Triassic Strike-Slip Across the Northwest Shelf of Australia
M. Urbat, J. Grahame and P. Baillie
Event name: 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
Session: Basin Evolution: Structure, Sedimentation and Economic Geology I
Publication date: 03 June 2019
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Supra-regional tectonic context provides crucial insight in the development of petroleum systems on a smaller scale of observation. We propose that the direction of strike-slip across the NWS and related local to regional movement in the Triassic is a consequence of transpression in an intra-continental stress field that is accommodated over deep seated basement faults and a relatively consistent pattern of Gondwana breaking apart since the Permian. Both pre- and post-Triassic tectonics (e.g. subsidence, inversion) individually shaped the main basins of the NWS due to their respective position in the supra-regional stress field, however, strike-slip provides the unifying tectonic patter across basin boundaries.