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A New Standard Method for Previous HitPalynofaciesNext Hit Previous HitAnalysisNext Hit: Preliminary Results From New Zealand


The particulate organic matter present in palynological preparations provides a variety of proxy information useful for the interpretation of petroleum source rocks, including origin, composition and petroleum generative potential of organic-rich sedimentary rocks and the depositional conditions. These Previous HitpalynofaciesNext Hit proxies can also provide additional information, such as source rock maturity, when combined with organic geochemistry. At present, there are a variety of methods for quantitative Previous HitpalynofaciesNext Hit Previous HitanalysisNext Hit. Here we report on a recent project undertaken at GNS Science that aims to standardise laboratory and analytical Previous HitpalynofaciesNext Hit methodologies, in order to achieve consistency and repeatability of quantitative Previous HitpalynofaciesNext Hit results. Project outputs include an agreed reference set of morphologic types for categories of particulate organic matter, and applying the new standardised Previous HitpalynofaciesNext Hit approach to selected case studies. The latter include; 1) the Waipawa Formation, a Late Paleocene potential source rock, from the East Coast of New Zealand, and Previous HitanalysisTop of the underlying and overlying stratigraphic units, and 2) an Early Eocene non-marine to marine transgressive sequence from the Kaimiro Formation, on the margins of the Taranaki Basin, western New Zealand.