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To report a serious incident to DEM, as required by Section 85(2) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, licensees should contact the serious incident reporting hotline on: (08) 8463 6666. For more information please visit the Compliance and Monitoring webpage | DEM-ERD has just released the first “Basin in a Box” data-package covering the Simpson and Pedirka Basins. The dataset is available via the “Data and Publications” page. Each package is a consolidated set of seismic and well data to facilitate new ventures and exploration assessments of frontier basins in South Australia. Data releases for other frontier basins will follow.

Latest advances in South Australian geoscience and resource sector news


Sugarloaf Dam Sandstone

Sugarloaf Dam Sandstone outcrop

The Sugarloaf Dam Sandstone: a new Cenozoic sandstone unit in the northern Eyre Peninsula

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Frontier Fowler Domain

Fowler Domain metagranite

New insights into crustal evolution of the Fowler Domain in the western Gawler Craton

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MinEx CRC targets Delamerian Orogen

10 October 2019

Characterising the basement and mineral potential beneath the Murray Basin.

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Gripped by the central Gawler Craton

10 October 2019

Geoscience workshop reaffirms strong exploration interest.

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Natural gas fuelling our state

10 October 2019

50 years of the Moomba to Adelaide pipeline.

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Seismic data transitioning to the cloud

10 October 2019

70 terabytes of petroleum seismic data transcribed from obsolete tapes.

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Protecting earth’s earliest animals

10 October 2019

A new foundation to preserve our Ediacaran fossils.

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Cutting-edge geoscience

10 October 2019

Stimulating South Australia’s mineral resources sector.

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