The PESA SA/NT Branch has played a drum roll and announced the winners of the Branch’s two research prizes for 2021.
PESA Branch Activities
Once again, the Queensland Branch has held its Christmas Lunch on the first Friday of December. A good crowd enjoyed the new venue on the Pool Terrace at the Brisbane Hilton on a typical summer day after seemingly endless rain in the weeks before.
88 people attended the WA October evening talk on the prospectivity of the Perth Basin. This talk was given by Simon Molyneux at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Adelaide Terrace.
Just shy of 100 people showed up to the new WA Museum Boola Bardip for an evening of networking and looking at rocks.
The “origins” gallery was open for members to view before and during the event. This contained an amazing collection of meteorites, a whole area dedicated to stromatolites, and many displays of rocks and minerals. This included the very photogenic thin section tunnel, which is prominent in the photos shown here.
A raffle was held to raise money to supplement...
The recent WA golf day at Joondalup Resort was a wonderful way to round up the year. Below is the gallery of some of the most memorable shots.
For details on the event, visit the event page.
Fortunately the forecasts of +40 degree heat on the day of our golf event were unfounded, and everyone enjoyed the day, which actually only maxed out at 33 degrees.
There was lots of fun on course, with the charity hole being run by the committee. Plenty of balls got lost down into the quarry...
Andrew Pitchford, GM Subsurface and Phil Woods, Senior Geophysicist from Western Gas presented their latest findings of the Sasanof Prospect in block WA-519-P, to a sell out crowd at The George in the CBD. The Mentorc Gas discovery by HESS Australia (now Western Gas) opened up the Barrow Delta Topset stratigraphic play to more exploration in the Northern Carnarvon Basin. Mentorc, up to 30% porosity and 12 Darcy permeability, is fill to spill and Sasanof may be where all the spilling gas is...
By Dr. Simon Brealey
As is becoming traditional, stalwart devotees of the terroir of the McLaren Vale Wine Region (yes, it’s a bona fide appellation) gathered under a darkening sky in late September to receive the wisdom and tasting notes of Professor Alan Collins of Adelaide University.
Picking up stragglers as we headed south on the 40-minute drive we examined the beautifully-produced geological maps kindly provided by the Dept. Mines (or whatever they were called last week) and...