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October 2019

Thursday, 31 October, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Technical Luncheon, Thursday 31st October – Enabling a CCS industry through research at the CO2CRC National Otway Research Facility

SA/NT

PESA SA/NT October Technical Luncheon Enabling a CCS industry through research at the CO2CRC National Otway Research Facility When: Thursday 31st October, 12pm for 12:30 Where: Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide Speakers: Matthias Rabb (CO2CRC) The CO2CRC Otway Research Facility is Australia’s first demonstration of carbon capture and storage. The Otway Research Facility was established in 2007 to demonstrate scientific, technical, legal, regulatory and social aspects of successfully operating a CCS project. The facility is also globally unique as it has its own…

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November 2019

Friday, 1 November, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
South Australia Drill Core Reference Library, 5 Tonsley Boulevard, Clovelly Park
Adelaide, South Australia 5042 Australia

PESA SA/NT Field Trip: South Australia Drill Core Reference Library, Friday 1st November

SA/NT

PESA SA/NT Field Trip: South Australia Drill Core Reference Library Tour and Core Workshop Following the success of the 2017 & 2018 events, PESA SA/NT is pleased to announce this year’s half-day field trip to the South Australia Drill Core Reference Library in Tonsley on Friday 1st November, 12.30 – 4pm. South Australia’s new drill core library at Tonsley opened in 2016. It provides state of the art drill core storage, viewing and analysis in a custom designed facility. This half day…

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Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT – November 2019: Joint Technical Evening Talk

Our usual techniques for the identification of faults have left a gap in our understanding of the role that faults play in the subsurface. When dealing with reservoirs, especially matrix-producing reservoirs, we usually practice 'fault & fracture denial' and spend little time in mapping smaller-scale faults in the early exploration, appraisal and development phases.

We typically only focus on faults once drilling and production performance presents us with unexpected results, such as fluid losses and geomechanical problems during drilling, or reservoir compartmentalisation, water (or gas) channeling along fault planes or cross-flow between wells or zones.

This approach has resulted in problems in many reservoirs around the world, e.g. costly drilling issues, sub-optimal field developments, production deferrals, facility constraints, costly field re-developments incl. well work-overs and infill well drilling, and have even caused uneconomic fields.

Structural compartmentalisation has e.g. been found to be the number one risk to field developments in the North Sea.

The methods that we have employed in the past have led to a systematic under-sampling of smaller-scale fault populations in our fields, and through this to the systematic under-estimation of the effects and risks that faults can pose on the successful drilling, exploration and production of resources.

New seismic techniques in the identification of small-scale faults have shown in recent years that every well penetrates multiple small-scale faults in the subsurface, without these usually being identified through other methods. These intersections can result in many observations in wells – fluid losses during drilling, borehole stability issues, flow enhancement through natural fracture production (sweet spots), cross-flow between zones and wells, premature water production through fault channeling, and others.   Faults always affect and in fact channel fluid flow, either parallel to the fault plane when a fault is sealing (compartmentalisation), or directly along the fault plane when the fault is open.

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Sunday, 10 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Long Shot Coffee Shop, 50 Patapinda Rd
Old Norlunga, South Australia 5168 Australia

PESA SA/NT Field Trip: Old Noarlunga Sunday 10th November 2019

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PESA SA/NT Field Trip: Old Noarlunga Sunday 10th November 2019 PESA SA/NT is pleased to announce a new geological fieldtrip to Old Noarlunga on Sunday 10th November, 10.00 – 12.30 expertly led by David Grybowski The charming old town of Old Noarlunga (only a 40 minute drive south of Adelaide) is situated on a point bar of the Onkaparinga River. The riverbank allows us to examine cliff face exposures of rocks associated with the Ochre Cove-Clarendon Fault and the Noarlunga…

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Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 @ 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Technical Evening Talk, Wednesday, 20th November: History of the Bauer Field – A case study on the Cooper Basin

PESA SA/NT November Evening Talk  History of the Bauer Field - A case study on the Cooper Basin The production history from the Bauer field in the Cooper basin is a great example of how the hydrocarbon potential of low relief structures can be underestimated. The talk comprises all the different approaches since the initial discovery to the current development phase, which have been taking place in order to gain better understanding of the Bauer field, to maximise the opportunities and…

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Tuesday, 26 November, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, 28 November, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
TBA

PESA SA/NT Training Course – Sequence Stratigraphy

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PESA SA/NT Training Course Sequence Stratigraphy When: Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th November Presenter: Rob Kirk The course will be looking at seismic and well facies, in both clastics and carbonates, within a simple sequence stratigraphic framework. This will operate more as a workshop as there are multiple operational exercises which will have lectures interspersed throughout. The aim is to supply participants with an international spread of real-world examples which can serve as a starter analogue database for future work. The…

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Tuesday, 26 November, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - Tuesday, 24 December, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Australia

PESA SA/NT Joint Mentoring Program 2020

SA/NT

2020 Joint PESA-ASEG-SPE-YPP Mentoring Program (SA) Call for Expressions of Interest Building on the success of previous Joint Programs, PESA SA/NT, ASEG SA/NT and SPE SA Section are offering a collaborative Mentoring Program in 2020 to provide an opportunity for Early Career Young Professionals (YPs) to obtain local support in their career development from experienced professional members. The Mentoring Program is designed to facilitate face-to face mentoring sessions through which industry insights, knowledge and experience are shared to foster the…

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December 2019

Thursday, 5 December, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT – 2019 Christmas Luncheon and Industry Review – Thursday 5th December

SA/NT

PESA SA/NT 2019 Christmas Luncheon and Industry Review When: Thursday 5th December, 12pm for 12:30 Where: The Ballroom, Ayers House, 288 North Tce Adelaide Join us for our annual Christmas luncheon with the 2019 Year End Oil & Gas Review presented by Simon Brealey The presentation will look back at key developments in the oil and gas patch since last year’s PESA Christmas luncheon, comment on activities of some Australian companies and bravely make some predictions for the year ahead Menu…

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January 2020

Thursday, 30 January @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

January Technical Luncheon – Demonstrating an acceptable level of impact: an assessment of noise impacts to fishes from a seismic survey in an Australian Marine Park

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This paper was presented at the 2019 APPEA Conference where it was awarded the Alan Prince award for Best Peer Reviewed Paper Presentation Summary With a current Senate Inquiry into the impact of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment, the method for identifying and managing potential impacts from offshore seismic surveys is becoming increasingly important. This presentation is a case study of a particularly challenging impact assessment and approvals process for a 3D seismic survey in the Bonaparte…

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February 2020

Wednesday, 5 February @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ayers House, 288 North Tce
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

PESA SA/NT Evening Cocktails: Finding the right stuff – Oil vs. gas and the perils of pre-drill prediction

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Figure 1 (title figure, above): Schematic view of the fluid distribution in the Dorado Field as reported before and after the first appraisal well Finding the right stuff: Oil vs. gas and the perils of pre-drill prediction  Andrew Murray1 and Zhiyong He2  1Murray Partners PPSA Pty. Ltd., 2Zetaware Inc In 1980 BP drilled the Phoenix-1 wildcat well in the Bedout Sub-Basin, a hitherto unexplored area of the North West Shelf (NWS). Although the province is famously gas prone, the target was…

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