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PESA WA March 21st Evening Talk: Perth Basin Technical Evening Event

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

Free – $50.00

Guest Speaker(s): Mike Collins & Stuart Nicholls

Mike Collins:

Mike has accumulated over 36 years’ experience in Oil and Gas exploration and development with Mitsui E&P, Woodside Energy, ENI and a number of well-known consultancies in both Perth and London. Mike is an independent non-executive Director of Triangle Energy (Global). Mike also provides geoscience and commercial reviews/advice to a number of energy companies through his consultancy MakeOil Pty Ltd.  Mike holds an MSc in Basin Evolution and Dynamics from the Royal Holloway University of London and a BA (Hons) in Geology from Trinity College, Dublin.  Mike is a member of the Geological Society (London), PESA, GESGB, EAGE and SEAPEX.


Stuart Nicholls:

Mr Nicholls joined Strike as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in early 2017. Mr Nicholls has led the transformation of Strike from its exploration roots into Australia’s newest integrated producer of gas and renewable energy. Mr Nicholls has a broad ranging background across the energy landscape that included time in the up and downstreams at Royal Dutch Shell across most disciplines primarily from within Royal Dutch Shell’s gas businesses. He has a key focus on the transition of our energy system and his commitment to lead Strike to carbon neutral by 2030. Mr Nicholls previous experience also includes six years with the Australian Army in senior leadership positions and he has worked in Australia, The Netherlands, Myanmar and Malaysia in corporate and operational capacities and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA

PESA WA invites you to a Perth Basin technical Evening Event Tuesday 21st March.

L7 / EP 437 – Pushing the (Allanooka) Boundary – how far North is far enough?

Presented by Mike Collins (NED Triangle Energy)

The onshore Perth basin (south of the Allanooka Fault) has been the focus of some significant successful exploration drilling and appraisal since the serendipitous discovery of Waitsia in 2014. Since then, a whole tranche of further discoveries at Beharra Springs Deep, West Erregulla, Lockyer Deep, South Erregulla, North Erregulla Deep, Trigg NW and Tarantula Deep have proven the extent of the Permian Kingia Fm play.

Following Triangle’s acquisition of the Bookara 3D seismic over the L7 and EP 437 permits in 2022 and with the application of the latest interpretative software in relation to reservoir and structural analysis, Triangle Energy is about to embark on an exciting drilling campaign (north of the Allanooka Fault).

It has been over 30 years since any wells have been drilled in the L7 acreage area. Triangle’s upcoming exploration drilling campaign aims to extend the prospective northern boundary of the Permian Kingia Fm gas play whilst at the same time “rediscovering” areas of known oil propspectivity.

This talk will take you on the journey to date…………..

Diversification is the only free lunch.

Presented by Stuart Nicholls (Strike Energy)

This is the notion that holding a broader range of assets can result in better returns without assuming more risk. Whilst completely exposed to the WA gas and energy markets and constrained to the Perth Basin, Strike’s acreage is actually heavily diversified across two completely independent play types in the Permian (north) and the Jurassic (south) which have unique characteristics, challenges, and benefits. Stuart will go through these plays and how Strike is approaching project development and capital allocation using its geological diversity to drive shareholder returns.


Timings for the event:

Date: Thursday 21st March, 2024

Venue: Parmelia Hilton, Mill St, Perth

Time: 6pm – 8pm (Perth time)


PESA Members:                                $25.00 (PESA Members must Log on to the PESA website to purchase)

Non-members:                                 $50.00

PESA Students Members:              Free (registration is essential)


Thursday, 21 March
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
Free – $50.00
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    Parmelia HIlton
    14 Mill Street
    Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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