Abstract

An aeromagnetic survey and a gravity survey were carried out for Magellan Petroleum Corporation in the Tambo-Augathella area of Queensland in 1959-1960. The results of the aeromagnetic survey were reduced, studied, and interpreted by Aero Service Corporation, who had subcontracted Adastra Airways Pty Ltd, to provide the aircraft and also the flying personnel and associated ground staff. The gravity survey was done by Century Geophysical Corporation. The main objectives of the two surveys were to delineate the thickness of the sedimentary rocks, and to investigate the major geological structures in the area. The results of the aeromagnetic survey suggested the presence of several structures in the basement rocks. The Nebine Ridge appeared to be quite shallow over most of the area; major east-west trending faults were indicated. The results of the gravity survey did not fully agree with the results of the aeromagnetic survey. The gravity results indicate a central basinal feature bounded on the west by a platform, but the aeromagnetic results indicate deep basement on the north-west and only a few thousand feet of sediments to the south and east. These conflicting results indicate that some additional control, as would be obtained from wells drilled for stratigraphic information, is necessary for evaluation of the respective surveys.
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Date (publication)

1963-01-01T00:00:00

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petroleum exploration
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Earth Sciences

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