Tag Archives: Kalimantan

Field Work in the Senakin Peninsula: Part III – NEW PAPER

The fruits – as they say – had finally ripened and what fell off the tree? A paper of course*. A nice fat, juicy paper about those lovely Eocene-age volcanics that lie within the Senakin Peninsula. After a couple of decades wondering when someone would publish on the basalts and volcaniclastic sediments in Kalimantan Selatan […]

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Field Work in the Senakin Peninsula: Part II- Finding Volcanics

The speedboat skipped from wave to wave effortlessly; Tanjung Dewa was on our left and then it was gone. A head of us I could see the Senakin Peninsula, its dark forests tangled with cloud. The chill morning air made me smile. My three colleagues, Mr Mike Friederich, Prof Hendra Amijaya and Dr Ferian Anggara, […]

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Blue Skies Beijing

Yes, I know. Normally the words ‘blue skies’ and ‘Beijing’ aren’t in such close proximity. Yet, when I was there just a couple of weeks ago, it was indeed blue skies. Warm, yes; smoggy, not really. Though I was inside much of the time … I was in the captivating capital of China for the […]

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Part III – The Miocene Coal-Bearing Section: Geological Time Travel in East Kalimantan. The Society for Organic Petrology Field Trip

The next morning we woke up in the Miocene. After two full days of living in the present, we found ourselves fossicking around in sediments that were 15 million years old. They say a lot can happen in an afternoon, and indeed a lot did happen in the previous 5 billion afternoons. The march of […]

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Part II – The Mahakam River Delta: Geological Time Travel in East Kalimantan. The Society for Organic Petrology Field Trip

The morning was smoky and hazy as we made our way to the docks from the hotel. A forecasted El Niño year was already being felt in East Kalimantan (Borneo) as evidenced by the fires through out the region. Still, we were all looking forward to going out on the infamous (at least in geological […]

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Geological Time Travel in East Kalimantan (Borneo): Part I – Fresh Water Lakes

We sped across the surface of Lake Semayang with the bottom only inches below us. Using traditional long boats – with light but powerful engines – twenty-seven of us were headed for Semayang village, on the north central ‘coast’ of the lake. We were there as part of a geological field trip examining modern environments […]

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The Society for Organic Petrology Conference – Starting Soon!

We are nearly there! – The 32nd Annual Conference of The Society for Organic Petrology will be held in a few days time. The Organising Committee wishes to thank all the speakers and poster presenters for all their hard work and for all attending participants for their presence. We know that during this current economic […]

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FIELD TRIP – MAHAKAM DELTA, EAST KALIMANTAN (BORNEO), INDONESIA

The Society for Organic Petrology Annual Meeting: Hydrocarbons in the Tropics – On the Edge Field Trip  The 2015 TSOP Post-Conference field trip is scheduled to take place from Thursday, 24th September to Sunday  27th September.  SEE LINK: www.tsop.org for more about the society, the 2015 Annual Meeting in Yogyakarta and the field trip to Kalimantan We […]

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Journal Article on Coalbed Methane in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Internationally refereed articles on coalbed methane in Indonesia are rare. However, an article addressing heat flow effects on a coalbed methane reservoir in East Kalimantan, Indonesia has recently been published*. You may well ask, so what? Indeed a good question; here is the context. There are many of us who have been sitting at the […]

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The Enigma of the Pinang Dome, Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia

  It’s always surprising to be caught out by an assumption. In this case I was writing a first draft of a paper on the effects of rank change (that is, change in organic maturation) on a coalbed methane reservoir. The study area, known locally as the Pinang Dome, is located in Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia. […]

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