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PESA NSW April 2018 Technical Lunch & AGM

Tuesday, April 10 @ 12:00 - 14:00

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Guest Speaker: Lloyd White

Lloyd White joined the University of Wollongong as a Lecturer in Geology in January 2017. Before moving to Wollongong, Lloyd enjoyed four years in the UK, working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the oil-industry funded Southeast Asia Research Group at Royal Holloway University of London. Lloyd ran the research group’s activities in West Papua and worked on a series of other projects in other parts of SE Asia. Before the UK, Lloyd was based in Canberra – first as a Research Geoscientist with Geoscience Australia (2006–2008). He later moved to the Australian National University to commence PhD studies and a postdoctoral fellowship (2008–2012). His work at Geoscience Australia mainly involved mapping the structural architecture of Australia’s southern margin basins and cataloguing offshore dredge samples. His PhD and earlier postdoctoral work involved: developing plate reconstructions of Gondwana’s break-up, investigating large-scale structural controls on Cu and Au deposits in New Guinea, investigating the tectonic evolution of the Himalaya and understanding the intricacies of zircon U-Pb geochronology.

PESA NSW Technical Lunch & AGM Tuesday 10th April 2018

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The 2018 PESA NSW Branch AGM will be held prior to the presentation. The requisite AGM governance documents will be available soon. If you are interested in volunteering this year, please contact the secretary below.

Committee nomination forms can be downloaded here.

The 2017 Annual Report will be available soon.

The 2017 AGM Minutes and 2018 AGM agenda will be available soon.

Unravelling the tectonic and paleogeographic history of West Papua through detailed field studies

Lloyd White

West Papua (formally part of what was known as Irian Jaya) remains a largely frontier region for hydrocarbon exploration – despite a long-history of production in the Bintuni and Salawati basins. West Papua has also marked the boundary between the Australian and Pacific plates for millions of year – this combined with the region being covered by dense tropical rainforest means that it is a remarkable, yet challenging place to investigate. This talk will present the outcomes of field and geochronological investigations conducted by the speaker and several PhD students over the past five years. This includes work that demonstrates rapid switching between stress states at the plate boundary as well as recently revised paleogeographic maps. The talk will also show that field-based geological studies can be used as a means to understand the timing of regional tectonic events imaged in offshore seismic data and can be used to better understand broader petroleum systems, particularly in terms of understanding sediment supply to Australia’s northern margin during the Mesozoic.

Date & Time:      
Tuesday 10th April, 12pm for a 12:30pm start.

PESA Members:                               $50.00 (Members must Log on to the PESA website to see the member prices)

Non-members:                                 $75.00

PESA Students Members:              $10.00 (Members must Log on to the PESA website to see the member prices)

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW

Bookings close Thursday 5th April 2018 for venue and catering purposes.



Tuesday, April 10
12:00 - 14:00


Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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+61 2 9284 1000


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