Oil, gas and geothermal

The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) assesses and promotes the prospectivity of petroleum (oil, hydrocarbon gas, helium and hydrogen), coal, geothermal energy and potential for CO2 sequestration to stimulate exploration of sedimentary basins in Western Australia. Assessment is based on the interpretation of existing and new data that are gathered on geology, geophysics, geochemistry and temperature.

Well Log correlation of selected wells in the Canning Basin showing variable thickness of the Lower Permian Grant Group

GSWA’s work is focused on:

  • the Neoproterozoic to Paleozoic Amadeus, Officer and Murraba Basins
  • the Paleozoic to Mesozoic Canning, Carnarvon, Perth and Bonaparte Basins

Collaborative projects are undertaken with academic organisations and industry. Energy geoscience information gathered by GSWA is made available for the benefit of resource companies, research groups, other government agencies and the wider community. Knowledge is disseminated via GSWA's databases and publications.

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