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Geology and exploration of three Bass Strait basins, Australia

L. G. Weeks and B. M. Hopkins
Geology and exploration of three Bass Strait basins, Australia
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin (1967) 51 (5): 742-760

Abstract

Three major Mesozoic-Tertiary basins have an east to west trend as opposed to the generally north to south Paleozoic orogenic trends. Some rotational stresses are evident in the structural pattern. Late Jurassic through Tertiary sediments within the basins show unconformities. The section is estuarine and marine to continental. There are 19,000 ft of section in the Gippsland basin, more than 12,000 ft in the Bass basin, and over 15,000 ft in the Otway basin. Structural and stratigraphic trap conditions exist. One hundred and thirty exploratory wells were drilled onshore and noncommercial oil and gas shows were logged. Five offshore wells resulted in major wet gas and oil discoveries in Eocene and upper Cretaceous sandstones.


ISSN: 0002-7464
Coden: AAPGBS
Serial Title: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
Serial Volume: 51
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Geology and exploration of three Bass Strait basins, Australia
Pages: 742-760
Published: 1967
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1967-006682
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. (incl. geol. sketch maps)
S44°00'00" - S10°00'00", E113°00'00" - E154°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1967
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