Citation

Smith, E.R., 1961. L021 Broome seismic reflection survey, WA, 1955. Record  . Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

The Bureau of Mineral Resources conducted a seismic reflection survey of a small area near Broome, W.A., during 1954 and 1955. It was part of a general investigation of the Canning Basin and was aimed at determining the distribution of sediments south of the Fenton Fault. The seismic work indicated a sedimentary thickness of at least 6000 feet, and probably as much as 10,000 feet could be expected. It also showed that the subsurface formations are probably folded and faulted.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -17.75 East bound 122.5 West bound 122.25 South bound -18.0
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Date (publication)

1961

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

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

Resource Language

English

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utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-17.75
East bound
122.5
West bound
122.25
South bound
-18.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1955-01-01 / 1955-01-01

Lineage

During 1954 the seismic party of the Bureau of Mineral Resources conducted a short seismic investigation near Broome, Western Australia, while waiting for the flooded Fitzroy River to recede so that the party could proceed to the Christmas Creek area (Vale and Williams, 1955). Although of very limited extent, this survey indicated a considerable thickness of sediments and showed that the sediments were probably folded. It was planned to conduct reconnaissance surveys throughout the Canning Basin during 1955, and as a result of the 1954 investigation, Broome was selected as one area for such a survey. The survey there was to serve the dual purpose of confirming the thickness of sediments present there and investigating the suspected folding of these sediments. During the 1955 survey, continuous reflection profiles were observed along four traverse lines roughly in the form of a rectangle 9 miles by 5 miles. Details of personnel, equipment, and field operations are set out in the Appendix at the end of this report. The results of this seismic work were made known to Western Australian Petroleum Ltd. (Wapet) which holds the area under Permit to Explore. Wapet has since done extensive seismic surveys in the Broome- Derby district.

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