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PESA WA Branch October Technical Luncheon: Global Unconventional Potential at $50 Oil: The differences and challenges between North American proven unconventional systems and recognised unconventional opportunities in Australia

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:00 - 14:00

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Guest Speaker: Ian Cockerill

Ian has 17 years of experience as a geoscientist with a successful record of value creation through oil and gas discoveries, new venture development, and asset / corporate promotion. Ian has a background in geological and geophysical interpretation with experience in conventional and unconventional exploration and development projects in a wide range of geological settings. He has worked in technical positions for Hunt Oil and Apache and in executive positions for Transerv Energy, Verona Energy and TSV Montney.   Ian has recently been appointed Head of Geoscience with RISC.

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Global Unconventional Potential at $50 Oil:  The differences and challenges between North American proven unconventional systems and recognised unconventional opportunities in Australia

Ian Cockerill


2017 has seen a flourishing unconventional sector in North America.  A resurgence in drilling and asset transaction activity has led to a significant rebound in activity in North American unconventional exploration and development.  What are the global implications for this in terms of oil price and global exploration investment sentiment?  Why is Australia missing out?  What are the challenges facing Australian unconventional plays versus the more established plays in North America?  How ‘good’ are the North American plays versus those recognised in Australia?  Ian will introduce the key unconventional petroleum systems of North America and look at how the heterogeneity of the plays develop commercial ‘sweet-spots’.  Understanding play heterogeneity and the identification of ‘sweet-spots’ is critically important particularly in challenging price environments.  Reporting an impressively high hydrocarbon in-place number in your prospective unconventional play is the easy part.  Developing an estimation of ultimate recovery potential is significantly more difficult.  Spatial analysis techniques and methodologies can be used to identify unconventional sweet-spots and quantify recovery potential in pervasive unconventional systems.  Come and see how.


$66 for PESA Members (early bird price)
$99 for non members
$77 for all PESA members who book after 16th October
$33 for students (early bird price)
$48 for retired members (early bird price)

Early bird closes Monday 16th October 5pm, all registration close Tuesday 17th October 5pm.


Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 - 14:00


Parmelia HIlton
14 Mill Street, Perth, WA 6000 Australia


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