Amadeus Basin

The intracratonic Neoproterozoic to Early Carboniferous Amadeus Basin occupies much of the southern quarter of the Northern Territory and extends about 150km into Western Australia, covering about 170 000km2 in total. It has a maximum sediment thickness of 14 000m with several major depocentres including the Idirriki, Carmichael and Ooraminna Sub-basins and Missionary Plain Trough along the northern margin and the Mount Currie and Seymour Sub-basins in the south. Early Neoproterozoic volcanics and fluvial siliciclastics in the west form a rift sequence associated with an extensional event caused by the breakup of the Rodinia Supercontinent.

Subsequent thermal relaxation and subsidence initiated widespread marine siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentation associated with extensive evaporites. This marine succession is terminated by an erosional surface which is overlain by fluvial and glacigene sediments associated with the Sturtian and Marinoan glaciations. Subsequent marine siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentation extended into the latest Proterozoic.

Depositional patterns were changed abruptly by the Petermann Ranges Orogeny with extensive uplift along the southwest margin of the basin feeding deposition of widespread fluvial and marine siliciclastics during the latest Proterozoic-Early Cambrian. This was followed by deposition of a succession of marine siliciclastics and carbonates with minor evaporites for most of the remainder of the Cambrian. In the latest Cambrian, the Delamerian Orogeny caused a change to predominantly marine siliciclastic deposition. This continued until the Middle Ordovician when evaporites again appeared.

The final phase of deposition in the basin comprised shallow marine, fluvial and aeolian siliciclastics, which are capped by synorogenic (Alice Springs Orogeny), molasse-type, coarse siliciclastics extending into the Early Carboniferous. Hydrocarbons are currently produced from an Early Ordovician source at Mereenie Oilfield and Palm Valley Gasfield. The Neoproterozoic sourced Dingo Gasfield is currently underdeveloped. Most anticlinal closures in the basin have been tested, but other possible plays such as fault controlled structures and stratigraphic traps have not been drilled.

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Basin Well List, Basin Seismic Surveys
Amadeus Basin Photo

Source: Geoscience Australia, AU State Sites

208 total wells found in amadeus basin. All wells are listed in alphabetical order below.

Alice 1, Bluebush 1, BMR Alice Springs 25, BMR Alice Springs 26, BMR Alice Springs 3, BMR AP1, BMR AP2, BMR AP3, BMR AP4, BMR Ayers Rock 1, BMR Ayers Rock 2, BMR Finke 1, BMR Henbury 1, BMR Henbury 2, BMR Henbury 4, BMR Henbury 5, BMR Henbury 6, BMR Hermannsburg 1, BMR Hermannsburg 10, BMR Hermannsburg 11, BMR Hermannsburg 12, BMR Hermannsburg 13, BMR Hermannsburg 14, BMR Hermannsburg 15, BMR Hermannsburg 16, BMR Hermannsburg 17, BMR Hermannsburg 18, BMR Hermannsburg 19, BMR Hermannsburg 2, BMR Hermannsburg 20, BMR Hermannsburg 21, BMR Hermannsburg 22, BMR Hermannsburg 23, BMR Hermannsburg 24, BMR Hermannsburg 25, BMR Hermannsburg 26, BMR Hermannsburg 27, BMR Hermannsburg 28, BMR Hermannsburg 29, BMR Hermannsburg 3, BMR Hermannsburg 30, BMR Hermannsburg 31, BMR Hermannsburg 32, BMR Hermannsburg 33, BMR Hermannsburg 34, BMR Hermannsburg 35, BMR Hermannsburg 36, BMR Hermannsburg 37, BMR Hermannsburg 4, BMR Hermannsburg 40, BMR Hermannsburg 41, BMR Hermannsburg 5, BMR Hermannsburg 6, BMR Hermannsburg 7, BMR Hermannsburg 8, BMR Hermannsburg 9, BMR Illogwa Creek 4, BMR Illogwa Creek 5, BMR Illogwa Creek 6, BMR Lake Amadeus 1, BMR Lake Amadeus 2, BMR Lake Amadeus 3, BMR Lake Amadeus 3A, BMR Lake Amadeus 3B, BMR Mount Liebig 1, BMR Mount Liebig 2, BMR Rodinga 1, BMR Rodinga 1A, BMR Rodinga 2, BMR Rodinga 2A, BMR Rodinga 3, BMR Rodinga 4, BMR Rodinga 5, BMR Rodinga 6, Dingo 1, Dingo 2, Dingo 3, Dingo 4, East Johnnys Creek 1, East Mereenie 1, East Mereenie 10, East Mereenie 11, East Mereenie 12, East Mereenie 13, East Mereenie 14, East Mereenie 15, East Mereenie 16, East Mereenie 17, East Mereenie 18, East Mereenie 19, East Mereenie 2, East Mereenie 20, East Mereenie 21, East Mereenie 22, East Mereenie 23, East Mereenie 24, East Mereenie 25, East Mereenie 26, East Mereenie 27, East Mereenie 28, East Mereenie 29, East Mereenie 3, East Mereenie 30, East Mereenie 31, East Mereenie 32, East Mereenie 33, East Mereenie 34, East Mereenie 35, East Mereenie 35/ST1, East Mereenie 36, East Mereenie 37, East Mereenie 38, East Mereenie 39, East Mereenie 4, East Mereenie 40, East Mereenie 41, East Mereenie 42, East Mereenie 43, East Mereenie 44, East Mereenie 45, East Mereenie 5, East Mereenie 6, East Mereenie 7, East Mereenie 8, East Mereenie 9, Erldunda 1, Finke 1, Gosses Bluff 1, Gosses Bluff 2, Highway Anticline 1, James Range A1, Johnnys Creek 1, Johnstone West 1, Magee 1, Mereenie 1, Mount Crispe 1, Mt Charlotte 1, Mt Kitty 1, Mt Winter 1, Mt Winter 2, Mt Winter 2A, Murphy 1, Northwest Mereenie 1, Ochre Hill 1, Ooraminna 1, Ooraminna 2, Orange 1, Orange 2, Palm Valley 1, Palm Valley 10, Palm Valley 10/DW1, Palm Valley 11, Palm Valley 11/ST1, Palm Valley 11/ST2, Palm Valley 2, Palm Valley 3, Palm Valley 4, Palm Valley 5, Palm Valley 6, Palm Valley 6A, Palm Valley 6B, Palm Valley 7, Palm Valley 8, Palm Valley 8/DW1, Palm Valley 9, Palm Valley 9/ST1, Palm Valley 9/ST2, Surprise 1, Surprise 1/RE H, Tempe Vale 1, Tent Hill 1, Tyler 1, Undandita 1, Undandita 1A, Undandita 2, Wallaby 1, Wallara 1, Waterhouse 1, Waterhouse 2, West Mereenie 1, West Mereenie 10, West Mereenie 11, West Mereenie 12, West Mereenie 13, West Mereenie 13/ST1, West Mereenie 13/ST2, West Mereenie 14, West Mereenie 15, West Mereenie 16, West Mereenie 17, West Mereenie 17A, West Mereenie 18, West Mereenie 19, West Mereenie 2, West Mereenie 20, West Mereenie 21, West Mereenie 22, West Mereenie 23, West Mereenie 24, West Mereenie 3, West Mereenie 4, West Mereenie 5, West Mereenie 6, West Mereenie 7, West Mereenie 8, West Mereenie 9, West Walker 1, West Waterhouse 1,

