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PESA ACT/NSW February Twilight Talk

Tuesday, 13 February @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Australia/Sydney time)

$10.00 – $35.00

Guest Speaker(s): JOHN MEBBERSON

Graduated from Sydney University in Geology and worked for Esso Australia Ltd from 1970 to 1992 in various geological and management positions covering Bass Strait (including Exploration Supervisor), Cooper-Eromanga, Canning and Perth Basins, Timor Sea and US Gulf Coast.

Joined Roc Oil Company Limited in 1998 as Senior Explorationist, concentrating on Mongolia and West and North African assets. Perth Basin Project Coordinator for ROC from February 2002, Regional Manager for exploration assets in Australia, New Zealand and Asia from 2003. General Manager, Exploration and New Ventures from 2007 to 2010, covering Australia, New Zealand, East and West Africa, China and Southeast Asia.

Executive Chairman Llanberis Energy Pty Ltd 2012 to 2019.

Past Secretary and President of PESA NSW Branch and member of AAPG since 1982. PESA Meritorious Service Award 2005.

Onshore Gippsland CSG Potential – Myth or Massive?

The onshore Gippsland hydrocarbon province has always been a poor cousin to the prolific offshore discoveries of gas and oil. It has been, however, the powerhouse of Victoria driven by the huge open-cut brown coal deposits in the Latrobe Valley. Following conventional gas discoveries in the Strzelecki Group at Trifon, Gangell and Wombat, attention turned to the shallower, but deeper than the mined seams, Traralgon brown coals as candidates for methane extraction from immature, wet lignite.

Early test drilling was carried out in 2005, but when Exxon entered the area in 2012, the press perception of easily extracted gas gained widespread publicity in the national press. This presentation describes the technical history of exploration for brown coal CSG, compared with the public perception of its potential and with the added complication of Victorian Government reaction and legislation.


Tuesday, 13 February
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Australia/Sydney time)
$10.00 – $35.00
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    Club York
    Level 2, 95-99 York St
    Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
    (02) 9290 1155
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