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PESA WA February Technical Lunch: Possible compartmentalisation of the Kidson Sub-basin from new geophysical data, and regional projects in WA

Thursday, 15 February @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)

Free – $99.00

Guest Speaker(s): Alex Zhan

Alex Zhan graduated from China University of Geoscience (Beijing) with a B.Sc. in 2005. He has worked on structural interpretation, fracture detection and reservoir modelling in various basins. He published in English and Chinese on seismic interpretation, azimuthal anisotropy, AEM, forward modelling and characterisation of gas-bearing volcanoclastic and conventional reservoirs. He joined the Geological Survey of Western Australia’s Basin and Energy Geoscience group as senior geophysicist in 2011, and is a member of PESA.

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PESA WA invites you to our technical luncheon on Thursday 15th February.

Possible compartmentalisation of the Kidson Sub-basin from new geophysical data, and regional projects in WA.

Presented by Alex Zhan (DMIRS: Geological Survey and Resource Strategy Division)

The Kidson Sub-basin of the southern Canning Basin has long been considered as a relatively simple sag deepening into its depositional axis, presumably in the central part of the sub-basin. This structural model is based on limited seismic coverage and well intersections near the flanks of the sub-basin, and is here tentatively revised following integrated mapping with new regional data.  The data integration reveals a possible east-northeast oriented basement ridge with a structural amplitude up to 1000 m in the central part of the Kidson Sub-basin. This ridge possibly divides the Kidson Sub-basin into two distinct parts and potentially is a significant feature with extensive implications for hydrocarbon, CO2 sequestration, natural hydrogen, helium and mineral prospectivities of the sub-basin. Although the basement ridge is supported by regional changes in depositional facies and marginal seismic data, the existence of such elevated feature remains highly uncertain in the absence of a seismic profile across the ridge. Further work is required to confirm its presence and de-risk exploration efforts.

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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, 15 February
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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