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  • Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and ultra-small angle neutron scattering (USANS) are used to directly detect the processes of hydrocarbon generation in the 10 nm to 10 μm size pores in carbonate and siliciclastic rocks which contain no land-plant material suitable for conventional maturity determination by vitrinite reflectance. The method takes advantage of the pore-size-specific variation of neutron scattering contrast between the solid rock matrix and pore-space content with depth, which is caused by thermal maturation of organic matter through the oil and gas generation windows. SANS and USANS measurements were performed on bedding plane-orientated core slices, extracted from a series of 10 to 12 depth intervals for three wells, CKAD0001, MacIntyre 1 and Baldwin 1 in the southern Georgina Basin, central Australia. The depth intervals, intersecting the organic-rich basal ‘hot’ shales of the middle Cambrian Arthur Creek Formation, were selected based on Rock-Eval pyrolysis data. SANS and USANS results indicate that oil generation has occurred in the past in nano-sized pores in rocks that are now at depths of around 538.4 m in CKAD0001 and 799.3 m in MacIntyre 1. Furthermore, in the CKAD0001 well, the oil-wet pores extend into the larger pore-size range (at least up to 10 μm) due to the efficient expulsion of oil. At around 880 m in Baldwin 1, the influence of pyrobitumen reverts pore space from gas wet to oil wet. These hydrocarbons have remained in situ since the Devonian when the Neoproterozoic to Paleozoic section was exhumed in the Alice Springs Orogeny and subsequently eroded, preserving only remnants of the once extensive basin sediments.

  • The Marine Survey Multibeam Bathymetry Web Map Service contains the highest-resolution multibeam bathymetry grids available for download on Geoscience Australia's website. These bathymetry grids were collected over numerous multibeam survey programs conducted in Australian mainland and Antarctic waters by both Geoscience Australia and our collaborators. Layers are grouped by survey or region and where available include both the Geoscience Australia and vessel survey identification numbers that contributed to the bathymetry grids. Bathymetry grids have been rendered over a rainbow colour-ramp with minimum and maximum depth values unique for each survey. These values are specified in each survey's layer description. The resolution of each bathymetry grid is also specified in each survey's layer description

  • The sea level service is designed to be used within the Carbon Capture and Storage application for 3D visual representation. It is an elevation service that represents the sea and elevation 0.

  • This web service combines two surveys GA-4415 and GA-0348. The Casey Station Bathymetry survey displays one seamless bathymetry grid of 1m resolution. Further details of the data lineage can be found with the associated database. This web service is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.

  • This web service combines two surveys GA-4415 and GA-0348. The Casey Station Bathymetry survey displays one seamless bathymetry grid of 1m resolution. Further details of the data lineage can be found with the associated database. This web service is published with the permission of the CEO, Geoscience Australia.

  • The service contains the Australian Coastal Geomorphology Landform Type Classifications, used to support a national coastal risk assessment. It describes the location and extent of landform types identifiable at scales between 1:250,000 and 1:25,000. It describes the landform types present in either erosional or dispositional environments. It is cached service with a Web Mercator Projection.

  • The service contains the Australian Coastal Geomorphology Environments, used to support a national coastal risk assessment. It describes the location and extent primary geomorphological environments (both dispositional and erosional) present along the Australia coast and the processes acting on the features within. It is cached service with a Web Mercator Projection.

  • The service contains the Australian Coastal Geomorphology Scale Guide, used to support a national coastal risk assessment. It includes the extents of various reclassified costal mapping products. It is cached service with a Web Mercator Projection.

  • The service contains the 2013 Earthquake Hazard map, as a raster and contours. This map shows the peak ground acceleration (response spectral period of 0.01 seconds) on rock expected for a 500 year return period, in units of g, evaluated for the geometric mean of the horizontal components. The map is the closest in return period and response spectral period to the current earthquake hazard map in the Australian Standard AS1170.4-2007.

  • The service contains the Australian Coastal Geomorphology Smartline, used to support a national coastal risk assessment. The 'Smartline' is a representation of the geomorphic features located within 500m of the shoreline, denoted by the high water mark. The service includes geomorphology themes and stability classes.