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PESA QLD: Lunch Presentation, 20th October – Dr David Close

Thursday, 20 October, 2022 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Brisbane time)

Free – $95.00

Guest Speaker(s): Dr David Close

Dr David Close:

Dr. David Close is currently the Vice President – Operations and External Affairs at Tamboran Resources. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and a B.Sc. from the University of Tasmania. David has worked in a range of interesting basins across the USA, Canada and Australia – but his favourite plays are the Proterozoic shales of northern Australia, where he’s been focused for the last decade.

This month PESA Queensland welcomes Dr David Close to present a technical luncheon entitled “Past (about 1.4 billion years) and future of the Beetaloo”.

The Technical Lunch will be held at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel, in the Victoria Room with access from the Hilton Main Foyer on Level 6.

For detailed directions, see explanation below.

Please note the Early Bird ticket pricing cut-off times described below.

Presentation: Past (about 1.4 billion years) and future of the Beetaloo
Venue: Hilton Hotel Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Victoria’s Room, Level 6
(Detailed directions below)
Date & Time: Thursday, 20th October 12:15 PM


Presentation Abstract:

Past (about 1.4 billion years) and future of the Beetaloo

Geographically extensive and thick sedimentary basins remain relatively poorly described in parts of the Northern Territory due to relatively limited historical exploration drilling. The greater McArthur Basin is one example of an underexplored basin that has been subject to a substantial ramp-up in exploration activity since around 2010. The primary targets of exploration drilling since 2010 have been organic-rich shales of the Amungee Member of the Velkerri Formation, within the Roper Group of the Beetaloo Sub-basin.

Although there is broad agreement regarding the gross depositional environments (encompassing deltaic to marine) of formations within the Roper Group, these models are not necessarily indicative of the prevailing conditions during deposition of the organic-rich shales of the Amungee Member. The Proterozoic Earth was very different to the modern Earth, and this is likely to have had a substantial impact on deposition.

The Beetaloo, however, isn’t just geologically interesting; it also a frontier basin with proven prospectivity and multi-TCF potential. The scale of the Beetaloo is immense and is of potential significance to the Northern Territory and Australia for economic and energy security reasons, and to the operators active in the Beetaloo for the potential for value creation.


Tickets for the Technical Luncheon can be purchased below.

Please be advised of the early bird cut-off date.

Early bird pricing will remain available up until Wednesday, 12 Otober 11:30 PM after which, standard pricing will come into effect.

Final numbers to venue required by Monday, 17 October 12:00 PM – To avoid disappointment please register before that date and time.


Early Bird Ticket Price Standard Ticket Price
PESA Members – $55
Non-Members – $75
Student / Retired Members – $30
PESA Members – $75
Non-Members – $95
Student / Retired Members – $30

Registrants may elect to book a ‘Talk Only’ ticket below.  Chairs will be made available at the back of the room for members wishing to attend the presentation.

Talk Only tickets are free of charge, however, no refreshments or lunch is included.

The venue location can be accessed by two means:

1) Entry from Queen Street Mall
Enter the lifts located just to the left of Mick O’Malley’s Irish Pub, and take the lifts to Level 6.  Once you exit the lifts, the Victoria Room is immediately to the left.

2) Entry from Elizabeth Street
Enter the foyer located on 190 Elizabeth Street, and take the lifts to Level 6 (Main Foyer).  The Victoria Room is located in the back of the main foyer towards the right as you walk past Vintaged Restaurant.




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Thursday, 20 October, 2022
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
(Australia/Brisbane time)
Free – $95.00
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  • Venue

    Hilton Brisbane City
    190 Elizabeth Street
    Brisbane QLD, Brisbane 4000 Australia
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