Ramu Basin, Papua New Guinea: A Record of Late Miocene Terrane Collision

@inproceedings{Cullen1996RamuBP,
  title={Ramu Basin, Papua New Guinea: A Record of Late Miocene Terrane Collision},
  author={Andrew B. Cullen},
  year={1996}
}
The Ramu basin lies along a plate boundary where the Finisterre terrane is colliding with the Indo-Australian plate. Estimates for the age of initial collision range from early Miocene to middle Pliocene. Two unsuccessful wells (Keram 1 and Tsumba 1) drilled to basement and two-dimensional seismic data show that folded and faulted early to middle Miocene carbonates and clastics (the Wogamush sequence) are overlain by relatively undeformed Pliocene marine clastics (the Wewak sequence) along a… CONTINUE READING