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PESA QLD Technical Lunch & AGM – March 30, 2016

Thursday, March 30 @ 12:15 - 14:00


Guest Speaker: Mr Henk van Paridon

Mr Henk van Paridon is a geophysicist with over 30 years of experience and has been working as an independent consultant for the last 20 years. He studied at the University of Adelaide and the Queensland University of
He is the principal geophysicist at Energeo Pty Ltd, a geophysical consultancy providing advice to the coal, CSG and petroleum industries. He is an expert in land seismic acquisition and interpretation with broad experience across a number of basins. He has consulted widely; from companies looking at continuous gas plays at 3000m in the southern Bowen Basin to advising on seismic methods for open cut mining.
In addition to his consulting business, Henk also provides training and mentoring services. Nearly 300 students have attended his seismic workshops over the last 6 years.
He is a former president of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and former editor of its bimonthly magazine, Preview.

ATTENTION! This event has been postponed, and a replacement speaker has been substituted in its place for the same time and venue.

For details of the replacement speaker, please follow the link here




Topic:                          Coal Seismic Is Not Easy!

Speaker:                     Mr Henk van Paridon

Venue:                         Royal on the Park Hotel, Cnr Alice and Albert Streets, Brisbane QLD 4000

Date & Time:             30th March 2017,    12:15 pm



Seismic data from eastern Australian basins are dominated by coal reflectors. Coals are flat lying and go on forever what could be easier?
There is a lot of complexity in coal seams that coal geologists have known about forever, and that petroleum geologists are now coming to grips with. At the coal mine level, geologists are interested in the seams themselves, whereas conventional petroleum geologists are more interested in what’s happening between the coals.

This presentation will focus on the kind of information that is available from high-resolution 3D seismic for underground coal mining and compare it with the same geology at depths of over 2000m. The physics of coal reflectivity will be examined but no equations will used.


Important Notes:

The PESA QLD Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held before the commencement of the technical talk.


PESA QLD is running a Geomechanics Short Course in parallel with this Technical Lunch.  Attendees of this Short Course qualify for a discounted ticket rate.  Please see ticketing options below for further details.  For further details about the Geomechanics Short Course, please click HERE


Thursday, March 30
12:15 - 14:00


Royal on the Park
Corner Alice and Albert Streets, Brisbane QLD, 4000
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Registration Details

Ticket Type Name Price Quantity
Short Course Attendees (PESA Members Only)
If you are booked in for the Tingay Geomechanics Course which is being run in parallel, AND you are a PESA Member, then you qualify for a special discounted ticket price!
$35.00Sold Out!
Short Course Attendees who are not PESA Members qualify for Member prices for the Technical Lunch
$50.00Sold Out!
$70.00Sold Out!
Members (Late)
$70.00Sold Out!
Non-Members (Late)
$90.00Sold Out!
Retired or Student Members
$25.00Sold Out!
Talk Only - No charge
Free!Sold Out!