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  • Australia has a thriving oil and gas industry with expanding infrastructure and many exploration opportunities. Geologically the country contains potential for large oil and gas discoveries with extensive sedimentary basins. Australia is also one of the world leaders in providing low cost geological data with an open Acreage Release process and competitive taxation regimes. Politically Australia is very stable with a very high standard of living and a long-standing democratic culture based on the rights of the individual and the rule of the law. There is a free market philosophy which welcomes foreign investment - Australia has no mandatory local equity requirements and has no government owned oil companies. Government facilitation of investment includes fast-tracking of approvals processes for major projects. This CD provides some basic Australia data including: Oil and Gas Resources of Australia 2003 This publication is the definitive reference on exploration, development and production of Australia's petroleum resources. It covers exploration, reserves, undiscovered resources, development, coalbed methane resources, production, crude oil and shale oil and supporting information and statistics. It includes a forecast of Australia's crude oil and condensate production up to the year 2020, and sustainability indicators for petroleum resources. Information on Australia's petroleum data availability is also included. An estimate of Australia's undiscovered oil and gas potential and a review of geological sequestration of carbon dioxide in Australia is included. Australian Research and Promotional Material Australian research includes research papers for Australia, Australia regions (Northwest Shelf and the Southern Margin) and CO2 Sequestration. Promotional materials refer to pamphlets which outline geological products available from Geoscience Australia and contacts for obtaining these products. This material is grouped by region with the research papers. Geoscience Australia Online Databases Demonstration The Geoscience Australia Petroleum Databases Demonstration is a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation containing instructions on how to use Geoscience Australia's online Petroleum Databases located at: www.ga.gov.au/oracle/apcrc/ This output represents the data which is considered open file and commercial-in-confidence. Petroleum Databases available at Geoscience Australia include: the Australian Geological Provinces Database, the Petroleum Information Management System (PIMS) GIS , the National Petroleum Wells Database and the National Geoscience GIS

  • During the period 1984-1996, AGSO compiled and produced a series of Palaeogeographic atlases of Australia for the Phanerozoic Eon. The Atlases - Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Permian, Jurassic, and Cainozoic - contained maps which summarised the most important sedimentological data extracted from a wide variety of sources. Due to time and resource constraints four Periods (Devonian, Carboniferous, Triassic and Cretaceous) were not published, although data were compiled. Atlases consisted of a series of Data and Interpretation maps a Structure map, and supporting Stratigraphic Columns and text. Maps were compiled at a scale of 1:5 000 000. The PALAEOGEOGRAPHIC ATLAS OF AUSTRALIA dataset has resulted from the conversion of the CAD atlas maps from all ten atlases into a format compatible with GIS applications. Important CAD elements such as lithology patterns have been retained for visualisation purposes. It is envisaged that this Palaeogeographic dataset will become part of the AGCRC Australia's Geodynamic Framework project.

  • The twelfth edition of the Airborne Geophysical Survey Index presents a summary of the essential specifications of over 1080 surveys held in the National Airborne Geophysical Database. Include Index Maps at 1:10 million scale for magnetic, radiometric and elevation survey coverage of Australia as at 31 August 2011.

  • Australia magnetic anomaly pixel map

  • This keynote address was presented at the Australian Nickel Conference held in Perth, 13-14 October 2004. Nickel-sulphide deposits in Australia are mainly associated with Archaean komatiites and Archaean Proterozoic mafic intrusions, but some unusual Phanerozoic deposits occur in eastern Australia. The majority of Australia's nickel production (~80%) is derived from komatiite deposits in the Yilgarn Craton of Western Australia. The Eastern Goldfields Province of this craton hosts one of the greatest concentrations of Archaean komatiite-hosted nickel deposits in the world, several of which are world class (>1 Mt Ni). Exploration activities in Australia are currently focussed on mafic-ultramafic rocks in Late Archaean and Proterozoic provinces. Exploration has been stimulated by the discovery of new deposits (Flying Fox, Daybreak, Armstrong, Daltons, McEwen, Nebo-Babel), recognition of different styles of mineralisation (Avebury), and the protracted period of elevated nickel metal prices. There is considerable potential for finding new deposits associated with komatiites and mafic intrusions, particularly under shallow cover. Geoscience Australia has undertaken new research initiatives that define favourable mineralising elements, exploration strategies, and new nickel metallogenic provinces.

  • The map shows the spatial distribution of short-duration rapid-onset floods and long-duration slow-rise floods. The Great Dividing Range in eastern Australia provides a natural separation of slower, wider rivers flowing west from faster, narrower coastal rivers flowing east.

  • Gridded Bouguer gravity anomalies onshore and free-air anomalies offshore with satellite measurements filling the gaps in coverage. Grid mesh is 0.5 minute (approximately 800 metres). This second edition replaces the 1.5 minute gridded dataset released in 1997.

