Series VPRS 16270
Index to Tapes and Disks for Wells in Alphabetical Order by Well or Survey Name (Minerals and Petroleum)
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Date Range: Series ? 1970 - ? 1999
  Series in Custody 1970 - 1999
  Contents ? 1940 - 1999
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1977 - 1985 Department of Minerals and Energy VA 611
1985 - 1990 Department of Industry, Technology and Resources VA 2661
1992 - 1995 Department of Manufacturing and Industry Development VA 3012
1995 - 1996 Department of Energy and Minerals VA 3035
1996 - ? 1999 Department of Natural Resources and the Environment VA 3972
By 1970 - 1977 Mines Department (also known as Department of Mines and Mining Department) VA 612
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2002 - cont Department of Primary Industries VA 4563
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    This index to tapes is arranged in alphabetical order by name of wells. Well names range from Admiral-1 to Yellowtail-2.

    Details included the name of the well, the numerical code, the company (e.g., Shell), bits per inch, tape number, and lists of the different types of logs according to the log mnemonic, and the depths where the measurements were made. The well logs measure and record different types of physical and chemical properties that vary down the drill hole.

  • Function / Content
    The tapes record speed of sound conductivity on 9-track tapes, measured from rig or platform.

    There is a range of test results listed on the cards. Many different kinds of well logs have been invented for the scientific study of drill holes, for example:
    - gamma ray (natural radioactivity)
    - speed of sound conductivity
    - electricity current reading; electrical response
    - seismic data
    - navigation
    - velocity data, and
    - exabyte tapes (and 3.5 inch floppy diskettes containing SP Location Data).

  • Recordkeeping System
    The index to tapes was arranged in alphabetical order by well name. The card index was superseded by the development of the dbMap Oracle electronic database, in the mid-1990s within the Department of Primary Industries.

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