Abstract

As part of its geochemical research program, the Marine Geoscience and PetroleumGeology Group (Australian Bureau Of Mineral Resources) is evaluating the usefulness ofthe Direct Hydrocarbon Detection (DHD) method. The data for this DHD program wereacquired during a co-operative high resolution seismic reflection program with WoodsidePetroleum Pty Ltd in the Dampier Sub-Basin. The data acquisition phase took placebetween October 22-28, 1990, with a total of 531 km (25 lines) of DHD data beingcollected between the Angel gas field in the north-east and the Madeleine 1 well in thesouth-west of Woodside Petroleum exploration permit WA-28-P in the Dampier Sub-Basin, on the North-West shelf, Australia. No significant hydrocarbon anomalies were detected on any of the lines, in spite of the factthat many lines traversed known oil and gas accumulations, such as the Wanaea, Cossackand Angel accumulations. The lack of anomalies indicates that the major reservoirhorizons in this part of the Dampier Sub-Basin are well-sealed, and that little opportunityfor the vertical migration of hydrocarbons exists. While no significant anomalies were detected, very minor increases in total hydrocarbonwere, however, observed over some of the wells/fields. The largest increase in THC wasobserved over the Montague 1 well location, where the value increased from abackground level of 16ppm to a high of 22.8ppm. There was no increase in any of thelight hydrocarbon gases.
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1992-01-01T00:00:00

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