Structural control in Daralingie

The system which traps hydrocarbons on the Daralingie shelf is poorly understood but is believed to be either fault-controlled or stratigraphic (characteristic changes in the rock type).

The focus of the project was to understand types of different systems in which hydrocarbons may become entrapped, therefore producing economically viable reservoirs for hydrocarbon extraction. Specialised software provided an idea of the kinds of structures below the earth’s surface through seismic data interpretation.

Through this process four different possible systems in which hydrocarbons may become entrapped have been suggested. Furthermore, five prospects were identified on the Daralingie shelf which underwent prospect and risk analysis.

Future energy and resources


Australian School of Petroleum (Geoscience)

Josiah Samuel Materne

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