Publication Name: The Canning Basin, W.A.
Authors: Ted Jacobson
Date Published: December 1984
Number of Pages: 25
Reference Type: Book Section
Abstract:The eastern part of the Canning Basin covers an area of 125,000 square kilometres. Because of its remoteness
from the coast, this area remained relatively unexplored as late as 1980. This remoteness, together with poor
seismic data, held back the identification of play types and the development of structural closures for drilling.
Although there has been a relatively large exploration effort in the north since 1980, amounting to 8,500
kilometres of seismic and two wells, a large area still remains unexplored.
A large number of compressional and extensional structural play types have been identified from the recent round of seismic exploration. However, seismic data quality is generally not suitable for the detailed mapping of stratigraphic features. Close attention to statics estimation procedures and the utilisation of the summer 'wet season' to improve seismic coupling, are essential for acquiring the necessary high resolution seismic data.