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Series VPRS 4551
Seismic Survey Technical Back-up Data
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Date Range: Series 1983 - cont
  Series in Custody 1983 - 1988
  Contents 1970 - 1982
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1983 - 1985 Department of Minerals and Energy VA 611
1985 - 1990 Department of Industry, Technology and Resources VA 2661
1990 - 1992 Department of Manufacturing and Industry Development VA 3012
1992 - 1995 Department of Energy and Minerals VA 3035
1995 - 1996 Department of Agriculture, Energy and Minerals VA 3744
1996 - cont Department of Natural Resources and the Environment VA 3972
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1996 - 2002 Department of Natural Resources and the Environment VA 3972
2002 - cont Department of Primary Industries VA 4563
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    Series consists of technical back-up data for seismic surveys accumulated by the Department of Industry, Technology and Resources VA 2661 and its predecessors.

    The surveys are conducted under licence by companies in the course of oil exploration ventures. Under the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 [No.9772] ss.115118 companies may be required to furnish the designated authority with information regarding the surveys and any subsequent exploration. Upon the expiration of the royalty period this information may be made available to the public or on request to a person by the designated authority.

    Items in the series include:

    Surveyors field notes
    Wiggle trace plastic sheets/rolls
    Transparencies and paper copies of velocity analyses
    Tracer plots and ADL Logs
    Observer's logs and geophysicists' reports.

    The data is accumulated under "G" number grouping. "G" numbers represent a geophysical survey and are allocated sequentially by the Department upon the grant of a survey permit.

    Legislation

    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act [No.9772] 1982
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act [No.68] 1986

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By 1965 - ? 1997 Index to Surveys in Alpha-numerical Order by Name of Survey (Minerals and Petroleum) VPRS 16209
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
R0001 1980 - 1982 Part Open 3
R0002 1970 - Closed 0
R0003 1981 - 1982 Closed 0
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By 1965 - ? 1997 Index to Surveys in Alpha-numerical Order by Name of Survey (Minerals and Petroleum) VPRS 16209
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