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Friday, 9 September, 2022 (Australia/Brisbane time)

$15.00 – $340.00

Welcome to the 2022 PESA QLD Symposium webpage

PESA Queensland are delighted to announce the return of our annual Symposium on Friday, 9th September 2022.

The PESA QLD Symposium is a full day event focused on bringing together members of the Petroleum exploration and production industry here in Queensland. Local and International specialist speakers are invited to present a series of papers which address the industry activity within the state from a technical, economic and social perspective.

Hear from The Queensland Department of Resources, University of Queensland Centre for Natural Gas, Geoscience Australia, Bridgeport, State Gas, Blue Energy, Comet Ridge and others!

Ice Breaker Event
PESA QLD are hosting an Ice-Breaker networking event on the evening before the Symposium on Thursday the 8th of September.
The venue for this event is the Arbour Bar & Veranda – The Plough Inn, Southbank, only a short walk from the Convention Centre.
This excellent social event kicks off the Symposium proceedings, giving all delegates time to network with their fellow attendees and speakers in a more relaxed setting.
To book tickets for the Ice Break Event click here.

Industry Exhibition
Our exhibition gives the opportunity for local companies to introduce their technologies and interact with clients, and potential clients, face to face. Please see the Sponsorship Package Document for more information about Exhibitor Booths.

Student Poster Session
We are also delighted to offer resource focused Queensland-based students the chance to present and discuss their research with industry representatives.


Sponsorship is currently open for the 2022 PESA QLD Symposium.

If you or your company are interested to sponsor this event, please click here to view the sponsorship opportunities being offered.

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

2022 PESA QLD Symposium

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Event Details:


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Bank, Brisbane
Queensland Australia

Date & Time

Friday 9th September, 2022

Keynote speaker

Professor Andrew (Alf) Garnett
Director, Centre for Natural Gas and Director, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Program, UQ

Energy future: Net Zero, Russia and Implications for Queensland

For more than a decade Professor Andrew Garnett has led a large multidisciplinary research program focussing on varied aspects of Queensland’s natural gas industry including social and environmental impact, and cost and supply optimisation. He has more than 30 years’ experience across conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon projects, and is well respected for his contribution to the global transition to a low emissions economy.


A former Shell and Schlumberger executive, Professor Garnett has over 30 years’ experience with oil majors in conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon projects globally. Prior to joining UQ, he consulted on unconventional developments and worked on the 500MW ZeroGen integrated gasification combined cycle and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, ultimately closing the project down as CEO.


Most recently, as the Director, UQ CCS Program, Professor Garnett led a three-year study identifying strategies to make material emissions cuts in Queensland as well as to enable low carbon baseload power, deliver significant benefits for regional employment, and stimulate the hydrogen economy.


He has been a reviewer for the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook (natural gas) and Energy Technology Perspectives.

Schedule of events.

08:30 – 09:00


Session 1
09:00 – 10:40
Session Chair – Nathan Parker – Exploration manager, Origin Energy
Toby Colson
PESA QLD Symposium Chair
Minister or Delegate
Department of Resources
Opening Address
Andrew Garnett
UQ Centre for Natural Gas
Energy future: Net Zero, Russia and Implications for Queensland
Dr Sarlae McAlpine
Geoscience Australia
Trusted environmental and geological information for strategic basin regions
Lana Bartholomew
Acting Executive Director, Georesources Policy
Resource Development Plan


Morning Tea
10:40 – 11:20


Session 2
11:20 – 12:35
Session Chair – Shaun Strong – Senior Geophysicist, Velseis Seismic
Stephanie Kovach
Moonie Resurrection
Elinor Alexander
Department of Energy and Mining, SA
Natural hydrogen exploration in South Australia
Julie Pearce
UQ Centre for Natural Gas
Carbon dioxide geological storage in the Surat Basin


12:35 – 13:35


Session 3
13:35 – 14:50
Session Chair – Nicholas Josephs – Senior Geophysicist, Terrex Seismic
Titus Murray
Southern Highlands Structural Geology
Modelling the impact of faults on near-surface aquifers
Sebastian Hoerning/Grazia Gargiulo
UQ Centre for Natural Gas
Estimating methane flux rates from drone concentration measurements
James Crowley
State Gas
Alternative Exploration in the Denison Trough


Afternoon Tea
14:50 – 15:30


Session 4
15:30 – 17:00
Session Chair – Alf Garnett – Director, UQ Centre for Natural Gas
Josh Whitcombe
Blue Energy
The North Bowen Basin – solution to the east coast gas crisis
Comet Ridge
Comet Ridge’s 100% Mahalo Hub Blocks – ATPs 2048, 2061 & 2063
Don McMillan
Oil & Gas CBM
Second Chance oil discovery – the Tarbat oil field story
Sam Ware
Branch President PESA QLD
Awards, Closing Remarks and Thanks


Drinks and Canapes
17:00 – 18:00


Registration and Ticketing:

Bookings for PESA Symposium are NOW OPEN!



Ice Breaker Social Networking Evening – 8th September, 5:00 – 8:00pm:

PESA QLD are hosting an Ice-Breaker networking event on the evening before the Symposium.
The venue for this event is the Arbour Bar & Veranda – The Plough Inn, Southbank, only a short walk from the Convention Centre.
Tickets for this event can be booked below. A selection of Drinks and Canapes are included in the ticket price.

PESA Members – $30

Non-Members – $40

Retired/Student Members – $15

Venue: The Arbour Bar & Veranda – The Plough Inn (upstairs)

Address: 29 Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Food and Beverage: Canapes and Drinks Included

Sponsored by Comet Ridge


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Friday, 9 September, 2022
(Australia/Brisbane time)
$15.00 – $340.00
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    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
    Merivale St & Glenelg Street
    South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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