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PESA SA/NT Technical Luncheon, Thursday 27 July 2017: Australian Exploration Review 2016

Thursday, July 27 @ 12:00 - 14:00

Guest Speaker: Dr Steve Mackie

Dr Steve Mackie (Geosim Consulting) has a BSc, MBA and PhD together with 40 years’ experience in the upstream petroleum industry functioning in both regional and field specific geoscience and engineering in both senior technical and executive roles.  As well as running his own successful consultancy he has worked for multinationals and local explorers.  He has been forming, managing and developing asset teams, including virtual teams, associated with exploration and development geoscience for the last 20 years.  He is an adjunct at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide; vice chairman of the Advisory Board to the Australian School of Petroleum; chairman of the APPEA Technical Program Committee; editor of the APPEA Journal (2009 – 2016).  Steve is the Immediate Past President of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) and a distinguished lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE – 2016/17 season).  He is an honorary member of APPEA and an active member of SPE, AAPG and EAGE.

PESA SA/NT Technical Luncheon

Australian Exploration Review 2016

When: Thursday 27th July, 12pm for 12:30

Where: Club Braggs at The Public Schools Club, 207 East Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Speaker:
Dr Steve Mackie, Geosim Consulting

In 2016, explorers in Australia were called upon to demonstrate realistic optimism.  The year clearly demonstrated that during an industry contraction, such as that seen by the upstream oil and gas industry since the oil price crash of late 2014, near field conventional exploration still produces discoveries.  These include Shefu, Muruk, Davis, Outtrim and Spartan.  Amungee NW demonstrated unconventional gas flows in the Beetaloo Basin.  As usual new reservoirs are discovered in appraisal programs such as at Roc and Phoenix South.

Exploration lows, however, were the general mood with the inevitable unsuccessful wells, decreases in permit awards and associated work programmes, the general low level of drilling activity both offshore and onshore, frustrations at approval delays and constraints and the still contracting business environment.

This PESA review looks in detail at the trends and highlights for oil and gas exploration both onshore and offshore Australia during 2016; not just outcomes with the drill bit, but also leading industry health indicators such as drilling, seismic data acquisition and permit awards. It also seeks to be insightful and to make conclusions about the condition of oil and gas exploration in Australia, as well as comment on future implications for the industry.

Dr Steve Mackie (Geosim Consulting) has a BSc, MBA and PhD together with 40 years’ experience in the upstream petroleum industry functioning in both regional and field specific geoscience and engineering in both senior technical and executive roles.  As well as running his own successful consultancy he has worked for multinationals and local explorers.  He has been forming, managing and developing asset teams, including virtual teams, associated with exploration and development geoscience for the last 20 years.  He is an adjunct at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide; vice chairman of the Advisory Board to the Australian School of Petroleum; chairman of the APPEA Technical Program Committee; editor of the APPEA Journal (2009 – 2016).  Steve is the Immediate Past President of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) and a distinguished lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE – 2016/17 season).  He is an honorary member of APPEA and an active member of SPE, AAPG and EAGE.

In addition to lunch, Club Bragg’s great range of drinks will be on offer:
Coopers – pale ale, sparkling ale, stout, mid strength and light.

Goodiesons – brown ale, pilsner, malboc, wheat, stout, red ale, pale ale
West End – Draught
Kersbrook Hills – Cider
House wine: GMH Shiraz and 90 mile Sav Blanc

Please note that bookings will close at 5pm on Monday 24th July.

Details

Date:
Thursday, July 27
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
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Venue

Club Bragg’s at the Public Schools Club
207 East Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
Phone:
82233213
Website:
http://www.publicschoolsclub.com.au/