Citation

Garrett, M., 1954. L011 Darriman seismic reflection survey, VIC, 1954. Record  . Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

The seismic reflection survey was carried out in the Parish of Darriman, Victoria. The survey was planned to investigate a gravity anomaly, which may be an indication of a structure within the sedimentary section favourable to the accumulation of oil or natural gas. For the most part reflections were exceptionally good, and it was possible to trace one reflecting layer over most of the area. Contouring showed the presence of an anticlinal structure, plunging to the east, but rising and broadening to the west. On the flat crest of the tructure, there is probable closure in two places. The thickness of the Tertiary sediments may be a maximum of 6,000 feet, but may be only 3,000 feet on the crest of the structure and 4,000 feet on the flanks.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -38.5 East bound 148.5 West bound 148.25 South bound -39.0
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Date (publication)

1954

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

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

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-38.5
East bound
148.5
West bound
148.25
South bound
-39.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1954-01-18 / 1954-04-15

Lineage

The Darriman area is approximately 110 miles east-south-east of Melbourne and 17 miles north-east of Yarram in the Victorian Division of East Gippsland. In 1949, the Robert H. Ray Company of Houston, Texas carried out a gravity survey on behalf of Lakes Oil Ltd. over an extensive'portion of East Gippsland. The density of stations was greatest in the Lakes Entrance area and decreased to the west and south-west. The Parish of Darriman was the southernmost limit of this survey, and was surrounded by gravity traverses, though none actually crossed it. This work indicated an anomaly, which later work by the Bureau confirmed and showed in more detail. The Darriman area was reported by the contracting company to be favourable, with good possibilities. Early in 1952, the Bureau carried out a seismic reflection survey immediately to the north of Lake Wellington, east of Sale (Vale, 1952), where gravity and aeromagnetic surveys had both shown an anomaly. This is the only other seismic survey which has been made in East Gippsland by then.

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