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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.

Policy for well logging and sample programs

Infill and development wells

Where the agreed open hole logging program could not be achieved after at least 2 attempts over the target zones, a PDK-100 (thermal neutron) log will be run after casing has been set.

A minimum CBL-GR log may be accepted in such wells without the necessity to acquire open hole logs or PDK-100, provided there is good well control from nearby wells.

Minimum washed cuttings sample to be submitted to DEM is 200g per interval.

Core and cuttings to be submitted to DEM as specified in Petroleum Core and Cuttings Submission Form including the guidelines (PDF 146 KB)

Exploration wells

As above for cased hole logging, but if the well is to abandoned, at least 3 attempts to acquire logs must be made.

Minimum washed cuttiings to be submitted to DEM as specified in Petroleum Core and Cuttings Submission Form including the guidelines (PDF 146 KB).