Abstract

The seismic reflection survey was undertaken by the Bureau of Mineral Resources on top of gravity and magnetic surveys in the Gippsland Lakes district, Victoria. The aim of the seismic survey is to convience the favourable structure to the accumulation of oil being present on the overlying Tertiary rocks. Two north-south traverses and one running east-west and crossing the other two were surveyed.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -38.5 East bound 148.0 West bound 147.5 South bound -38.75
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1952-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

76365 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76365/

Keywords

Seismic Data
geophysics
seismic reflection
seismic sections
petroleum exploration
seismic velocity
AU-VIC
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-38.5
East bound
148.0
West bound
147.5
South bound
-38.75

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1952-01-16 / 1952-02-28

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During the early part of 1949 the Robert H. Ray Company conducted a gravity survey of the Gippsland Lakes district, Victoria, on behalf of Lakes Oil Ltd. Additional gravity work has since been done by the Bureau of lunera1 Resources, Geology and Geophysics, which also covered the area with an airborne magnetometer survey during 1951. These surveys are part of the recent programme of oil exploration undertaken in that area by Lakes Oil Ltd and the Bureau. Both surveys showed an anomaly immediately to the north of Lake Wellington, the magnetic anomaly being a little displaced to the north-west of the gravity anomaly. The size and nature of the magnetic anomaly suggested that it might be due to rocks with higher than normal magnetic susceptibility in the basement complex. The gravity anomaly might be due to a buried hill in the Jurassic or basement, perhaps associated with the same feature which is responsible for the magnetic anomaly. Such a buried hill could result in a geological structure favourable to the accumulation of oil being present in the overlying Tertiary rocks, and in order to test whether or not a favourable structure existed a seismic reflection survey was undertaken by the Bureau.

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
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2601
Country
Australia
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ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

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1.1

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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