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Logistics report for down-hole conductivity logging in the Paterson AEM Survey area, Western Australia, September 2008.

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Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703014375

Title: Logistics report for down-hole conductivity logging in the Paterson AEM Survey area, Western Australia, September 2008.


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



Induction conductivity data, commonly referred to as conductivity logs, were acquired from nineteen boreholes during September 2008 in support of the Paterson airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey, described in Roach (2010). The geophysical investigations were designed to deliver reliable, pre-competitive AEM data and scientific analysis of the energy resource potential of the Paterson region of Western Australia. The Paterson AEM survey was the first regional AEM survey conducted in the Onshore Energy Security Program (OESP) at Geoscience Australia (GA). The survey was flown by Fugro Airborne Surveys Pty. Ltd. (FAS), for Geoscience Australia, as a combined TEMPESTTM time-domain electromagnetic (TEM) and magnetic survey between the 10th of September 2007 and the 28th of October 2008. The Paterson AEM survey covers a total area of 49 000 km2 in the Paterson region of Western Australia.

Induction conductivity log data were acquired from the boreholes across a number of widespread, different geological units within the Paterson AEM survey area. The conductivity logs were used to assist in generating reference models for geophysical inversions of the AEM data, as well as for assessing the results of the inversions as an independent dataset.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics Surveys

Spatial domain:

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Geographic extent name: WESTERN AUSTRALIA - WA - State or Territory - Western Australia

Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA INCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUSAAT - Australia - Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 120.6 -20.1, 122.6 -20.1, 122.6 -22.4, 120.6 -22.4, 120.6 -20.1,

Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -20.1 °
South bounding latitude: -22.4 °
East bounding longitude: 122.6 °
West bounding longitude: 120.6 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 2007-09-14

Ending date: 2010-04-19

Dataset status

Progress: In Progress

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
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Available format type:
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Data quality


AEM survey data were acquired by the airborne geophysical survey contractors Fugro Airborne Surveys. The inversion data were processed and produced by the authors, conductivity logging was used for geophysical modelling and details are provided inthe attached report.

Positional accuracy:

Positioning was via hand held GPS.

Attribute accuracy:

The data have been acquired and processed to a standard of best practice as of the year 2010. More sophisticated processing algorithms may be applied to these data should they become available.

Logical Consistency:

Not applicable.


The dataset includes conductivity logging products produced by Geoscience Australia for the Paterson AEM survey.

Contact information

Contact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) (GA)
Contact position: Manager Client Services
Mail address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Mail address: GPO Box 378
Locality: Canberra
State: ACT
Country: Australia
Postcode: 2601
Telephone: 02 6249 9966
Facsimile: 02 6249 9960
Electronic mail address:

Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-03-08

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Authors:Costelloe, M.T. Hutchinson, D.K. Roach, I.C. Sorensen, C.