Arckaringa Basin

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Presentations

Organic Rich Shale in Permain Fjords - A Potential Resource Play in the Arckaringa Basin, South Australia - S.A. Menpes (Department of State Development (formerly DMITRE) 2013 AAPG
Interpretation of the GOMA Seismic Line - S.A. Menpes, R.J. Korsch, L.K. Carr 2010
Unconventional Hydrocarbon Potential of the Arckaringa Basin, South Australia - S.A. Menpes 2012
Unconventional Hydrocarbon Plays in the Permian Succession, South Australia - S.A. Menpes 2012
Sub-salt Petroleum Potential of the Neoproterozoic Adelaide Rift, South Australia - S.A. Menpes 2011

 

Age Permo-Carboniferous
Area in South Australia 80 000 km2 (30 890 sq. miles)
Depth to target zones 300–1500 m
Thickness Up to 1300 m
Hydrocarbon shows

Oil shows and strong petroliferous odour in Mount Toodina Formation sandstones cored in in Maglia 1.Trace gas and bituminous material in underlying Cambrian

First commercial discovery None
Identified reserves Nil
Undiscovered resources (50% prob.) Not determined
Production Nil
Basin type Intracratonic
Depositional setting Glacigene, marine, non-marine
Reservoirs Sandstone (carbonate in underlying Cambrian and Adelaide Rift succession)
Regional structure Anticlines, (diapirs in underlying Adelaide Rift succession)
Seals Shale, siltstone, (evaporite in underlying Adelaide Rift succession)
Source rocks Non-marine and marine siltstone–shale
Depth to oil/gas window 700 m
Number of wells 7 petroleum, 9 coal seam gas, 14 stratigraphic (including a deep hole drilled in 2011 to test the shale oil/oil shale potential of the Stuart Range Formation), numerous mineral
Seismic line km 6938 2D


Acreage Releases:
Northeast Arckaringa Basin 1989 acreage release
Southeast Arckaringa Basin 1989 acreage release