The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) assesses and promotes the prospectivity of petroleum and geothermal energy in the sedimentary basins of Western Australia. Assessment is based on the interpretation of existing and new data that is gathered on geology, geophysics, geochemistry and temperature.
GSWA’s work is focused on:
- the Neoproterozoic Basins, specifically the Paleozoic Amadeus, Paleozoic Canning, and Paleozoic–Mesozoic Perth Basins, which have proven and underexplored petroleum systems
- the geothermal energy potential of Western Australia.
GSWA assesses and reports on the Carnarvon, Canning, Officer and Perth Basins to promote petroleum, coal and geothermal energy exploration and production, as well as carbon storage in Western Australia.
Access information on petroleum prospectivity and acreage releases.
- Geothermal energy The search for viable green-energy sources is gaining momentum, as the hot rocks beneath parts of the Australia's surface are mapped out.
- Geosequestration GSWA is evaluating the State’s potential for geological carbon storage in deep geological formations underground.
- Petroleum and Geothermal Information (WAPIMS) WAPIMS is a database of titles, wells, geophysical surveys, and other petroleum and geothermal energy exploration and production data.
- Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) EIS supports exploration in Western Australia through precompetitive data and a co-funding program for innovative exploration drilling.
- Core library services and drillcore The department’s core libraries hold a wealth of petroleum and mineral drillcore and core-related information.
- HyLogger spectral scanner The HyLogger is a rapid spectroscopic logging and digital imaging system that uses visible and infrared spectroscopy to safely examine core.
- GSWA collaborative projects GSWA collaborates with other agencies on some exciting geoscience projects that will benefit the State.
- GSWA publications and maps The department’s eBookshop contains almost 5000 geological products including books, maps and data packages.
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