Dr Peter Tingate

Lecturer in Basin Modelling and Diagenesis

Telephone: +61 8 8303 4296
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4345
E-mail: ptingate@ncpgg.adelaide.edu.au

Peter Tingate joined the NCPGG in 1990, coming from the University of Melbourne where he completed his PhD on the thermal history of the Amadeus Basin in central Australia. During his PhD studies, Peter worked for Geotrack International, producing thermal history data relating to oil exploration. Since arriving at the NCPGG, he has worked on sedimentological and diagenetic influences on reservoir quality in the Cooper, Bass, Otway, Eromanga, Amadeus and McArthur basins and NW Shelf. He has also conducted thermal history modelling in the Carnarvon, Roebuck, Bass, Cooper, Eromanga, Officer, Amadeus, Stansbury and Pedirka Basins.

He is currently working on the southern margin of Australia and an APCRC illite dating study in the Cooper Basin. His main research interests include diagenetic controls on reservoir quality, basin thermal history, petroleum generation, apatite fission track dating and stable isotopes. Other interests include regional tectonics, geochronology and meteorite impacts.


Selected publications:

Baillie, P.W., Tingate, P.R. and Stuart, W.J. (1991) Diagenesis and Reservoir Development in the Bass Basin, Tasmania. Australian Petroleum Exploration Association Journal, 31, 85-105.

Boult, P.J., Ryan, M.J., Michaelsen, B.H., McKirdy, D.M., Tingate, P.R., Lanzilli, E. and Kagya, M.L.N. 1997 - The Birkhead-Hutton(!) petroleum system of the Gidgealpa Area, Eromanga Basin, Australia. Proceedings of the Petroleum Systems of SE Asian and Australasia Conference, 21-23 May, p. 213-235.

Kaiko, A.R., and Tingate, P.R., (1996) Suppressed vitrinite and the effects on thermal history modelling in the Barrow and Dampier Sub-basins. Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Journal Vol. 36, Pt. 1, 428-424.

Rezaee, M., and Tingate, P.R., (1997) The origin of quartz cement in the Tirrawarra Sandstone, southern Cooper Basin, South Australia. Journal of Sedimentary Research, Section A: Sedimentary Petrology and Processes. 67; 1, Pages 168-177.

Siggins, A.F., Dewgurst, D.N. and Tingate, P.R., (2001) Stress path, pore pressure and microstructural influences on Q in Carnarvon Basin sandstones. Offshore Technology Conference Paper 13043.

Tingate, P.R. (1991) Apatite fission track analysis of the Pacoota and Stairway Sandstones, Amadeus Basin, central Australia. In Geological and Geophysical studies in the Amadeus Basin, central Australia (Editors: R. Korsch and J. Kennard), Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources Bulletin, 236, 525-540.

Tingate, P.R., and Duddy, I.R., (2002), The thermal history of the eastern Officer Basin (South Australia): evidence from AFTA apatite fission track analysis and organic maturity data. Tectonophysics 349, 251-275.

Tingate, P.R., Lindsay, J.F., and Marshallsea, S.J., (1996) Impact structures as potential exploration targets: Gosses Bluff, an example from Central Australia. AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics, 16, 529-552.

Tingate, P.R., Khaksar, A., van Ruth, P., Dewhurst, D., Raven, M., Young, H., Hillis, R., and Dodds, K., (2001) Geological Controls on Overpressure in the Northern Carnarvon Basin. APPEA Journal, 573-593.

Smith, S.A., Tingate, P.R., Griffths, C.M. , and J.N.F. Hull, (1999) The structural development and and petroleum potential of the Roebuck Basin. APPEA Journal, Vol. 39, 364-385.

Van Ruth, P., Hillis, R., Richard Swarbrick, R., Tingate, P.R, (2000) Mud Weights, Direct Pressure Measurements, and the Distribution of Overpressure in the North West Shelf, Australia. PESA J., 28, 59-66.

Zwingmann, H, Tingate, P., Lemon, N. and Hamilton, P.J.: K-Ar dating, petrographic and thermal modelling constraints on illite origin in the Cooper Basin, South Australia (2001) in Hill K.C. and Bernecker, T. (Eds) 2001. Eastern Australian Basins Symposium, PESA Special Publication, p.321-329.