Citation

Cadman, S.J., Pain, L., Vuckovic, V. & Le Poidevin, S.R., 1993. Australian petroleum accumulations report. Canning Basin, Western Australia. Report  9. Australian Geological Survey Organisation, Canberra.

Abstract

As at January 1993, nineteen hydrocarbon accumulations, six of which are commercial, have been discovered in the Canning Basin. The commercial accumulations occur in Permian to Devonian reservoirs on an area of relatively shallow basement (Lennard Shelf) flanking the northern margin of the Fitzroy Trough. Oil is produced from Famennian reefs, associated drape structures, and four-way dip closures in Permo-carboniferous, Grant Group and Anderson Formation sandstones. The most likely sources of these hydrocarbons are Late Devonian and Carboniferous marine shales in the Fitzroy Trough kitchen area. The small size of the accumulations in the Canning basin (less than 0.5 million barrels of recoverable oil) precludes the development of large infrastructure projects. Oil is trucked to the storage and shiploading facilities at Broome and then shipped to the Kwinana oil refinery in Western Australia. On the southern margin of the Fitzroy Trough, oil and gas have been recovered from a transgressive Ordovician sequence of sandstones shales and carbonates. Although the Ordovician has yet to yield a commercial discovery, Devonian reef plays in the overlying section may enhance the attractiveness of Ordovician objectives in this area. To date, exploration effort in the basin has been largely directed to the northern, onshore Canning Basin. The offshore Canning and the Kidson Sub-basin remain underexplored. Higher risk plays in these areas have yet to be adequately tested.
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