Abstract

As at 31 December 1989 the Otway Basin, which is located along the southeast margin of the Australian mainland, was known to contain a total of seven economic and six subeconomic petroleum and non-petroleum gas accumulations. All have been discovered since the late 1950s as a result of petroleum exploration drilling. Three accumulations have been or could be used as a source of petroleum natural gas or carbon dioxide: the North Paaratte gas accumulation in Victoria and the Caroline carbon dioxide accumulation in South Australia, both of which are currently being exploited, and the Wallaby Creek gas accumulation in Victoria, which has been identified by permit holders as an accumulation likely to be developed in the future (1992-1994). In addition, the Katnook and Ladbroke Grove gas accumulations in South Australia are being considered for development in the near future. The initial petroleum reserves of the Otway Basin as at 31 December 1988 are estimated to be 0.483 billion cubic metres of sales gas and 0.002 million kilolitres of condensate (not including the reserves of the Katnook and Ladbroke Grove accumulations). Production from the Caroline carbon dioxide accumulation commenced in 1968, and this field continues to supply this commodity much of the South Australian and Victorian markets. Production of natural gas from the North Paaratte accumulation commenced in August 1986. This field supplies domestic and industrial users in Warrnambool, Victoria.
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