Patterns of discovery in Australia: Part 2

06/14/1999
M.T. Bradshaw, C.B. Foster, M.E. Fellows, D.C. Rowland Australian Geological Survey Organization Canberra This is the second and concluding part of an article on patterns of discovery in Australian oil and gas exploration. Part 1, includings Figs. 1-10, appeared last week (OGJ, June 7, 1999, p. 37). 1973-77: the doldrums In late 1972, the conservative coalition government of 23 years was replaced by the Whitlam Labor government (1972-75), which burst on the scene with a reform agenda. In 1973, the global price of oil soared (Fig. 8) when war in the Middle East led to the Arab oil embargo, but, in Australia, political factors-regulated markets and pr...
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