Wairarapa

Wairarapa day trip: Subduction margin overview, source and reservoir facies, East Coast, New Zealand

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We offer a concentrated one day transect through an uplifted oblique subduction margin that has a working petroleum system, from Jurassic basement rocks through to Pleistocene deepwater mass flow limestones. On this one day trip from Wellington, we drive across the inner forearc, crossing major strike-slip faults, outcrops of black shale and Monterey Formation analogue hydrocarbon source rocks and both clastic and fractured reservoir analogues.

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Staff in the Petroleum Geoscience team can be reached on +64 4 570 1444