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PESA QLD : Technical Luncheon, 21st June – David Lowry

Thursday, June 21 @ 12:15 - 14:00

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Guest Speaker: Mr David Lowry

David Lowry has an MSc (Hons) from Auckland University and has worked as a field geologist for Geological Survey WA, as a well site geologist, and as an exploration geologist for WAPET, Lasmo, Sagasco and Origin Energy. He now consults from his home in the bush.

Particular interests are prospect risk analysis, seals, geochemistry, and hole stability. Peripheral interests have included speleology, ocean cruising and redclaw aquaculture.

The current talk improves and expands on his APPEA 2011 publication.
See www.lowryresources.com.au


This month, PESA QLD is delighted to bring you a presentation from Mr David Lowry.
Mr Lowry has been a familiar face at many PESA functions over the years, having previously taught at PESA sponsored short-courses and presenting at PESA technical lunches.
This month, Members are lucky enough to hear David’s insights into structuring and hydrocarbon generation within the Eromanga Basin.  This talk is the culmination of many years of research, and Members with a keen interest in innovative exploration strategies are sure to learn from David’s wealth of knowledge.


The Technical Lunch will be held at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel, in the “Victoria’s Room” with access from the Hilton Main Foyer on level 6.
For detailed directions, see explanation below.
Please note the new Early Bird ticket pricing cutoff times described below.


Queensland’s Eromanga Oil – Where did it go?
Hilton Hotel Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Victoria’s Room, Access from Level 6. (Detailed directions below)
Date & Time:
Thursday, 21st June 2018,    12:15 pm

For Members who are interested to see Mr Lowry’s powerpoint presentation, David has kindly made it available for download:
Link here

Presentation Abstract:
Peak generation of oil in the Eromanga Basin happened in the Cretaceous – around 90 Ma. But the basin has since undergone regional warping and stripping prior to the Eocene, followed by local compressional folding in the Miocene. Modern structure is thus a poor guide to migration at peak generation.

Careful manipulation of sonic logs allows stripping estimates leading to structure maps restored to maximum Cretaceous burial. These maps allow determination of drainage areas and routes.

Maturity modelling of wells reveals the location of kitchens and suggests rough estimates of volumes expelled. Previous publications of maturity maps and models have largely neglected the evidence for stripping and the models are a poor basis for exploration. The location of kitchens is not restricted to areas of current deep burial. For example the enigmatic oil occurrence at Corona-1 comes from a small shallow Birkhead kitchen made mature by 700 m of former extra burial and a very high heat flow.

The work has the potential to inspire further exploration by reducing charge risk of prospects in areas presently neglected.


Tickets can be purchased below.
Please be advised of the early bird cutoff date.
Early bird pricing will remain available up until Wednesday 13th June, 5:00 PM after which, standard pricing will come into effect.


Victoria’s Room can be accessed by two means.  Detailed directions are below:
1) Entry from Queen Street Mall
Enter the lifts located just to the left of Mick O’Malley’s Irish Pub, and take the lifts to Level 6.  Once you exit the lifts, Victoria’s Room is immediately to the left.
2) Entry from Elizabeth Street
Enter the foyer located on 190 Elizabeth Street, and take the lifts to level 6 (Main Foyer).  Victoria’s Room is located in the back of the main foyer towards the right as you walk past Vintaged Restaurant.


Thursday, June 21
12:15 - 14:00


Hilton Brisbane City
190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD, Brisbane 4000 Australia


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