Geology

Seismic -020

Seismic is essentially anything to do with the movement (vibration) of the earth. Tectonic plates float on the surface of the earth and are forever moving and crashing into each other. At the leading edge one plate is pushed under … Read More

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Next Mining Boom – 019

Just to make it plain, I have no better understanding of whether we are headed for a boom or bust in any sector than anyone else. Booms, and busts will come from a complex interplay of politics, global consumer confidence, … Read More

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Coal and CSG – 012

So, what is coal? When organic matter is laid down in a swamp and covered over it decomposes without oxygen (anaerobic) to form coal. Depending on the dominant type of organic matter, different macerals of coal will form (inertinite, exinite, … Read More

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Oil and Gas Drilling – 011

So how do we find oil and gas ?  First, lets stick to conventional sandstone (coarse grained) sediments and dry gas.  These are perhaps the simplest after water wells. Water Wells Oil and gas drilling used the technology available from … Read More

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Sedimentary Geology Part 2 -010

So far we have looked at how a Sedimentary Basin forms in a mid continent setting (intra cratonic).  These basins have continental sediments, from a nearby provenance (mountain range) and are often coal and gas prone.  Australia typically has plenty of … Read More

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Geology Sedimentary Processes – 007

The earth is a spheroid (nearly a sphere) about 12700 km in diameter, depending on exactly where you measure it (there is an equatorial bulge and various bumps). Most of the planet is molten, although the central part is predicted … Read More

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