Citation

Condon, M.A., 1954. The geological significance of the discovery of oil at Rough Range, Western Australia. Record  1954/006. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

On 4th December, 1953 the discovery of oil in West Australian Petroleum Company's first exploration bore, Rough Range, No. 1, was announced. It was stated that the tested flow was 500 barrels a day. This is the first significant flow of oil in Australia, although small flows of oil and some flows of gas have occurred in other parts of the continent. Despite the fact that this is the first exploration bore for oil in this basin, the stratigraphy and structure of the basin is moderately well established. The main new fact that has so far come out of this bore is the indubitable presence of oil in a basin where no seepage or other direct sign of petroleum has been found. The following short statement of the stratigraphy, structure and palaeogeography of the Carnarvon Basin as at present known will indicate the geological background on which the West Australian Petroleum Company decided to test.
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1954

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structural geology
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petroleum geology
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Earth Sciences

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