Canterbury basin offers potential on South Island, New Zealand

Click here to enlarge imageAll the sedimentary basins around South Island are underexplored, but none offers better upstream and downstream opportunities than the Canterbury basin (Fig. 1). The region has potential for onshore and shallow-water discoveries, and it contains the largest population centers on the South Island.The Canterbury basin contains >5 km of Cretaceous-Cenozoic sediment1 and covers more than 40,000 sq km (Fig. 2). It extends east into deeper water of the Bounty Trough and is contiguous south with the much larger Great South basin.2 3Hydrocarbon explorationThe Canterbury basin has been explored for hydrocarbons onshore since 1914 and offshore since 1970, but only 10 e...

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