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PESA QLD: Evening Technical Meeting, 19th April – Dr Nick Lee

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 17:00 - 18:30

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Guest Speaker: Dr Nick Lee

A petroleum geoscientist by background, Nick currently leads QGC’s Subsurface department, where a large group of reservoir engineers, production geoscientists, petrophysicists and production technologists work collaboratively with the wider upstream organisation to support exploration, development and production of coal-seam gas in the Surat Basin. Nick has spent his entire career in upstream oil and gas and has worked on projects & assets across the exploration to production lifecycle, from Arctic Alaska to Australia, both onshore and offshore, and from ultra HPHT to low pressure onshore gas. He holds a Ph.D. in petroleum geoscience from Imperial College London and has been employed by Anadarko Petroleum Corp., BG Group & Shell.

This month, PESA QLD is very excited to bring you a presentation by Dr Nick Lee from Shell Australia.
Based in Brisbane, Nick is the subsurface manager for Shell’s QGC project.  Nick will be presenting his insights on managing technical hurdles in delivering a world-class CSG – LNG mega project.

PESA QLD is also delighted to be hosting the first Evening technical meeting for 2018.  Last year’s trial of this evening format received rousing feedback from members, and as such, PESA QLD will be hosting a mixture of evening events alongside the more traditionally offered lunchtime technical talk events.

Please note the new venue below.

Fit for the Future? Some reflections on work flows and data collection in the post-mega project era
Bar 127 & Bistro, 127 Charlotte Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Date & Time:
19th April 2018,    5:00pm
(Presentation Commences 5:30 pm)
Presentation Abstract:
Whilst the past decade has seen Australia’s East Coast coal seam gas production transformed from a local domestic contributor to a major supplier in global markets, the transition has not been without challenge. The industry as a whole faces new challenges in the ‘lower for longer’ era in the quest to remain both competitive and affordable.
What does this mean for the technical petroleum engineering community working to deliver the production promise from the CBM-LNG mega project era and now considering how to make new developments attractive in this new and very different era?
This talk will offer some personal reflections and argue for a simpler, more efficient approach in tune with the cost-conscious environment we are now in. These approaches may be less dominated by country-scale reservoir models, and should seek to learn the lessons from empirical production data that can now provide a more credible and informed insight into expected future production performance than poorly calibrated numerical reservoir models ever could. The focus should be on developing simple tools created on the desk top to inform the next tranche of development decisions and to support efficient production delivery from existing projects into the decades ahead. The benefit: lower costs, quicker decisions, and ensuring the petroleum engineering community retains relevance in the un-folding journey to develop East Coast gas.


Tickets can be purchased below.


Please note:
– Ticket pricing includes technical presentation, drink tokens and a selection of canapés
– Early bird pricing will remain available up until Monday 16th April, 12:00 Midday.



Thursday, April 19, 2018
17:00 - 18:30


Bar 127 & Bistro
127 Charlotte Street, Brisbane QLD, Brisbane 4000 Australia
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Registration Details

Ticket Type Name Price Quantity
Members (Late)
$35.00Sold Out!
Non Members (Late)
$45.00Sold Out!
Retired / Student
$15.00Sold Out!