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Title: The prospects of commercial oil on Bathurst and Melville Island, Northern Territory
Title Holder / Company: Santos Australia
Report ID: PR1956-0006
Tenure: OP8
Year: 1956
Corporate Author: Geosurveys of Australia
Geological Province: Money Shoal Basin
Bonaparte Basin
Arafura Basin
Map250: Bathurst Island SC5215
Darwin SD5204
Fog Bay SD5203
Melville Island SC5216
Subject: Geological Interpretation
Abstract: The gravity survey shows variations which indicate the possibilities of a considerable depth of sediment under western Bathurst Island. Nothing is known of Pre-Cretaceous sediments on the islands. The area was selected by reason of its situation opposite the possible oil bearing island arc chain in a position comparable with that of Saudi Arabia in relation to Persian Gulf Oilfields.
NOTEEnclosures available on request
Appears in Collections:Petroleum and Geothermal Tenure Reports (PEX Tenure)

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