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Outputs and Outcomes

Below is a list of some of our recent research outputs and outcomes from the oil and gas related programmes.

Older publications are listed in the downloadable PDF files, and are ordered by geographical basin.

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Stratigraphy

Bland, K.J., Kamp, P.J.J. 2014. Hawke’s Bay forearc basin (eastern North Island, New Zealand): Stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, chronology, geological maps and paleogeography. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand Petroleum Report PR4883, 66 p. + 5 enclosures (including 6 detailed geological maps).

Mortimer, N., Rattenbury, M.S., King, P.R., Bland, K.J., Barrell, D.J.A., Bache, F., Begg, J.G., Campbell, H.J., Cox, S.C., Crampton, J.S., Edbrooke, S.W., Forsyth, P.J., Johnston, M.R., Jongens, R., Lee, J., Leonard, G.S., Raine, J.I., Skinner, D.N.B., Timm, C., Townsend, D.B., Tulloch, A.J., Turnbull, I.M., Turnbull, R.E. 2014. High-level stratigraphic scheme for New Zealand rocksNew Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57, 402-419.

Sharman, G.R., Graham, S.A., Masalimova, L.U., Shumaker, L.E., King, P.R. 2015. Spatial patterns of deformation and paleoslope estimation within the marginal and central portions of a basin-floor mass-transport deposit, Taranaki Basin, New ZealandGeosphere11(2), 266-306.

Bland, K. J., Morgans, H. E. G., Strogen, D. P. 2016. Biostratigraphic analysis (foraminifera) of samples from Whakataki Formation mudstones, Herbertville and Flat Point, eastern North Island. GNS Science Internal Report 2016/32. 26 p.

Bland, K.J., Uruski, C. I., Isaac, M. J. 2016. Pegasus Basin, eastern New Zealand: A stratigraphic record of subsidence and subduction, ancient and modern. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics v. 58, p. 319-343. 

Browne, G.H., Lawrence, M.J.F., Mortimer, N., Clowes, C.D., Morgans, H.E.G., Hollis, C.J., Beu, A.G., Black, J.A., Sutherland, R., Bache, F. 2016. Stratigraphy of Reinga and Aotea basins, NW New Zealand: constraints from dredge samples on regional correlations and reservoir character. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics v. 59, p. 396-415. 

Clowes, C.D.; Bland, K.J.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Hines, B.R., 2016. Record of geological observations and sample collection from Late Cretaceous–early Miocene strata in southern Hawke’s Bay, 04–08 April 2016. GNS Science internal report 2016/14. 56 p.

Maier, K.L., Crundwell, M.P., Coble, M.A., King, P.R., Graham, S.A. 2016. Refined depositional history and dating of the Tongaporutuan reference section, north Taranaki, New Zealand: new volcanic ash U-Pb ages, biostratigraphy and sedimentation rates. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, v. 59, p. 

Bland KJ, Bunny T. 2017. An introduction to the geology of the Napier area: One-day field trip for the 2017 New Zealand Geotechnical Society symposium. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 26 p. (GNS Science miscellaneous series; 112). doi:10.21420/G2R92S.

Marsaglia, K.M., Browne, G.H., George, S.C., Kemp, D., Jaeger, J., Carson, D., Richaud, M and IODP Expedition 317 Scientific Party, 2017. The transformation of sediment into rock: insights from IODP Site U1352, Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Journal of Sedimentary Research. v. 87, p. 272-287. Doi: 10.2110/jsr.2017.15

Strogen, D.P., Seebeck, H., Nicol, A., King, P.R. 2017. Two-phase Cretaceous–Paleocene rifting in the Taranaki Basin region, New Zealand; implications for Gondwana break-up. Journal of the Geological Society 174, 929-946.  doi.org/10.1144/jgs2016-160.

