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Cancelled — WA 2.5 day short course – Practical Petroleum Systems Analysis

Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 (Australia/Perth time)

$280.00 – $1,100.00

Guest Speaker(s): Andrew Murray and Casey Edwards

Andrew Murray

Following an early career in analytical chemistry and marine science/oceanography, Andrew was a senior research scientist with the Australian Geological Survey (now Geoscience Australia). In 1998 he joined Woodside Energy, retiring 18 years later as principal petroleum systems advisor. This period included a secondment to the Shell international research centre. He now runs his own company (Murray Partners PPSA) providing consulting, training and support to exploration and appraisal/development geoscientists. Clients have included 11 integrated exploration companies and several governments and academic institutions. Andrew holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum geochemistry and has 32 years of experience spread across most regions of the world, across government, academia, and industry, and across the basin modelling, geochemistry and reservoir engineering disciplines.

Casey Edwards

Graduating with a BSc in Geology (hons) from UNSW, Casey has over 17 years experience in the oil and gas industry. She began her career in Sydney with Oilsearch, and after relocating to Perth in 2005, spent several years as both a senior and principal geoscientist with the consulting firms ECL Australia and RPS Group. During this time she specialised in petroleum systems analysis (PSA) for conventional and unconventional systems, working for a wide range of clients in basins throughout the world. In 2014 Casey started Source Geoscience Pty Ltd, a consultancy providing tailored technical solutions to petroleum system problems. Projects to date have included PSA work in most Australian basins and multiple international basins, for small, medium and large private companies and government organisations.


This Course has been cancelled due to insufficient interest

We would like to reschedule this course in 2021 if there is enough interest then, so if you think you would be interested in the future, let us know at


Practical Petroleum Systems Analysis

Presented by:
Andrew Murray, Murray Partners Pty Ltd.

Casey Edwards, Source Geoscience Pty. Ltd.With assistance and support of:

Zhiyong He, Zetaware Inc.


This 2.5 day course is an introduction to petroleum systems analysis (PSA) as applied to the charge risk element of exploration. It consists of two components:

• An introduction (2 hours lecture plus discussion format) to practical petroleum systems analysis: This will describe the things that are most important in assessing exploration charge risk and highlight some common areas of focus which are actually not that important.
• Two days of “hands-on” instruction (by Source Geoscience) with the Zetaware tools (Kinex source rock calculator, Genesis 1D modelling and Trinity 3D map-based modelling) designed to create understanding of best practice PSA

This will be followed by a lunch time PESA talk, the cost of which is included for course participants  (see separate announcement)

For the hands-on part of the course, temporary licences for the Zetaware tools will be provided and the software can be downloaded and run on any reasonably capable laptop or desktop PC.

Note, however, that this is not a software training course: the purpose is to build understanding of PSA principles, which apply no matter which software is used.

The materials used in this course consists of excerpts from professional PPSA courses delivered to 250+ geoscientists in companies, government and academic institutions around the world since 2016. In partnership with PESA we are pleased to present this to a broad audience, including geoscientists currently not working or working on reduced hours due to the pandemic-related downturn.

The 2 day hands on training will teach the application of the fundamental principals of Petroleum Systems Analysis using the Zetaware modelling software, following on from the introductory lecture.

Course Modules will include:

  • 1D models and map based, multi-1D modelling
  • Inputs to a 1D model: lithosphere and basin thermal regime, uplift and erosion, lithology inputs, sea level curves
  • The importance of calibration and projecting thermal history from well locations into kitchens
  • How to build a 1D model
  • Source rocks in 1D modelling
  • Recap – what is a map based model?
  • Building a map based model
  • Source rocks in map based modelling
  • Maturity mapping
  • Discussion, Q&A, tips and tricks

Ticket Prices:

Member : $750

Non-Member: $1100

Student Member: $280

Hardship Member : $500 (please write to WA-President to be considered for this pricing which is aimed to help those recently out of work)

All ticket sales close at 5pm Friday 13th November.

Refund Policy: Refunds are only applicable if notified in writing to prior to the close of ticket sales.

Information for attendees:

Participants Will need to bring a laptop with the Zetaware software already downloaded and installed (a link will be sent to registrants a week or so ahead of time.)

Timing is as follows:


8.30-9.00 – delegate arrival, coffee and tea

9.00 – 11 – Introductory lecture by Andrew Murray

11 – 11.30 – Morning tea

11.30 – 1.00 – Discussion group

1.00 – 1.45 – lunch

1.45 – 3.00 – hands on training session

3.00 – 3.30  – Afternoon tea

3.30 – 5.00 – Hands on training session


8.30-9.00 – delegate arrival, coffee and tea

9.00 – 10.30 – hands on training session

10.30 – 11.00 – Morning tea

11.00 – 12.30 – hands on training session

12.30 – 1.30 – lunch

1.30 – 3.00 – hands on training session

3.00 – 3.30  – Afternoon tea

3.30 – 5.00 – hands on Training session


8.15-8.45 – delegate arrival, coffee and tea

8.45 – 10.00 – hands on training session

10.00 – 10.30 – Morning tea

10.30- 12.00 – hands on training session

12.00-12.30 – Networking Drinks

12.30 – 1.30 – PESA lunch talk 



Tuesday, 27 October, 2020
(Australia/Perth time)
$280.00 – $1,100.00
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    Pan Pacific Perth
    207 Adelaide Terrace,
    Perth, wa 6000 Australia
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    (08) 9224 7777

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