Citation

Vale, K.R. & Smith, E.R., 1956. L020 Seismic reflection traverse on west of Langey's Crossing, WA, 1955. Record  . Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

As a contribution towards the assessment of the oil potential of the Canning Basin, the Bureau carried out a seismic survey in July, 1955 along a traverse to the north-west of Lansey's Cross ing in the Kimberley Division of Western Australia. There is a considerable thickness of sedimentary rocks, probably exceeding 20,000 feet, in the nearby Fitzroy Basin, but little is known of the structure of the Canning Basin. The object of the survey was to obtain information on the thickness of the sedimentary rocks in this part of the Basin and on thc geologicul structure of the sedimentary rocks at depth. The results show that near Langey's Crossing the thicknes s of the sedimentary rocks probably exceeds 16,000 feet and may exceed 20,000 feet. The traverse was oblique to the assumed. direction of the axes of the major structure in the basin and results indicate that it crosses the axis of what appears to be a broad syncline of low relief.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -17.25 East bound 123.75 West bound 123.0 South bound -17.75
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Seismic Data - seismic survey

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Date (publication)

1956

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

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

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-17.25
East bound
123.75
West bound
123.0
South bound
-17.75

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1955-07-25 / 1955-08-01

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As part of the search for oil in Australia, West Australian Petroleum Pty. Ltd. and the Bureau of Mineral Resources have both been carrying out extensive geological and geophysical surveys in the Canning Basin of Western Australia during the past few years. Western Australian Petroleum Pty. Ltd. is currently drilling a deep test bore on Dampier Land. As a contribution towards assessing the oil potential of the Basin, the Bureau carried out a seismic survey along a traverse near Langey' s Crossing, with the object of obtaining information on the thickness of the sedimentary rocks and on the geological structure of the sedimentary rocks at depth. The traverse extends for ten miles south-west along the Derby-Broome telegraph line, from a point about two miles west of the Fitzroy River, north of Langey's Crossing. The direction of the traverse is oblique to the direction of major faulting and folding in the Fitzroy Basin. The survey was made in July, 1955 by a seismic party in which B.R. Smith (party leader) and N.J. Goodspeed were the geophysicists. Topographic surveying was done by the Department of the Interior, Perth, and the shot-hole drilling by the Petroleum Technology Section of the Bureau.

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