Citation

Lavering, I.H. & Ozimic, S., 1989. Australian petroleum accumulations report Bonaparte Basin, Northern Territory and Western Australia 1st edition. 1 ed. Report  5. Australian Geological Survey Organisation, Canberra.

Abstract

As at 1 January 1988 the Bonaparte Basin in northwestern Australia contained two economic, nine subeconomic and twenty two uneconomic petroleum accumulations, all of which were discovered since 1959 - all reservoired in sequences ranging from late Palaeozoic to Tertiary in age. The petroleum accumulations of most relevance to petroleum exploration are those located within the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands which are reservoired in rocks of Triassic and Jurassic age. Other less significant accumulations located in the Petrel Sub-basin and Sahul Platform areas of the basin are reservoired in the Permian and Jurassic sequences. The basin's estimated recoverable petroleum reserves as at 31 December 1987 comprised 5.992 x 106m3 of oil, 18.60 x 106m3 of natural gas liquids, and 111.189 x 109m3 of sales gas. Production from the Jabiru oil accumulation commenced in August 1986 via the Jabiru Venture, a floating production facility. A total of 1.528 x 106m3 of oil had been produced from the Jabiru accumulation up until 31 December 1988. Development of the Challis oil accumulation is currently under consideration via a similar but slightly larger floating production facility. Development of the Petrel and Tern gas accumulations have been the subject of detailed technical assessment but no firm commitment to proceed with development has been made.
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