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  • Total magnetic intensity data measures variations in the intensity of the Earth's magnetic filed caused by the contrasting content of rock-forming minerals in the Earth's crust. The data are collected on airborne geophysical surveys conducted by Commonwealth, State & NT Governments and the private sector.

  • Total magnetic intensity data measures variations in the intensity of the Earth's magnetic filed caused by the contrasting content of rock-forming minerals in the Earth's crust. The data are collected on airborne geophysical surveys conducted by Commonwealth, State & NT Governments and the private sector.

  • The radiometric, or gamma-ray spectrometric method, measures the natural variations in the gamma-rays detected near the Earth's surface as the result of the natural radioactive decay of potassium, uranium and thorium. The data are collected on airborne geophysical surveys conducted by Commonwealth, State & NT Governments and the private sector.

  • Thick packages of Cretaceous and Tertiary sediment with numerous diapirs fill the Southern Fairway Basin (SFB) on the Lord Howe Rise (LHR). A bottom-simulating reflector (BSR) also extends across much of this basin, perhaps indicating substantial amounts of CH4 as gas hydrate and free gas. As part of the ZoNiCo 5 survey, run on behalf of the New Caledonian government, 13 piston cores were taken by the RV L'Atalante in 1999 to assess the gas and petroleum potential of the SFB. Specifically, the cores were recovered to document the nature of sediment, pore water and gas in the shallow sedimentary section. The 13 cores, from 1250 to 2753 m below sea level (mbsl) and between 405 and 758 cm long, contain stiff nannofossil ooze. If average regional sedimentation rates apply (10 m/my), the maximum age at the bottom of cores is less than 800,000 years. The sediment typically grades from greyish orange at the top, to very pale orange in the middle, and then to either yellowish grey, very light grey or white at the bottom. Thin black horizons, presumably composed of pyrite, also occur. The changes in colour are related to variations in magnetic susceptibility (MS) and pore water SO42-. Pale and grey zones generally have low MS punctuated by MS highs, and low pore water SO42- concentrations. Methane was detected in most sediment samples, although at trace levels. The presence of ethane, propane and higher hydrocarbons suggests that gases in the SFB have a thermogenic component. With the available data, the best explanation for colour, MS and SO42- profiles is that Fe has been remobilised under anoxic conditions. Ferric iron in solid oxyhydroxide phases and SO42- in pore waters have been converted to dissolved ferrous iron and sulphide. Some of this iron and sulphur has then re-precipitated as pyrite or magnetite (the MS spikes). The overall process may be driven by CH4 from underlying gas hydrate deposits. Upward fluxes of CH4, perhaps of thermogenic origin, induce anaerobic CH4 oxidation in shallow sediment, a process that consumes SO42-. As a consequence, unexpectedly shallow redox fronts occur in the SFB. However, longer cores with less-oxidised sediment and additional analyses are needed to understand sediment, water and gas in this region.

  • This publication is the sucessor to Oil and Gas Resources 1999 and continues as the definitive reference on exploration, development and production of Australia's petroleum resources. It covers exploration, reserves, undiscovered resources, development, production and supporting information and statistics. It includes a forecast of Australia's crude oil and condensate production from 2001 to 2015, and sustainability indicators for petroleum resources. Information on Australia's petroleum data availability is also included. A revised estimate of Australia's undiscovered resources is included. The Appendices describe wells drilled and seismic surveys carried out in 1999 and 2000. There is also a chronological listing of offshore and onshore oil and gas discoveries to 2000, listings of all petroleum platforms and pipelines, and a map showing all Australian petroleum exploration and development titles, with a key of title holders and interests as at March 2001. OGRA 2000 provides the background for much of the advice on petroleum resources given to the Australian government and is a key source for petroleum exploration, production and service companies, petroleum engineers and geologists, energy analysts, stockbrokers and share investors.

  • This map is part of the series that covers the whole of Australia at a scale of 1:250 000 (1cm on a map represents 2.5 km on the ground) and comprises 513 maps. This is the largest scale at which published topographic maps cover the entire continent. Each standard map covers an area of 1.5 degrees longitude by 1 degree latitude or about 150 kilometres from east to west and 110 kilometres from north to south. There are about 50 special maps in the series and these maps cover a non-standard area. Typically, where a map produced on standard sheet lines is largely ocean it is combined with its landward neighbour. These maps contain natural and constructed features including road and rail infrastructure, vegetation, hydrography, contours (interval 50m), localities and some administrative boundaries. The topographic map and data index shows coverage of the sheets. Product Specifications Coverage: The series covers the whole of Australia with 513 maps. Currency: Ranges from 1995 to 2009. 95% of maps have a reliability date of 1994 or later. Coordinates: Geographical and either AMG or MGA (post-1993) Datum: AGD66, GDA94, AHD. Projection: Universal Traverse Mercator (UTM) Medium: Paper, flat and folded copies.

  • This map is part of the series that covers the whole of Australia at a scale of 1:250 000 (1cm on a map represents 2.5 km on the ground) and comprises 513 maps. This is the largest scale at which published topographic maps cover the entire continent. Each standard map covers an area of 1.5 degrees longitude by 1 degree latitude or about 150 kilometres from east to west and 110 kilometres from north to south. There are about 50 special maps in the series and these maps cover a non-standard area. Typically, where a map produced on standard sheet lines is largely ocean it is combined with its landward neighbour. These maps contain natural and constructed features including road and rail infrastructure, vegetation, hydrography, contours (interval 50m), localities and some administrative boundaries. The topographic map and data index shows coverage of the sheets. Product Specifications Coverage: The series covers the whole of Australia with 513 maps. Currency: Ranges from 1995 to 2009. 95% of maps have a reliability date of 1994 or later. Coordinates: Geographical and either AMG or MGA (post-1993) Datum: AGD66, GDA94, AHD. Projection: Universal Traverse Mercator (UTM) Medium: Paper, flat and folded copies.

  • Total magnetic intensity data measures variations in the intensity of the Earth's magnetic filed caused by the contrasting content of rock-forming minerals in the Earth's crust. The data are collected on airborne geophysical surveys conducted by Commonwealth, State & NT Governments and the private sector.

  • This map is part of the series that covers the whole of Australia at a scale of 1:250 000 (1cm on a map represents 2.5 km on the ground) and comprises 513 maps. This is the largest scale at which published topographic maps cover the entire continent. Each standard map covers an area of 1.5 degrees longitude by 1 degree latitude or about 150 kilometres from east to west and 110 kilometres from north to south. There are about 50 special maps in the series and these maps cover a non-standard area. Typically, where a map produced on standard sheet lines is largely ocean it is combined with its landward neighbour. These maps contain natural and constructed features including road and rail infrastructure, vegetation, hydrography, contours (interval 50m), localities and some administrative boundaries. The topographic map and data index shows coverage of the sheets. Product Specifications Coverage: The series covers the whole of Australia with 513 maps. Currency: Ranges from 1995 to 2009. 95% of maps have a reliability date of 1994 or later. Coordinates: Geographical and either AMG or MGA (post-1993) Datum: AGD66, GDA94, AHD. Projection: Universal Traverse Mercator (UTM) Medium: Paper, flat and folded copies.