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Fluorescence Alteration of Multiple Macerals (FAMM™) publications

Refereed journal papers, published conference papers, abstracts and posters related to the FAMM™ service.

  • 1 October 2007 | Updated 14 October 2011

 

Fluorescence Alteration of Multiple Macerals (FAMM™) resolves widespread problems in thermal maturity evaluation to improve petroleum generation models.

The following is a listing of relevant papers and conference proceedings.


Refereed journal papers (key papers in bold)

Kalkreuth W, Sherwood N, Cioccari G, Corrêa da Silva Z, Silva M, Zhong N,  Zufa L. 2004. The application of FAMM™ (Fluorescence Alteration of Multiple Macerals) analyses for evaluating rank of Paraná Basin coals, Brazil. International Journal of Coal Geology. 57: 167-185.

Ujiié Y, Sherwood N, Faiz M, Wilkins RWT. 2004. Thermal maturity and suppressed vitrinite reflectance for Neogene petroleum source rocks of Japan. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. 88: 1335

Wilkins RWT, Diessel CFK, Buckingham CP. 2002. Comparison of two petrographic methods for determining the degree of anomalous vitrinite reflectance. International Journal of Coal Geology, 52, 45-62.

Wilkins RWT, Xianming X, Zufa L. 2000. Asphaltene as a standard for fluorescence alteration studies. The Society for Organic Petrology  Newsletter. 17(1): 6-8. March 2000.

Wilkins RWT. 2000. The problem of inconsistency between thermal maturity indicators used for petroleum exploration in Australian basins, AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics, 17 (5/6), 67-76.

Zhong NN, Sherwood N, Wilkins RWT. 2000. Laser-induced fluorescence of macerals in relation to its hydrogen richness. Chinese Science Bulletin. 45(10): 946-951.

Lisk M, Brincat MP, O’Brien GW, Eadington PJ, Faiz M. 1999. Palaeohydrology of the Vulcan Sub-basin: implications for trap integrity. Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Journal.

Ujiie Y, Sherwood N, Wilkins RWT. 1999. The fluorescence alteration of multiple macerals technique for assessment of thermal maturity and the suppression of vitrinite reflectance. Journal of Japanese Association of Petroleum Technology (May, in Japanese, English abstract).

Cooper GT, O’Sullivan PB, Sherwood N, Hill KC. 1998. Assessing maturity and the effects of diagenetic oxidation through the integration of fluorescence alteration of multiple macerals (FAMM™) and AFTT. Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Journal. 26: 159-168.

Wilkins RWT, Buckingham CP, Sherwood N, Russell, NJ, Faiz M, Kurusingal, J. 1998. The current status of the FAMM thermal maturity technique for petroleum exploration in Australia. Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Journal. 38: 421-437.

Lo HB, Wilkins RWT, Ellacott MV, Buckingham CP. 1997. Assessing the maturity of coals and other rocks from North America using the fluorescence alteration of multiple macerals (FAMM™) technique. J. Coal Geology. 33: 61-71.

Veld H, Wilkins RWT, Xianming X, Buckingham CP. 1997. A fluorescence alteration of multiple macerals (FAMM™) study of Netherlands coals with ‘normal’ and ‘deviating’ vitrinite reflectance. Organic Geochemistry. 26: 247-255.

Wilkins RWT, Wilmshurst JR, Hladky G, Ellacott MV. Buckingham CP. 1995. Should fluorescence alteration replace vitrinite reflectance as a major tool for thermal maturity determination in oil exploration?  Organic Geochemistry. 22: 191-209.

Ellacott MV, Russell NJ, Wilkins RWT. 1994. Troubleshooting vitrinite reflectance problems using FAMM™: A Gippsland and Otway Basin case study. APEA J. 34: 216-230.

Wilkins RWT, Ellacott MV, Wilmshurst JR, Buckingham CP. 1994. The suppression of inertinite reflectance. Organic Geochemistry. 21: 871-875.

Wilkins RWT, Wilmshurst JR, Hladky G, Ellacott MV, Buckingham CP. 1992. The suppression of vitrinite reflectance in some Northwest Shelf wells: Barrow-1, Jupiter-1 and Flamingo-1. Australian Petroleum Exploration Association Journal. 32(1): 300-312.

Wilkins RWT, Wilmshurst JR, Hladky G, Ellacott MV, Buckingham CP. 1992. Fluorescence alteration and the suppression of vitrinite reflectance Organic Geochemistry. 18: 629-640.

Published conference papers, abstracts and posters

Faiz MM, Sherwood NR. 2004.  Microprobe analyses of thermal maturity and elemental composition of dispersed organic matter. In: Organic Matter: Interfaces and interactions. Combined national conference of the Australian Organic Geochemists and the International Humic Substances Society. Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia. 16-19 February 2004. Pp. 55-56.

Sherwood N, Ujiie Y, Wilkins RWT. Faiz MM. 2004. Solving problems in thermal maturity evaluation for Tertiary petroleum source rocks of Honshu Island, Japan. In: AAAPG-2004: 6th International Conference on Petroleum Geochemistry and Exploration in the Afro-Asian Region. Beijing, China. 12-14 October 2004.  P. 70.

Sherwood N, Wilkins RWT. 2002. Combining organic petrology with organic geochemistry to solve problems in evaluation of petroleum generation potential — a review and future challenges. In: Emerging Concepts in Organic Petrology & Geochemistry: Abstracts and Program of the Joint Meeting of the Canadian Society for Coal Science and Organic Petrology (CSCSOP) and 19th Annual Meeting of The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP). Banff, Canada. 31 August - 4 September 2002.  B1.1.1. Oral presentation.

