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PESA WA: Giant gas fields of the greater North West Shelf Core Workshop

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 08:00 - 16:00

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Giant gas fields of the greater NWS core workshop 15th and 16th November 2018

PESA WA Branch is pleased to advise that the Giant Gas Fields of the Greater NWS Core Workshop will be held over two days in September 2016

Venue:        DMP Core Library, 37 Harris St Carlisle

Dates:         Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018

Time:           8.00am – 4.00pm

Cost:           PESA member $600/ Non member $900/ Student member $200 (limited to 4 student places)

Catering:     Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided.

Who should attend?

E&P geoscientists, sedimentologists, petrophysicists, engineers, academics and geoscience students who wish to view and discuss continental scale sedimentological and stratigraphic controls on hydrocarbon productivity.
Restricted concession places are available to full-time students and academics. Participants are urged to register early to avoid disappointment.

Workshop Objectives

The attendee will view and understand the depositional processes interpreted from extensively cored reservoir sections in the Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic reservoirs from fluvial, coastal-deltaic and shelf depositional systems of the Greater North West Shelf of Australia.

Workshop Core Materials

This two-day course will focus on 1000m of core from Triassic and Jurassic reservoirs, from fluvial, coastal-deltaic and shelf depositional systems (Mungaroo, Brigadier & Legendre Formations). Experts will guide four groups of up to 10 participants through suites of cores in half-day intervals. Three of the four main core suites come from fields of the Rankin Trend, North West Shelf Australia, a Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic fluvial to marine progression. The fourth suite is also Middle Jurassic marine but from the Sunrise-Troubadour field approximately 1,500 kilometres to the northeast to give a continental scale comparison. Highlights are fluvial facies including palaeosols, coastal and shallow marine to offshore facies. Ichnological, biostratigraphic, and gas productivity controls will be covered. This workshop is a rare, excellent opportunity for to view and discuss stratigraphic controls on hydrocarbon productivity.
A soft-bound course workbook will be supplied but participants need to bring their own hand lens, grainsize chart, sketch pad, pencils and ruler.
Conditions in the GSWA core library are often quite cold during September and attendees are advised to bring several layers of clothing.

Key topics to be addressed

Fluvial systems including channel belt complexes and palaeosols, coastal systems including tidal flats, tidal bars and mouth bars, delta to shoreface systems with incised valley complexes, tidal and mouth bar systems, ichnology and biostratigraphy guidance on each system, and gas productivity controls and reservoir modelling issues.

PESA gratefully acknowledges the assistance and co-operation from the Department of Mines and Petroleum Core Library to allow this workshop to take place.

Workshop Leaders

Robert Seggie, Woodside
Robert Seggie is Geology Advisor with Woodside Energy, and has over 35 years experience as a petroleum geologist. He has also worked for  BHP, Oil Company of Australia, Santos, his own consultancy and government. His expertise includes structural and stratigraphic analysis for research, exploration and development, as well as seismic stratigraphy, hydrodynamics, field appraisal and development plus CBM. For the last two decades he has focussed on applying the integration of high-resolution core-based sedimentology with sequence stratigraphy to reservoir management, and more recently to exploration, publishing and giving in-house and external industry courses.

Professor Bruce Ainsworth, Chevron Australia
Bruce Ainsworth is a reservoir modeller and stratigrapher on the Wheatstone Subsurface Team with Chevron Australia. He has 25 years industry-related, international research and practical experience having worked as a Research Geologist at Shell Research Laboratories in Holland and a Development Geologist with Shell operating companies in Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. From 2007-2013 he was the South Australian State Professor of Petroleum Geology at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. He has niche expertise in sedimentology, seismic and sequence stratigraphy and the application of the inherent uncertainties in these data and interpretations to multiple scenario three-dimensional reservoir modelling. Bruce has a BSc from Imperial College, London, UK, an MSc from McMaster University, Canada, and a PhD from the University of Liverpool, UK.

Professor Peter McCabe, University of Adelaide

Professor Peter McCabe is the South Australian State Chair of Petroleum Geology and is Head of School at the Australian School of Petroleum at the University of Adelaide. He has over 30 years experience and has extensive knowledge of global coal, oil and natural gas resources and the relevant science and technologies for exploration, development and environmental protection. His expertise includes resource assessment, sequence stratigraphy, clastic sedimentology and basin development.  Before joining the University of Adelaide, Peter had worked in a number of industry, government and academic research organisations in the UK, Canada, the USA and Australia.

 Dr Simon Lang,  Chevron Petroleum
Dr Simon Lang has been the co-ordinator for Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Analysis, Woodside Energy, and has over 25 years professional experience with expertise in geological mapping, basin analysis, reservoir sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy. His projects have included studies of modern and ancient fluvial, coastal, deltaic and deepwater reservoir analogues in Australasia, South-East Asia, Spain and western Siberia; applied studies of hydrocarbon-bearing fields from around the world, and studies in CO2 sequestration. In early 2013 he joined Chevron Petroleum based in Houston. Working with the Seismic Geomorphology team on a global scope of projects as a consulting senior stratigrapher (Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, New Zealand, West Shetlands, USA), as well as providing training courses in stratigraphy & seismic stratigraphy, and field courses co-led with Henry Posamentier in Chiang Mai, Thailand. in 2015 returned to Perth and joined Chevron Australia as Geologic Services Manager”


If you are between jobs and might be struggling to meet the course costs, please contact WA-president@pesa.com.au


Friday, November 24, 2017
08:00 - 16:00


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