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.
FRASNIAN (UPPER DEVONIAN) CONODONT SUCCESSION AT HORSE SPRING AND CORRELATIVE SECTIONS, CANNING BASIN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
May 01, 2007; ABSTRACT- The Horse Spring conodont succession in the Canning Basin replicates zones 6 through 13 of the thirteen-fold Frasnian...
Oil Basins Limited (ASX:OBL) Independent Expert Report Delineates Significant Coal Seam Gas & Unconventional Shale Gas Potential Of Exploration Permit 5/ 07-8 EP And The Backreef Area In Canning Basin
Jul 08, 2010; Oil Basins Limited (ASX:OBL) recently commissioned an independent assessment of the coal seam gas (CSG) and unconventional shale...