Kidson Sub-basin

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Gravity map of the recently acquired seismic line in the Kidson Sub-basin from Kiwirrkurra to Marble Bar.

Geoscience Australia acquired deep crustal seismic reflection data in the Kidson Sub-basin (southern Canning Basin) between mid-June and late August 2018 to better understand the subsurface geology of this highly prospective region.

The Exploring for the Future team collected a single 872km seismic line from Kiwirrkurra to Marble Bar. This is one of the longest seismic lines acquired in Australia and will significantly increase our understanding of the regions geology and unlock potential resources.

The objective of this project is to image the geological features deep below the surface to better understand the location and scale of potential energy, mineral and groundwater resources. This data will accelerate our understanding of the region's geological evolution and identify geological terrains with greater resource potential. Preliminary results show the data are of excellent quality and image a variety of previously unknown features.

Outputs

The team are currently processing and interpreting the new datasets with the aim to present the information at APPEA 2019.

  • Raw seismic data
  • Processed seismic data
  • Gravity data

Collaboration

The Kidson Sub-basin project is undertaken in collaboration and co-funded by the Geological Survey of Western Australia and experienced seismic contractor, Geokenetics Pty Ltd, has been engaged to undertake the data collection.

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