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2023 PESA WEBINAR SERIES: Seismic Source Rock Global Tour

Tuesday, 14 November, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)

Free – $10.00

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Guest Speaker(s): Neil Hodgson (Searcher)

Neil has been exploring for oil and gas globally since 1985 with BP, BG, Premier and Matra.  For the last 10 years he has been working in Multi-Client (MC) Seismic space, putting hydrocarbon stories into MC libraries and new seismic acquisitions into good hydrocarbon stories.  Currently Neil is VP Geoscience with Searcher working Africa, Middle East and the America’s.

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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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Seismic Source Rock Global Tour

Presented by Neil Hodgson (Searcher)


“There are no source rocks south of the Walvis Ridge” was not an uncommon phrase which sounded in the industry until quite recently. This myth was finally busted in 2022 when Shell and Total Energies respectively announced the giant Graff and Venus discoveries in the Orange Basin offshore Namibia. This was the grand finale of a long-standing debate in which model and data fought a hard battle. On the one hand, there was a model that did not support the presence, quality and maturity of source rocks over oceanic crust. On the other hand, the novel approach of applying seismic source rock characterization in a frontier basin was pointing to the presence of a world class source rock generating hydrocarbons migrating into large traps (Rodriguez et al., 2023 EAGE Uruguay)

In the Loseth et al., 2011 publication“Can hydrocarbon source rocks be identified on seismic data?” compelling evidence using a significant amount of North Sea seismic and well data indicated that seismic data can be used to identify source rocks.

Using a full source rock de-risking methodology and access to a large global seismic dataset has enabled identification of source rocks on seismic. This presentation will be a guided tour around the seismic expression of source rocks in frontier basins around the world.


Tuesday, 14 November, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
Free – $10.00
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