Basins

Murry Basin

The Murray Basin is located in the southwest of New South Wales extending west and south into South Australia and Victoria, respectively. Strictly speaking the Murray Basin refers to a widespread thin sequence of Cainozoic consolidated and unconsolidated sediments. However, geographically the basin overlies a number of basement depressions that contain Palaeozoic and Mesozoic sediments. It is these sequences that are likely to have the most potential for petroleum within the Murray Basin area.

Approximately 20 wells have been drilled in the New South Wales portion of the Murray Basin. Many of the earlier wells were drilled as stratigraphic tests or were drilled without seismic control. The later wells were restricted to the Tarrara and Menindee troughs, in the western part of the basin. Recent reviews confirm that they did not test valid structures. Despite this there have been gas shows in 8 of the wells drilled in the basin.

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Basin Well List
Murry Basin Photo

Source: Geoscience Australia, AU State Sites

69 surveys found in murray basin. All surveys are listed in alphabetical order below.

1997 - 97AGS ,2D Land onshore conventional seismic survey
1970 - Narweena (Reflection/Refraction)
1969 - Hay Refraction
1960 - Unknown (early)
1963 - North Murray Basin (South Australia)
1962 - Wentworth
1983 - Colombo
1965 - Pooncarie Refraction
1966 - Deniliquin Refraction
1963 - Lake Victoria
1963 - Griffiths Refraction
1961 - Jerilderie
1970 - Jerilderie North
1962 - Mildura
1969 - Mossgeil Refraction
1962 - MT62A ,Magnetic survey
1965 - Northern Murray Basin Seismic Survey ,127.65km
0 - Murray Basin Review
Unknown - South Tararra Seismic Refraction Survey ,286.7km
1989 - BMR89 ,2D Land onshore conventional seismic survey
1960 - Loxton Area Seismic Survey ,22.01km
1996 - MEMV96A ,2D Land onshore conventional seismic survey
1981 - MC81A ,2D Land onshore conventional seismic survey
1987 - MCT-87A
1988 - MCT-88A ,Geochemical survey
1962 - M62A ,2D Land onshore conventional seismic survey
1956 - MFBH56A ,Gravity survey
1993 - MCT93A ,2D Land onshore conventional seismic survey
1987 - MCT-87B ,Geochemical survey
1988 - MCT-88B ,Gravity survey
1969 - M69A ,2D Land onshore conventional seismic survey
1979 - MC79A ,Geochemical survey
1962 - MPL62A ,Magnetic survey
1962 - MW62A ,Refraction survey (Onshore)
1965 - Murray Basin Provinces Seismic Survey ,258.6km
1961 - Naracoorte To Paruna Reconnaissance Seismic Refraction Surveys ,46.49km
1961 - Loxton Area Reflection Seismograph Survey ,22.03km
1963 - Northern Murray Basin Reconnaissance Seismic Refraction & Gravity Survey ,213.3km
1963 - Lake Victoria Seismic Surevey ,438.21km
1962 - Northern Murray Basin Reconnaissance Seismic Survey ,272.91km
1969 - Sunset Seismic Survey ,541.29km
Unknown - Narweena Seismic Survey ,102.81km
1965 - Renmark Area Seismic Survey ,205.5km
1965 - Nulla Nulla Seismic & Gravity Survey ,80.67km
1967 - Hamley Seismic & Gravity Survey ,381.35km
1975 - Canegrass Seismic Survey ,83.2km
1981 - Overland Corner Seismic Survey [OC-81] ,111.75km
Unknown - Murray Basin Seismic Survey [1983] ,20.01km
1985 - Overland Corner Seismic Survey 1985 ,45.35km
Unknown - Popiltah Seismic Survey ,361.5km
1986 - Calperum Seismic Survey ,81.8km
1983 - Overland Corner Seismic Survey (OC-83) ,122.69km
1987 - Cooltong Seismic Survey ,71.56km
1990 - Coonalpyn Seismic Survey ,0.31km
1996 - Murray Basin Seismic Survey [1996] ,195.26km
1962 - Bundy-Lake Boga
1993 - Netherby Seismic Survey ,105.05km
1962 - Loxton Area Seismic & Gravity Survey ,195.32km
1981 - North-West Victoria Seismic Survey ,185.46km
1963 - MSA63A ,Magnetic survey
1984 - MBM-83A ,Geochemical survey
1956 - MFBH56B ,Magnetic survey
1962 - MT62B ,Magnetic survey
1962 - Magenta-Hay
1963 - MPL63A ,2D Land onshore conventional seismic survey
1960 - Murray Basin Seismic Survey [1960] ,4.82km
Unknown - Stephens Creek Seismic Refraction Survey ,18.58km
1961 - Kingston To Meningie Reconnaissance Seismic Refraction Survey ,12.6km
1965 - Central & Southern Murray Basin Reconnaissance Seismic Refraction Survey ,127.62km