Petroleum Search Subsidy Act publications

The search for oil in Australia in the 1950s was hampered by a lack of detailed knowledge of the nation's sedimentary basins. The Petroleum Search Subsidy Act of 1957 and later amendments helped to improve this situation by offering financial incentives to companies drilling in regions with petroleum potential. The BMR vetted applications, supervised operations, received drill cores, samples and logs and published the results in these series of open reports.

Not all intended report in this series were published, hence the missing numbers in this list.

NumberTitle

1Kaufana no.1 bore, Papua of Papuan Apinaipi Petroleum Co. Pty Ltd
2Woomera no.1 bore, South Australia of Clarence River Basin Oil Exploration Co. N.L.
3Karumba AAO No 8 Bore, Northern Queensland Of Associated Australian Oilfields NL
4HBR No 1 Bore Wreck Island, Queensland Of Humber Barrier Reef Oils Pty Ltd
5Samphire Marsh no.1 well, Western Australia of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
6Puri no.1 well, Papua of Australasian Petroleum Company Pty Ltd
7Meda no.1 well, Western Australia of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
8Frome Rocks no.1 and no. 2 wells, Western Australia of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
9Innamincka no.1 well, South Australia of Delhi-Frome-Santos
10D.F.S. No. 1 Betoota, Queensland Of Delhi-Frome-Santos
12Drilling operations in the Sydney basin, New South Wales, 1958-1962, of Australian Oil and Gas Corporation Limited, Farm out Drillers No Liability and Exoil (N.S.W.) Pty Limited
14Thangoo no.1 and no. 1A wells, Western Australia of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
15Queensland American the Overflow no. 1, Queensland of Queensland American Oil Company
16Barlee no.1 well completion report of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
18Port Campbell no.1 and no. 2 wells, Victoria of Frome-Broken Hill Company Proprietary Limited
19Quilpie-Thargomindah-Charleville seismic survey, Queensland, 1959-1960 by Phillips Petroleum Company And Sunray Mid-Continent Oil Company
20Cooroorah Anticline Gravity Survey, Central Queensland, 1959 by Associated Freney Oil Fields NL
21Puri seismic survey, Papua, 1959 by Australasian Petroleum Company Proprietary Limited
22AAO Pickanjinnie No 1, Queensland Of Associated Australian Oilfields NL
23Conorada Ooroonoo no.1, Queensland of Conorada Petroleum Corporation
27Eumamurrin (North Roma) Seismic Survey, Queensland, 1959-1960 by Associated Australian Oilfields NL
28Wira Anticline Gravity Survey, Papua, 1959 by The Papuan Apinaipi Petroleum Company Limited
29Grey Range seismic survey, Queensland, 1959 / by L.H. Smart Oil Exploration Company Limited
30North Winton gravity survey, Queensland, 1959 by Magellan Petroleum Corporation
31Tambo-Augathella Aeromagnetic And Gravity Surveys, Queensland, 1959-1960 by Magellan Petroleum Corporation
32Muttaburra seismic survey, Queensland, 1959 by Artesian Basin Oil Company Proprietary Limited
33Arcadia Anticline Seismic Survey Queensland, 1959 by Associated Australian Oilfields NL
34South Roma Seismic Survey, Queensland, 1959 By Associated Australian Oilfields NL
35East Roma Seismic Survey, Queensland, 1959-1960 by Associated Australian Oilfields NL
36Blue Hills-Logue seismic survey, Western Australia, 1959-1960 by West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
37Boulia Area Gravity Survey, Queensland, 1959 by The Papuan Apinaipi Petroleum Company Limited
38Barlee Gravity Survey, Western Australia, 1959 by West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
39Longreach-Silsoe Seismic Survey, Queensland 1960 by Cree Oil Of Canada Limited
40Reconnaissance Geology of the Surat Basin Queensland and New South Wales Union Oil Development Corporation
41Phillips-Sunray Buckabie no. 1, Queensland of Phillips Petroleum Company and Sunray Mid-Continent Oil Company
42ODNL Penola No 1 Well, South Australia of Oil Development NL
43U-K-A. Cabawin no.1, Queensland of Union Oil Development Corporation, Kern County Land Company and Australian Oil and Gas Corporation Limited
44U-K-A. Cabawin East no.1, Queensland of Union Oil Development Corporation, Kern County Land Company and Australian Oil and Gas Corporation Limited
45U-K-A. Moonie no.1, Queensland of Union Oil Development Corporation, Kern County Land Company and Australian Oil and Gas Corporation Limited
46Summary of Data and Results Surat Basin, Queensland: AAO Winnathoola No. 1; AAO Kooringa No. 1; AAD Pleasant Hills No. 1 of Associated Australian Oilfields NL
47Bonaparte Gulf gravity survey Western Australia, 1959 by Gulf Oil Syndicate
48Summary of Data and Results Canning Basin, Western Australia Babrongan No. 1 Well, Langoora No. 1 Well, Hawkstone Peak No. 1 Well, of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
49Summary of Data and Results Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia Exmouth Gulf Marine Seismic Survey, Whaleback Seismic Survey of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
50Summary of data and results, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia : Wandagee Ridge seismic survey, Salt Marsh seismic survey of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
