There have been many fundamental and applied scientific breakthroughs during the project, most of which have been made public:
(PAPER) The first paper in a series of publications based on the RvW approach sets out the geochemical landscape and constraints on radiation-based age dating proxies.
(PAPER) The second paper explores bulk radiolysis-induced alterations to petroleum composition to suggest alternative radiolysis proxies.
(PAPER) The discovery that radiolysis is a source of 13C depleted natural gases in the geosphere, with important implications for the geochemical interpretation of natural gas occurrences.
(NEW RESEARCH) Our experience with organic geochemistry and radiolysis, derived from Rip van Winkle, happens to be of utmost relevancy in the understanding of eventual signs of life in sedimentary records of planetary bodies. The PRG Mars team (Lloyd Snowdon, Renzo Silva, Steve Larter) are examining radiation impacts on Martian organic matter production and alteration.
(REVIEW PAPER) A review paper titled "Impacts of natural irradiation on sedimentary organic matter - A review" was submitted to Organic Geochemistry.
Lundin Norway, Petrobras, Aker BP and Equinor are acknowledged for having sponsored the Rip van Winkle consortium in one or more of its phases. The various science teams are acknowledged for stimulating useful discussions. All authors from Larter et al. (2019) are acknowledged for their support in the early stages of in this research program.