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The Canning Basin is a geological basin located in Western Australiamarker.

The Basin covers approximately (506,000 km²) of which approximately (430,000 km²) is on land.

It has prospective oil and gas capcity and at June 2003 - 250 wells have been drilled and 78,000 km of seismic shot.

The basin is also a distinct physiographic province of the larger West Australian Shield division.

It has a number of sub basins - the Fitzroy Trough-Gregory Sub-basin complex, the Willara Sub-basin, and the Kidson Sub-basin complex.


  1. Geoscience Australia - Geological summary

Further reading

  • Raine, M. J. (1972) Bibliography of the Canning Basin, Western Australia. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics. Reports ; no. 155. ISBN 0642000808

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