Bender-Whitaker, C., Marsaglia, K.M., Browne, G.H., Jaeger, J.M. 2018. Sedimentary processes and sequence stratigraphy of a Quaternary siliciclastic shelf-slope system: insights from sand provenance studies, Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Contributions of W. Dickinson in Geoscience.  Geological Society of America Special Paper. Edited by Ingersoll, R.V., Graham, S. doi: 10.1130/2018.2540(08)

Field, B., Browne, G., Fielding, C., Florindo, F., Harwood, D., Judge, S., Krissek, L., Levy, R., Panter, K., Passchier, S., Pekar, S., Sandroni, S., Talarico, F. 2018. A sedimentological record of Early Miocene ice advance and retreat, AND-2A drill hole, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Geosphere, 14, doi.org/10.1130/GES01592.1.

Sagar, M.W.; Browne, G.H.; Arnot, M.J.; Seward, D.; Strogen, D.P. 2019. New U-Pb zircon ages and a revised integrated age model for the late Miocene northern Taranaki coastal section, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 62(3): 357-370; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2019.1600555

Strogen, D.P.; Higgs, K.E.; Griffin, A.G.; Morgans, H.E.G. 2019. Late Eocene - Early Miocene facies and stratigraphic development, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand: the transition to plate boundary tectonics during regional transgression. Geological Magazine, 156(10): 1751-1770; doi: 10.1017/S0016756818000997

Bull, S., Arnot, M., Browne, G., Crundwell, M., Nicol, A., Strachan, L. 2020. Neogene and Quaternary Mass‐Transport Deposits from the Northern Taranaki Basin (North Island, New Zealand): Morphologies, Transportation Processes, and Depositional Controls. In: K. Ogata, A. Festa, G. A. Pini (Eds). Submarine Landslides: Subaqueous Mass Transport Deposits from Outcrops to Seismic Profiles. American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph Series 384p. doi.org/10.1002/9781119500513.ch11

Browne, G.H.; Adams, C.J.; Campbell, H.J.; Kennedy, E.M.; Raine, J.I.; Strogen, D.P.; Sahoo, T.R. 2020 Fluvial and lacustrine successions in the youngest part of the Murihiku Supergroup, New Zealand. Gondwana Research, 78: 58-76; doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2019.08.001

Reservoirs

Higgs, K.E. (compiler), 2010 Middle to Late Eocene Stratigraphy, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. A catalogue integrating biostratigraphy, sedimentology, geochemistry and log data over the NE-SW trending Mangahewa Formation fairway, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. GNS Data Series 13c, GNS Science Report 2009/30.

Higgs, K.E. (compiler), 2014. Late Miocene Turbidite Play, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. GNS Data Series 13c, GNS Science.

Rotzien, J.R., Lowe, D.R., King, P.R., Browne, G.H. 2014. Stratigraphic architecture and evolution of a deep-water slope channel-levee and overbank apron: the Upper Miocene Upper Mount Messenger Formation, Taranaki Basin. Journal of Marine & Petroleum Geology, 52, 22-41.

Higgs, K.E., Arnot, M.A., Brindle, S. 2015. Advances in grain size, mineral and pore-scale characterisation of lithic and clay-rich reservoirsAmerican Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 99, 1315-1348.

Browne, G.H., Boyes, A.F., Strogen, D.P., Bull, S., Griffin, A.G., Crouch, E.M, Raine, J.I., Kennedy, E.M., Morgans, H.E.G., and Viskovic, G.P.D. 2015. Digital database on the Farewell Formation, Taranaki Basin. GNS Data Series 13d, GNS Science.

Masalimova, L.U., Lowe, D.R., Sharman, G.R., King, P.R., Arnot, M.J. 2016. Outcrop characterization of a submarine channel-lobe complex: the Lower Mount Messenger Formation, Taranaki Basin, New ZealandMarine and Petroleum Geology, 71, 360-390.

Higgs, K.E., Crouch, E.M, Raine, J.I. 2017. An interdisciplinary approach to reservoir characterisation; an example from the early to middle Eocene Kaimiro Formation, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 86, p. 111-139. 

