Basins

Papuan Basin

The Papuan Basin stretches across both Papuan New Guinea (PNG) and Australian territory. The Australian section lies off the northeast coast of Queensland and is poorly explored with only one well in the 7 000km2 area.

The basin has a complex history - initially during the Middle to Late Triassic, the basin was in an extensional passive margin setting before it entered a compressional foreland basin regime in the Neogene following the collision of PNG with the Melanesian island arc. The basin is bounded to the north and northeast by basement highs, consisting of igneous and metamorphic rocks of the Central Highlands and Owen Stanley Ranges. To the south, the basin boundary is not well defined and it is contiguous with the Carpentaria Basin toward the southwest. The Queensland components of the Papuan Basin include the Pandora Trough, Flinders Sub-basin and the southern Fly Platform. Papuan Basin sediments also onlap basement rocks of the Cape York Oriemo High. Up to 6km of Triassic to Cainozoic marine and non-marine sedimentary rocks overlie Palaeozoic basement in water depths ranging up to 1 700 metres.

Anchor Cay-1, the only well drilled in the Australian part of the Papuan Basin, had dead oil stains within the Jurassic sequence. The most commonly sought after play within the Papuan New Guinea part of the basin involves a combination of Middle and Late Jurassic source rocks and the Early Cretaceous Toro Sandstone reservoir. Part of the Papuan Basin lies within the Torres Strait Protected Zone.

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Basin Well List
Papuan Basin Photo

Source: Geoscience Australia, AU State Sites

355 total wells found in papuan basin. All wells are listed in alphabetical order below.

