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In 1994 new seismic data was acquired  in the Officer Basin as part of the South Australian Exploration Initiative. These data were interpreted in conjunction with existing open file company data to produce time and depth maps at Base Cambrian and Basement horizons. Time maps were also prepared over two local areas.

Some of the maps from this mapping are included in the publication Petroleum Geology of South Australia - Volume 3 - the Officer Basin.

This mapping has also been partially incorporated into Geoscience Australia's (formerly Australia Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO)) 1995 Officer Basin Atlas.

This large format atlas summarises the 1993/94 seismic results from the two seismic surveys recorded under the NGMA and SAEI exploration programs. 

Officer Basin Leads & Prospects (Prepared 1994)


Purchase Information

A comprehensive list of the mapped horizons is contained:

To order a copy of these data email

For more information, contact:

Iain Campbell
Chief Geophysicist

Phone: + 61 8 8429 2465