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PESA WA Technical February lunch talk

Thursday, 17 February, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)

$39.00 – $99.00

Guest Speaker(s): Deidre Brooks

Deidre Brooks is the Manager Energy Geoscience at the GSWA since 2016. Prior to this Deidre has worked for over 35 years as a petroleum geologist in technical and leadership roles at Esso, Santos, BHP Petroleum, Woodside and Origin Energy. The work at GSWA has expanded Deidre’s horizons from focussing on petroleum to new and alternative energy-related geosciences as will be discussed in the presentation.


Hosted with thanks to our Platinum sponsor Schlumberger

And Gold Sponsors Katalyst Data Management and Applied Geoscience




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

“GSWA: AGP, ESA, CCS, He, H2! What does it all mean?

Deidre Brooks



The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) reprioritized its 2020–21 work program due to the impact  of travel and operational restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. By using its extensive, geoscience datasets and outstanding rock and paleontology collections, GSWA’s Accelerated Geoscience Program (AGP) aims to stimulate exploration to aid economic recovery. GSWA has delivered new interpretive datasets across all geoscience disciplines in key regions of the State, to accelerate understanding of their geology and prospectivity.

One of the AGP projects is the new Energy Systems Atlas (ESA) which is hosted in the WAPIMS database GIS map. This project has assembled close to 130 data layers, some of which are new that display data relevant to elements of petroleum and geothermal systems to augment regional understanding of the prospectivity of the State’s potential energy resources, including low-carbon technology. The goals of this project are to produce a graphic summary of the State’s well data, in addition to other GIS map layers, that will directly benefit petroleum, geothermal, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), He and H2 (both natural and manufactured) industries.

The projects the Energy Geoscience and Carbon Strategy Branch are currently focussing on include

  • post-well analysis of the Barnicarndy 1 stratigraphic well drilled in the Canning Basin in 2019
  • investigating the distribution of He and natural H2 shows in petroleum wells and potential H2 seeps in the State
  • studies on the distribution and characterisation of subsurface salt in the Canning, Officer and Carnarvon Basins,
  • the source rock potential of the Permian and Triassic of the onshore Carnarvon Basin,
  • compilation of a report summarising all the source rock information in WA,
  • reassessment of the geothermal potential of selected areas in WA,
  • other ongoing regional studies defining the structural and stratigraphic framework and enhancing knowledge of the energy systems elements of the State’s Neoproterozoic and Phanerozoic sedimentary basins.

Ticket Prices:

Please note changes to the end of early bird pricing which now closes 1 week prior 

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).

Note that the Hilton Hotel requires proof of vaccination from attendees. If you do not have this certificate, please do not purchase a ticket or attend.


Refund Policy: Refunds are only applicable if notified in writing to WA-secretary@pesa.com.au prior to the close of ticket sales. Refunds will be issued to all participants in the case that government regulations prevent the event taking place.


Thursday, 17 February, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
$39.00 – $99.00
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    Parmelia HIlton
    14 Mill Street
    Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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