Abstract

Esso Bass No. 1 Well was drilled by Global Marine Australasia pty Ltd. using "Glomar Ill", for Esso Exploration Australia Inc., in Tasmanian waters of the offshore Bass Basin. about 88 miles east of King Island. The well was spudded on 21 July 1965, reached total depth of 7717 feet on 8 September. and was plugged and abandoned on 14 September 1965. A full programme of logging and coring was undertaken. The Bass Basin, lying entirely between Victoria and Tasmania, covers an area of approximately 25.000 square miles. From magnetic data. it was inferred to contain a thick sedimentary section; from seismic data and extrapolated regional geology. The sedimentary section was thought to include Tertiary sediments favourable for petroleum generation and accumulation. The well was thus designed to gain stratigraphic information on the Tertiary and upper part of the Mesozoic sedimentary section in the north central Bass Basin. and. in particular. to test the petroleum potential of a postulated reef-type anomaly in the Miocene section.
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