PESA WA Branch’s April Technical Talk


The April monthly technical talk was held by PESA WA Branch with over 50 people attending, with special gratitude to our four sponsors: Spectrum (Platinum), CGG (Gold), Searcher Seismic (Gold) and DUG (Gold).

WA Branch President, Helen Debenham, opened the meeting with the brief introduction of upcoming Branch events. Helen also announced new activities of our sponsors, including large projects of reprocessing 3D and 2D data in Otway Basin (Spectrum) and Gippsland Basin (CGG). Both projects will assist exploration activities to unlock future potential in eastern Australia.

Jointly PESA and ASEG representatives, Simon Molyneux, Ishtar Barranco (both PESA) and Carolina Pimentel (ASEG) introduced us to a new Joint Mentoring Program. The program aims to create an opportunity for young and junior professionals to increase their capability using the support and guidance from experienced professionals. The mentoring program is FREE for PESA and ASEG members. Expression of interests on becoming a mentor or mentee close 30 April. Please email

The main luncheon speaker was Wesley Emery, an experienced Petrophysicist from iRPM Pty Ltd, who gave an interesting talk on harnessing of deterministic relationships between seismic impedance properties and petrophysical interpretation that help with significant reduction of cost and time of field appraisal. The talk was accompanied by experimental results from the Wheatstone Field (North West Shelf) and the Petrel Field (Timor Sea), and the message from Wesley’s talk was do not use AVERAGES for estimating reservoir properties.

We would like to thank our four sponsors of the WA Branch Technical Series, Spectrum (Platinum), CGG (Gold), Searcher Seismic (Gold) and DUG (Gold).

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