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Petroleum Source Rocks, Fluids, and Plumbing Systems

New Zealand's Oil Samples. Image: GNS Science

New Zealand's Oil Samples. Image: GNS Science

Revealing the genetic relationships and plumbing connections between oil and gas accumulations and their source rock systems in New Zealand basins.

  • Petroleum Source Rocks - Improved understanding of the stratigraphy, depositional environment and petroleum generation characteristics of key source rock units in New Zealand basins.
  • Petroleum Fluids - Improved understanding of petroleum fluid origins and their composition.
  • Petroleum Plumbing Systems Improved understanding of the structural and sedimentary architecture of the subsurface and its impact on petroleum movement.

Oil and gas research outputs and outcomes