Citation

Lodwick, K.B. & Watson, S.J., 1960. L039 Surat seismic reflection and refraction survey, QLD, 1959. Record  . Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

In October and November 1959 a seismic party from the Bureau of Mineral Resources carried out a seismic survey in the Surat Basin, Queensland at the request of Australian Oil and Gas Corporation Ltd. A traverse extending from Surat eastward to within 10 miles of Tara was shot in five-mile sections of continuous reflection profiling with approximately five-mile intervals between the sections.^In addition two refraction traverses were shot near Surat to record velocities and depths of as many horizons as possible. Reflections were of fair to good quality throughout the survey and it was possible to correlate bands of reflections from one five-mile section to the next with considerable certainty. Over most of the traverses four reflecting horizons were followed, and in a few places reflections were obtained from a still deeper fifth horizon. The reflection survey revealed a wide basin between Surat and Cabawin (about 70 miles east of Surat), with its maximum thickness of sediments under Meandarra. The sediments there appear to be at least 19,000 ft thick. A marked anticline was discovered near Cabawtin. The refraction survey, using the "Depth Probing" method, revealed a refractor with a calculated velocity of 20,180 ft/sec situated about 1000 ft below the fourth reflecting horizon.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -27.0 East bound 152.0 West bound 148.5 South bound -28.5
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dataset - Seismic Data - seismic survey

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Date (publication)

1960

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Topic Category

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Keywords

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

Resource Language

English

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utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-27.0
East bound
152.0
West bound
148.5
South bound
-28.5

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1959-10-06 / 1959-10-08

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Following the 1958 experimental seismic survey in the Surat Basin, which has been described by Morton and Robertson (1959), the Bureau of Mineral Resources carried out further seismic work there in October and November 1959. The work was requested by Australian Oil and Gas Corporation Ltd., who hold Authority to Prospect 57P. Their request was supported by the Department of Mines, Queensland.

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