Abstract

A detailed gravity survey was carried out in the Barlee area of the Canning Basin of Western Australia during the period 31st August, 1959 to 31st October, 1959, by West Australian Petroleum Pty Limited. The gravity observations were made by L.J. Starkey of Mines Administration Pty Limited and the gravity data were reduced and interpreted by Gravity Meter Exploration Company. A location for a proposed test well had been selected on a complex faulted anticline defined by previous seismic surveys. The objective of the gravity survey was to evaluate the possibility of a salt intrusion being associated with the structure. Analysis of the gravity data in conjunctionwith the results of previous geological and geophysical investigations shows no evidence of domed salt within the detailed survey area, although the presence of a regionally uniform thickness of bedded salt is not precluded. It is recommended that the test well be drilled deeper than 7000 feet in order to determine the nature of older, denser sediments which may bt: present in significant thickness.
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1964

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