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  • This grid depicts the interpreted vertical thickness (isochore) in metres between the P00 and P10 seismic horizons mapped within the Northwest Province of the Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity (namely the Taranaki, Deepwater Taranaki, and Reinga-Northland basins). This isochore interval encompasses rocks of c. 66-56 Ma age (Paleocene). For more information about the seismic horizon naming scheme used in this project please refer to: Strogen, D.P.; King, P.R. 2014. A new Zealandia-wide seismic horizon naming scheme. Lower Hutt, NZ: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2014/34. 20 p. The TWT and depth grids, from which this grid was derived, were generated in Paradigm 2015 SeisEarth software using an adaptive fitting algorithm and a grid resolution of 1 km x 1 km. Faults have not been incorporated into the regional-scale gridding of the TWT or depth maps in this project. The TWT and depth grids were then exported from SeisEarth (Zmap format), checked for internal consistency in Zetaware (Trinity 4.61), edited as needed to account for gridding errors and then exported as ArcView Ascii grids. Given the considerable variability in the spacing and density of 2D seismic data over the entire NWP area the "smoothness" of the depth maps varies accordingly. In the central Taranaki Basin, where seismic line spacing may be 5 km or less, the 1 km x 1 km grid resolution captures the geological complexity well. However, in areas of the NWP such as the Deepwater Taranaki Basin to the west and Reinga Basin in the north, seismic line spacing may be in the order of 15 to 30 km. In such areas the underlying geological complexity is only captured where seismic interpretation exists along the available 2D seismic lines. For further information on these data, please refer to: Arnot, M.J. and Bland, K.J. et al. (Compilers), 2016. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Northwest Province: ArcGIS geodatabase and technical report. GNS Science Data Series 23b.

  • This Feature Class contains Common Risk Segment (CRS) polygon features for denoting the risk of source rocks being absent within the Paleocene succession in sedimentary basins in the Northwest Province (Taranaki, Deepwater Taranaki, and Reinga-Northland basins). Risk is depicted by a relatively simple "traffic-light" system: green colours denote low risk, orange denotes moderate risk, and red colours denote high risk. It is important to note that a rating of high risk (red) for this petroleum systems element does not conclusively rule it out; rather, it indicates that on the basis of currently available open-file information there is a high risk for that factor being able to effectively contribute to the petroleum system in that area. For any given prospective area, more detailed work and data acquisition would be required. For more information about these data please refer to: Arnot, M.J. and Bland, K.J. et al. (Compilers), 2016. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Northwest Province: ArcGIS geodatabase and technical report. GNS Science Data Series 23b.

  • Grid depicting the modelled depth, in metres, beneath sea level to the K90 horizon in the Northwest Province mapping area (Taranaki, Deepwater Taranaki, and Reinga-Northland basins), for the Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity. The grid was generated in Paradigm 2015 SeisEarth software using an adaptive fitting algorithm and a grid resolution of 1 km x 1 km. Faults have not been incorporated into the regional-scale gridding of either the TWT or depth maps in this project. The depth grids were then exported from SeisEarth (Zmap format), checked for internal consistency in Zetaware (Trinity 4.61), edited as needed to account for gridding errors and then exported as ArcView Ascii grids. For more information about the depth conversion and gridding process used, please refer to: Arnot, M.J. and Bland, K.J. et al. (Compilers), 2016. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Northwest Province: ArcGIS geodatabase and technical report. GNS Science Data Series 23b. Given the considerable variability in the spacing and density of 2D seismic data over the entire NWP area the "smoothness" of the depth maps varies accordingly. In the central Taranaki Basin, where seismic line spacing may be 5 km or less, the 1 km x 1 km grid resolution captures the geological complexity well. However, in areas of the NWP such as the Deepwater Taranaki Basin to the west and Reinga Basin in the north, seismic line spacing may be in the order of 15 to 30 km. In such areas the underlying geological complexity is only captured where seismic interpretation exists along the available 2D seismic lines. It is recognised that whilst the APP NWP seismic mapping was completed at an appropriate resolution for a frontier basin, GNS Science has over the past decade put significant effort into mapping, modelling, and depth conversion in the southern Taranaki Basin region (Bull et al., 2015). In particular, the more sophisticated velocity modelling in the southern Taranaki Basin results in a more robust depth conversion in the areas that have experienced significant uplift and erosion during the Miocene compressional phases. Due to the availability of better resolution depth-converted data in the south, the APP's NWP grids were overwritten with the relevant southern Taranaki Basin mapped intervals to take advantage of this more robust depth conversion. As the cell size of the Bull et al. (2015) grids is finer than the NWP grids, the former were down sampled to 1 km x 1 km cell size to match the NWP gridding. Although the TWT interpretation is constant across the models' boundary, it was found that due to the different depth conversion methods applied there was a marked step in between depth grids. It was decided to leave this footprint artefact to help differentiate between the two modelled areas rather than smoothing the join.

