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PESA WA Branch August Technical Luncheon: Petroleum prospectivity of Cainozoic to recent volcanism in offshore Vietnam and Australia

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 12:00 - 14:00

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Guest Speaker: John D. Gorter

John Gorter is a geologist with 45 years’ experience in the petroleum exploration industry.  He has worked across all Australian petroleum basins and has also significant overseas experience in unconventional exploration.  He has worked for large international companies, including Exxon and Eni, and also for mid-tier Australia exploration companies.  John‘s leadership experience includes Chief Geologist for 3 different companies and also Exploration Manager at Hardy Petroleum.  John’s career profile includes extensive exploration assessments, geological leadership positions, authorship of many papers, and industry and conference awards.  He earned his PhD from the University of New South Wales in 1991 and gained his BSc Honours from the Australian National University in 1972.

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Petroleum prospectivity of Cainozoic to Recent volcanism in offshore Vietnam and Australia

John D. Gorter

Observations of volcanic facies in onshore basaltic strata may be transferable to petroleum exploration of offshore volcanic edifices revealed by seismic surveying and limited drilling of petroleum test wells. This study will use porosity networks observed in southern onshore Vietnamese volcanic facies and offshore 2D and 3D seismic surveys to suggest that deliberate targeting of volcanic edifices offshore Vietnam and the South China may result in the discovery of additional economic hydrocarbon accumulations. Using this Vietnamese experience coupled with an extensive literature, from overseas and locally, the prospectivity of volcanoes in the Australian offshore is examined and some broad observations advanced.


$66 for PESA Members (early bird price)
$99 for non members
$77 for all PESA members who book after 14th August
$33 for students (early bird price)
$48 for retired members (early bird price)

Early bird closes Monday 14th August 5pm, all registration close Tuesday 15th August 5pm.


Thursday, August 17, 2017
12:00 - 14:00


Parmelia HIlton
14 Mill Street, Perth, WA 6000 Australia


PESA Western Australia
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