Abstract

This report describes a gravity survey conducted in the Bonaparte Gulf Basin, Western Australia, by Mines Administration Pty Limited, for Gulf Oil Syndicate, during September, 1959. The survey took place over part of Permit to Explore 127H. Simultaneously, a field geological reconnaissance along the western margin of the Basin was made by E.P. Utting, consulting geologist, to help evaluate the area. The gravity survey was intended to extend a regional gravity survey of the southern and north-eastern portions of the Basin previously undertaken by the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Associated Australian Oilfields N.L., and Westralian Oil Limited. Gravity values were observed and plotted over an area of approximately 1400 square miles, bordered on the north by Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and on the east by the Western Australia/Northern Territory border. The gravity results have, to some extent, indicated the shape of the basement surface of that part of the Bonaparte Gulf Basin covered by Gulf Oil Syndicate's Permit to Explore 127H. Gravity stations are too widely separated to support the computation of a residual maximum. Bouguer "highs" are interpreted as features on the basin floor which may have encouraged Devonian reef development.
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