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Excursions along the Lennard Shelf Devonian carbonates, Canning Basin, Western Australia

Ted E. Playton, Charles Kerans, Roger M. Hocking, Peter W. Haines, Erwin W. Adams, Neil F. Hurley and Edmund L. Frost
Excursions along the Lennard Shelf Devonian carbonates, Canning Basin, Western Australia (in Special issue; outcrops that change the way we practice petroleum geology, Andrew Hurst (editor), Jeroen A. M. Kenter (editor) and S. Graham (editor))
AAPG Bulletin (April 2017) 101 (4): 495-503

Abstract

The world-class Middle-Upper Devonian carbonate outcrops of the Lennard Shelf, Canning Basin, Western Australia, offer a unique opportunity to examine reefal carbonate shelf-to-basin evolution in response to multiple coeval extrinsic and intrinsic drivers. Variable styles of carbonate stratigraphic architecture and heterogeneity developed as a function of the interplay between long hierarchical accommodation trends, global biological crises, greenhouse-to-transitional climatic changes, and syndepositional tectonics. The linkage of reservoir-scale, shelf-to-basin carbonate expression to regional, seismic-scale architectures made possible by these pristine exposures allows the generation of conceptual models and predictive relationships that are relevant to steep-sided carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs and plays. Furthermore, exquisite exposure of syndepositional fracture systems and their association with carbonate facies and position along the depositional profile provide templates for characterization of subsurface nonmatrix flow. In particular, the Lennard Shelf outcrops are excellent analogs for the age-equivalent Canadian Alberta Basin and Carboniferous reservoirs of the Pricaspian Basin in Kazakhstan; however, the breadth of insight contained within the Lennard Shelf outcrop belt is applicable to the greater understanding of reefal carbonate systems in general.


ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 101
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Excursions along the Lennard Shelf Devonian carbonates, Canning Basin, Western Australia
Title: Special issue; outcrops that change the way we practice petroleum geology
Author(s): Playton, Ted E.Kerans, CharlesHocking, Roger M.Haines, Peter W.Adams, Erwin W.Hurley, Neil F.Frost, Edmund L., III
Author(s): Hurst, Andreweditor
Author(s): Kenter, Jeroen A. M.editor
Author(s): Graham, S.editor
Affiliation: Tengizchevroil, Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Pages: 495-503
Published: 201704
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 17
Accession Number: 2017-043750
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sect., geol. sketch map
S19°00'00" - S17°00'00", E124°30'00" - E126°15'00"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin, USA, United StatesWestern Australian Geological Survey, AUS, AustraliaPetroleum Development Oman, OMN, OmanChevron Energy Technology Company, USA, United StatesMatador Resources Company, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201724
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