Strogen, D.P., Bland, K.J., Kroeger, K.F., Kutovaya, A. 2017. Record of geological observations and sample collection for petrographic and micropaleontological analyses, from Neogene strata in the eastern Wairarapa and southern Hawke's Bay areas, 7th–10th November 2016. GNS Science Internal Report 2017/01. 71 p., + appendices.

Browne G.H., Joyce R., Dohig R. Boyes, A. and King, P.R. 2017. Modern Depositional Systems as Analogues for Ancient Reservoirs (Part I: Fluvial). GNS Science Data Series 27A.

Browne GH, Dohig R, Joyce R, Lawrence MJF, Boyes AF. 2018. Modern Depositional Systems as Analogues for Ancient Reservoirs (Part II – Alluvial Fans). GNS Science Data Series 27B

Higgs, K.E., Browne, G.H., Howden, A.D 2018. Murihiku rocks as potential petroleum reservoirs in Zealandia. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics 61, 508-523. Doi: 10.1080/00288306.2018.1509879

Rotzien, J.R., Browne, G.H., King, P.R. 2018. Geochemical, petrographic, and U-Pb geochronological evidence for multi-sourced poly-cyclic provenance of deep-water strata in a hybrid tectonic setting: the Upper Miocene Upper Mount Messenger Formation, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. AAPG Bulletin 102, 1763-1802. Doi: 10.1306/0206181616817222

Griffin A.G., Moore E., Lawrence, M.J.F., Boyes, A.F., 2019. Modern Depositional Systems as Analogues for Ancient Reservoirs (Part III – Deltas). GNS Science Data Series 27C

Doran LM, Marsaglia KM, Browne GH. 2019. The petrography of modern sands; compositional fingerprinting of potential sediment source terranes for ancient sandstone reservoirs in the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics. Doi: 10.1080/00288306.2019.1603164

Higgs, K.E., Browne, G.H., Sahoo, T. 2019. Reservoir characterisation of syn-rift and post-rift sandstones in frontier basins: an example based on outcrop and subcrop from the Canterbury and Great South Basins. Marine and Petroleum Geology. Doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.11.030

Smithies SL, Bassett KN, Browne GH, Nichols AN. 2019. Provenance of the Pakawau Group and Farewell Formation, Taranaki Basin, northwest Nelson, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics. Doi: 10.1080/00288306.2019.1603164

Frontier Basins

Bache, F., Sutherland, R., King, P. 2014. Use of ancient wave-ravinement surfaces to determine paleogeography and vertical crustal movements around New ZealandNew Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57, 459-467.

Bland, K.J., Uruski, C. I., Isaac, M. J. 2015. Pegasus Basin, eastern New Zealand: A stratigraphic record of subsidence and subduction, ancient and modernNew Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 58, 319-343.

Morgans, H.E.G. 2015. The Weber Formation at its type location in Southern Hawke's Bay, and its distribution the East Coast, North Island, New Zealand. GNS Science Report 2015/38, 94 p.

Villasenor, T., Jaeger, J.M., Marsaglia, K.M., Browne, G.H. 2015. Evaluation of the relative roles of global versus local sedimentary controls on Middle to Late Pleistocene formation of continental margin strata, Canterbury Basin, New ZealandSedimentology, 62, 1118-1148.

Arnot, M.J., Bland, K.J. et al. (Compilers). 2016. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Northwest Province: ArcGIS geodatabase and technical report, GNS Science Data Series 23b 34 p. + 1 ArcGIS geodatabase + 5 ArcGIS projects.

