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PESA WA August Technical Lunch: Flexible Solutions for both CCS Measurement, Monitoring, and Verification (MMV) and Offshore Windfarm Developments

Thursday, 17 August, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)

Free – $99.00

Guest Speaker(s): Andrew Long

Andrew Long completed a Ph.D. in geophysics at the University of Western Australia. His career includes experience with land seismic acquisition, processing, and satellite altimetry R&D for producing marine gravity products. Following postdoctoral research in seismic imaging and crustal geophysics at Stanford University, he joined PGS in 1997. He is now Chief Geoscientist with interests in most areas of seismic technology and the quantitative interpretation of geophysical data. An SEG Honorary Lecturer for the Pacific South region in 2009 he has presented various courses on seismic-related geophysics for the SEG, EAGE and ASEG. His technology interests now extend to the emerging markets for CCS/CCUS and offshore wind farm development.

Hosted with thanks to our Platinum sponsor SLB


Gold Sponsors Katalyst Data Management, Applied Geoscience, Delft Inversion, DUG and IKON Science



and Silver Sponsor Qeye


PESA WA invites you to our technical luncheon on Thursday 17th August

Flexible Solutions for both CCS Measurement, Monitoring, and Verification (MMV) and Offshore Windfarm Developments

Presented by Andrew Long (PGS)

Measurement, Monitoring, and Verification (MMV) are essential to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects, ensuring their effectiveness, safety, and regulatory compliance. Precise CO2 emission measurements, ongoing project performance monitoring, and independent data verification provide stakeholder confidence in the CCS system’s greenhouse gas reduction, safe operation, and prompt issue resolution.

Likewise, developing ground models for offshore wind turbine placement demands a comprehensive approach that addresses various geotechnical, geophysical, regulatory, and stakeholder aspects.

A common element should be that any ‘baseline’ geophysical platform is built to best practice standards for both CCS and Wind projects. For CCS, accurate subsurface characterization ensures reliable site candidate selection and ranking, facilitating the deployment of appropriate monitoring technologies post-CO2 injection in a cost-effective manner. Similarly, high-resolution 3D geophysical data for Wind projects enable the development of an accurate 3D ground model for integrating subsequent geotechnical and geophysical measurements, reducing the need for costly new surveys when adjusting turbine foundation locations.

This talk comprises four stages:

  1. I present AI, machine learning, and automation solutions to enhance the petrophysical and geological understanding of near-surface and overburden areas crucial for both CCS containment and Wind projects.
  2. I outline an efficient workflow for CCS site screening, focusing on Container and Containment elements.
  3. I briefly discuss methods for acquiring high-resolution (HR) and ultra-high-resolution (UHR) seismic data cost-effectively, including suggestions for congested infrastructure areas where traditional seismic surveys are logistically challenging.
  4. I describe subsurface characterization (both CCS and Wind) and monitoring solutions (for CCS) that leverage innovations from stages 1 and 3.

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Ticket Prices:

Member (Early Bird): $69.00

Concession Member [Retired, Graduate or Hardship] (Early Bird): $59.00

Student Member (Early Bird): $39.00

Non-Member: $99.00

Member (Non-Early Bird): $79.00

Early bird pricing ends Thursday (1 week prior) at 5pm (AWST). All ticket sales close at 5pm Tuesday (2 days prior).



Thursday, 17 August, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
Free – $99.00
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    Parmelia HIlton
    14 Mill Street
    Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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