Abstract

The Cambrian to Recent Bonaparte Basin is located on the North-west shelf of Australia and extends 329,000 sq. km offshore and onshore. The region is an established hydrocarbon province with a number of commercial discoveries. New infrastructure is being constructed within the region, such as the Bayu-Undan LNG plant, with a number of giant gas accumulations yet to be developed. The area has remaining oil and gas potential, particularly in the Vulcan Sub-basin, Laminaria-Flamingo High and northern Sahul Platform areas, with additional discoveries likely within the next decade. The main exploration risk in the region is fault seal breach. The Bonaparte Basin has seven petroleum systems based on geological and geochemical information. The systems are concentrated in the Jurassic, Permian and Carboniferous: Jurassic Elang-Elang (!): Sahul Syncline, Flamingo High Plover-Plover (.): Malita Graben Sahul Platform Vulcan-Plover (!): Vulcan Sub-basin Permian Hyland Bay-Hyland Bay (?): Kelp High Hyland Bay-Keyling-Hyland Bay (.): Central Petrel Sub-basin Permian-Hyland Bay (?): Londonderry High Permo-Carboniferous Milligans-Kuriyippi/Milligans (!): Southern Petrel Sub-basin (!) : Known hydrocarbon-source correlation (.) : Geochemical evidence for a hypothetical system (?) : Lack of direct evidence for a speculative system
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9.0 East bound 131.0 West bound 125.5 South bound -15.5
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Date (publication)

2004

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GA Publication
Other Publication
petroleum geology
Earth Sciences

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English

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125.5
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2004-06-23

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