110 surveys found in amadeus basin. All surveys are listed in alphabetical order below.

1964 - Mt Charlotte ,Seismic ,80.47km
1965 - Hale River ,Seismic ,135.4km
1965 - Missionary Plains ,Seismic ,751.56km
1965 - Mt Reenie-Ooraminna ,Seismic ,751.56km
1965 - West Walker Ck ,Seismic ,25.4km
1971 - Palm Valley ,Seismic ,25.0km
1971 - Seymour Range ,Seismic ,50.69km
1971 - Three Corners ,Seismic ,256.97km
1974 - Central Amadeus ,Seismic ,895.24km
1981 - Camel Flats ,Seismic ,320.0km
1982 - Gosses Bluff ,Seismic ,32.0km
1982 - Undandita ,Seismic ,310.0km
1964 - Alice Springs 2D SS 1963 ,22.05km
2008 - Amadeus - Pedirka 2D SS 2008: Stone Plains, Johnstone and Wells, Magee, Blamore Track, Vivien-Guinevere, Madigan ,1091.35km
1987 - Tarawarra ,Seismic ,124.0km
1989 - Murphy's Range ,Seismic ,51.0km
1989 - Parrarra ,Seismic ,125.0km
1999 - Walker SS ,Seismic ,98.54km
1982 - Weeks Amadeus 2D SS 1982 ,242.4km
1963 - Todd River Area 2D SS 1963 ,161.9km
1984 - Mereenie (84) ,Seismic ,191.3km
1964 - Erldunda ,Seismic ,160.6km
1966 - Mt Reenie-Ooraminna 2D SS 1966 ,1062.17km
1974 - JamesRange ,Seismic ,9.66km
1982 - Glen Edith ,Seismic ,1131.0km
1982 - Johnstone ,Seismic ,610.0km
1990 - EP-20 1990 ,Seismic ,77.0km
1991 - Depot Hill ,Seismic ,130.0km
1994 - 1994 Palm Valley ,Seismic ,89.85km
1962 - Mereenie Anticline 2D SS 1962 ,59.38km
1962 - Alice Springs 2D SS 1962 ,48.28km
1965 - Kulgera 2D SS 1965 ,215.65km
1965 - Finke River 2D SS 1965 ,79.18km
1971 - Palm Valley 2D SS 1971 ,26.55km
1981 - Camel Flats 2D SS 1981 ,320.0km
1983 - Mereenie 2D SS 1983 ,193.96km
1983 - Amadeus 2D SS 1984 ,43.92km
1981 - Mereenie 2D SS 1982 ,186.3km
1983 - West Dingo 2D SS 1983 ,43.96km
1987 - Tarawarra 2D SS 1987 ,50.0km
1987 - Areyonga 2D SS 1987 ,40.43km
1987 - Harajica 2D SS 1987 ,33.82km
1985 - Wallara Ranch 2D SS 1985 ,185.88km
1989 - Parrarra 2D SS 1989 ,64.01km
1989 - Murphy's Range 2D SS 1989 ,48.5km
1987 - West Mereenie 2D SS 1988
1985 - Wallera Ranch ,Seismic ,186.0km
1964 - West Mereenie 2D SS 1964 ,129.71km
1971 - Seymour Range 2D SS 1971 ,51.9km
2007 - Amadeus - Pedirka 2D SS 2006: Mt Kitty, Ooraminna, Waterhouse ,524.15km
1964 - James Range 2D SS 1964 ,9.66km
1961 - Steele Gap ,Seismic ,23.2km
1964 - Mt Charlotte 2D SS 1964 ,141.22km
1984 - Amadeus (84) ,Seismic ,274.0km
1965 - Missionary Plain Seismic Survey ,751.563648km
1981 - Camel Flats Seismic Survey ,320.0km
1983 - Amadeus Seismic Survey ,50.28km
1987 - West Mereenie Seismic Survey
2008 - Amadeus- Pedirka 2D Seismic Survey 2008 ,1091.35km