Browne, G.H., Lawrence, M.J.F., Mortimer, N., Clowes, C.D., Morgans, H.E.G., Hollis, C.J., Beu, A.G., Black, J.A., Sutherland, R., Bache, F. 2016. Stratigraphy of Reinga and Aotea basins, NW New Zealand: constraints on seismic interpretation, regional correlations and reservoir character. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, v. 59, p. 396-415. Doi: 10.1080/00288306.2016.1160940

Mortimer, N., Campbell, H.J., Tulloch, A.J., King, P.R., Stagpoole, V.M., Wood, R.A., Rattenbury, M.S., Sutherland, R., Adams, C.J., Collot, J., Seton, M. 2017. Zealandia: Earth's hidden continent. GSA Today, v. 27(3), p. 27-35. 

Sahoo, T.S., Bland, K.J., Arnot, M.J., Boyes, A.F., Funnell, R.H., Griffin, A.G., Kroeger, K.F., Lawrence, M.J.F., O’Brien, G., Scadden, P.G., Strogen, D.P., Town, C.C., Viskovic, G.P.D., 2017.  Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Southeast Province: ArcGIS geodatabase and technical report.  GNS Science Data Series 23c.  50 p. + 1 ArcGIS geodatabase + 5 ArcGIS projects.

Sutherland, R., Collot, J., Bache, F., Henrys, S., Barker, D., Browne, G.H., Lawrence, M.J.F., Morgans, H.E.G., Hollis, C.J., Clowes, C., Mortimer, N., Rouillard, P., Gurnis, M., Etienne, S., Stratford, W. 2017. Widespread compression associated with Eocene Tonga-Kermadec subduction initiation. Geology v. 45, p. 355-358. Doi: 10.1130/G38617.1

Strogen DP, Kellett R, Bland KJ, Viskovic GDP. (compilers) 2018. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Northeast Province (Raukumara, East Coast, and Pegasus basins): ArcGIS geodatabase, illustrated seismic transects and technical report. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 40 p. GNS Science Data Series, 23d.

Arnot MJ, Lawrence MJF, Viskovic GDP, Zhu H, Bland KJ, Strogen DP, Schuurmans R. (compilers) 2018. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Southwest Province (West Coast, Fiordland, and western Southland basins): Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 61 p. +1 ArcGIS geodatabase, + 3 ArcGIS projects, + 23 illustrated seismic transects, and technical report. GNS Science Data Series; 23e.

Bland KJ, Strogen DP (Compilers). 2018. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Tasman frontier (Far Frontiers Province): ArcGIS geodatabase, illustrated seismic transects, and technical report. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 31 p. GNS Science Data Series 23f.

Bland KJ, Sahoo TR, Viskovic GDP (compilers). 2018.  Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Campbell frontier (Far Frontiers Province): ArcGIS geodatabase, illustrated seismic transects and technical report. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 36 p. GNS Science report; Data Series, 23g.

Bland KJ, Zhu H, Strogen DP, Viskovic GPD. (Compilers). 2018. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Chatham-Bounty frontier (Far Frontiers Province): ArcGIS™ geodatabase, illustrated seismic transects, and technical report. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 31 p. GNS Science Data Series 23h.

Thompson, N.K., Strogen, D.P., & Bland, K.J., 2018.  Record of geological observations and sample collection from Neogene strata in the southern Hawke's Bay–northern Wairarapa area, 13th–17th November 2017.  GNS Science internal report 2018/04. 63 p.

Field, B.D.; Sykes, R.; Naeher, S.; Ventura, G.T.; Clowes, C.D.; Pascher, K.M.; Shepherd, C.L.; Griffin, A.G.; Hollis, C.J. 2018 Depositional influences on the petroleum potential of the Waipawa Formation in the Orui-1A drillhole, Wairarapa. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2017/49. 76 p.; doi: 10.21420/G2MM18

Raine, J.I.; Kennedy, E.M.; Griffin, A.G.; Sykes, R.; Clowes, C.D. 2018 Materials for improved assessment of the petroleum source potential of New Zealand coaly rocks, 1 : mid-Cretaceous stratigraphy, coal abundance, flora, and climate. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2018/07. 99 p.; doi: 10.21420/G20D20

Barrier, A., Nicol, A., Browne GH, Bassett K. 2019. Early Oligocene marine canyon-channel systems: implications for regional paleogeography in the Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Marine Geology 418. Doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2019.106037

Bland KJ, Mohnhoff D, Sykes R, Clowes CD. 2019. Record of section descriptions and sample collection from sedimentary rocks in the Preservation Inlet area (southwest Fiordland), 17–19 February 2017. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 64 p. Internal Report 2019/04.

