Hi All, please see below our new paper published in the Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology.
Williams, C., Paumard, V., Webster, J.M., Leonard, J., Salles, T., O’Leary, M. and Lang, S. (2023) Environmental controls on the resilience of Scott Reefs since the Miocene (North West Shelf, Australia): Insights from 3D seismic data. Marine and Petroleum Geology 151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2023.106188
The scope and goal of this paper was to investigate the complex tectonostratigraphic history of the Browse Basin, NWS, Australia, by proposing four new carbonate factory phases that compliment and build on existing stratigraphic frameworks.
The paper presents a detailed seismic stratigraphic interpretation of newly reprocessed 3D seismic data, combined with well log data and preliminary core dating that reveals the tectonostratigraphic histories and evolution of North and South Scott Reefs since the Miocene. For the first time, it was possible to reconstruct a chrono-stratigraphic framework, detailing relative sea-level (RSL) changes and the impact of global (e.g., climate, eustasy) and regional (e.g., tectonics) forcing parameters on their development.