Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


New GIS-based product: New Zealand’s sedimentary basins

22 May 2013

New GIS-based product informs understanding of New Zealand’s sedimentary basins

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals welcomes the release of the first systematic GIS-based compilation and interpretation of geological data, leading to improved understanding of the structure and distribution of sedimentary basins in the New Zealand region.

The New Zealand Extended Continental Shelf SEEBASE™ GIS project delivers a 1:3,000,000 GIS-based, geophysically constrained, depth to basement geological model across New Zealand’s onshore, Territorial Sea, Exclusive Economic Zone and Extended Continental Shelf.

“The project provides new interpretation and modelling in a cohesive, country-wide GIS-based package. This provides a foundation to guide relevant national resource delineation activities, inform allocation of acreage via the government’s Block Offer permitting rounds and it provides context for more detailed petroleum systems evaluation,” says Dr Brad Ilg, Manager Petroleum Strategy, Planning and Promotion.

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals has funded the release of the database; the investment maximises the value of existing public-good pre-commercial data, Dr Ilg says.

SEEBASE™ includes processed geophysical data-sets, cultural data, terranes and derivative products, which can provide a wide variety of users with an accurate regional framework for the rapid assessment of available resources.

The project also encourages all interested parties to compile data and results with common GIS metadata standards to facilitate efficient knowledge transfer and concept development across government, organisations and industry.

This non-exclusive and now publicly available product has been developed by FROGTECH. Download or order a hardcopy from: http://www.frogtech.com.au/products/nz-seebase

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media: Julian Wilcox Leaves Māori TV

Māori Television has confirmed the resignation of Head of News and Production Julian Wilcox. Mr Maxwell acknowledged Mr Wilcox’s significant contribution to Māori Television since joining the organisation in 2004. More>>

ALSO:

Genetics: New Heat Tolerant Cow Developed

Hamilton, New Zealand-based Dairy Solutionz Ltd has led an expert genetics team to develop a new dairy cow breed conditioned to thrive in lower elevation tropical climates and achieve high milk production under heat stress. More>>

Fractals: Thousands More Business Cards Needed To Build Giant Sponge

New Zealand is taking part in a global event this weekend to build a Menger Sponge using 15 million business cards but local organisers say they are thousands of business cards short. More>>

Scoop Business: NZ Net Migration Rises To Annual Record In September

New Zealand’s annual net migration rose to a record in September, beating government forecasts, as the inflow was spurred by student arrivals from India and Kiwis returning home from Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fletcher To Close Its Christchurch Insulation Plant, Cut 29 Jobs

Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest listed company, will close its Christchurch insulation factory, as it consolidates its Tasman Insulations operations in a “highly competitive market”. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Novartis Adds Nine New Treatments Under Pharmac Deal

Novartis New Zealand, the local unit of the global pharmaceuticals firm, has added nine new treatments in a far-ranging agreement with government drug buying agency, Pharmac. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: English Wary On Tax Take, Could Threaten Surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning the tax take may come in below forecast in the current financial year, as figures released today confirm it was short by nearly $1 billion in the year to June 30 and English warned of the potential impact of slumping receipts from agricultural exports. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news