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PESA Vic/Tas October Meeting
Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
1D (maturity) modeling provides a unique and excellent opportunity to integrate concepts from different branches of geoscience, and to analyze geologic histories in new and valuable ways. The improved understanding of fundamental geological processes and relationships that emerges from such efforts can sometimes lead to new exploration concepts, and become the foundation and source for new plays. Within this general field, one topic of particular interest, the focus of this presentation, is the relative importance of eustasy versus tectonics in controlling facies, the occurrence of unconformities, and amounts of erosion. In this case study we shall see how, during the process of carefully building a series of 1D models, a questioning of old ideas and an increased appreciation of the multiple contributions made by eustatic sea-level changes led to a completely new understanding of the Corozal Basin of northern Belize, part of the Yucatan Block.