Bland KJ, Sykes R, Clowes CD. 2019. Record of section descriptions and sample collection of Jurassic coaly rocks from Waikawa Harbour and False Islet (Catlins area) and the Malvern Hills-Lady Barker Range area (inland mid-Canterbury Canterbury), 20–23 February 2017. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 42 p. Internal Report 2019/05.

Crampton JS, Mortimer N, Bland KJ, Strogen DP, Sagar M, Hines BR, King PR, Seebeck H. 2019.  Cretaceous termination of subduction at the Zealandia margin of Gondwana: the view from the paleo-trench.  Gondwana Research 70: 222–242.

Hines BR, Gazley MF, Collins KS, Bland KJ, Crampton JS, Ventura GT. 2019.  Ocean redox condition of the Southwest Pacific during the late Paleocene.  Chemical Geology 504: 236–252.

Naeher S, Hollis CJ, Clowes CD, Ventura GT, Shepherd CL, Crouch EM, Morgans HEG, Bland KJ, Strogen DP, Sykes R. 2019.  Depositional and organofacies influences on the petroleum potential of an unusual marine source rock: Waipawa Formation (Paleocene) in southern East Coast Basin, New Zealand.  Marine and Petroleum Geology 104: 468–488.

Seismic Mapping

Bull, S., Hill, M., Arnot, M., Seebeck, H., Kroeger, K., Zhu,H., Reilly, C. 2015. Time structure and isochron maps from the southern Taranaki Basin (4D Taranaki Project)GNS Science Data Series 12b.

Sahoo, T.R., Thrasher, G., Hill, M., Arnot, M., Griffin, A.G. 2015. Reservoir Characterisation and Seismic Inversion in Karewa 3D, Northern Taranaki Basin, GNS Science Report 2015/34. 31 p.

Sahoo, T.R., Kroeger, K.F., Thrasher, G., Munday, S., Mingard, H, Cozens, N., Hill M. 2015. Facies Distribution and Impact on Petroleum Migration in the Canterbury Basin, New Zealand, Eastern Australian Basins Symposium 2015. P. 27-42.

Tuvie, O., Cartwright, J., Bull, S. 2015. Kinematics of submarine slope failures in the deepwater Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Pp. 61-73. In: Lamarche, G., Mountjoy, J., Bull, S., Hubble, T., Krastel, S., Lane, E., Micallef, A., Moscardelli, L., Mueller, C., Pecher, I., Woelz, S. (Eds). Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences - 7th International Symposium. Dordrecht: Springer.

Bull, S., Hill, M., Arnot, M., Seebeck, H., Kroeger, K., Zhu, H. 2016: Depth structure maps, isopach maps and a regional velocity model from the southern Taranaki Basin (4D Taranaki Project)GNS Science Data Series 12c.

Sahoo, T.R.; Funnell, R.H.; Bull, S. 2016. Neogene Exhumation in the Southern Taranaki Basin, GNS Science Report 2016/32. 30 p.

Bull, S., Hill, M. G., Strogen, D. P., Arnot, M. J., Seebeck, H., Kroeger, K. F., Zhu, H. 2016.  Seismic reflection interpretation, static modelling and velocity modelling of the southern Taranaki Basin (4D Taranaki Project), GNS Science Report 2016/02. 91 p.

Kroeger, K.F.; Funnell, R.H.; Arnot, M.J.; Bull, S.; Hill, M.G.; Zhu, H. 2016. Reassessment of exploration risks in Taranaki Basin related to Gondwana margin evolution and establishment of an active Plate Boundary in New Zealand using integrative 3-D basin modelling. Search and Discovery Article #10834. 25p.

