Tom Kivior

PhD Student

Telephone: +61 8 8303 4302
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4345

PhD Project:

Regional Seal Evaluation: Vulcan/Browse Sub-basin, NW Shelf, Australia

Commenced: 1998

Supervisor: Dr. John Kaldi, Dr. Geoff O'Brien (AGSO)

Project support: APCRC, AGSO

Scholarship support: Australian Postgraduate Award

The regional seal study of the Vulcan/Browse Sub-basins is continuing. The sequence stratigraphic architecture of the major seals in the Vulcan sub-basin has been defined. Work is progressing on the mapping of macro seal packages based on extensive well coverage and 2D seismic. Mercury injection capillary pressure (MICP) and petrology work on the seals has also continued, with MICP tests on ditch cuttings and cores in process, due to be completed soon. These tests will provide a significant sample set of cuttings vs. core MICP data. The next stage will be to integrate the seal capacities with seal architecture. XRD analysis of all seal samples has been completed. SEM imaging of representative seal samples is underway.