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LIVE WEBINAR: Seismic Imaging-Led Sedimentology Insight Reveals Extraordinary New Potential in the Gulf of Papua

Tuesday, 12 July, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)

Free – $10.00

Guest Speaker(s): Tim Rady (Geomorph Energy / Larus Energy)

Tim Rady is a geophysicist with 16 years’ experience in upstream oil & gas. He began his career at Santos and has since worked with Premier Oil (Harbour Energy) in London and Total in Singapore on new ventures, exploration and development projects in Brazil, Norway, UK, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea. In 2020, he founded Geomorph Energy to provide geoscience consulting services and pursue opportunities in the energy transition. Tim has been working as geophysical advisor to Larus Energy on PPL-579 and contributed toward the development of new geological models for basin evolution and exploration plays, following the interpretation of newly licenced MC2D data. Geomorph Energy has also played a lead role in bringing the I-REC Standard to Australia and is actively developing this voluntary REC market, allowing multi-national corporations to make reliable claims about their renewable energy usage in Australia. Tim is also co-founder and Director at Rural Network, an Adelaide start-up using the Internet of Things (IoT) and LoRaWAN for environmental sensing and asset management. Tim holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Petroleum Geophysics from the Australian School of Petroleum (ASPER) and an MBA from the London Business School.

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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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Seismic Imaging-Led Sedimentology Insight Reveals Extraordinary New Potential  in the Gulf of Papua

Presented by Tim Rady (Geomorph Energy / Larus Energy)


Submarine fans and turbidite systems are important targets for oil and gas exploration and form prolific petroleum reservoirs in many sedimentary basins world-wide. Remarkable imaging from modern proprietary and multi-client PSDM 2D seismic data in south-eastern Papua New Guinea (PNG), has uncovered exciting new reservoir potential within large-scale Neogene channel-fan turbidite complexes. Historic exploration in PNG has primarily focused on plays associated with the Jurassic Toro Formation and Miocene reef carbonates. Turbidites sourced from the north in the Late Pliocene from the Fly River Delta have been targeted in the Gulf of Papua (GoP), which led to the Flinders and Hagana discoveries in 2013. Yet despite the margin of the Aure Moresby Fold and Thrust Belt (AMFTB) stretching for over 800 km, and clear evidence for large sedimentary basins, exploration drilling has been limited to only the north-west AMFTB. Here the identification of Mid-Miocene outcrops of fine-coarse, quartz, ‘greywacke’ sandstones, up to 122m thick in the Diamana village area, offered evidence for the presence of turbidite depositional fairways and the transport of quartz-rich material into deep water. Indications of medial to distal turbidites and nested, deep-water channel-levee complexes have previously been recognised on offshore seismic data. Indeed, a Mid-Miocene to Pliocene submarine fan system has also been cored on the abyssal plain of the Coral Sea (DSDP well 210), where fine-grained turbidites have been transported long distances (>400 km), from the fold belt via plateau-traversing deep water conduits, such as the Moresby Canyon. They represent the terminal lobes and mega-distal remnants of large-scale turbidite systems. The presence of Mid-Miocene quartz-rich, turbidite sandstones onshore and terminal fans over 400 km from their provenance, indicates that major deep-water systems existed in the Neogene. This raised a question to PNG explorers: Where are the proximal turbidite plays located?


Tuesday, 12 July, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
Free – $10.00
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