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M. australis Sandstone STRATNO: 34608
Current: Yes Rank: Member, phase Status: Informal State(s): WA
Category: Other new published name Usage: Fully described Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 04-FEB-00Last Update: 20-AUG-18
Replaced by: Previously known as:
Description: Typically very fine to fine-grained, moderately to well-sorted glauconitic sandstone grading to greensand.
Comments: Invalid, should be given a proper name. Used 2005.
Geological province: Dampier Sub-basin, Northern Carnarvon Basin
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Minimum age: Early Cretaceous Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:
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Maximum age: Early Cretaceous Ma: % from base of biozone: Age method:

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Upper Muderong Shale overlies M. australis Sandstone
Windalia Sandstone overlies M. australis Sandstone
Lower Muderong Shale underlies M. australis Sandstone
First Reference:
REFID: 44938 Micenko, M.I., Rutherford, R., Crane, J., 1999, Seismic-based reservoir characterisation of the Wandoo Oil Field. , APPEA Journal, 39(1), p149-157

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REFID: 64973 Dyson, I.A. 1998 Stratigraphy and sedimentology of the M.australis Sandstone, Barrow and Dampier Sub-basins. IN Purcell, P.G. and R.R. "The Sedimentary Basins of Western Australia 2; Proceedings. West Australian Basins Symposium, Perth, Western Australia, 1998" Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. Proceedings. p503-512
Usage: Fully described (p503-512, p505 Fig. 3, p504 Fig. 2) Min age from reference: Barremian Max age from reference: Barremian Comments: Overlain by Windalia Sandstone. Geological Prov: Carnarvon Basin. Three depositional sequences included in the unit, A, B and C. Typically very fine to fine-grained, moderately to well-sorted glauconitic sandstone grading to greensand. On p506 Fig. 4.
REFID: 44938 Micenko, M.I. , Rutherford, R. , Crane, J. 1999 Seismic-based reservoir characterisation of the Wandoo Oil Field. APPEA Journal 39(1) p149-157
Usage: Described (p151, Fig.3, p149-15) Max age from reference: Barremian Comments: Invalid, should be given proper name.
REFID: 22702 Crowley, A.J. 1999 The M. australis sandstones, Dampier Sub-basin, Australia. APPEA Journal 39(1) p104-114
Usage: Described (p104,106,108-13) Max age from reference: Barremian Comments: Invalid and undefined name of Delfos & Boardman (1994) . Should be given a proper name.
REFID: 63950 Palmer, N. , Theologou, P. , Korn, B.E. , Munckton, T. 2005 The Wheatstone Gas Discovery: a case study of Tithonian and Late Triassic fluvial reservoirs APPEA Journal 45(1) p333-348
Usage: Briefly described (p336 Fig. 4) Min age from reference: Barremian Max age from reference: Barremian Comments: Of the Muderong Shale. Geological Province: northern Carnarvon Basin. Written as M.australis Sst.
REFID: 62837 Geoscience Australia 2001 Northwestern and Northern Australian Margins Stratigraphic Chart Geoscience Australia (GA) 1v Chart
Usage: Briefly described (Table B) Min age from reference: Early Cretaceous Max age from reference: Early Cretaceous Comments: Geological Province: Dampier Sub-basin.
REFID: 70064 Geoscience Australia 2015 Browse Basin: Northern Caswell Sub-basin, Central Sub-basin and Yampi Shelf IN: Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release Geoscience Australia (GA) 4 documents 53pp
Usage: Mentioned (Regional p9) Comments: Browse Basin. Had indications of residual hydrocarbons in Braveheart 1 ST1.
REFID: 24246 Western Australia Dept. Mineral and Petroleum Resources 2002 Western Australia Petroleum Opportunities 2002 Oil and Gas Gazette 21p
Usage: Mentioned (p18) Comments: Informal - see Muderong Shale. Geological Province: Carnarvon Basin.

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