Citation

Smith, E.R. & Lodwick, K.B., 1962. L040 Surat Basin seismic reflection and refraction survey, QLD, 1960. Record  . Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

Reflection and refraction seismic work was done in 1960 to complete a reconnaissance survey which was commenced in 1959 across the northern part of the Surat Basin. A reconnaissance line now extends in an easterly direction from 30 miles west of Surat to Jondaryan, and this line is also tied to the geologically well-known Roma area. Two good marker horizons have been established in the seismic work - one a strong reflector and the other a refractor in which the velocity averages 19,000 ft/sec and which may represent basement. A deep trough of sediments, possibly 20,000 ft thick at Meandarra, exists between Surat and Tara, and there is a large uplift west of Tara. The eastern margin of this large trough is 12 miles east of Tara, but sediments about 4000 ft thick probably continue to the east, at least as far as Jondaryan.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -26.5 East bound 151.25 West bound 148.5 South bound -28.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Seismic Data - seismic survey

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restricted
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IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1962

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

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

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-26.5
East bound
151.25
West bound
148.5
South bound
-28.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1960-03-01 / 1960-07-31

Lineage

In 1958 a seismic party from the Bureau of Mineral Resources carried out a short experimental seismic survey in the Surat area of the Surat Basin (Morton and Robertson, 1959). More-extensive seismic reconnaissance work was done in 1959 from Surat to Tara (Lodwick and Watson, 1960). Traverses were shot using the continuous-profiling seismic reflection method over five-mile intervals with spaces of from five to ten miles between the traverses. Near Cabawin an anticline was discovered that was of sufficient interest to warrant further investigation. This Record describes some further seismic work done in the Surat Basin by a Bureau seismic party from March to July 1960. The work was done on both the eastern and western ends of the Surat/Tara traverse of 1959, and also between Roma and Surat.

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Metadata Standard Version

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Metadata Date Stamp

2013-06-11

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