Citation

Robertson, C.S., 1958. L030 seismic reflection survey in the Sydney basin, NSW, 1957. Record  . Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

Between February and May, 1957, an experimental seismic reflection survey was made in the Sydney Basin by the Bureau of Mineral Resources to test the applicability of the method in that area and to investigate the sedimentary section. The work done at four different locations is described and the seismic results obtained are discussed in relation to the known geology. In general, the seismic method proved applicable in the Sydney Basin. The use of multiple geophone and shot-hole techniques proved desirable in some areas, notably on the Hawkesbury Sandstone. The seismic work indicated the existence of sediments up to 15,000 feet thick. Insufficient seismic work was done to prove the existence of individual structures suitable for the accumulation of oil or gas.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -33.0 East bound 152.0 West bound 150.0 South bound -34.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Seismic Data - seismic survey

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IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1958

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
-33.0
East bound
152.0
West bound
150.0
South bound
-34.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1957-02-25 / 1957-05-13

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The Sydney Basin seismic survey was undertaken by the Bureau of Mineral Resources on the application of the Australian Oil and Gas Corporation, supported by the New South Wales Department of Mines. The Bureau made the survey with the object of determing whether the seismic reflection method of prospecting is applicable to the Sydney Basin.

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Canberra
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2601
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Australia
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1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2013-06-06

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Geoscience Australia
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Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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