51A A O Combarngo No 1, Queensland Of Associated Australian Oilfields NL
52Summary of Data and Results Drilling Operations in the Murray Basin New South Wales and South Australia 1961-1962 of Australian Oil And Gas Corporation Limited, Woodside (Lakes Entrance) Oil Company N.L. and Australian Oil Corporation
53Summary of data and results Surat Basin, Queensland : U-K-A. Wandoan no.1, U-K-A. Burunga no.1 of Union Oil Development Corporation, Kern County Land Company and Australian Oil and Gas Corporation Limited
54Summary of data and results, Perth Basin, Western Australia : Eneabba no.1, Hill River stratigraphic wells, Woolmulla no.1, of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
55Summary of data and results, Perth Basin, Western Australia: Jurien no.1, Abbarwardoo no.1, Eganu no.1, of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
56Exmouth Gulf marine seismic survey, Western Australia, 1961 of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
57Summary of data and results Surat Basin, Queensland : U-K-A. Middle Creek no. 1, U-K-A. Southwood no. 1 of Union Oil Development Corporation, Kern County Land Company and Australian Oil and Gas Corporation Limited
58Summary of data and results Surat Basin, Queensland P-S-Q.A. Durabilla No. 1, P-S-Q.A. Kogan No. 1, P-S-Q.A. Kogan South No. 1 of Phillips Petroleum Company, Sunray DX Oil Company and Queensland American Oil Company
59U-K-A. Wandoan no. 1, Queensland of Union Oil Development Corporation, Kern County Land Company and Australian Oil and Gas Corporation Limited
60Bass Strait and Encounter Bay Aeromagnetic Survey, 1960-1961 by Haematite Explorations Proprietary Limited
61Summary of data and results Surat Basin, Queensland : U-K-A. Flinton no. 1, U-K-A. Coomrith no. 1, U-K-A. Wunger no. 1 of Union Oil Development Corporation, Kern County Land Company and Australian Oil and Gas Corporation Limited
62Summary of data and results Otway Basin, Victoria Flaxmans no.1 well of Frome-Broken Hill Company Proprietary Limited
63Dalhousie gravity survey : South Australia, 1963 by French Petroleum Company (Australia) Pty Limited
64Summary of data and results Otway Basin, South Australia Mount Salt no.1 well of Oil Development No Liability
65Summary of data and results Otway basin, South Australia Geltwood Beach no.1 well of Beach Petroleum No Liability
66Planet Warrinilla North no. 1 well Queensland, of Planet Exploration Company Pty Ltd
67Summary of data and results, Great Artesian Basin, Queensland and South Australia : Alton downs gravity survey, Birdsville - Lake Frome gravity survey of Delhi Australian Petroleum Ltd
68Summary of data and results Carnarvon basin, Western Australia: Wandagee no.1 well; Marrilla no.1 well; Minderoo no.1 well, of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
69Summary of data and results, Great Artesian Basin, Queensland and South Australia: Innaminika - Betoota aeromagnetic survey, Oodnadatta aeromagnetic survey of Delhi Australian Petroleum Ltd
70Summary of Data and Results Bowen Basin, Queensland AFO Inderi No 1 Well, AFO Rolleston No 1 Well of Associated Freney Oil Fields NL
71Summary of data and results Gippsland Basin, Victoria: Wellington Park no.1 well of Woodside (Lakes Entrance) Oil Company NL
72South Canning Basin aeromagnetic survey: Western Australia, 1962-1963 by West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
73Delhi-Santos Gidgealpa no. 1 well, South Australia of Delhi Australian Petroleum Ltd and Santos Limited
74Summary of data and results, Great Artesian Basin, South Australia : Delhi-Santos Gidgealpa no. 2 and no. 3 wells of Delhi Australian Petroleum Ltd and Santos Limited
75Summary of data and results Bonaparte Gulf Basin, Western Australia: Bonaparte no.1 and no. 2 wells of Alliance Oil Development Australia No Liability
76Esso Gippsland Shelf no. 1 well Victoria Esso Exploration Australia, Inc.
77Summary of data and results Gippsland Basin, Victoria southwest Bairnsdale no.1 well, Duck Bay no. 1 well of Woodside (Lakes Entrance) Oil Company NL and Arco Limited
78Summary of data and results, Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory : Ooraminna no. 1 well, Pal Valley no. 1 well of Exoil (N.T.) Pty. Ltd. and Magellan Petroleum (N.T.) Pty. Ltd.
79Summary of data and results, Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory : Alice no. 1 well, Mt. Charlotte no. 1 well of Exoil (N.T.) Pty. Ltd. and Transoil (N.T.) Pty. Ltd.
80Summary of data and results Canning Basin, Western Australia : Sahara no.1 well of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
81Summary of data and results, Perth Basin, Western Australia : Sue no.1 well of West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited
83Summary of data and results, Bass Basin, Tasmania : Esso Bass no.1 and no. 2 wells of Esso Exploration and Production Australia Inc. (formerly Esso Exploration Australia Inc.)
84Permit no. 39 Papua marine seismic survey, 1966 by Phillips Australian Oil Company, Sunray DX Oil Company, Canadian Superior Oil (Aust.) Pty Ltd and Anacapa Corporation
88Summary of data and results Otway Basin, Victoria : Pecten no.1-1A; Nerita no.1 of Shell Development (Australia) Proprietary Limited