Kroeger, K.F., Crutchley, G.J., Hill, M.G., Pecher, I.A., 2017.  Potential for gas hydrate formation at the northwest New Zealand shelf margin - new insights from seismic reflection data and petroleum systems modelling. Marine and Petroleum Geology 83, 215-230.

Thrasher GP, Seebeck H, Viskovic GPD, Bull S, Sarma M, Kroeger KF, 2018. Time structure grids for the greater Maui-Maari-Tui region, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. GNS Science Data Series 25a.

Viskovic GPD, Thrasher GP, Seebeck H, Bull S, Sarma M, Kroeger KF. 2019. Depth structure grids and velocity model of the greater Maui-Maari-Tui region, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.  GNS Science Data Series 25b.

Kroeger, K.F.; Thrasher, G.P.; Sarma, M., 2019. The evolution of a Middle Miocene deep-water sedimentary system in northwestern New Zealand (Taranaki Basin): Depositional controls and mechanisms. Marine and Petroleum Geology 101, 355-372.

Geomechanics, faults and seals

Field, B.D., Lawrence, M. J.F., Berthelsen,T.J., Kroeger, K., McDonnell, R., Daniel, R. 2015. Seal Rock Properties, Taranaki, East Coast and Canterbury basins. GNS Science Data Series 10b.

Reilly, C., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Seebeck, H. 2015. Evolution of faulting and plate boundary deformation in the Southern Taranaki Basin, New ZealandTectonophysics651-652, 1-18.

Childs, C., Manzocchi, T., Nicol, A., Walsh, J., Soden, A., Conneally, J. 2016. The relationship between normal drag, relay ramp aspect ratio and fault zone structure. In: Childs, C., Holdsworth, R.E., Jackson, C.A.-L., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J. & Yielding, G. (Eds). The Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 439. 

Nicol, A., Childs, C., Walsh, J.J., Manzocchi, T., Schöpfer, M.P.J. 2016. Interactions and growth of faults in an outcrop-scale system. In: Childs, C., Holdsworth, R.E., Jackson, C.A.-L., Manzocchi, T., Walsh, J.J. & Yielding, G. (Eds). The Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 439, 

Reilly, C., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J. 2016. Importance of pre-existing fault size for the evolution of an inverted fault systemGeological Society of London Special Publication 439.

Reilly, C., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Kroeger, K.F. 2016. Temporal changes of fault seal and early charge of the Maui Gas-condensate field, Taranaki Basin, New ZealandMarine and Petroleum Geology 70, 237-250.

Bland KJ, Nicol A, Kamp PJJ, Nelson CS. 2018.  Stratigraphic constraints on the late Miocene–Pleistocene evolution of the North Island Fault System and axial ranges in the central Hikurangi subduction margin, New Zealand.  New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics.  doi:10.1080/00288306.2018.1545675

Griffin, A.G. 2018. Structural interpretation of borehole image logs from onshore southern East Coast Basin wells. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2017/47. 85 p.; doi: 10.21420/G2X642

Bull, S.; Nicol, A.; Strogen, D.P.; Kroeger, K.F.; Seebeck, H. 2019. Tectonic controls on Miocene sedimentation in the Southern Taranaki Basin and implications for New Zealand plate boundary deformation. Basin Research, 31(2): 253-273; doi: 10.1111/bre.12319

Griffin, A.G. 2019. Subsurface SHMAX determined from a borehole image log, onshore southern East Coast Basin, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 62(2): 273-290; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2019.1570946

Massiot, C.; Seebeck, H.; Nicol, A.; McNamara, D.D.; Lawrence, M.J.F.; Griffin, A.G.; Thrasher, G.P.; O'Brien, G.; Viskovic, G.P.D. 2019. Effects of regional and local stresses on fault slip tendency in the southern Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 107: 467-483; doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.05.030

Lawrence, M.J.F.; Griffin, A.G.; Massiot, C.; Milicich, S.D.; Boyes, A.F. 2019 New Zealand borehole image atlas. GNS Science data series 28a.

