Abstract

The completion report of A.A.O. No. 8, (Karumba) has been wrttten by A.C.M. Laing* and contributions on Petrology by N.C. Stevens,*** Micropalaeontology by I. Crespin,** and Electrical Logging by D.F. Dyson** are appended. The report is one of a series of reports published on bores subsidized under the Petroleum Search Subsidy Act, 1957-58. The hole was put down to determine the stratigraphical sequence of the south-eastern part of the Carpentaria Basin, an extension of the Great Artesian Basin, and to evaluate the significance of a gravity high. The significance of the bore is that the stratigraphical sequence of the area and the depth of hasement are now actually known from drilling evidence. It is the third test bore recently drilled in the Gulf of Carpentaria, on geophysical indications. The other two are Wyaaba No. 1 (Frome-Broken Hill Co. pty Ltd), and Weipa No. 1 (Zinc Corporation Ltd). The stratigraphy encountered in these bores is shown on the correlation chart, Plate 2. A composite well log of A.A.O. No. 8 is attached (Plate I). It is surprising to note from the log that no separate tests were made of the intervals 760-900 feet and 1540-1630 feet. The electrical log for both intervals suggests possibilities of oil, gas, or salt water; a small gas show was actually observed at 1595 feet. * Mines Administration Pty Ltd, Brisbane. ** Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra. *** University of Queensland.
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