Abstract

The Officer Basin project was a co-operative project jointly conducted by the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (now Geoscience Australia) and the South Australian Department of Mines and Energy (DMESA) as part of the National Geoscience Mapping Accord (NGMA). The goals of the seismic acquisition in the Officer Basin were to provide a regional network of traverses to develop a cross section and evaluate basin morphology. The acquisition was designed to image the basin fill, with the aim of extending the stratigraphic control in the eastern Officer Basin into the central portion of this basin.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -27.0 East bound 132.0 West bound 129.5 South bound -30.0

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1994-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

74944 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/74944/

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
seismic sections
seismic reflection
geophysics
mineral exploration
petroleum exploration
AU-SA
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-27.0
East bound
132.0
West bound
129.5
South bound
-30.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1991-05-06 / 1991-05-18

Lineage

The Officer Basin is perhaps the least studied of all Australian intracratonic basins. It is remote, and very poorly exposed due largely to a widespread Pleistocene sand-dune cover. As is the case in many intracratonic basins in Australia, hydrocarbon prospectivity is perceived to be relatively limited and in combination with access and logistical problems the basin has been seen as a high risk prospect. As a consequence only 30 wells have been drilled to depths greater than 500 m in the South Australian part of the basin. Most are to the extreme east with only one well drilled close to Western Australian border (Birksgate #1). Only 7200 km of seismic data are available, mostly farther east, much of it gathered more than 10 years ago. In light of these problems, the Officer Basin Project was developed co-operatively between the Bureau of Mineral Resources and the South Australian Department of Mines and Energy as part of the National Geoscience Mapping Accord to broaden our understanding of the basin and encourage economic activity in the area.

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Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Source Description

Source data not available.

Metadata File Identifier

ce415703-fb00-1a1c-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address