Crutchley, G.J.; Kroeger, K.F.; Pecher, I.A.; Gorman, A.R., 2018. How tectonic folding influences gas hydrate formation: New Zealand’s Hikurangi subduction margin. Geology 47, 39-42.

Seebeck, H., Thrasher, G.P., Viskovic, G.P., 2019. Inversion history of the northern Tasman Ridge, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand: implications for petroleum migration and accumulation. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 1-25.

Hoffmann, J.J.L., Gorman, A.R., Crutchley, G.J., 2019. Seismic evidence for repeated vertical fluid flow through polygonally faulted strata in the Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology 109, 317-329.

Basin Modelling

Kroeger K. F., Funnell, R., Arnot, M., Bull, S., Hill, M., Sahoo, T., Zhu, H. 2015. Re-assessment of the prospectivity of southern Taranaki Basin (New Zealand) using integrative 3D basin modelling. Eastern Australian Basins Symposium 2015. P.217-230.

Kroeger, K.F., Plaza-Faverola, A., Barnes, P.M., Pecher, I.A. 2015. Thermal evolution of the New Zealand Hikurangi subduction margin: Impact on natural gas generation and methane hydrate formation – A model studyMarine and Petroleum Geology, 63, 97-114.

Kutovaya, A., Kroeger, K.F., Seebeck, H., Back, S., Littke, R., 2019. Thermal effects of magmatism on surrounding sediments and petroleum systems in the northern offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Geosciences 9, 288, 1-28.

Kroeger, K. F., Crutchley, G. J., Kellett, R., Barnes, P. M., 2019. A 3‐D model of gas generation, migration, and gas hydrate formation at a young convergent margin (Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20. doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008275

Iwi Engagement

Arnot MJ, Bland KJ, Seebeck HC, Kellett RL, Gerrard T, Browne GH, Waitaiki-Curry H, Bonica-Kururangi T, GNS Science. 2019. Te Kura Whenua ki Pukearuhe wananga completion report. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. 34 p. (GNS Science miscellaneous series; 130).

Carbon Sequestration

Coyle, F.J. 2014. Tackling climate change: small-scale deliberative engagement with Taranaki community stakeholders on carbon capture and storage (CCS). GNS Science consultancy report 2014/207; CO2CRC Report RPT14-5134. 187 p.

Nicol, A., Childs, C., Lawrence, M.J.F., Seebeck, H., and Walsh, J.J. 2014. Assessment of the potential impact of faults and fractures on seal integrity for CO2 using New Zealand outcrop data. GNS Science consultancy report 2014/86; CO2CRC Report RPT13-4350. 24 p.

Field, B.D. 2015. Predicted column heights for carbon dioxide storage in New Zealand based on membrane seal capacity, GNS Science Report 2015/36. 30 p.

Higgs, K.E., Haese, R.R., Golding, S.D., Schacht, U., Watson, M.N. 2015. The Pretty Hill Formation as a natural analogue for CO2 storage; an investigation of mineralogical and isotopic changes associated with sandstones exposed to low, intermediate and high CO2 concentrations over geological timeChemical Geology, 399, 36-64.

Nicol, A., Seebeck, H., Field, B.D., and McNamara, D.D. 2016. IEAGHG, Fault Permeability 2016/13, October 2016. IEA/CON/15/230. GNS Science consultancy report 2015/206. 135 p.

Coyle, F.J. 2016. ‘Best practice’ community dialogue: the promise of a small-scale deliberative engagement around the siting of a carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) facilityInternational Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 45, 233-244. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.12.006

Field, B., Barton, B., Funnell, R., Higgs, K., Nicol, A., Seebeck, H.  2017. Managing potential interactions of subsurface resources.  Journal of Power and Energy, Special Issue on Underground Technologies, 232(1), 6-11. 

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