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Sir,
Namasthe

Please explain the importance of Micro palaeontology and with specific reference to foraminifera in petroleum exploration. Is pursuing a research on the above topic beneficial for petroleum exploration

thanking you

Yours sincerely
T Ravi Varma

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Dear Mr.Ravi,
Micropalaeontology is highly useful for petroleum exploration in identifying age of the formation.you can refer http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/ONeill.html and also some atandard text books written by M.Anantharamakrishnan on micropalaeontology.
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Kothandapani Manoharan

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