Faiz MM, Wilkins RWT, Sherwood N, Russell NJ, Buckingham CP. 2000. Applications of laser microfluorescence and electron microprobe techniques in the assessment of petroleum source rocks of the Timor Sea Area, Australia, In: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Conference. New Orleans, Louisianna, USA. April 2000. Posters and abstract.

Faiz MM, Sherwood N, Wilkins RWT, Russell NJ, Buckingham CP. 2000. Applications of microprobe techniques for improved source rock evaluation, Timor Sea region, Australia. In: 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Organic Petrology. Bloomington, Indiana. September 2000. Pp. 103-105. Abstracts and Program:

Subroto EA, Syaifudin M, Koesoemadinata RP, Noeradi D. 2000. Concern about the use of vitrinite reflectance as maturity parameter in some Indonesian sediments. In: Proceedings: Southeast Asian Coal Geology 2000. Pp. 93-100.

Ruble TE, Boreham CJ, Lewan MD, Greenwood PF, Faiz MM, Sherwood NR, George SC, Atkinson I, Adamson KJ. 2000. Adopting a unified approach to examine petroleum generation kinetics. In: The Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference, Book of Abstracts. Townsville, Queensland, Australia. 12-14 July 2000. not paginated.

Tu J, Dajiang Z, Sherwood N, Faiz MM. 2000. FAMM technology and its application to Chinese Jurassic coals and source rocks’ In: 8th National Meeting on Organic Geochemistry. Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. 2 - 7 December 2000. oral presentation.

Sherwood N, Kurusingal J, Zhong N. 1999. Advances in microfluorescence and FAMM™ analyses in source rock evaluation. In: 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Organic Petrology. Snowbird, Utah, USA. September 1999. Pp. 14-19. Abstracts and Program.

Evans H. 1998. New life in an old basin, an example from Natuna Sea Block A, West Natuna, Indonesia. In: Proceedings of the SEAPEX Exploration Conference. December 1998. Pp. 141-154.

Kalkreuth W, Sherwood N, Zufa L. 1998. Preliminary Results on the Application of FAMM™  (Fluorescence Alteration of Multiple Macerals) for Evaluating Reflectance Levels in Parana Basin Coals, Brazil. In: Latin American Congress on Organic Geochemistry. Margarita Island, Venezuela. 18 - 21 October 1998. poster.

Okui A. 1997. Key to successful petroleum system analysis: understanding of input parameters in 2D modelling. In: Howes JVC, Noble RM. (eds). Proceedings of the Petroleum Systems of SE Asia and Australasia Conference. May 1997. Indonesian Petroleum Association. Pp. 913-917.

Okui A, Imayoshi A, Kohsuke T. 1997. Petroleum system in the Khmer Trough, Cambodia. In: Howes JVC, Noble RM. (eds). Proceedings of the Petroleum Systems of SE Asia and Australasia Conference. May 1997. Indonesian Petroleum Association. Pp. 365-379.

Sherwood NR, Faiz MM, Teerman SC, Buckingham CP, Wilkins RWT. 1997. Combining FAMM™ and VR to study wells posing difficult thermal maturity problems in the S. E. Asian region. In: 18th International meeting on Organic Geochemistry. Maastricht, Netherlands. September 1997. Poster presentation.

Wilkins RWT, Sherwood N, Faiz MM, Teerman SC, Buckingham CP. 1997. The application of fluorescence alteration of multiple macerals (FAMM™) for petroleum exploration in SE Asia and Australasia. In: Howes JVC, Noble RM. (eds). Proceedings of the Petroleum Systems of SE Asia and Australasia Conference. May 1997. Indonesian Petroleum Association. Pp. 923-938.

Teerman S, Ellacott MV, Wilmshurst JR. Wilkins RWT. 1995. Interrelationships between FAMM, vitrinite reflectance and Rock-Eval results on Indonesian Tertiary coals. In: Grimalt JO, Dorronoso C. (eds). Organic Geochemistry: Developments and Application to Energy, Climate, Environment and Human History. A.I.G.O.A., Donastia-San Sebastian, Spain. Pp. 466-468.

Waples DW, Ramly M, Leslie W. 1994. Implications of vitrinite-reflectance suppression for the tectonic and thermal history of the Malay Basin. In: Am Assoc. Pet. Geol. Int. Conv. 1994: Southeast Asian Basins: Oils and Gas in the 21st Century. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Wilkins RWT, Russell NJ, Ellacott MV. 1994. Fluorescence alteration and maturation modelling of Carnarvon Basin wells. In: Purcell PG, Purcell RR. (eds). The Sedimentary Basins of Western Australia: Proceedings of the West Australian Basins Symposium, Perth, Western Australia. 1994. Pp. 415-432.

Ellacott MV, Wilkins RWT. 1993. Integrated fluorescence alteration and reflectance study of Volador-1, Gippsland Basin, Victoria. In: Adv. Stud. Syd. Bas. 27th Newcastle Symp Proc. Pp. 189-196.

Wilkins RWT, Russell NJ, Zhong N. 1991. The suppression of vitrinite reflectance - an important consideration in the determination of thermal maturity of organic matter for petroleum exploration in Australia.  In: Exploration in a Changing Environment. Geological Society of Australia Exploration Symposium. Sydney, NSW, Australia. Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Number 30. Pp. 61-62. 

Wilkins RWT, Zhong N, Ellacott MV, Buckingham CP. 1991. The suppression of vitrinite reflectance in the Greta and Pelton coals: a fluorescence alteration study. In: Adv. Stud. Syd. Bas. 24th Newcastle Symp Proc. Pp. 230-233.

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