Australian School of Petroleum
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. I use sedimentology, stratigraphy and palynology to understand the evolution of ancient fluvial and marine depositional systems.
My research primarily focuses on understanding the evolution of Upper Cretaceous strata on Australia's southern margin using new data acquired from IODP Expedition 369 (September to November 2017) which I was a participant on. I use a combination of palynology, sedimentology, wireline log and seismic data to answer questions on palaeoenvironments, palaeoceanographic conditions and stratigraphic architecture. I also have research interests in Middle to Upper Jurassic coal-bearing strata in eastern Australia, Jurassic strata in the Mentelle Basin in Western Australia and palaeobotany.
Date Position Institution name 2018 - 2017 Technical Assistant University of Adelaide 2017 - 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide 2013 - 2013 Geology Intern Woodside Energy 2012 - 2013 Graduate Geoscientist RSK Group plc
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia PhD Geoscience 2008 - 2012 University of Southampton United Kingdom MSci Geology
Year Citation 2018 Huber, B., Hobbs, R., Bogus, K., Batenburg, S., Brumsack, H., Do Monte Guerra, R., . . . Xu, Z. (2018). Tectonic, paleoclimate, and paleoceanographic history of high-latitude southern margins of Australia during the Cretaceous. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program: Preliminary Reports, (369), 1-39. 2018 Wainman, C., McCabe, P., & Crowley, J. (2018). Solving a tuff problem: Defining a chronostratigraphic framework for Middle to Upper Jurassic nonmarine strata in eastern Australia using U-Pb CA-TIMS zircon dates. AAPG Bulletin, 102(6), 1141-1168.
2018 Wainman, C., Mantle, D., Hannaford, C., & McCabe, P. (2018). Possible freshwater dinoflagellate cysts and colonial algae from the Upper Jurassic strata of the Surat Basin, Australia. Palynology, OnlinePubl, 1-12.
2018 Wainman, C., Hannaford, C., Mantle, D., & McCabe, P. (2018). Utilizing U–Pb CA-TIMS dating to calibrate the Middle to Late Jurassic spore-pollen zonation of the Surat Basin, Australia to the geological time-scale. Alcheringa, 42(3), 402-414.
2018 Wainman, C., & McCabe, P. (2018). Evolution of the depositional environments of the Jurassic Walloon Coal Measures, Surat Basin, Queensland, Australia. Sedimentology.
2016 Hill, R., Beer, Y., Hill, K., Maciunas, E., Tarran, M., & Wainman, C. (2016). Evolution of the eucalypts - an interpretation from the macrofossil record. Australian Journal of Botany, 64(8), 600-608.
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2016 Salmachi, A., Rajabi, M., Reynolds, P., Yarmohammadtooski, Z., & Wainman, C. (2016). The effect of magmatic intrusions on coalbed methane reservoir characteristics: A case study from the Hoskissons coalbed, Gunnedah Basin, Australia. International Journal of Coal Geology, 165, 278-289.
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2015 Wainman, C., McCabe, P., Crowley, J., & Nicoll, R. (2015). U-Pb zircon age of the Walloon Coal Measures in the Surat Basin, southeast Queensland: implications for paleogeography and basin subsidence. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 62(7), 807-816.
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Year Citation 2017 Wainman, C., & McCabe, P. (2017). Using precise CA-TIMS ages of volcanic air-fall tuff beds in correlating the Walloon Coal Measures of the Surat Basin, Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of The APPEA Journal.
2017 Wainman, C. C., & McCabe, P. J. (2017). Overcoming challenges in nonmarine stratigraphy using a multidisciplinary approach: an example from Mesozoic basins of eastern Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. Vienna, Austria. 2016 Wainman, C. C., & mccabe. (2016). The Correlation of Fluvio-Lacustrine Strata with Dated Volcanic Tuffs: An Example from the Jurassic Walloon Coal Measures, Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Earth Sciences Convention. Adelaide, Australia. 2016 Wainman, C. C., & mccabe. (2016). Climate or Subsidence? Geologic Controls on the Stratigraphic Distribution of Coal Beds in the Jurassic Walloon Coal Measures, Surat Basin, Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of AESC 2016 – Australian Earth Sciences Convention. Adelaide, Australia. 2016 Wainman, C. C., & mccabe. (2016). The Correlation of Fluvio-Lacustrine Strata Using Volcanic Tuffs in the Jurassic Walloon Coal Measures, Surat Basin, Australia: A New Technique in the Exploration Tool Box. Poster session presented at the meeting of Geological Society of London Janet Watson Meeting 2016: The Future of Hydrocarbon Exploration. London, United Kingdom. 2016 Wainman, C. C., & McCabe, P. J. (2016). Correlation of Fluvio-Lacustrine Strata Using Volcanic Tuffs: New Insights From the Jurassic Walloon Coal Measures, Surat Basin, Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition. Calgary, Canada. 2016 Wainman, C. C. (2016). Tectonic and climatic controls on facies distribution in the Jurassic Walloon coal measures, Surat basin, Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society of Exploration Geophysicists and American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Barcelona, Spain.
2015 Wainman, C. C., & McCabe, P. (2015). Mires in the dark: high latitude coals in the Jurassic Walloon Subgroup of the Surat Basin, Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of AAPG/SEG International Conference and Exhibition. Melbourne, Australia: AAPG Datapages.
Sedimentary evolution of the Ceduna Sub-Basin and associated palaeoceanographic changes during the Late Cretaceous (FND000040: Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium (ANZIC-IODP))
PetroEng 2005 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy for Petroleum Engineers
Sydney Basin Field Trip
Date Role Membership Country 2017 - ongoing Member European Geoscience Union Germany 2015 - ongoing Member SEPM - Society for Sedimentary Geology United States 2015 - ongoing Member Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Australia 2014 - ongoing Member American Association of Petroleum Geologists United States 2014 - ongoing Member Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Australia 2013 - ongoing Member Geological Society of London United Kingdom
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