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PESA SA/NT Technical Luncheon, Thursday 2nd May – History of Sole: The Field in the Gippsland Basin, Not the Music
Thursday, 2 May, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
PESA SA/NT May Technical Luncheon
History of Sole: The Field in the Gippsland Basin, Not the Music
When: Thursday 2nd May, 12pm for 12:30
Where: Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide
Speaker: Craig Barnes (Cooper Energy)
It has taken close to 46 years since the discovery of the Sole field in the Gippsland Basin for the field to be on the cusp of producing gas into the eastern Australia gas market. This talk outlines the history going back to the drilling of Sole-1 to the latest status of the development.
Craig Barnes was born and bred in the Adelaide Hills. This SA boy attended Adelaide University and on graduating from the National Centre of Petroleum Geology/Geophysics he joined Santos as a Graduate Geophysicist. During his time at Santos, he worked on Santos’ Northwest Shelf Australia, Gulf of Mexico and Cooper Basin assets. As oil price was skyrocketing in 2007 he joined a small oil company called Salinas Energy, working on heavy oil deposits in California. Saudi Aramco, the largest oil company, followed when the oil price tanked in 2009. In Saudi Arabia, he converted a significant volume of oil into reserves and hunted for unconventional gas with the world’s best source rock as a target. Looking for an opportunity to return to Adelaide he joined Cooper Energy in 2012. During the last seven years at Cooper, he has been uncovering the remaining prospectivity in the Gippsland and Otway Basins. He is a member of AAPG, SPE and PESA.
Lunch will include a 2-course meal and drinks
Please note that bookings will close at 5pm on Monday 29th April