YPP monthly lunch informal networking series

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PESA WA’s Young Petroleum Professional Chapter  (YPP)  launched its new Lunch Social Catch-up Series, with the first catch-up kicked off on Friday 14 September at Cloisters Food Hall in Perth CBD. In attendance there were nine young professionals, who are very aspiring individuals with experience ranging from freshly graduated to over 5 years in the industry, giving a great range of knowledge and opportunities for the new professionals to discuss career progression and gain insight from the more seasoned within the group. Various companies in the industry were represented in this gathering: TGS, Santos, Discover Geoscience, Murphy Oil, Chemostrat and Carnarvon. It was great to see a…

PESA – ASEG WA Mentoring Program Session

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Simon Molyneux facilitated the September interactive session, reminding participants of the mentoring program objectives. The outcome mid-program tracking session was to check-in, invigorate and energise the mentor-mentee partnerships and the Mentimeter was a great way to assess mentors and mentees’ satisfaction. When asked on program satisfaction, mentees scored an average of 4.5/5 out of 15 responses and mentors scored an average of 3.4/5 out of 12 responses. Most mentors and mentees have met 3 to 4 times which includes the kick-off and mid-program tracking sessions. Ideally, mentors and mentees should consider catching-up at least once a month.  The informal setting of cafes and licensed…

Cairn evaluating FPSO tender bids for SNE

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Cairn Energy is assessing tender responses for the FPSO facility and subsea infrastructure for its SNE field development, offshore Senegal, ahead of the front end engineering and design (FEED) phase planned for the fourth quarter of this year. Cairn, as operator, has a 40% working interest in three blocks offshore Senegal (Sangomar Deep, Sangomar Offshore and Rufisque Offshore) alongside partners, Woodside 35% WI, FAR 15% WI, and the Senegal National Oil Company, Petrosen 10% WI, which has the right to increase its equity to 18% on development. Cairn announced that approval for the exploitation plan submission and approval was on…

TGS announces new 3D multi-client survey off West Africa

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Norwegian geoscientist data company TGS has announced that it will commence a new 3D multi-client in West Africa in the early fourth quarter of this year. TGS said that Jaan, a fully harmonized 3D multi-client project, will cover the southern portion of the MSGBC Basin from northern Senegal, through Gambia and the AGC zone into Guinea-Bissau and down to the Guinea transform fault. The project will consist of 11,135 square kilometres of new acquisition complemented by the reprocessing and full stack merging of existing multi-client 3D. The new data will be acquired using triple source broadband acquisition. Once complete, the…

CGG’s MotionMap UK Data ‘Enhances Ground Risk Reports of Terrafirma Search’

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High-precision ground stability measurements from CGG’s recently released MotionMap UK database will now be used to enhance the specialist ground risk reports of Terrafirma Search, the UK’s leading independent advisor on ground hazards. After signing a multi-year agreement with CGG, Terrafirma becomes one of the first UK companies to include the latest-generation MotionMap UK data, which reveals millimeter-scale changes in ground and building heights, in their suite of geological, geotechnical and environmental services. The MotionMap UK data will enhance the insight, risk ratings and professional recommendations of Terrafirma’s property and land reports used by professionals to identify, assess, manage and…

PESA WA Branch Evening Lecture Series

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In addition to the successful PESA WA Branch Technical Luncheon Series held this year, the Evening Lecture Series has been going very well too. Our Evening Lecture Series is a great platform for networking over canapes and drinks accompanied by a technical talk in a very relaxed environment. The event usually starts around 5.30pm at The Georges Hotel. The first evening lecture that PESA WA hosted this year was on 17 April with Chris Cubitt as the guest lecturer. His topic was on the “Drill cuttings, core, wireline and seismic – a match made in heaven!” and the event was…

PESA WA August Luncheon – Evolution of “Tres Hombres”

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PESA WA Branch hosted Chris Hurren from BHB Billiton, with special gratitude to our four technical series sponsors, to talk our members through the evolution of the large mid-crustal “Tres Hombres” structure within the northern Beagle Sub-basin, offshore WA. Three enigmatic circular structures in the outer part of the Beagle sub-basin, known as the three brothers, or possibly named after the album of the same name by ZZ Top, have attracted passing interest and quite a bit of head scratching in the past based on some rather sparse 2D seismic lines. Now that they are beautifully imaged on the TGS’s…

Semester BBQ event at Curtin University

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On Wednesday August 22, PESA WA branch teamed up with the Curtin Geology Society (GEOS) to host a barbeque for students. The aim of the event was to improve understanding between students and PESA in an informal setting accompanied with food and drinks, and generate awareness of the society within the greater Curtin geology cohort. The attendees were predominantly undergraduates who were unaware of PESA but very interactive as they were keen to know more about PESA’s activities. The expressions of interests to join PESA with a free student membership were great and we could get valuable feedback on the…

Oil and gas fuels Australia’s growth and exports

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New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data highlights the important contribution the oil and gas industry and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are playing in supporting the ongoing growth of Australia’s economy. Oil and gas extraction value-added figures increased by 10.8 per cent in 2017-18 compared with 2016-17, to reach a record $30 billion, according to ABS figures from Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Jun 2018. APPEA Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts said: “The latest ABS data reaffirms how significant LNG exports are for sustaining Australia’s economic growth and prosperity – these exports are a vital source…

Oil Spill Response achieves first air transport of fully-assembled capping stack

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Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) has reached another important milestone in the development of its subsea capping and containment response capabilities – successfully completing an air transport test flight of a fully assembled subsea capping stack for the first time. OSRL said the newly demonstrated capability has the potential to significantly reduce capping stack mobilisation times, and represents the realisation of a key objective for the company and all those involved in its Subsea Well Intervention Services (SWIS). Matt Clements, OSRL’s director of SWIS, commented: “At OSRL, part of our mission is to constantly identify new ways to better support…

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