Abstract

The seismic survey made by the Geophysical Section of the Bureau of Mineral Resources to assist in the search for oil in the Carnarvon (North-West) Basin of Western Australia. The seismic field work in the Carnarvon Basin was confined to one field season, i.e., from April to December 1951, and consisted of surveys on the Capa Range and Giralia Anticlines. Both refraction and reflection methods were used. The purpose of the seismic work was to determine if the structures at surface extended to depth and thus establish if a suitable site for a deep exploration drill hole exist. The seismic work has shown that seismic methods are applicable in the investigation of possible oil-bearing struotures in the Carnarvon Basin. It is clear from the results obtained on the Giralia Anticline, that investigation with a view to tile selection ot deep drilling sites cannot be carried out thoroughly without seismic surveys of selected areas.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -22.0 East bound 115.0 West bound 114.0 South bound -23.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Seismic Data - seismic survey

Constraints

restricted
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1954

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
geophysics
petroleum exploration
seismic refraction
seismic reflection
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-22.0
East bound
115.0
West bound
114.0
South bound
-23.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1951-04-01 / 1951-12-31

Lineage

The seismic surveying carried out by the Bureau in the Carnarvon Basin has been confimd, except for an inconcIusive traverse on the Cape Range, to the Giralia Anticline which has been mapped at the surface in Mesozoic and Tertiary rocks. The seismic survey was done during 1951 and consisted of three traverses. These Were (1) Traverse A. an east-west reflection traverse across the northern end of the articline (2) Traverse B, a north-south refraction traverse along the surface axis of the anticline near traverse A. (3) Traverse C, an east-west reflection traverse across the apex of the anticline.

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Organisation Name
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Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

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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 Date Stamp

2013-03-18

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
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Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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