2008 - Amadeus West Airborne Gravity Survey ,GRAVITY ,8913.31km
1962 - Gosses Bluff Seismic Survey ,85.697568km
1962 - Ooraminna Seismic Survey ,110.240064km
1962 - Mereenie Anticline Area ,59.3847936km
1962 - Area "C" Alice Springs ,48.28032km
1964 - James Range Seismic Survey ,9.656064km
1965 - Kulgera Seismic Survey ,215.652096km
1965 - Finke River Seismic Survey ,79.1797248km
1965 - West Walker Creek Prospect Seismic Survey ,25.39544832km
1971 - Seymour Range Seismic Survey ,51.901344km
1990 - Wallara, Tempe Downs Seismic Survey ,76.716km
1991 - 1991 Amadeus Basin Seismic Survey ,90.33km
1994 - Palm Valley Seismic Survey ,90.85km
1999 - Walker Seismic Survey ,100.0km
2011 - AMSN09 Mereenie 2D Seismic Trial ,8.5km
1999 - Walker 2D SS 1999 ,100.0km
1965 - Finke River ,Seismic ,79.18km
1987 - Amadeus Basin (1988) ,Seismic ,74.162km
1991 - Amadeus Basin 2D SS 1991 ,90.33km
1973 - Central Amadeus 2D SS 1974 ,895.24km
1965 - Missionary Plain 2D SS 1965 ,751.56km
1965 - West Walker Creek 2D SS 1965 ,25.4km
1990 - Wallara, Tempe Downs 2D SS 1990 ,76.72km
1994 - Palm Valley 2D SS 1994 ,90.85km
2010 - Simpson Desert 2D SS 2010
2010 - Johnstone and NW Meerenie 2D SS 2010
2010 - Stone Plains 2D SS 2010
2011 - AMSN Mereenie 2D SS 2011 ,8.5km
1963 - Area "C" Alice Springs Supplemental ,22.0480128km
1964 - Erldunda Seismic Survey ,160.6125312km
1966 - Mt Reenie-Ooraminna Seismic Survey ,1062.16704km
1981 - Mereenie Seismic Survey ,19.3km
1989 - Parrarra Seismic Survey ,64.008km
1985 - Central Australian Seismic Survey ,508.0km
1964 - West Mereenie ,Seismic ,129.71km
1972 - Border Creek ,Seismic ,108.0km
1980 - Pancontinental 2D SS 1980 - 1982: Alice, Dingo, Glen Edith, Gosses Bluff, Highway, Johnstone, Tempe Vale, Undandita, Walker Creek ,2780.62km
1987 - Harajica Seismic Survey ,33.816km
1989 - Murphy's Range Seismic Survey ,48.504km
1987 - Tarawarra Seismic Survey ,50.004km
1973 - Central Amadeus Seismic Survey ,895.24km
1987 - Areyonga Seismic Survey ,40.428km
1964 - Mt Charlotte Seismic Survey ,141.219936km
1982 - 1982 Amadeus Seismic Survey ,242.4km
1980 - Pancontinental 1980 - 1982: Alice, Dingo, Glen Edith, Gosses Bluff, Highway, Johnstone, Tempe Vale, Undandita, Walker Creek ,228.7km
1983 - Mereenie Area Seismic Survey ,193.96km
1985 - Wallara Ranch Seismic Survey ,185.88km
2007 - Amadeus- Pedirka 2D Seismic Survey 2006 ,483.75km
1964 - Erldunda 2D SS 1964 ,160.61km
1962 - Alice Springs ,Seismic ,48.28km
1963 - Todd River ,Seismic ,161.9km