Reconstruct sedimentary basins
Solution-based assistance to determine sedimentary basin evolution in 4D, as a foundation to assess commodity endowment.
Experience with industry in a range of geodynamic settings, sedimentation styles, erosional styles, and fluid-commodity migration and trapping:
Continental rift basins:
Gardar rift basin (REE mineralisation), East African rift system (petroleum), Upper Rhine Graben (REE mineralisation), Danish North Sea (petroleum).
A 3D Leapfrog model for basin magmatism and critical metals prospects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ8CEr1nJnQ&t=77s
Orogenic foreland basins:
Zagros foreland basin, Upper Assam Basin, West Canadian Sedimentary Basin (petroleum).
Inverted extensional basins:
Wessex Basin, East Irish Sea Basin, Eastern Black Sea Basin (petroleum).
Faeroe-Shetland-Orkney Basin (petroleum).
Global basin/province selection
The exploration sector conducts most evaluations at deposit and smaller scales. It is not evident how the sector performs a preceding exploration stage—rating and prioritising mineralised provinces—to determine which global provinces are prospective enough to warrant investment. Banks et al. (2020) present an objective, repeatable, low-cost method to screen any critical metals province, as a foundation for district-scale investigations or asset evaluations.
It provides the platform to build a global province screening map and database consistently across national boundaries and organisations.
This recipe be online and open access in September 2020...