Issue 171 of the PESA News Magazine is now available for member download here

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

PESA SA/NT May Technical Luncheon- Permian Gas Potential of Taroom Trough, Queensland: new ideas to unlock a multi-TCF play

Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Australia/Adelaide time)

$25.00 – $95.00

Guest Speaker(s): Greg Channon

Greg Channon is a Geologist with more than 30 years of global oil and gas experience in a great variety of technical and leadership roles. Currently, Greg is the Chief Geoscientist at Elixir Energy, which has assets in Mongolia and Queensland, Australia. He is also a Non- Executive Director at Xstate Limited. During his career, Greg has worked with a range of exploration and production companies, including Delhi, Santos, Fletcher Challenge Energy, Shell, Swift Energy, Bright Oil and Pathfinder, XCD and Samson Oil and Gas. He has lived and worked in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Asia and Africa. Greg has a large range of diverse oil and gas expertise, including exploration, operations, development, production, economics, commercial negotiations, new ventures and business development.

Permian Gas Potential of Taroom Trough, Queensland: new ideas to unlock a multi-TCF play

Presented by: Greg Channon, Consultant



The Taroom Trough in Queensland is the main synclinal depression and southern extent of the Bowen Basin. Both the Bowen Basin and the overlying Surat Basin have been the focus of Australia’s coal seam gas (CSG) liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry since 2014, but with CSG production now in decline and with a greater focus on domestic gas, it is timely to review the potential of new plays in this region. Although exploration and development in the Taroom Trough over the past decade have focussed on shallow Permian and Jurassic CSG resources, the early hydrocarbon potential of the trough was realised through conventional discoveries. Regardless of the reservoir, all conventional hydrocarbons in the trough have been typed to the same prolific Permian coals. These source rocks produce enormous volumes of oil and gas, yet only a small percentage of those volumes have been trapped in known conventional structures. This implies that a significant volume of oil and gas could remain trapped in tight reservoirs, including Fractured Thermally Mature Coals. Elixir Energy Limited plans to commence a drilling program in 2023 in ATP2044 (Grandis Gas Project) to unlock the gas potential of the Taroom Trough. The project will investigate the potential of Permian coals and sandstones at >3700 m depth using new understandings developed from recent studies into the critical role of elastic rock properties and stress anisotropy on coal fracture growth. This paper describes the opportunity that Elixir has identified and details the legacy technical work in the area and new research and ideas which have since evolved.

Event Details:

Thursday,  May 25th, 2023
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, 22nd May
Any late bookings will incur an additional $20 fee. Strictly no walk-ins.

Sponsor: Beach Energy, Santos, Vintage Energy, and the Department for Energy and Mining (Government of South Australia)



Thursday, 25 May, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(Australia/Adelaide time)
$25.00 – $95.00
Event Categories:
  • Venue

    Ayers House – Ballroom
    288 North Terrace
    Adelaide, South Australia 5000



    Registration Details

    Please select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and then press the "Get Tickets" button.


    The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
    Tickets are no longer available