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LIVE WEBINAR – Ordovician Source Rock Potential on the Broome Platform of the onshore Canning Basin in the Far North of Western Australia

Tuesday, 21 September, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)

Free – $10.00

Guest Speaker(s): Jop van Hattum

Jop van Hattum has over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. His most recent experience includes three years with the Northern Territory Government as the Senior Director in petroleum technology and operations, which involved regulatory oversight of shale gas exploration and several major pipeline construction projects. He has deep knowledge and experience in upstream project and operations management and has worked across a variety of onshore and offshore basins spanning both conventional and unconventional resource plays. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University of Technology, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Melbourne Business School (University of Melbourne) and a Graduate Diploma in Energy and Resources Law from Melbourne Law School, along with certificates in project management, marketing, incident investigation and safety leadership. Jop holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at Theia Energy and he is a member of SPE, AIPN and AMPLA.

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This live webinar will take place at:

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

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Ordovician Source Rock Potential on the Broome Platform of the onshore Canning Basin in the Far North of Western Australia

Presented by Jop van Hattum 


Theia Energy discovered a prospective unconventional hydrocarbon resource in the Ordovician Lower Goldwyer Shale (LGS) located on the Broome Platform of the onshore Canning Basin. The collation, processing, analysis and interpretation of all available regional data culminated in a successful exploration well, Theia-1 (drilled in 2015), which intersected a 230 ft gross oil column between 4,910–5,140 ft (based on slim-hole log and core analyses). Theia-1 recovered continuous core and wireline log data required to analyse and assess the geological properties necessary for a commercially viable shale oil and gas resource and quantify the volumes of hydrocarbons in-place. Petroleum system modelling carried out in the basin confirmed the prospectivity of the LGS and a potential additional mature hydrocarbon resource in the deeper Nambeet Formation some 2,000 ft below the LGS.

This presentation outlines Theia Energy’s exploration strategy in the onshore Canning Basin utilizing shale specific play elements from which the early exploration program was designed and assessed following the drilling of Theia-1. Subsequent specialized testing of core and independent expert analysis have confirmed the reservoir quality, charge, completion quality and producibility of the LGS. In particular, proppant embedment and fracture conductivity tests indicate exceptional flow characteristics of the LGS.

The abundance of oil and gas prospective resources in the onshore Canning Basin is significant to the northwest region of Western Australia. The establishment of an unconventional petroleum resources industry would bring pivotal increased activity to its vacillating economy which is currently relying on mining, offshore petroleum development and tourism. Whilst the development and export of the resource would substantially add to economic opportunity for the region, the establishment of much-needed infrastructure would kickstart further economic opportunity such as: mining, downstream manufacturing including fertilisers, irrigated agriculture and cattle farming.


Tuesday, 21 September, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
Free – $10.00
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