Research evaluates the variability in coal and interburden character across the Surat Basin’s Walloon Subgroup and the Nebine Ridge to the west, where the Walloon Subgroup passes laterally into the Eromanga Basin’s Birkhead Formation. This will be achieved through an integrated study of the sedimentology, sediment dispersal patterns and provenance, and coal maceral and phyteral composition across the Walloon–Birkhead transition. The results of this study will help to overcome uncertainties associated with the Surat Basin strata and inter-well correlation for highly variable coal measures such as the Surat Basin’s Walloons.

Project members

Astrid Hentschel

PhD candidate