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  1. StrataPlot, a Graphic Correlation Tool for Biostratigraphic Analysis Emil Platon Research Assistant Professor Energy & Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah

  2. This talk • Basic introduction to Biostratigraphy • Graphic correlation method • StrataPlot specifications • StrataPlot demonstration

  3. Biostratigraphy • Biostratigraphy is the science of dating rocks by using the fossils contained within them. • Index Fossil - short life span -broad geographic distribution - common - easy to identify • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biostratigraphy

  4. Biostratigraphy - Geologic Time http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.html

  5. Biostratigraphy - Fossils • Macrofossils Ammonites (cephalopods) • very good index fossil • Microfossils Foraminifera (single-celled protists) • Planktonic species - good index fossils http://paleodirect.com/ammonites.htm

  6. Biostratigraphy - Biozonation Interval Zone Total Range Zone Partial Range Zone "sp. i I.Z." c "sp. c I.Z." "sp. f T.R.Z." f i b e "sp. h P.R.Z." h "sp. b I.Z." "sp. e I.Z." Time "sp. a I.Z." "sp. g T.R.Z." a "sp. d T.R.Z." d g After M. Caron, 1979

  7. Biostratigraphy - Biozonation MESOGEAN BOREAL M.A. Ammonite Foraminifera Dic. primitiva Dic. concavata Coniacian 88 Subprion. neptuni Romanic. deveriai Marg. schneegansi Marg. coronata IZ PRZ Selwynoc. woolgari Romanic. oraniss. Turonian P. helvetica P. helvetica Mammi. nodosoides Inoc. labiatus TRZ TRZ 90 W. archaeocretacea W. archaeocretacea PRZ PRZ Cenomanian R. cushmani R. cushmani After M. Caron, 1979

  8. Biostratigraphy - Graphic Correlation • Uses any event that can be tied to the absolute time. • First and last stratigraphic occurrences of taxa (e.g., 1st appearance of P. helvetica in the geologic) • First abundant occurrence of some taxa • Magnetic reversals. • etc.

  9. Graphic Correlation - Composite Standard

  10. Graphic Correlation

  11. StrataPlot - Specifications • Standalone Windows application • GUI + Database • Installation: • Application • Data Base • Borland Builder Data Base Engine

  12. StrataPlot - Database • Research localities studied by AMOCO exploration and later donated to EGI by British Petroleum Paleo 24 Oracle StrataPlot DB Paradox

  13. StrataPlot - Public Database • Public Data: • More than 2000 public localities • More than 700 interpreted localities • Six Composite Standards • Time Scale Recalibration • Mesozoic and Cenozoic - Gracianski et al. (1998) • Paleozoic - Gradstein et al. (2004)

  14. Locality - Composite Standard

  15. Specifications - Data Loading

  16. Specifications - Data Loading

  17. Specifications - Data Loading

  18. Specifications - Graphing

  19. Specifications - Section Data

  20. Specifications - Graphing

  21. Specs. - Save Interpretation

  22. Specs. - Save Interpretation

  23. Specs. - Save Interpretation

  24. Specifications - Taxon Age

  25. Specifications - Distribution Charts

  26. Specifications - Graph Editing

  27. Specifications - Section Age

  28. StrataPlot - Current Status • Beta Testing • Dr. Thomas D. Demchuck - ConocoPhillips - USA • Dr. Peter P. McLaughlin - Delaware Geological Survey - USA • Dr. Matthew Wakefield BG Group - UK • Dr. Peter Griggs - BHPBillton - USA • Dr. Jason Crux - BHPBillton - USA • Dr. Vladimir Davydov - Boise State University - USA • Dr. Ned Covas - Nobel Energy Inc. - USA • Dr. Miroslav Bubik - National Geological Survey - Czeck Republic • Dr. Baraboshkin Evgenij Jurievich - Moskow State Univeristy - Russia • Dr. William N. Krebs - Petronas - Malayesia • Dr. Jeffrey A. Stein - Consulting Palynologist -USA • Dr. Richard Howe - Shell - USA* • Dr. Anthony Gary - University of Utah - USA • Dr. Sudeep Kanungo - University of Utah - USA • Dr. Armando Cunha - Petrobras - Brazil

  29. StrataPlot - Current Status • More beta testing needed Emil PLATON eplaton@egi.utah.edu 801-585-7013

  30. If you wish to call in to ask the presenter questions or to participate in the weekly meeting, please dial in at  1.888.629.9921 and put in the passcode 5383118# when prompted.