liquid hydrocarbons are generated over a restricted maturation interval, and are related to a time, temperature function. Techniques now available for determining the location of the hydro-carbon -generating interval in a sedimentary basin; ; a r e I "fission track" a time-consuming quasi-academic technique, and vitrinite reflectance - a fully commercial technique, that takes a fraction of the time.