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PESA WA July Evening talk: Major geological surfaces of the Exmouth Plateau From the new BEX MC3D reprocessed seismic data Impact on exploration and field development

Thursday, 21 July, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm (Australia/Perth time)

Free – $50.00

Guest Speaker(s): Feng Xu Jian and Stephen Doyle

Feng Xu Jian holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of New South Wales and a B.Sc. in petroleum geoscience from China Petroleum University. He has more than thirty years of experience, mainly with Chevron in Australia and U.S. as a Geology Consultant on reservoir modelling and field development for Chevron's major capital projects, also including four years with Roxar in Australia as a reservoir modelling specialist and three years with Australia Petroleum Co-operative Research Center as a research fellow on reservoir characterisation. Feng is currently associated with Molyneux Advisors as a Principal Geoscientist. He is a member of PESA, AAPG, SPE and EAGE.   Stephen Doyle is the Managing Director of Multi-Client Resources, an Australian company he founded in July 2018 that specializes in the development, management, promotion and delivery of high quality non-exclusive geophysical data products and services to the energy industry. Stephen is a geophysicist with more than 30 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He has held senior executive positions globally with PGS and Polarcus as well as oil and gas operating companies - Arcadia Petroleum, Cathay Petroleum and Enovation Resources.  He is a member of PESA, EAGE, PESGB, AIPN and SEAPEX.

Major geological surfaces of the Exmouth Plateau from the new BEX MC3D reprocessed seismic data – Impact on exploration and field development

Feng Xu Jian, Molyneux Advisors, Perth, W.A., Australia*

Stephen Doyle, Multi-Client Resources, Perth, W.A., Australia

Kindly sponsored by MCR and Molyneux Advisors.


Abstract: The Barrow Sub-Basin and Exmouth Plateau, of Australia's North West Shelf, contain Australia’s largest gas reserves, underpinning the three major LNG facilities, including Gorgon, Wheatstone, and Pluto. In addition, there remains significant near-field exploration potential. While there is full 3D seismic coverage in the basin, the existing 3D surveys are of different vintages covering only parts of the basin with diverse acquisition and processing parameters. Multi-Client Resources has produced an extensive 3D seismic reprocessing project (BEX-MC3D) incorporating 23 legacy 3D surveys to provide a seamless 25,570 km 2 3D dataset. The BEX-MC3D was processed from field tape through DUG Technology’s advanced Broadband PreSDM processing sequence with Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) imaging. The BEX-MC3D provides one continuous superlative 3D dataset covering almost the entire Barrow Sub-Basin and the Exmouth Plateau. Major geological surfaces corresponding to key tectonic events from overburden to reservoirs have been interpreted from the BEX-MC3D Priority area in the current study. These high-fidelity imaged surfaces form a basin-wide framework for 1) rapid exploration lead and prospect identification through the creation of trap and reservoir visualisations; 2) improved reservoir connectivity analysis and modelling of producing and discovered fields to support better reservoir management and field development decisions; and 3) improved understanding of basin-burial history for reservoir quality and geo-mechanical property prediction. This paper will present and discuss major geological surfaces in the context of future exploration lead/prospect identification, reservoir characterisation for field development and management, and improving overall understanding of the basin history.


Thursday 26th May 6pm (for talk starting at 6.45pm)


PESA Members:                                $25.00 (Members must Log on to the PESA website to see the member prices)

Non-members:                                 $50.00

PESA Students Members:               Free (registration is essential)

Bookings close 12 noon for venue and catering purposes.  

As per government requirements, proof of vaccination will be required to enter the venue.


Thursday, 21 July, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
Free – $50.00
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    The Shoe
    Shop GSO7 Yagan Square, 376 - 420 Wellington St
    Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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