Citation

Bickford, G.P., Heggie, D.T. & Bishop, J.H., 1992. Light Hydrocarbon Geochemistry in Bottom-waters of the Arafura Sea, Northern Australia : Project 121.24. Record  1992/046. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

During February-March 1990 the BMR conducted a combined seismic and DHD (Direct Hydrocarbon Detection) survey in the Arafura Sea of northern Australia. This survey was the second to employ the 'geochemical sniffer' (DHD) aboard Rig Seismic, and represented the first deployments of the geochemical equipment from amidships Rig Seismic. The purpose of these deployments were to develop the capability to collect underway, bottom-water geochemical data simultaneously with seismic reflection, gravity and magnetic data. The bottom-water geochemical data hence would complement existing remote sensed methods to aid in offshore exploration for hydrocarbons, and to provide new insights into concepts of hydrocarbon generation and migration. As such, the deployment of the equipment amidships Rig Seismic was successful and will become a permanent installation. However, some mechanical (deployment) and data collection difficulties resulted in some gaps and artefacts in the bottom-water DHD, and these are noted in the text. Some parts of the data have been heavily edited.
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