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2023 PESA WEBINAR SERIES: Salt Tectonics in Australian Sedimentary Basins

Tuesday, 21 March, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)

Free – $10.00

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Guest Speaker(s): Chris Elders (Curtin University)

Following a recent re-organisation, similar to that which has afflicted many Earth Sciences departments in Australian universities, Chris Elders is now a humble Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and a consultant with Elders Earth Sciences.  He has worked extensively on salt structures in the Petrel Basin and Officer Basin, as well as on the widespread salt deposits in the North Sea, originally while working as an exploration geologist for Shell in the Netherlands, and subsequently at Royal Holloway in the University of London.

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This live webinar will take place at:

11am              – Perth
12.30pm       – Darwin
1pm                – Brisbane
1:30pm          – Adelaide
2pm                – Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney

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Tickets are free for members (please log in to see this) and $10 for non members.

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Salt Tectonics in Australian Sedimentary Basins

Presented by Chris Elders (Curtin University)


Interest in salt deposits in sedimentary basins has increased dramatically in recent years because of its role as a seal for potential natural hydrogen and helium accumulations, because of its potential as a site for the storage hydrogen and other gases and because of its role in the formation of sediment-hosted copper deposits.  Although salt is present in a number of Australian basins, there are relatively few studies that document the evolution of salt structures in the context of wider research that has developed rapidly over the past 20 years.

This presentation will summarise the results of a recent workshop held in Perth that examined the evolution of salt structures in the Petrel, Vulcan, Canning, Officer and Amadeus basins, placing them in the context of the broader evolution of the basins in which they occur.


Tuesday, 21 March, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
Free – $10.00
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