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2012-04-30 18:20:07

CALGARY, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX-V: ROZ) - Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") today released its 2011 year-end financial and operating results. A copy of Rodinia's audited consolidated financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") can be accessed either at www.sedar.com or on Rodinia's website. Rodinia has also made available a President's Message to Shareholders on its website at www.rodiniaoil.com. About Rodinia Oil Corp. ...

2012-03-30 08:11:31

The April/May GSA Today science article is now online at www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/. In this issue, Simon Williams and colleagues from the Earthbyte Group of the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney present GPlates, a powerful new method for analyzing geological and geophysical data sets within the context of tectonic reconstructions. GPlates is part of a new generation of plate reconstruction software that incorporates functionality familiar from GIS software with the added...

Image 1 - Paleontologists Discover Oldest Organism With A Skeleton
2012-03-10 05:50:09

Paleontologists have discovered the oldest organism with a skeleton in Australia. The creature is called Coronacollina acula and is estimated to be between 550 and 560 million years old. Paleontologists estimate this animal is from the Ediacaran Period, before the diversification of organisms in the Cambrian Period. The study results appeared online February 14 in Geology. This important find could be the key to unlocking several questions about early life, evolution, and extinction....

Next Supercontinent Could Be Formed Near North Pole
2012-02-09 06:13:38

All of Earth's continents, believed to have once been joined together as a supercontinent known as Pangaea, will be reunited as a single landmass near the North Pole within the next 50 million to 200 million years, researchers from Yale University claim in a new study. According to MSNBC Science Editor Alan Boyle, the Yale researchers, including geologist Ross Mitchell, used a computer model to determine the estimated location of the new supercontinent, which they have dubbed Amasia due to...

2012-01-27 10:44:18

University of Miami study offers new geochemical clues to understand conditions just prior to major climatic event In a study published in the journal Geology, scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggest that the large changes in the carbon isotopic composition of carbonates which occurred prior to the major climatic event more than 500 million years ago, known as 'Snowball Earth,' are unrelated to worldwide glacial events. "Our...

2011-12-12 19:53:00

CALGARY, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - (TSXV: ROZ) - Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") today announced that its second exploration well, "Kutjara-1", in the Officer Basin, South Australia reached a total measured depth of 2,453.7 metres at the top of the interpreted Mesoproterozoic section. Like Mulyawara-1, there were excellent thick reservoirs intersected throughout the Neoproterozoic section. The sub-salt Pindyin Sandstone objective had better reservoir characteristics and was twice as...

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2011-12-03 11:56:33

The appearance of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere probably did not occur as a single event, but as a long series of starts and stops, according to an international team of researchers who investigated rock cores from the FAR DEEP project. The Fennoscandia Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project -- FAR DEEP -- took place during the summer of 2007 near Murmansk in the northwest region of Russia. The project, part of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program,...

2011-11-29 15:45:00

CALGARY, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX-V: ROZ) - Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") today released its financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2011. A copy of Rodinia's unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") can be accessed either at www.sedar.com or on Rodinia's website. Third Quarter 2011 Highlights -- During the third quarter 2011, Rodinia remained focused on the...

2011-11-03 08:01:00

CALGARY, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") is pleased to announce that it has spudded its second exploratory well, "Kutjara-1", in the Officer Basin, South Australia. Highlights -- The Kutjara-1 well commenced drilling on November 2, 2011 with the objective of appraising the Kutjara structure -- The well is targeting multiple prospective Neoproterozoic reservoirs -- The well's target depth is 2,668 metres...

2011-10-27 14:02:00

CALGARY, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX-V:ROZ) - The management of Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") will be hosting a conference call from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday November 1, 2011 for all investors, financial analysts, media and any interested stakeholders to discuss its current operations. The conference call dial-in numbers for Canada and the U.S. are 647-427-7450 or 888-231-8191. For interested parties outside of North America please use +1-647-427-7450.  A...


Latest Proterozoic Reference Libraries

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:10:56

The Neoproterozoic is the third of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 1 billion years ago to 542 million years ago). This terminal era of the Proterozoic is itself divided into three sub-periods called the Tonian, Cryogenian, and Ediacaran Periods. The most severe glaciation known in the geologic record occurred during the Cryogenian Period, when ice sheets reached the equator and formed a possible “Snowball Earth.” And the earliest fossils of multi-cellular life...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:08:04

The Paleoproterozoic is the first of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 2.5 billion to 1.6 billion years ago (Ga). This period is marked by the first stabilization of the continents, and also when cyanobacteria--a type of bacteria that uses biochemical processes of photosynthesis to produce oxygen--evolved. Experts have found paleontological evidence that during at least part of the Paleoproterozoic era, about 1.8 Ga, the earth year was about 450 days long, with days...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-10-22 14:17:38

The Archean (formerly Archaeozoic) is a geologic eon between the Hadean and Proterozoic eons. The Archean Eon begins at roughly 3.8 billion years ago (Ga) and ends at about 2.5 Ga. But unlike all other geological ages, which are based on stratigraphy, The Archean eon is defined chronometrically. The lower boundary of 3.8 Ga has also not been officially recognized by the International Commission on Stratigraphy. The name Archean is derived from the ancient Greek (Arkhe), meaning...

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