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

 

No Voda/Sky: Commission Declines Clearance For Merger

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Power: IEA Report On New Zealand's Energy System

Outside of its largely low-carbon power sector, managing the economy’s energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions while still remaining competitive and growing remains a challenge. More>>

ALSO:

NASA: Seven Earth-Size Planets Around A Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Transport Case: Men Guilty Of Corruption And Bribery Will Spend Time In Jail

Two men who were found guilty of corruption and bribery in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today... The pair are guilty of corruption and bribery offences relating to more than $1 million of bribes which took place between 2005 and 2013 at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport. More>>

ALSO:

Hager Raid: Westpac Wrong To Release Bank Records To Police

The Privacy Commissioner has censured Westpac Banking Corp for releasing without a court order more than 10 months of bank records belonging to the political activist and journalist Nicky Hager during a police investigation into leaked information published in Hager's 2014 pre-election book, 'Dirty Politics'. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news