  • Geoscience Australia is distributing Landsat MSS, TM and ETM+ data for 19 epochs or time frames ranging from 1972 to 2010 covering Australia. This data has been provided by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency formerly known as the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO). This data is only available through Geoscience Australia and not through the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Epoch formats Epochs are available as 1:1M tiles or as a Continental mosaic in the following formats: Tiles Epoch Projection Bands File Format All MGA94 All bands except Band 6 (thermal) ERS/BIL 2004, 2005 & 2006 Geographic All bands except Band 6 (thermal) ERS/BIL Pre 2004 Geographic Bands 543 for TM & ETM+ and all bands for MSS ERS/BIL 2002 MGA94 Panchromatic only ERS/BIL 2002 Geographic Panchromatic only ERS/BIL Continental mosaics Epoch Projection Bands File Format All Geographic 543/RGB bands for TM, ETM+ and MSS ECW 2002 Panchromatic Sharpened Geographic Bands 543 plus Panchromatic band ECW File sizes and media File sizes of the data are significant Epoch Minimum Date Maximum Date Tile data - ERS/BIL Continental mosaic - ECW Total size Gb - MGA Total size Gb - Geographic Total size Gb - Geographic 2006 4/11/2005 7/10/2006 162.1* 145.0* 4.6 2005 5/12/2004 9/10/2005 96.1 85.3 4.2 2004 1/09/2003 25/09/2004 96.1 85.3 4.6 2002 (No Pan) 9/11/2001 27/11/2002 96.1 43.4 4.6 2002 Pan 9/11/2001 27/11/2002 64.1 57.8 N/A 2002 Pan sharpened 9/11/2001 27/11/2002 N/A N/A 4.6 2000 (No Pan) 14/07/1999 21/09/2000 96.1 43.4 4.6 1998 20/05/1997 31/08/1998 96.1 43.4 3.9 1995 11/06/1994 29/08/1995 96.1 43.4 3.9 1992 1/01/1992 11/03/1993 96.1 43.4 3.9 1991 27/09/1990 9/07/1991 96.1 43.4 3.9 1989 1/07/1989 3/04/1990 112.1 43.4 4.0 1988 12/07/1987 7/09/1988 16.1 14.5 3.7 1985 18/06/1984 20/07/1985 16.1 14.5 3.6 1980 21/09/1979 24/01/1981 16.1 14.5 3.7 1977 25/02/1975 20/12/1978 16.1 14.5 2.7 1972 28/07/1972 29/10/1976 16.1 14.5 3.5 *Includes date and boundary (datebound) data. Sensor/Epoch Landsat TM and ETM+ SLC-Off: 2006; Landsat MSS: 1972, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1988; Landsat TM: 1989*, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2004 and 2005; and Landsat ETM+: 2000 and 2002. *Includes simulated MSS from Landsat TM (MGA projection only). Projection Either MGA94 OR Geographic. Bands All bands except thermal bands - MGA coordinates; All bands except thermal bands - Geographical coordinates, 2004, 2005 & 2006 epochs; 5,4,3 for TM & ETM+ and all bands for MSS - Geographical coordinates, Pre 2004 epochs only; Panchromatic band available separately only for 2002 epoch - MGA & Geographical coordinates. Processing Ortho-corrected, radiometrically corrected and mosaiced into tiles. All data is calibrated to a common geographic and spectral base (AGO year 2000 base). Note: Single scene boundaries can be quite obvious within a tile due mainly to the seasonal changes associated with different acquisition dates. Tiling system Tiles approximate 1:1 million map sheets covering Australia. Most tiles contain overlap beyond the quoted extents. Coverage View a detailed map of the 1972 to 2005 epoch extents. Download an ESRI shapefile of the date and boundary (datebound) of each Landsat scene used to produce the epochs from 1972 to 2005. The introduction of SLC-Off and bumper mode Landsat products for the 2006 epoch has meant that a new method has been required for creating datebound information. The new 2006 date bounds are currently in raster form as opposed to the traditional vector. The rasters are in ER Mapper Storage format (ERS) format as Geodetic or MGA projections - file size 61 or 66 Gb. Pixel size 25 metres TM and ETM+ and 50 metres MSS. Format Generic BIL files with ER Mapper ASCII header. File size Variable -11:45 AM 1/04/2010: This data is available under Creative Commons Licence 3.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/

  • This map contains information on Oil and Gas pipeline infrastructure. Attributes have been added to comply with data standards and minor coding of line work has been achieved using annotation from the map. Further data has been added, specifically for the specific Acreage Release Areas.

  • ANUGA is a software implementation of a hydrodynamic model which is specifically designed to model wetting and drying processes. ANUGA is a joint development project between Geoscience Australia (GA) and the Australian National University (ANU).