NEW IDEAS NEEDED IN BOWEN-SURAT BASINS

Exploration for petroleum in Queensland began in the Bowen and overlying Surat basins in 1908, according to Lindsay Elliott of CSR Petroleum Ltd. in Brisbane. He noted in a paper in the APEA Journal, 1989, that during the next 50 years, a few small fields were found. The discovery of oil at Moonie in 1961 and a number of gas fields on the Roma shelf during the 1960's triggered extensive seismic and drilling programs. This resulted in additional discoveries and the construction of an oil

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