Subsidence curves and modelling of some Indonesian Tertiary basins


Author : R.P. Koesoemadinata, Luki Samuel and M. Iwan TachjudinPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 37Page : 205-230Year : 1995


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia,Volume 37, July 1995, pp. 205 - 230

 

Subsidence curves and modelling of some Indonesian Tertiary basins

R.P. KOESOEMADINATA1, LUKI SAMUEL2 AND M. IWAN TACHJUDIN1

1Geocomputation Research Laboratory, Department of Geology, Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia

2Pertamina

 

Abstract: Subsidence curves of North Sumatra, South Sumatra, Barito Basin, North-East Java Basin and Salawati Basins were constructed using well-bore data, calibrated by micropalaeontology and seismic sections.

All the studied basins are Tertiary in age, but they show essential differences and similarities from the point of view of basin forming mechanics, depositional fill and final basin modifying tectonics.

The differences are related to the different tectonic setting of the basins; position of the basin in relation to the type of lithospheric substratum, proximity to a plate margin and type of plate boundary nearest to the basin (divergent, convergent, transform).