ADD 2 W04, ADD 3 W03, ADD 5, Adiba 1, Agogo 1, Agogo 1/ST, Agogo 2, Agogo 2/ST, Agogo 3, Agogo 4, Agogo 5, Agogo 6, Agogo 6/ST1, Anama 1, Anchor Cay 1, Andabare 1, Anesi 1, Angore 1, Angore 1A, Antelope 1, Antelope 1ST2, Antelope 2, Antelope 3, Apinaipi B1, Apinaipi B2, Arakubi 1, Arakubi 1A/ST1, Aramia 1, Au Tubua 1, Awapa 1, Awapa 1/ST1, Baia 1, Bakari 1, Bamu 1, Bamu B1, Bamu B2, Bamu B4, Barikewa 1, Barikewa 2, Beaver 1, Beaver 1/ST, Bilip 1, Black Bass 1, Borabi 1, Bosavi 1, Brolga 1, Bujon 1, Bwata 1, Cecilia 1, Cobra 1/1A/ST3, Darai 1, Dibiri 1, Dibiri 1A, Douglas 1, Dua Dua 1, Egele 1, Egele 1/ST, Elevala 1, Elevala 2, Elevala 2/ST, Elk 1, Elk 2, Elk 4, Flinders 1, Goari 1, Goaribari 1, Gobe 1, Gobe 2, Gobe 2/ST1, Gobe 3, Gobe 4, Gobe 4/ST, Gobe 5, Gobe 5A, Gobe 5A/ST, Gobe 6, Gobe 7, Gobe 7/ST1, Gobe 7/ST2, Gobe 7/ST3, Gobe 8, Gobe 8/ST1, Gobe 8/ST2, Gobe 8/ST3, Gobe Gap 1, Gobe Gap 2, Gobe Main 3/ST1, Gobe Main 5/ST, Gobe Main 7, Hagana 1, Hedinia 1, Hedinia 10, Hedinia 10/ST1, Hedinia 10/ST2, Hedinia 10/ST3, Hedinia 1/ST, Hedinia 2, Hedinia 2/ST, Hedinia 3, Hedinia 3/ST, Hedinia 4, Hedinia 5, Hedinia 6, Hedinia 7, Hedinia 8, Hedinia 9, Hides 1, Hides 2, Hides 3, Hides 4, Hides B1, Hides B2, Hides C1, Hides C2, Hides D1, Hides D2, Hohoro 1, Hohoro 2, Hohoro Bore 1, Iagifu 1, Iagifu 2, Iagifu 3, Iagifu 4, Iagifu 5, Iagifu 6, Iagifu 6/ST, Iagifu 7, Iagifu 8, Iagifu (IDT5) 9, Iamara 1, IDD 2, IDD 4, IDD 5, IDT 13, IDT 15, IDT 16, IDT 24, IDT 24ST1, IDT 25, IDT 4/ST1, IDT 7/ST1, IDT 8, IDT 9/ST2, Iehi 1, IHT 1, IHT 1A, Ini 1, Iokea 1, Iorogabaiu 1, Ipigo 1, IST 5, Iviri 1, Juha 1, Juha 2, Juha 3, Juha 4/ST1, Juha 5, Kamusi 1, Kanau 1, Kapul 1, Kapuri 1, Kara 1, Kariava 1, Karius 1, Kaufana 1, Ketu 1/ST1, Ketu 2, Kidukidu 1, Kikori B1, Kimu 1, Kiunga 1, Koko 1, Komewu 1, Komewu 2, Korka 1, Korobosea 1, Kupio 1, Kuru 1, Kuru 1A, Kuru 2, Kuru 3, Kusa 1, Kutubu 1, Kutubu 2, Lake Murray 1, Lake Murray 2, Langia 1, Lavani 1, Libano 1, Libano 1/ST1, Libano 1/ST2, Magobu Island 1, Maiva 1, Makas 1, Makas 2, Mananda 1, Mananda 2, Mananda 3, Mananda 4, Mananda 5, Mananda 6, Mata 1, Menga 1, Mira 1, Moose 1/ST1, Moose 2/ST1, Moran 10/ST1, Moran 10/ST2, Moran 11, Moran 13/ST3, Moran 14A, Moran 14AST1, Moran 15/ST1, Moran 1/ST4, Moran 2/ST2, Moran 3/ST2, Moran 4, Moran 5/ST2, Moran 6/ST2, Moran 7, Moran 8, Moran 9/ST, Morehead 1, Morigio 1, Muabu 1, Muller 1, Mutare 1, Nembi 1, Nomad 1, North Paibuna 1, NW Gobe 1, NW Iehi 1, NW Moran 1/ST5, NW Paua 1/ST3, Oiapu B 1/2, Oiapu B 1-5, Omati 1, Omati 2, Orie 1, Oroi 1, Orokolo 1, Panakawa 1, Pandora A1, Pandora B1, Pangia 1, Pangia 1A, Pangia 1B, Pasca A1, Pasca A2, Pasca A3, Pasca C1, Pasca C2, Paua 1, P'nyang 1, P'nyang 2, P'nyang 2/ST1, P'nyang 2/ST2, P'nyang 2/ST3, P'nyang South 1/ST1, Popo B1, Popo B2, Popo B3, Popo B4, Popo B5, Puk Puk 1, Purari 1, Purari 2, Purari 3, Purari 4, Purari 5, Purari 6, Purari 7, Purari 8, Purari 9, Puri 1, Puri 1A, Puri 1B, Puri South 1, Purutu 1, Rama 1, Rarako Creek 1, Renbo 1, Rorona 1, Saunders 1, SE Gobe 1, SE Gobe 10, SE Gobe 10/ST1, SE Gobe 11, SE Gobe 12, SE Gobe 13/ST1, SE Gobe 14, SE Gobe 1/ST1, SE Gobe 2, SE Gobe 3, SE Gobe 4, SE Gobe 5/ST1, SE Gobe 6/ST1, SE Gobe 7, SE Gobe 8, SE Gobe 9/ST1, SE Hedinia 1, SE Hedinia 2, SE Hedinia 3, SE Hedinia 4, SE Hedinia 4/ST, SE Mananda 1, SE Mananda 2, SE Mananda 3, SE Mananda 4, SE Mananda 5, SE Moran 1, Siphon 1, Sireru 1, Stanley 1, Stanley 2/ST, Stanley 4, Sterling Mustang 1, Tarim 1, TA (Tamadigi) 1, Tingu 1, Tovala 1, Tovala 1A, Trapia 1/ST1, Triceratops 1, Triceratops 2, Tumuli 1/ST1, Ubuntu 1, UDT 10, UDT 11, UDT 12, UDT 13, UDT 14, UDT 14/ST1, UDT 3A, UDT 8, UDT 9, Upoia 1, Upoia Bore 1, Upoia Bore 2, Upoia Bore 3, Upoia Bore 4, Upoia Bore 5, Upoia Bore 6, Upoia Bore 7, Upoia Bore 8, Uramu 1, Uramu 1A, Usano 1, Usano 1/ST, Usano 2, Wabau 1, Wabuda 1, Wana 1, Wara 1, Wasuma 1/ST2,

0 surveys found in papuan basin. All surveys are listed in alphabetical order below.