*Rizki Ramadhan  -  Geological Engineering
Hadi Nugroho  -  Geological Engineering
Yoga Aribowo  -  Geological Engineering
Panuju Panuju  -  PPPTMBG Lemigas
Published: 1 May 2013.
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Palynology is a study of biostratigraphy for determining relative age and depositional environment based
on the abundance of palynomorf. Palynology study develompent in Indonesia is still could be more increased
along with more oil and gas exploration moved to transitional environtment.
Study of palynology in stratigraphy is aiming to determine relative age and depositional environment.
Besides, palynology could also determine sequence stratigraphy in a large scale of study based on palynomorf
percentage. The study of sequence stratigraphy based on palynomorf percentage has been done in Well-Y, South
Sumatra basin.
The method of this research is descriptive method through the microscopic observation on sample 1 - 14
from 1400 m depth Y-Well’s cutting and quantitative method calculation and analysis method from this
observation and calcuation could determine the percentage of each palynomorf. This percentage lead to a trend
then interpretated into several sequencestratigraphy.
From this observation, it can be determined characteristic zone of this well. The characteristic zone of
palynology in this well is divided into 3 zones of palynology; Proxapertites operculatus Zone, Flocshuetzia
meridionalis Zone, and Stenoclaeniidites papuanus Zone. Each zone shows the characteristic of age from
Eocene to Pliocene and also depositional environment from delta plain to pro delta. From palynomorf
percentage trend, we may also see the pattern of sequece stratigraphy works in this depth. The percentage trend
shows the time whether sea level fall at the minimum percentage of palynomorf and sea level rise at the
maximum percentage of palynomorf. The trend shows the sequence with sequence boundary lying in the start
and the end of the sequence and also transgressive surface indicates the sea level start rise. Overall, this well
has 5 sequences based on this trend; sequence a, sequence b, sequence c, sequence d, and sequence e and all the
sequences are bordered by sequence boundary.

Palynostratigraphy, Quantitative Method, Palynology Zone and Sequencestratigraphy

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