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September 2019

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Henry & The Fox, 525 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

PESA Vic/Tas September Technical Meeting

VIC/TAS

Managing uncertainties in our oil and gas exploration business goes well beyond technical analyses. The intent of this paper is to show how factors outside the technical effort can affect the outcome of exploration campaigns. Predictions made by teams affect investment decisions but how this analysis is conveyed to other stakeholders has a significant impact on exploration decisions and hence the outcomes of  programs. All of us involved in the exploration effort including those outside the team have to have…

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October 2019

Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Henry & The Fox, 525 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

PESA Vic/Tas October Meeting

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1D (maturity) modeling provides a unique and excellent opportunity to integrate concepts from different branches of geoscience, and to analyze geologic histories in new and valuable ways. The improved understanding of fundamental geological processes and relationships that emerges from such efforts can sometimes lead to new exploration concepts, and become the foundation and source for new plays. Within this general field, one topic of particular interest, the focus of this presentation, is the relative importance of eustasy versus tectonics in…

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November 2019

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Henry & The Fox, 525 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

PESA Vic/Tas November Technical Meeting – Offshore Senegal

Prior to 2014, the Mauritania-Senegal-Guinea Bissau-Conakry (MSGBC) Basin was largely viewed as a petroleum backwater with low levels of drilling activity. There had not been an offshore well in Senegal for 35 years and there had never been a deep water well. This changed abruptly with large oil discoveries in offshore Senegal at FAN-1 and SNE-1, SNE being the largest oil discovery in the world for 2014. Successful appraisal of SNE has more than doubled the volume estimates and further…

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December 2019

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Sydney time)
The Kelvin Club, 10-13 Melbourne Place (off Russell Street)
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

PESA Vic/Tas, SPE and ASEG Joint Christmas Event

VIC/TAS

This year marks the 50th anniversary of oil and gas production from the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture. In a few short years pioneering explorers back in the 1960s discovered many of Australia’s largest oil and gas deposits off Victoria’s Gippsland coast. Join Richard Owen from ExxonMobil for a discussion on how our nation’s economy, and whole generation – including himself – grew up on the benefits delivered by that exploration campaign, and the importance of ongoing oil and gas exploration…

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February 2020

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Australia/Perth time)
Henry & The Fox, 525 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

PESA – SPE – ASEG Summer Social

VIC/TAS

Please join us for the joint PESA-SPE-ASEG summer social to kick off 2020. Food, drinks and a chance to catch up. Please advise any dietary requirements

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Wednesday, 19 February, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)
Henry & The Fox, 525 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

PESA Vic/Tas February Technical Meeting – Ancient volcanic plumbing systems in sedimentary basins: a guide for hydrocarbon explorers

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An important geological risk associated with exploration in many sedimentary basins, particularly those that formed due to lithosphere extension, is the presence of igneous rocks. Whilst hydrocarbon exploration has traditionally overlooked basins containing igneous rocks, the past decade has witnessed the development of an array of new interpretative tools and workflows for characterising both intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks and related phenomena using 3D seismic data. This presentation will highlight the application of 3D seismic data to understand the plumbing…

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March 2020

Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm (Australia/Melbourne time)
Saxons Training Facilities, Level 6, 500 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

PESA Vic/Tas Short Course – Elements of Chemostratigraphy

VIC/TAS

Chemostratigraphy has proven incredibly useful in detailed well correlations where traditional methods provide poor resolution, and provides insights into changes in provenance and sedimentation patterns. This course aims to introduce participants to the essential concepts of chemostratigraphy. It covers an introduction to inorganic geochemistry in a sedimentary setting, data acquisition and data analysis. In addition, the course equips participants with the ability to identify potential issues with samples and data. The afternoon will be spent with participants applying their new…

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Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Melbourne time)
Henry & The Fox, 525 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

PESA Vic/Tas March Technical Meeting – Chemostratigraphy of the onshore Otway Basin

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Sedimentary rocks typically have variable inorganic geochemistry, even in apparently uniform successions. This is driven by subtle changes in mineralogy, often associated with accessory phases such as heavy minerals, but also by the type and abundance of framework grains (lithics and feldspars for example). Chemostratigraphy is based on the characterisation of sedimentary rocks using elemental data (bulk-rock inorganic geochemistry) to detect these changes. Discrete packages of sediment are identified based on geochemical trends and these are then correlated across wells.…

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February 2021

Wednesday, 24 February @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Australia/Melbourne time)
Common Man, 39 Dukes Wharf, South Wharf
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

PESA, SPE and ASEG Vic/Tas Branch Joint Social Evening

VIC/TAS

Please join us for a sunny (hopefully) riverside evening to enjoy some drinks and nibbles to kick off 2021.  This is a joint event with SPE and ASEG, and is for members only, so please renew your membership before booking in. This year we will be at Common Man at South Wharf and we will be outside in our own section of the venue.  

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June 2021

Wednesday, 9 June @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Melbourne time)
Henry & The Fox, 525 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

PESA Vic/Tas June Technical Luncheon with Michael Asten: Synchronous natural climate cycles of the past millennium in central Europe, the Arctic and east Asia; what do they tell us about global temperature change?

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The PESA Vic/Tas Branch Technical Meeting and Luncheon will be held on Wednesday 9th June 2021 at Henry and The Fox, and will be presented by Michael Asten, formerly Professor of Geophysics at Monash University. This presentation will be preceded by the 2021 PESA Vic/Tas Branch Annual General Meeting. Meeting Date: Wednesday 9 June 2021; 12:45 pm to 2 pm Venue: Henry and The Fox, 525 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD. Presenter: Michael Asten Title: Synchronous natural climate cycles of the past millennium in…

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