Abstract

Seismic reflection survey has been conducted to help identify the possible oil-bearing structures, which were revealed by two residual gravity anomalies in a geophysical survey made by the Bureau of Mineral Resources. Good reflections were obtained in some parts of the area, but the quality was not consistent. The seismic results appear to confirm a small closure near one of the gravity anomalies. No definite closure is shown near the other anomaly.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -26.5 East bound 149.0 West bound 148.5 South bound -27.0
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1986

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GA Publication
petroleum exploration
seismic sections
seismic reflection
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-26.5
East bound
149.0
West bound
148.5
South bound
-27.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1949-11-01 / 1949-12-31

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Natural gas was first discovered in Roma in 1900, in a Government wrater bore on Hospital Hill. By 1922 the Government had drilled two more bores and made several unsuccessful attempts to obtain gas for commercial use. By 1932 another twenty-five deep wells had been drilled in the Roma district in the search for gas or oil. It is doubt fill whether reliable evidence of structure was found to support the selection of sites for any of these wells.. Roma Oil Corporation Bore No. 1 on Hospital Hill struck light oil and wet gas. Thirty thousand (30,000) gallons of petrol were produced from this bore between 1928 and 1932s In 19309 Roma Blocks Oil Go. No. 1 bore struck a yield of 10 gallons of light oil per day at Block 16, about 8 miles north-east of Roma. Several of the bores near Blythdale also yielded small quantities of oil. None of the other bores drilled during this period showed any substantial quantities of oil or gas, though traces were common. The area in the immediate vicinity of Roma is mainly soil-covered, and geological mapping does not generally give enough information to enable structures to be mapped. In order to obtain the necessary information for selecting a drill-site, some geophysical method or scout-drilling must be used. The Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics undertook to do geophysical work in the Roma area at the joint request of the Queensland Government, and four companies, Roma Blocks Oil Co., No Liability, Kalimna Oil Co., No Liability, Australian Oil Development, No Liability, and Roma North Oil Co., No Liability, which are associated in the search for oil in the Roma area. The first stage of the geophysical work comprised gravity and magnetic surveys. The seismic reflection survey was carried out in an attempt to confirm the results of the gravity survey, and to provide more detail in the critical areas. The seismic field work began in November-December, 1949. with Mr. K.R. Vale as party leader. After a short break in .the summer months, during which the equipment was overhauled and the initial results were analysed, the field work was resumed in March, 1950 and completed in October, 1950, with the writer as party leader. Mr. Vale assisted at all stages of the survey with advice on technical matters, and the interpretation of the results was discussed fully with him.

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