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PESA SA/NT April Luncheon- Beach Energy’s 2022 Otway Basin drilling campaign

Thursday, 18 April @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Australia/Adelaide time)

$25.00 – $75.00

Guest Speaker(s): Josh Sage

Josh Sage is a geologist working at Beach Energy. He graduated from the University of Adelaide BSc majoring in Geology and Geophysics & Applied Geoscience with his honours project focussed on Fault and Fracture networks in the Otway Basin. After a brief stint with Ikon Science, Josh joined Beach as a graduate geoscientist in 2014 in the International and Otway team working primarily on Penola Trough acreage, before spending several years in exploration, appraisal, and development on the Western Flank. Following the acquisition of Lattice Energy, he then worked on both development and exploration projects including the Black Watch and Enterprise extended reach drilling campaign in the Near Shore Otway as well as the Otway Phase 4 Offshore Development Campaign.

Beach Energy’s 2022 Otway Basin drilling campaign

Josh Sage, Beach Energy



Following the transformational acquisition of Lattice Energy 2017, Beach Energy materially increased its footprint in the Otway Basin, picking up several near shore and offshore tenements, including two producing offshore gas fields, Geographe and Thylacine, as well as several promising exploration targets.

In 2022, to capitalise on the potential of these new assets, Beach Energy completed the largest exploration and development campaign in the Offshore Otway basin’s history. The successful campaign included one new gas discovery at the Artisan Field and six successful development wells in the Geographe and Thylacine fields.

Against the challenging backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and with over 820,000 continuous operational hours through the pandemic, the campaign concluded 18 months after commencement with some very notable achievements. These include, but are certainly not limited to, the first offshore ERD well drilled by Beach, the longest horizontal well drilled in the Otway Basin (3.5 km lateral section in Thylacine North 2) and the longest horizontal campaign in the Otway Basin (8.1 km total lateral section from three horizontal wells).

This presentation will be a recap of the 2021-2022 Offshore Otway project; the goals, the execution, the challenges along the way, and some of the great & more interesting results.



Event Details:

Thursday,  Thursday 18th April 2024
Luncheon: 12 pm for a 12:30 pm start

Place: Ayer’s House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide

Includes a 2-course lunch and drinks

Bookings close 1 pm Monday, 15th April 2024

Any late bookings will incur an additional $20 fee. Strictly no walk-ins.


Thursday, 18 April
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(Australia/Adelaide time)
$25.00 – $75.00
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