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PESA QLD 2018 Symposium

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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Welcome to the 2018 PESA QLD Symposium webpage

PESA QLD’s annual Symposium, a full day event which highlights petroleum exploration and production activity in Queensland. This is a popular event which often draws a sizeable crowd of delegates from industry, academia and government sectors.

Local and International specialist speakers will present a series of short presentations focussed on exploration and production activity, from a technical, economic and social perspective.

Exhibitor booths will also be available, with attendees able to interact directly with exhibitors.

The PESA QLD symposium is being held on Thursday 6th September, 2018 at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane.


Bookings for PESA Symposium are NOW OPEN!
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Sponsorship is currently open for the 2018 PESA QLD Symposium.
If you or your company are interested to sponsor this event, please click here to view the sponsorship opportunities being offered.
If you are interested in booking an exhibitor booth, please find details here.

2018 PESA QLD Symposium


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Event Details:


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Bank, Brisbane
Queensland Australia

Date & Time

Thursday 6th September, 2018
Registrations open at 08:30 am, with opening remarks commencing 9:00 am

Schedule of Events:

08:30 – 09:00


Session 1
09:00 – 10:20
Rachel Kieft
President, PESA QLD
Opening remarks
Rachael Cronin
Department of Natural Resources and Mines and Energy
Address from the Deputy Director-General, Minerals and Energy Resources
Stephen Kelemen
Deputy Chair – Petroleum, Queensland Exploration Council
Queensland Resources and Exploration Gateway
Justin Gorton
Director, Basin Studies
Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ)
Department of Natural Resources and Mines and Energy
The evolving role of the GSQ in the resources life cycle


Morning Tea
10:20 – 11:00


Session 2
11:00 – 12:15

Session sponsored by Senex Energy
Paul Balfe
ACIL Allen Consulting
Eastern Australia Gas Supply Review: where will the new supply come from?
James Plumb
Carter Newell Lawyers
The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism – what was that all about?
Anna Koscianski
Senex Energy
Project Atlas – Development in the Fast Lane


Lunch and Poster Session
12:15 – 13:15


Session 3
13:15 – 14:45

Session sponsored by Stantec
Paul Henson
Geoscience Australia
Exploring for the Future – Discovering the South Nicolson Basin region
Bronwyn Camac
Cooper Basin Deep Coal – The New Unconventional Paradigm: Deepest Producing Coals in Australia
Alex Bruce
Toolebuc’king the Trend in Southwest Queensland


Afternoon Tea
14:45 – 15:15


Session 4
15:15 – 16:45

Session sponsored by In Gauge
Peter Crosdale
Use of Programmed Pyrolysis Techniques (RockEval) in Assessing Hydrocarbon Potential of Old (Precambrian) Rocks
Fiaz Mohinudeen
Source to Reservoir Solution
Impacts of thermal history and maceral composition on Walloons coal seam gas system
Melanie Fitzell
Comet Ridge
Comet Ridge – Exploration Update


Closing Remarks
16:30 – 16:45
Sam Ware
Symposium Chair, and Vice President, PESA QLD


Farewell drinks in Foyer
16:45 – 17:45

Registration and Ticketing:

Bookings for PESA Symposium are NOW OPEN!
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Ice Breaker Social Networking Evening – 5th September, 5:00 – 8:00pm:

PESA QLD are hosting an Ice-Breaker networking event on the evening before the Symposium.
The venue for this event is the Southbank Beer Garden, only a short walk from the Convention Centre.
Tickets for this event can be booked below. A selection of Drinks and Canapes are included in the ticket price.

Standard Ticket Pricing:
PESA Members – $30
Non-Members – $40

Venue: South Bank Beer Garden
Address: 30BA Stanley Plaza, South Brisbane South Bank
Commencing 5:00pm


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Thursday, September 6, 2018


Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia


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