Abstract

The preliminary investigation was made when the Bureaut s seismic party was held up by flooded rivers, while on its way t o Christmas Creek in May, 1954. Results show that the seismic aethod is applicable to the Broome area, and that a sedimentary section of the order of 12,500 feet exists. They further show that a syncline and anticline not known from the surface geology may possibly exist at depth.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -17.5 East bound 122.0 West bound 121.5 South bound -18.0
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1955-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

76372 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76372/

Keywords

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

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-17.5
East bound
122.0
West bound
121.5
South bound
-18.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1954-05-03 / 1954-05-28

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The area surveyed is a few miles east of Broome, a small port in the Kimberley Division of Western Australia. The area lies within the Canning Basin, which is adjacent to the Fitzroj Basin. Oil was first discovered i n She Fitzroy Basin in 1919 by Harry Price, a well sinker, and since then the Freney Kimberley Oil Company has drilled aboutt twenty bores in the search for commercial quantities, During the past six years intensive geological and geophysical investigations have been made in the Fitzroy Basin in connection with the search for oil. Several private and government geological parties have made surveys, culminating in the recent geologicala and geophysical surveys by the Bureau of Mineral Resources and by the West Australian Petroleum Pty, Ltd. The survey in this record was made in May 1954 and was arranged to occupy the period during which the field party was delayed by swollen rivers while en route for Christmas Creek, Part of the equipment was stranded at Hall's Creek, about 500 miles away, but the Drilling plant was available at Broome, and it was possible to fly the essential recording instruments from Hall's Creek. geophysicists,

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
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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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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