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COVID-19 Update

From the team at MGPalaeo:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following advice and guidelines from the Australian Government, the majority of MGPalaeo staff will be working from home from today, Tuesday 24 March, until further notice.

The health and safety of our staff and their families is our top priority, but we aim to ensure business continues for all our clients through these extremely challenging times. Our laboratory will remain operational with a reduced crew on shift, so we can continue to process samples with minimal delay on turnaround times, whilst ensuring social distancing measures are strictly enforced.

While our analytical team will largely be working from home, this will not affect our ability to work on existing or new proprietary projects. Our team have already begun initiating several non-proprietary studies in multiple areas of interest which we aim to complete during this time, but we would welcome the opportunity to pursue any review studies you have been considering. We also have well data packs covering wireline logs, sequences, and biostratigraphic picks from our AUSTRALIS Geological Database ready for immediate delivery to aid staff working on projects from home.

Our staff can continue to be contacted via their individual emails/phone numbers to discuss projects and opportunities, or please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

We thank you for your understanding and ongoing support through this difficult time. It’s up to all of us to help slow the spread of this virus.

Please stay safe, everyone.

MGPalaeo adds more well data coverage to GPinfo

MGPalaeo are excited to announce that geological data availability for a further 1236 wells from the Carnarvon, Roebuck, and Offshore Canning basins have been added to GPinfo this month from our AUSTRALIS geological database™. Data categories include:

  • Biostratigraphy (reinterpreted/updated)
  • Standardized lithostratigraphy
  • Regional sequence stratigraphic framework
  • Wireline logs (edited and spliced)
  • Cores
  • Rock-Eval/Vitrinite Reflectance
  • Deviation data
  • Checkshot survey
  • Hydrocarbon Shows

The palynological data for all wells has been reviewed and revised to one consistent zonation scheme (the industry standard MGP 2014) and includes the most up-to-date interpretation of stratigraphical data that exists.

With the wells added last month from the Browse and Bonaparte basins, GPinfo subscribers are now able to access a high-level summary of all available AUSTRALIS data from a total of 1838 wells across the entire North West Shelf, with more to come. And as we continue to update and add to our database, so will we update the data captured in GPinfo.

MGPalaeo's AUSTRALIS geological database

Launching this month within GPinfo
Carnarvon Basin = 1212 wells
Offshore Canning Basin = 6 wells
Roebuck Basin = 18 wells (including a comprehensive palynological study of the Triassic in the Bedout (and Beagle) sub-basins)

The AUSTRALIS geological database is available in its entirety or as data subsets that best fit your needs (i.e., a Vulcan Sub-basin pack, a Beagle & Bedout sub-basins Triassic pack, or even just as a single well). Contact us via Email ([email protected]) or Phone (08 9249 4628) and let us know your requirements.

And if you subscribe to the AUSTRALIS geological database, we will send you all the latest palynological data for wells across the North West Shelf as it becomes open file.

New Open File Well Data

The start of the year has certainly gone fast, so in case you missed it we thought we’d highlight some of the well data that has been made open file so far this year.

Two wells stand out in particular:

  • Roc 1 (Quadrant Energy’s condensate rich gas discovery)
  • Davis 1 (Quadrant Energy’s gas discovery)

If you’d like interpretative palynological or sedimentological data from these or any other open file wells, please contact us at [email protected] We have around 2000 revised and updated wells in our database.

For our Stratigraphic Database subscribers, you should already have received the detailed stratigraphic breakdown (including palynology, lithology, sequences, and wireline logs as available) for these wells.


Roc 2 Flow Test

Flow testing at the Roc 2 well [reproduced with permission from Carnarvon Petroleum].


Looking ahead to the next couple of weeks, further well data is due to be released for several interesting wells, including Woodside Energy’s Skippy Rock 1 and Stokes 1 and Quadrant Energy’s Hyde 1/1A.

If any of these wells are of interest to you, please let us know so that we can prepare interpretative datasets as soon as they become available. If you subscribe to our Stratigraphic Database, then rest assured that we will provide the detailed stratigraphic breakdown as soon as we can.