  • This Feature Class contains Common Risk Segment (CRS) polygon features for denoting the risk of reservoir rocks being absent at the 77 Ma (Late Cretaceous) level in sedimentary basins in the Northwest Province (Taranaki, Deepwater Taranaki, and Reinga-Northland basins). Risk is depicted by a relatively simple "traffic-light" system: green colours denote low risk, orange denotes moderate risk, and red colours denote high risk. It is important to note that a rating of high risk (red) for this petroleum systems element does not conclusively rule it out; rather, it indicates that on the basis of currently available open-file information there is a high risk for that factor being able to effectively contribute to the petroleum system in that area. For any given prospective area, more detailed work and data acquisition would be required. For more information about these data please refer to: Arnot, M.J. and Bland, K.J. et al. (Compilers), 2016. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Northwest Province: ArcGIS geodatabase and technical report. GNS Science Data Series 23b.

  • This Feature Class depicted generalised outlines, at a continental scale, of the major prospective and producing petroleum sedimentary basins within the New Zealand region. The basin boundaries depicted here are updated from those provided to the Ministry of Economic Development (2010).

  • This Feature Class contains Common Risk Segment (CRS) polygon features for denoting the risk of source rocks being absent within the Pliocene-Pleistocene succession in sedimentary basins in the Northwest Province (Taranaki, Deepwater Taranaki, and Reinga-Northland basins). Risk is depicted by a relatively simple "traffic-light" system: green colours denote low risk, orange denotes moderate risk, and red colours denote high risk. It is important to note that a rating of high risk (red) for this petroleum systems element does not conclusively rule it out; rather, it indicates that on the basis of currently available open-file information there is a high risk for that factor being able to effectively contribute to the petroleum system in that area. For any given prospective area, more detailed work and data acquisition would be required. For more information about these data please refer to: Arnot, M.J. and Bland, K.J. et al. (Compilers), 2016. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Northwest Province: ArcGIS geodatabase and technical report. GNS Science Data Series 23b.

  • This Feature Class presents available open-file age, lithostratigraphic formations, thickness, lithology, paleobathymetric and data source information for petroleum exploration wells relevant to the 62 Ma paleogeographic map.

  • This Feature Class presents available open-file age, lithostratigraphic formations, thickness, lithology, paleobathymetric and data source information for petroleum exploration wells relevant to the 10 Ma paleogeographic map.

  • This Feature Class contains Common Risk Segment (CRS) polygon features for denoting a qualitative assessment of the quality and coverage of seismic data across sedimentary basins in the Northwest Province (Taranaki, Deepwater Taranaki, and Reinga-Northland basins). Quality is depicted by a relatively simple "traffic-light" system: green colours denote high quality, orange denotes moderate quality, and red colours denote low quality. For more information about these data please refer to: Arnot, M.J. and Bland, K.J. et al. (Compilers), 2016. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Northwest Province: ArcGIS geodatabase and technical report. GNS Science Data Series 23b.

  • This Feature Class contains contours that depict the interpreted depth below sea level in milliseconds two-way-time (TWT) to the N10 (c. 21 Ma; Early Miocene; New Zealand mid-Otaian Stage) horizon in the Northwest Province of the Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity (namely the Taranaki, Deepwater Taranaki, and Reinga-Northland basins). For more information about the seismic horizon naming scheme used in this project please refer to: Strogen, D.P.; King, P.R. 2014. A new Zealandia-wide seismic horizon naming scheme. Lower Hutt, NZ: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2014/34. 20 p. The TWT grids, from which these contours were derived, were generated in Paradigm 2015 SeisEarth software using an adaptive fitting algorithm and a grid resolution of 1 km x 1 km. Faults have not been incorporated into the regional-scale gridding of the TWT maps in this project. The TWT grids were then exported from SeisEarth (Zmap format), checked for internal consistency in Zetaware (Trinity 4.61), edited as needed to account for gridding errors and then exported as ArcView Ascii grids, imported and contoured with Esri's ArcGIS software. Contour spacing is 250 ms. Given the considerable variability in the spacing and density of 2D seismic data over the entire NWP area the "smoothness" of the TWT maps varies accordingly. In the central Taranaki Basin, where seismic line spacing may be 5 km or less, the 1 km x 1 km grid resolution captures the geological complexity well. However, in areas of the NWP such as the Deepwater Taranaki Basin to the west and Reinga Basin in the north, seismic line spacing may be in the order of 15 to 30 km. In such areas the underlying geological complexity is only captured where seismic interpretation exists along the available 2D seismic lines. For further information on these data, please refer to: Arnot, M.J. and Bland, K.J. et al. (Compilers), 2016. Atlas of Petroleum Prospectivity, Northwest Province: ArcGIS geodatabase and technical report. GNS Science Data Series 23b.